Land environment

File - This April 10, 2014, file photo shows a male sage grouse trying to impress a group of hens, at left, near the base of the Rattlesnake Range in southwest Natrona County, Wyo. The U.S. Forest Service is proposing changes to sage grouse protections in six Western states by eliminating special designations for crucial habitat as well as keeping areas open for mining. The agency in documents made public Wednesday, June 20, 2018, also says restrictions on water development for livestock will be removed as will other requirements that could limit some livestock grazing. (Alan Rogers/The Casper Star-Tribune via AP, File)
June 20, 2018 - 2:50 pm
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service proposed changes Wednesday to sage grouse protections in six Western states that call for eliminating special designations for crucial habitat as well as keeping areas open for mining. The agency also said restrictions on water development for livestock...
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FILE - In this Oct. 13, 2017 file photo, a firefighter carries a water hose to put out a fire burning along the Highway 29 near Calistoga, Calif. Downed power lines caused a dozen Northern California wildfires last fall, including two that killed a total of 15 people, California's Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said Friday, June 8, 2018. The wildfires were part of a series that were the deadliest in California history. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
June 09, 2018 - 1:33 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A dozen wildfires that burned thousands of homes in California's wine country and killed at least 15 people last October were started by Pacific Gas & Electric power lines and utility poles, state fire officials said. The California Department of Forestry and Fire...
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FILE - In this Oct. 9, 2017 file photo, flames from a wildfire consume a home, near Napa, Calif. Downed power lines caused a dozen Northern California wildfires last fall, including two that killed a total of 15 people, California's Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said Friday, June 8, 2018. The wildfires were part of a series that were the deadliest in California history. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, file)
June 08, 2018 - 8:20 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Downed power lines caused a dozen wildfires in Northern California wine country last fall, including two that killed a total of 15 people, California's Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said Friday. The wildfires were part of a series that were the deadliest in...
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June 06, 2018 - 10:34 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House on Wednesday night approved a nearly $3 billion bill to improve the nation's ports, dams and harbors, protect against floods, restore shorelines and support other water-related projects. The Water Resources Development Act would authorize a host of projects nationwide,...
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FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2016, file photo, a wild orangutan climbs a tree in Sungai Mangkutub, Central Borneo, Indonesia. Environmentalists said Tuesday, June 5, 2018, a tropical forest that's home to critically endangered orangutans on Borneo island is being logged more than a year after Indonesia's forestry and environment ministry ordered a halt to the forest's exploitation. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara, File)
June 05, 2018 - 4:28 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Environmentalists say a tropical forest that's home to critically endangered orangutans on Borneo island is being logged more than a year after Indonesia's forestry and environment ministry ordered a halt to the forest's exploitation. Greenpeace said Tuesday its...
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FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2017, file photo, people walks past Sinarmas Land Plaza during a car-free day at the main business district in Jakarta, Indonesia. Forest Stewardship Council, the main global group for certifying sustainable wood, has sent a come-clean ultimatum to Sinarmas, one of the world’s largest paper companies following evidence it continues to cut down tropical forests and hide activities behind corporate proxies. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara, File)
May 30, 2018 - 5:45 am
BANGKOK (AP) — The main global group for certifying sustainable wood has sent a "come clean" ultimatum to one of the world's largest paper companies and its billionaire Indonesian family owners following evidence it continues to cut down tropical forests and operate through corporate proxies. A May...
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Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., arrives at the Capitol in Washington, Friday, May 18, 2018, as the conservative House Freedom Caucus threatens to hold up a final vote on the farm bill. Passage of the farm bill is a priority for GOP leaders, who are eager to pitch to voters its tougher work requirements for food stamps, a party priority that polls well with voters. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
May 18, 2018 - 11:11 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House pressed ahead Friday toward a showdown vote on a bill that combines stricter work and job training requirements for food stamp recipients with a renewal of farm subsidies popular in Republican-leaning farm country. But the measure's chances remain iffy because of an...
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FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2017 file photo, people walks past Sinarmas Land Plaza during a car-free day at the main business district in Jakarta, Indonesia. 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. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara, File)
May 15, 2018 - 10:34 pm
BANGKOK (AP) — Greenpeace has ended a five-year truce with one of the world's largest 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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Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke testifies at a Senate Appropriations subcommittee hearing on the FY19 budget, Thursday, May 10, 2018, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
May 15, 2018 - 4:34 pm
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Environmental groups and three Montana landowners sued Tuesday to cancel hundreds of recent oil and gas lease sales, saying the U.S. government's leasing of public lands is skyrocketing without understanding how all that drilling will affect water quality and climate change...
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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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