User: irge304 Topic: Environmental Justice Issues
Category: Land Conflicts
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Federal, Texas officials testing boats displaced by Harvey 24.9.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Federal and state officials have teamed up to recover and test around 300 boats that were displaced, overturned or sunk when Harvey passed through Southeast Texas, causing record floods in its wake. In a statement Saturday, the Texas General Land Office said it is working with the U.S. Coast Guard to […]
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Harvey’s Poorest Victims Will Never Rebuild. They’re Getting Evicted. 15.9.2017 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by CityLab and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Hilton Kelley has been sounding off on Facebook Live the past few days about families who evacuated their homes to escape Hurricane Harvey and are now getting eviction notices. The families live in Port Arthur, Texas, the small Gulf Coast city […]
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Shopoff Realty Investments Acquires 577 Acres of Land in Southern California's Inland Empire 14.9.2017 New Kerala: World News
PERRIS, Calif., Sept. 14, 2017 : Shopoff Realty Investments, a national manager of opportunistic and value-add real estate investments, announced today that the company has acquired the Mead Valley Quarry, a 577-acre vacant land site in unincorporated Riverside County, Northwest of the City of Perris, Calif.
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Conservation group acquires land holding Lost Colony clues 14.9.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

SALMON CREEK, N.C. (AP) — A land conservation group has acquired coastal North Carolina land that archaeologists believe holds clues to the disappearance of the Lost Colony of Roanoke. The Charlotte Observer reports the Coastal Land Trust said Wednesday it had acquired 1,000 acres near the confluence of Salmon Creek and Albemarle Sound in Bertie […]
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Acquisition of Willow Bay open space in Adams County was drawn out, but worth it, planners say 6.9.2017 Denver Post: Local
The Adams County Parks and Open Space Department acquired the 147-acre Willow Bay lake property to add to the Adams County Regional Park and Fairgrounds through grants from Great Outdoors Colorado, the Adams County Open Space Sales Tax and others
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$300M Bellevue fund will invest in the Northwest’s food chain 2.9.2017 Seattle Times: Business & Technology

Arable Capital plans to buy into Western U.S. agricultural enterprises that range “from seed to shelf”
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Shiv Sena defends Subhash Desai, says no truth in graft charges 8.8.2017 India – The Indian Express
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Protests erupt in Gilgit-Baltistan against China, CPEC 31.7.2017 New Kerala: World News
Gilgit-Baltistan, July 31 : People in Gilgit-Baltistan on Sunday came out onto the streets protesting against China and the multi-billion dollar China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) which passes through the region.
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Natural Gas Building Boom Fuels Climate Worries, Enrages Landowners 17.7.2017 NPR: Morning Edition
Companies are asking the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to approve thousands of miles of pipelines from Appalachia. It's an agency that almost never says no.
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A pipeline cutting through the iconic Appalachian Trail sparks a fight over natural gas expansion 14.7.2017 LA Times: Nation
Plans for a 300-mile gas pipeline that would cut right through the Appalachian Trail have come to symbolize what environmentalists warn is a pipeline building frenzy out of control.
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Bhosari land deal: Inquiry panel submits report on Eknath Khadse 5.7.2017 India – The Indian Express
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As data centers bloom, a century-old African American enclave is threatened 3.7.2017 Washington Post
As data centers bloom, a century-old African American enclave is threatened
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Soon, illegal slum dwellers on govt land to get flats 2.7.2017 Kolkata – The Indian Express
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Water’s natural rhythms nourished our area’s native culture. Then came the Ballard Locks. 30.6.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

A century ago, the construction of the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks reworked the land and water of central Puget Sound for development and forever displaced natural resources.
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BLM acquires land to bolster popular biking area near Zion National Park 28.6.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
The Bureau of Land Management has finalized a deal to transfer 231 acres into federal ownership at Gooseberry Mesa, a popular mountain biking area a few miles southwest of Zion National Park. Property owner Quarter Circle 2 Ranch LLC has sold the land, located between the White and Gooseberry Mesa trailheads, for $600,000, according to the BLM’s St. George field office manager, Brian Tritle. “High-quality outdoor recreation is among the driving forces for economic growth and travel to Washington...
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Silicon Valley's acquisition targets aren't just in tech anymore 17.6.2017 L.A. Times - Technology News

For once, the target of an extravagant tech industry acquisition wasn’t a small start-up unfamiliar outside of Silicon Valley, but a household name.

Few foresaw Amazon.com reaching an agreement Friday to buy grocery store Whole Foods for $13.7 billion. But the pending deal — a record purchase for...

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Done deal — Park City says $1.5 million pledge from Salt Lake County will preserve Bonanza Flat 14.6.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Salt Lake County Council will kick in $1.5 million toward the effort to buy 1,350 acres of open space atop Big Cottonwood Canyon, paving the way for meeting a fundraising goal to preserve the area just two days before a sale deadline. Park City officials said this week they would make up any gap to ensure the collective effort raised the $38 million required to buy the area known as Bonanza Flat. But they said they needed support from Salt Lake County. That support came through Tuesday when the ... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Salt Lake County to reconsider kicking in to preserve Bonanza Flats 7.6.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
The Salt Lake County Council Tuesday will gauge members’ interest in chipping in to conserve 1,350 acres of popular open space that’s accessible through Big Cottonwood Canyon. As part of County Mayor Ben McAdams’ mid-year budget presentation, the council will hear about a new option to use money from a tourism and recreation fund to join other public bodies hoping to prevent development at the area known as Bonanza Flats. “Bonanza Flats funding will be proposed during the budget presentation tod... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Datebook: Marisa Merz at the Hammer, artists at Mt. Wilson, the color of art, a sanctuary installation 1.6.2017 LA Times: Commentary
Art openings around Los Angeles and beyond.
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For 50 years, Israelis have clashed over the West Bank. The expansionists have won. 1.6.2017 Washington Post: Op-Eds
For many in Israel, the West Bank settlements — with their colleges, cul de sacs and tourist attractions — are a normal part of life.
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