The conversion of wilderness for urban growth, agriculture and pasture has already caused losses of perhaps one species in 10 in ecosystems disturbed by humankind.
Scientists meeting in Colombia report on how animals and plants are doing in four regions—the Americas, Europe and Central Asia, Africa, and Asia-Pacific. Their conclusion: Not well.
When public land is transferred to states, significant portions end up being sold off to private interests—and that means less wild nature for all Americans to enjoy.
Greenhouse gases from cattle, fertilizers, manure and agriculture mean that human activities have turned the land and soil into part of the global warming machine.
Nuclear contamination is harming land and lives in parts of America. Some Native Americans call it "deliberate genocide." In this episode of teleSUR's "Days of Revolt," Chris Hedges and two Native American activists examine the problem and how to fight back.
A U.N.-backed report offers a shocking depiction of the state of our global environment, revealing that about half of the planet's agricultural land is now moderately or severely degraded.
After the discovery of a potentially rich oil deposit in the contentious Essequibo region in Guyana, Venezuela’s President Nicolás Maduro appears intent on exploiting his neighbor’s land.
Thousands of Palestinians marched Saturday to mark the "Nakba," or "catastrophe" of the creation of Israel in 1948, and to honor the 700,000 Palestinians who fled or were forced into exile after the nascent state of Israel seized Arab land.
A new map produced by the BBC succinctly demonstrates the weakness of the Pakistan state in combating Taliban militants in the country's North West Frontier Province (NWFP). The map shows only 38% of Pakistan's NWFP to be under government control, while the balance of the region experiences either Taliban presence or control.
More than 2 million acres in nine states will be set aside as protected wilderness as soon as President Obama signs a bill just passed by Congress. Land in California, Colorado, Idaho, Michigan, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Virginia and West Virginia will be off-limits to development.