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February 28 2013


European Climate Official Urges Keystone XL Veto

Killing a 1,700-mile pipeline intensely opposed by the environmentally minded would send "a very, very interesting global signal,” Connie Hedegaard says.

September 04 2012


Illegal Logging Deals Rife in Liberia, Group Reports

A report says that control of one-quarter of Liberia's land has been granted to logging companies in just two years through permits that were illegally or fraudulently awarded.
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August 16 2012


August 08 2012


On Our Radar: N.R.C. Puts Off Licensing Decisions

The commission suspends decisions on license renewals for nuclear plants until the commission reassesses the nagging issue of storing spent nuclear fuel.

August 07 2012


Swath of the Adirondacks Gains Protection

Most of the land lies within the central lake and tourist region of Adirondack Park in New York State.

August 03 2012


Golf Course vs. Dunes: A Rebellion That Failed

Talking with the director of a film about Donald Trump's new golf course in Scotland, constructed on dunes that local fought to protect.

July 31 2012


July 26 2012


Court Rejects a Ban on Local Fracking Limits

A Pennsylvania law forbidding municipalities to limit where fracking can take place is unconstitutional, a court says.

May 01 2012


A Grim Portrait of Palm Oil Emissions

A new study suggests that, if anything, a recent E.P.A. finding underestimated the greenhouse gas emissions related to palm oil production in Asia.

April 25 2012


April 10 2012


A Sacred Peak With Rich Ore Deposits

Tribes in northwestern Montana hope to turn public opinion against the "hollowing out" of a spiritual site, Chicago Peak, where a copper and silver mine is planned.

April 06 2012


Following the Money, and the Mafias, Behind Illegal Logging

A report from the World Bank recommends aggressive prosecutions of the masterminds behind illegal logging networks and the corrupt officials who make their activities possible.

March 30 2012


Upstate vs. Downstate: A Slow Boil Over Water Issues

People all around the Catskills and up and down the Delaware River are complaining about New York City's management of the watershed that supplies the city's drinking water.

March 29 2012


A New Weapon in the Fracking Wars

Historic preservationists want the state to require that a survey of local historic and cultural resources be conducted before a drilling permit can be granted.

March 27 2012


March 26 2012


For Schoolyard Gardens, a Global Network

A new social Web site shares the lessons and best practices of school gardens and lunch programs in the hope of supporting start-up gardens around the globe.

March 21 2012


Supreme Court Affirms Idaho Couple's Right to Challenge E.P.A.

The Supreme Court rules that Idaho landowners have the right to seek immediate judicial review of an Environmental Protection Agency order designating their property as wetlands.

March 16 2012


Trees Up for Grabs in New York City

As the city passes the halfway mark in its million-trees campaign, it plans to give away 5,000 for spring planting.

March 07 2012


Spike in Food Prices Projected by 2013

A projection cites the diversion of corn crops to ethanol as well as commodities speculation, both of which it says could lead to widespread hunger.
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