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The world's last remaining forest
wilderness is rapidly being lost - and much of this is taking place in Canada, not in Brazil or Indonesia where deforestation has so far made the headlines.
A new satellite study reveals that since 2000 ...
In this remote corner of the Northwest, most people think of gas as something coming from a pump, not a well. But when it comes to energy, remote isn’t what it used to be.The Nez Perce Indians, who have called these empty spaces and ...
Earlier this month, a 20-year-old digging a fire line in the Idaho mountains was killed by a falling tree, making her the 12th person to die in forest
firefighting operations around the country this year. When I attended her funeral a few days ...
Traffic eases past the foreign ministry in Moscow
Russian officials have announced plans to more than double Moscow
's territory in a bid to alleviate the city's crippling traffic and overcrowding, but critics worry the move could prove ...
Environmentalists and rights campaigners have mounted pressure on the Russian government to rescind the decision to demolish more than 500-year-old woodlands to make way for the construction of a new super-highway linking Moscow
with the ...
Russian environmental activists said Friday they had been repeatedly attacked by security guards and unknown "goons" while trying to prevent logging in a Moscow
for a disputed highway.
The movement to defend the Khimki ...
Environmentalists on Tuesday appeared to lose a protracted battle to prevent construction of a highway through one of the Moscow
region’s last remaining forest
s, just months after President Dmitri A. Medvedev succumbed to a public outcry and ...
The new Moscow
to St Petersburg highway will be built through an ancient forest
outside the capital as planned, a top official confirmed today, despite environmentalists' outrage over the issue.
The controversy over the Khimki oak forest
Around 200 activists gathered Sunday in the centre of the Russian city of Saint Petersburg to protest the impact on the environment of a series of government projects.
Among the schemes at the centre of the protest organised by ...
Homeowners from North Carolina to Vermont will spend the weekend cleaning up from the remnants of Tropical Storm Nicole, which dumped rain-forest quantities of precipitation on their communities over several days.
Some of the eye-popping ...
France's Vinci, the world's largest construction group, said on Saturday it was undeterred by environmental protesters who forced President Dmitry Medvedev to suspend its $1 billion project in Russia.
Vinci is building a 15-km toll ...
For years, environmentalists have risked arrests and sometimes beatings by the police and masked plainclothes thugs in their efforts to halt the construction of a highway linking Moscow
to St. Petersburg that they say would destroy the Khimki ...
SCOTT SIMON, host:
With hundreds of wildfires burning across Russia, environmentalists in Moscow
sounded a new alarm this week. They say fires could spread into forest
s that were contaminated by the Chernobyl nuclear accident in 1986 and ...
Environmentalists say the highway can be built to bypass the old oak forest
, but the authorities and the company responsible for razing the forest
and build the highway, Teplotekhnika, have refused to consider alternative routes.Many ...
A battered, decades-old Bedford truck that would not look out of place in a "Mad Max' movie pulled off the road
. Gold miners crawled out of its mud-splattered cab, sauntered into Peter Rajmenjan's diner and asked if he had any bush hog for ...
Deep inside Gabon's rainforest, is a sacred place bathed in a permanent rainbow. The breathtaking Kangou Falls have inspired awe among the local pygmy and Bantu ethnic groups for centuries. They believe that many of their ancestors originated in ...
MOSCOW, Russia, July 26, 2005 (ENS) - Amur tigers living in the forest
Russia's Far East are increasing in number, a new census conducted by Russian
scientists last winter reveals. Researchers counted about 500 individuals - 334
LEWISTON, Idaho -- An Idaho couple is fighting to keep the U.S. Forest
Service from logging 117 acres near a trail where explorers Lewis and Clark
walked 200 years ago on their historic trek to the Pacific Ocean.
Gene and ...
MOSCOW The radiation experts arrived at Viktor Avram's auto repair shop last
month, appearing beside the wall separating the shop from an enormous factory
next door. The men warned Avram to take care where he ...
The fate of the international Kyoto accord on reducing greenhouse-gas
emissions rests now in Russia's hands.
Prime Minister Jean Chretien officially signed Canada on to the Kyoto protocol
on Monday, saying climate change has to be ...
NIZHNY NOVGOROD, Russia, Aug. 1 -- Maria Kulemina's eyes were ringed red, the
tone in her voice weary as she trudged down the main pedestrian boulevard of
Russia's third-largest city. "We're suffering a lot," said Kulemina, 72. ...
CALABAR, Nigeria, July 29 — Milk bottles at the ready, Irene Okon Edem
cradles two wide-eyed orphans in her arms while a third hangs precociously on
her neck. “Stop it,” she scolds one of them, named Buster, who then bites his
lip and tugs ...
CALABAR, Nigeria -- Milk bottles at the ready, Irene Okon Edem cradles two
wide-eyed orphans in her arms while a third hangs precociously on her neck.
"Stop it," the 23-year-old Nigerian gently scolds one of them, named ...
Published by Russian NGOs Forest
Club and the Center for Coordination
and Information of International Socio-Ecological Union
# 6 (80) April 2002
In the ...
THE GALLON ENVIRONMENT LETTER
506 Victoria Ave., Montreal, Quebec H3Y 2R5
Ph. (514) 369-0230, Fax (514) 369-3282
Vol. 6, No. 8, April 21, 2002 ...