Latest Land restoration and reclamation News

US withdraws polluted Montana site from new mining

Sep. 13, 2022 17:42 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — U.S. officials have withdrawn parcels of public land near the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation in Montana from future mining to protect a reclamation area where more than $80 million has been spent to clean up past mining contamination. Mining will be barred...

Ukraine reclaims more territory, reports capturing many POWs

Sep. 12, 2022 19:10 PM EDT

KHARKIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian troops expanded their territorial gains Monday, pushing all the way to the country's northeastern border in places, and claimed to have captured a record number of Russian soldiers as part of the lightning advance that forced Moscow to make a hasty retreat. ...

Judge restores oil lease on land sacred to US, Canada tribes

Sep. 09, 2022 19:57 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A federal judge on Friday ordered the Biden administration to reinstate a drilling lease that has been in dispute for decades on land near the Blackfeet Indian Reservation that is considered sacred to Native American tribes in the U.S. and Canada. The...

Native groups seek to repair lands damaged by colonization

Aug. 25, 2022 01:10 AM EDT

KINGSTON, Mass. (AP) — Asa Peters marched into a thicket of Japanese knotweed in the woods of coastal Massachusetts this month and began steadily hacking the towering, dense vegetation down to size. The 24-year-old member of the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe was among a cadre of...