Land management

May 15, 2018 - 9:38 pm
BANGKOK (AP) — Greenpeace has ended a five-year truce with one of the world's largest pulp and paper companies, accusing it of cutting down tropical forests in Indonesia during the entire time the two were cooperating on conservation. The announcement Wednesday, triggered by an Associated Press...
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In a Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017 file photo, people take part in a protest against large-scale government logging in the Bialowieza Forest, Poland. Poland’s environment authorities say that a decision has been taken to officially stop the extensive logging in one of Europe’s oldest forests that has been declared illegal by a top European Union court. The Environment Ministry said Tuesday, May 15, 2018 that Minister Henryk Kowalczyk has ordered the 2017 permission for the increased felling of trees in the Bialowieza Forest to be lifted by the top forestry official, a move expected still this week. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski, File)
May 15, 2018 - 1:36 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's environment minister has decided to stop the extensive logging in one of Europe's oldest forests that has been declared illegal by a top European Union court, authorities said Tuesday. Environment Minister Henryk Kowalczyk has ordered the government's 2017 permission...
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April 29, 2018 - 6:52 am
LONDON (AP) — Residents in London are being told to beware the white-haired caterpillars that can cause rashes, vomiting and asthma attacks. The British Forestry Commission says caterpillars that become oak processionary moths have been spotted in and around the British capital since mid-April. The...
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In this 2017 photo provided by Nicholas Luccketti with the First Colony Foundation, archaeologists excavate a site known as Site X, in Bertie County, N.C. (Bill Geiger/First Colony Foundation via AP)
April 28, 2018 - 9:58 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Efforts to unravel the mysterious fate of North Carolina's fabled Lost Colony could benefit after a preservation group took out its first-ever loan to buy a coastal tract where some colonists may have resettled hundreds of years ago. The 16th century English colonists who...
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April 28, 2018 - 8:56 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state is celebrating Arbor Day in a big way, releasing $2.2 million in grants for tree planting and community forestry projects across the state. Grants are available to municipalities, public benefit corporations, public authorities, school districts, soil and water...
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April 07, 2018 - 8:43 am
RAY BROOK, N.Y. (AP) — The snowmobiling season is officially closed in the Adirondacks. The Department of Environmental Conservation says it has closed all snowmobile trails and seasonal access roads on Forest Preserve land in the North Country because of a lack of snow. Seasonal roads will be...
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April 06, 2018 - 6:56 am
NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney says he's working with a broad Connecticut coalition to contest a lawsuit filed by New York state opposing a federal plan to allow dredged sediments to be dumped into Long Island Sound. The Democrat appeared Thursday with regional governmental and...
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This photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, shows Syrian government forces overseeing the evacuation of Army of Islam fighters and their families in buses, from the besieged town of Douma, just east of Damascus, Syria, Monday, April 2, 2018. The most powerful Syrian rebel faction on the fringes of Damascus began abandoning its stronghold in the once rebel-held enclave of eastern Ghouta on Monday, opening the way for government forces to secure full control of the area, after seven years of revolt. (SANA via AP)
April 04, 2018 - 10:38 am
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the Syrian conflict (all times local): 5:35 p.m. The leaders of Russia, Turkey and Iran have urged the international community to provide more aid for war-ravaged Syria. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and Russian President...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017, file photo, a conservationist carries a medical pack and tranquilizer rifle during a rescue operation for orangutans trapped at a swath of damaged forest near a palm oil plantation in Tripa, Aceh province, Indonesia. Greenpeace is withdrawing from Forest Stewardship Council, the main global group for certifying sustainable wood products, saying it is failing to protect natural forests from exploitation. (AP Photo/Binsar Bakkara, File)
March 27, 2018 - 6:27 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Greenpeace is withdrawing from the main global group for certifying sustainable wood, saying the organization it helped found more than two decades ago is failing to protect natural forests from exploitation. Greenpeace said the Forest Stewardship Council inconsistently...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017, file photo, a conservationist carries a medical pack and tranquilizer rifle during a rescue operation for orangutans trapped at a swath of damaged forest near a palm oil plantation in Tripa, Aceh province, Indonesia. Greenpeace is withdrawing from Forest Stewardship Council, the main global group for certifying sustainable wood products, saying it is failing to protect natural forests from exploitation. (AP Photo/Binsar Bakkara, File)
March 27, 2018 - 5:34 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Greenpeace is withdrawing from the main global group for certifying sustainable wood, saying the organization it helped found more than two decades ago is failing to protect natural forests from exploitation. Greenpeace said the Forest Stewardship Council inconsistently...
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