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New report: 2016 deadliest year ever for grassroots environmental activists

A new report by the NGO Global Witness found that 200 grassroots environmental activists were killed for their efforts in 2016, the deadliest year yet.

Brazil had the most killings, with 49.

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China: Illegal mining in core area of Konglong River Nature Reserve threatens country's only population rare bird

Illegal mining and hydropower expansion could spell doom for China’s green peafowl, according to a new report by Greenpeace East Asia.

Poland: EU wants court order to stop logging in Bialowieza ancient forest, a Natura 2000 and WH site

BRUSSELS/WARSAW (Reuters) - The European Commission is seeking a court order to force Poland to stop felling trees in a protected ancient forest, it said on Thursday, escalating one of several disputes with Warsaw's eurosceptic government.

China: Illegal mining in core area of Konglong River Nature Reserve threatens country's only population rare bird

Illegal mining and hydropower expansion could spell doom for China’s green peafowl, according to a new report by Greenpeace East Asia.

Return to DOI of Bush-era official who spearheaded removal of Everglades NP from WH In Danger list concerns Florida Democratic senator

There is only one site in the United States, Everglades National Park, that is listed as a World Heritage Site "in danger" by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization. It's not a prestigious listing, for it reflects threats to the park's integrity.

Privately owned Washington Memorial Chapel district, surrounded by Valley Forge NHP, named to National Register of Historic Places

UPPER MERION>>Being midway through a multimillion-dollar window restoration didn’t prevent the Washington Memorial Chapel from receiving some overdue recognition from a prestigious organization recently.

The landmark that stands on private land in Valley Forge has just been added to the National Register of Historic Places by the U.S. Department of the Interior.

NPCA sues Army Corps of Engineers in bid to stop power line near historic Jamestown at Colonial NHP

JAMESTOWN, Va. (WVEC) -- Preservationists who are trying to stop a plan to string power lines across the James River are taking their fight to the courtroom.

Editorial: Yosemite NP will take your entrance fee (after a 2-hour wait in line), but don't expect to see the Valey afterward

It’s the summer tourist season, and Yosemite Park is gridlocked with traffic.

In Trump NMon review, Craters of the Moon gets overwhelmingly positive marks from public

Nearly 38,000 public comments sent in electronic form to the Department of the Interior make mention of Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve. A review of a sample of those comments finds no evidence of public support for changing the boundaries of Craters.

House approves expansion of John Muir NHS

MARTINEZ — For the second time, the U.S. House of Representatives has approved a bill allowing the National Park Service to accept 44 acres donated to the John Muir National Historic Site.

Rep. Mark DeSaulnier (D-Concord) introduced the bill in the last Congress, but it stalled in the Senate. Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) is carrying similar legislation.

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