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California tribe that lost 90% of land during Gold Rush to get site to serve as gateway to redwoods

Mar. 19, 2024 20:31 PM EDT

California's Yurok Tribe, which had 90% of its territory taken from it during the Gold Rush of the mid-1800s, will be getting a slice of its land back to serve as a new gateway to Redwood National and State Parks visited by 1 million people a year. The Yurok will be the first Native...

Man who diverted national park river to ease boat access on Lake Michigan convicted of misdemeanors

Feb. 08, 2024 13:42 PM EST

EMPIRE, Mich. (AP) — A man accused of diverting a national park river to ease boat access to Lake Michigan has been convicted of two misdemeanors. Andrew Howard of Frankfort was found guilty of tampering and vandalism Wednesday during a brief trial in front of U.S. Magistrate Judge...

Barbudans launch new environmental legal fight in Caribbean against wealthy developers

Feb. 01, 2024 13:38 PM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Construction of two private villas inside a national park in Barbuda has sparked the latest environmental legal fight between angry residents and wealthy foreigners seeking to develop the Caribbean island with support from the government. George...