User: irge304 Topic: Environmental Justice Issues
Category: Land Conflicts
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Narriearra: New South Wales creates national park for rare species 27.6.2020 BBC: World
Narriearra station is the largest purchase of private land for conservation in New South Wales history.
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With Cory Gardner leading the charge, Senate takes up Great American Outdoors Act 10.6.2020 Denver Post: National News Headlines
Colorado senators are leading a congressional push to pass landmark conservation legislation that would deploy $9.5 billion to maintain overrun national parks and permanently direct $900 million a year for outdoor recreation on public lands.
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Yosemite employees evicted amid coronavirus pandemic 9.5.2020 LA Times: Health

The group of Yosemite Hospitality workers were told this week layoffs require them to leave Yosemite by May 21.

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In Sri Lanka, yet another chance at post-war recovery 29.2.2020 Hindu: International
More than a decade after the civil war ended in Sri Lanka, the Tamil people in the Northern Province continue to emphasise the need for jobs, livelihoods, and a reliable market. The new government’s promise of development, they say, must come with meaningful reconciliation. Meera Srinivasan reports
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Native Species or Invasive? The Distinction Blurs as the World Warms 1.2.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in Yale Environment 360 and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. Across the warming globe, a mass exodus of tens of thousands of species is transforming the distribution of biodiversity—and challenging fundamental tenets in conservation policy and science. Are policymakers, land managers, and conservationists prepared? In recent years, […]
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Isabel dos Santos: Africa's richest woman 'ripped off Angola' 19.1.2020 BBC: Business
Leaked documents reveal how Isabel dos Santos made her fortune through exploitation and corruption.
Former astronaut wants to make Rocky Mountain National Park a bit bigger. But first, Congress needs to pass legislation. 18.12.2019 Denver Post: Outdoors
Astronaut Vance Brand is trying to donate land to Rocky Mountain National Park. Colorado's Sen. Cory Gardner, with Sen. Michael Bennet's support, introduced legislation Tuesday to make it happen.
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Park Hill Golf Course: Denver agrees to pay developer $6 million settlement, but land’s future still unclear 5.11.2019 Denver Post: All Political News
Denver city officials teed up a $6 million settlement Tuesday with the buyer of Park Hill Golf Course, but the agreement doesn't resolve questions about what might happen to the land.
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Trump administration wants to vet worries about drilling near national parks from regional offices 19.9.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
WASHINGTON - The Trump administration has told park superintendents around the country they must notify Washington supervisors before issuing comments to other parts of the federal government when they are worried about drilling and other proposed developments near national parks.
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Trump Is Willing to Do Whatever It Takes to Get the Border Wall Built 29.8.2019 Mother Jones
The United States Army Corps of Engineers has built 60 miles of border fencing since President Donald Trump took office. But Trump wants to accelerate that to 440 more miles completed by the 2020 election, and he’s willing to bypass legal procedures to make it happen. Under the president’s direction, Trump’s aides have hurriedly awarded […]
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Not enough affordable housing? What about 'mobile' homes? 7.8.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Minnesota, like much of the nation, has acute shortages of affordable housing. Manufactured housing, also known as “mobile homes,” cost far less than traditional homes, and could be a solution. But lack of supply and a decline in the number of mobile home parks are major impediments.
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Why this avowed Disney ‘apologist’ finds it harder to believe in the magic of Disneyland 31.5.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

I have always been a Disneyland apologist.

When other parents claimed to avoid the park in protest of how Disney had created an ever-tightening net around childhood — the movies! The network! The radio station! The merchandise! — I said, “Why would anyone want to avoid going to Disneyland?”

When...

Homebuilder D.R. Horton worked big deals for land and cattle with chairman’s sons 17.5.2019 LA Times: Business

D.R. Horton Inc. plows billions of dollars a year into land for tens of thousands of homes across the U.S. But a smattering of its development deals go to some top executives’ family members, who could profit handsomely.

The nation’s largest homebuilder spent more than $8 million buying property...

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Feds reinstate leases for Twin Metals mine in NE Minnesota 15.5.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
The federal Bureau of Land Management has reinstated mineral rights leases for a proposed Twin Metals copper-nickel mine in northeastern Minnesota.
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Poll: Likely 2020 Voters Support Parts of Green New Deal, Despite Concerns Over the Cost 16.2.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by HuffPost. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. A majority of likely 2020 voters support key aspects of a Green New Deal even when faced with potential costs and downsides, but strict regulations to decarbonize the nation’s top polluters could trigger a backlash, according to a new poll from proponents […]
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In Angola, Conservationists Make the Case for a Massive New National Park 20.1.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Atlas Obscura. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. There are not many truly unknown places left on Earth, places where nobody knows who and what lives there, where the waterways go, or how the ecosystems operate. Eastern Angola is one of those places, and that helps explain why this place, […]
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Can 'voluntary colonialism' stop migration from Africa to Europe? 22.11.2018 BBC: World
African states should allow EU to build and run cities in their countries, a German minister tells the BBC.
Longmont City Council to consider open space master plan update 6.7.2018 Headlines: All Headlines
Longmont's City Council on Tuesday night is to review a proposed update of the 16-year-old master plan that guides the city's acquisition, preservation, improvement, maintenance and management of open space.
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Sharing the Tech Wealth 14.5.2018 American Prospect
This article appears in the Spring 2018 issue of The American Prospect magazine. Subscribe here .  When the Democratic “blue wall” stretching from Wisconsin through Michigan and Ohio to Pennsylvania fell on November 7, 2016, its breach reflected a growing socioeconomic gulf between the prosperous coastal states and depressed non-metro America. The vast majority of economic growth since 2008 has flowed to the coasts, while the Midwest and rural America have seen spikes in deaths of despair, divorce, an opiate crisis, and a moribund economy. It wasn’t always like this. Once upon a time, from roughly 1880 to 1980—an era Trump’s white supporters may have in mind when they demand America be Made Great Again—incomes of different regions more nearly converged. Much of U.S. manufacturing and its supply chain was based in the Midwest. Thanks to unionization, a good deal of basic industry paid decent wages. Meanwhile, other industries such as textiles and apparel migrated from New England to the Southeast, raising ...
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Sharing the Tech Wealth 14.5.2018 American Prospect
This article appears in the Spring 2018 issue of The American Prospect magazine. Subscribe here .  When the Democratic “blue wall” stretching from Wisconsin through Michigan and Ohio to Pennsylvania fell on November 7, 2016, its breach reflected a growing socioeconomic gulf between the prosperous coastal states and depressed non-metro America. The vast majority of economic growth since 2008 has flowed to the coasts, while the Midwest and rural America have seen spikes in deaths of despair, divorce, an opiate crisis, and a moribund economy. It wasn’t always like this. Once upon a time, from roughly 1880 to 1980—an era Trump’s white supporters may have in mind when they demand America be Made Great Again—incomes of different regions more nearly converged. Much of U.S. manufacturing and its supply chain was based in the Midwest. Thanks to unionization, a good deal of basic industry paid decent wages. Meanwhile, other industries such as textiles and apparel migrated from New England to the Southeast, raising ...
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