Group Sues U.S. for Stronger Idaho, Montana Grizzly Protection

from Reuters Federal protection status for a population of grizzly bears facing extinction in the mountains of Idaho and northwest Montana should be raised to endangered from threatened, environmentalists said in a lawsuit filed on Tuesday.

Group Sues U.S. for Stronger Idaho, Montana Grizzly Protection

from Reuters Federal protection status for a population of grizzly bears facing extinction in the mountains of Idaho and northwest Montana should be raised to endangered from threatened, environmentalists said in a lawsuit filed on Tuesday.

Taiwan Protesters Siege Parliament to Stop 4th Nuclear Plant

Taiwan Protesters Siege Parliament to Stop 4th Nuclear Plant

from Revolution News

The Taiwan Parliament has been laid siege again by the public. On Earth Day to protest the construction of the 4th Nuclear Plant of the Ma Administration and to support the hunger strike of former chairman of DPP, Mr. Lin, I-Hsiung. Lin Yi-hsiung Tuesday launched an indefinite hunger strike in protest at a…

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In Landmark Ruling, Jury Says Fracking Company Must Pay $3 Million to Sickened Family

In Landmark Ruling, Jury Says Fracking Company Must Pay $3 Million to Sickened Family

by Emily Atkin / Climate Progress

In this Dec. 5, 2012 photo, the sun sets behind an oil pump jack and the Rocky Mountains near Fredrick, Colo. CREDIT: AP Photo/Ed Andrieski

In this Dec. 5, 2012 photo, the sun sets behind an oil pump jack and the Rocky Mountains near Fredrick, Colo. CREDIT: AP Photo/Ed Andrieski

A family claiming they were sickened because of pollution from hydraulic fracturing operations near their home should be awarded $2.95 million for their troubles, a jury ruled on Tuesday.

The Parr family had sued Aruba…

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New Photo Essay Documents Environmental and Social Struggles and Direct Actions from the 80’s and 90’s

New Photo Essay Documents Environmental and Social Struggles and Direct Actions from the 80′s and 90′s

Defending the Earth/Stopping Injustice Struggles for Justice: late 1980s to late 90′s

from Photo Langelle

The following photos were taken by Orin Langelle.

Struggles included below are separated by subheadings, while captions explain the photos more in depth. They are mostly in chronological order, but the struggles themselves take precedence over a straight time-line.

These are photographic…

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Trial Ordered for MICATS Protester Chris Whamhoff After Appeals Court Ruling

Trial Ordered for MICATS Protester Chris Whamhoff After Appeals Court Ruling

by Trace Christenson / Battle Creek Enquirer

Christopher Whamhoff / Enquirer Files

Christopher Whamhoff / Enquirer File

A case against an oil pipeline protester will be returned to Calhoun County Circuit Court after an appeals court ruling.

The case against Christopher Wahmhoff was ordered back to court for trial by the Michigan Appeals Court. In a ruling Tuesday that was released Thursday, the appeals court said it was reversing the…

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Protestors Rally Against Building Power Plant in Everglades

Protestors Rally Against Building Power Plant in Everglades

by Hollie Hojek / ABC 7
ABC-7.com WZVN News for Fort Myers, Cape Coral
We spoke to key players about controversial plans to build a power plant in the Everglades. A rally was held outside the Hendry County courthouse.

Seminole tribe members and environmentalists were inside the courthouse trying to put a stop to potential plans of Florida Power and Light building a plant in the Everglades.

The…

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‘Pristine’ Forests Sold Off

‘Pristine’ Forests Sold Off

by Thomas Moriarty / The World

treesThe forest floor, covered with broken tree branches, crackles beneath Max Emil’s feet as he weaves through the underbrush.

Traversing a densely-wooded region of the Elliott State Forest dubbed East Hakki Ridge, Emil said less than half of the area has ever been logged.

Just south of the Dean Creek Viewing Area near Reedsport, the 788-acre forest tract feels like a…

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Horses, Teepees Arrive on Mall for Keystone Protest

Horses, Teepees Arrive on Mall for Keystone Protest

AP photos

AP photos

by Darren Goode / Politico

Horses, Daryl Hannah, sacred fires and Neil Young — these are some of the things you’re likely to see on the National Mall starting Tuesday as part of the latest protest against the Keystone XL pipeline.

The “Reject and Protect” protest is a weeklong event hosted by the Cowboy and Indian Alliance, a group of ranchers, farmers and leaders of seven Native…

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Illegal Logging Makes Up 70 Percent of Papua New Guinea’s Timber Industry

Illegal Logging Makes Up 70 Percent of Papua New Guinea’s Timber Industry

by Jeremy Hance / Mongabay

west-papua_5011Corruption, weak governance, and powerful timber barons are illegally stripping the forests of Papua New Guinea, according to a new report from the Chatham House. The policy institute finds that 70 percent of logging in Papua New Guinea is currently illegal, despite the fact that 99 percent of land is owned by local indigenous communities.

“The biggest challenge is…

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Chile: Water Activist to Be Jailed for ‘Slander’

Chile: Water Activist to Be Jailed for ‘Slander’

from Climate Connections

jailOn Apr. 7 a court in La Ligua, in Chile’s Petorca province, Valparaíso region, convicted agronomist Rodrigo Mundaca of slander and sentenced him to 541 days in prison for accusing former government minister Edmundo Pérez Yoma of water usurpation. Mundaca, the secretary of the Movement in Defense of Water, Land and the Environment (Modatima), also faces a fine. According…

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