Some land conservation measures unpopular among property owners

While popular with conservation groups, coastal easements that prevent development in order to protect marshland from changes brought about by climate change and rising sea levels are not favored by property owners, according ...

Map sheds light on English Civil War

A geographical map depicting landowners’ loyalties to the restored King Charles II after the English Civil War has shown that contrary to popular opinion, peace was not assured in the 1660s, long after the war had ended ...

Both sides framed Keystone XL Pipeline debate in Nebraska

As supporters and opponents of the proposed Keystone XL (KXL) Pipeline testified at public hearings in Nebraska between 2010-2013, several interest groups attempted to frame the debate in different ways.

Study proposes first nationwide wildlife conservation network

Wolves, elk and grizzly bears - some of the largest wild animals in America - are literally dying for more room to roam. But Alexander Fremier, associate professor in the School of the Environment at Washington State University, ...

Prosecutors take issue with Brazil's new forestry code

Brazil's new forestry code—approved last year at the urging of the powerful agrobusiness sector—faced a constitutional challenge Tuesday from federal prosecutors afraid it threatens the Amazon rainforest.

Dispatches from the edge of doom

Something strange happened in 1973. Republican president Richard Nixon -- who the year before had stated, "this is not the land of quotas and restrictions" -- signed the Endangered Species Act into law.

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