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Government urged to enforce Indigenous Peoples Basic Law
"Some things, once lost cannot be returned. Is it worth destroying millions of years of natural environment and tribal village culture to build a hotel?" the film director Cheng Yu-chieh (鄭有傑) once remarked when asked about the costs of tourist developments on aboriginal land.
 
Lun Lun the giant panda gives birth to twins — again! — at Atlanta zoo
Atlanta's zoo says a 19-year-old giant panda has given birth to a set of twins.
 
Debate peaks over vast swath of coastal Southern California oil land
The vast, dusty stretch of land in one of Southern California's wealthiest beachfront communities is littered with rusting pipes from once-thriving oil production.
 
Deal with oil giant grants reprieve to whales
A decade ago, there were just 115 western gray whales left in the world, and their feeding grounds near Russia's Sakhalin Island, north of Japan, were being drilled for oil.
 
The world edged closer to a 2020 goal to repair vast areas of damaged natural lands and forests, officials announced Saturday at the world's largest conservation meeting.
 
When lightning strikes
In this image, made available by the Norwegian Environment Agency, Monday, Aug. 29, shows some of the more than 300 wild reindeer that were killed by lighting in Hardangervidda, central Norway on Friday, Aug. 26, in what wildlife officials say was a highly unusual massacre by nature.
 
US gov't seeks ban on Hawaii dolphin swims
U.S. federal officials are seeking a ban on swimming with Hawaii's spinner dolphins, saying the encounters popular with tourists are harming the nocturnal creatures' sleeping habits.
 
Yellowstone tourists see smoke, detour but still the sights
Popular areas in Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks were welcoming tourists Thursday for the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, but a wildfire forced some people to drive a little farther than they expected to get to the festivities.
 
'World's worst zoo' tiger arrives in S. Africa
A Bengal tiger rescued from what activists have called "the worst zoo in the world" arrived in South Africa for a new home Thursday, after living in a small cage in Gaza alongside another tiger's stuffed corpse.
 
Some wolf advocates are outraged that the state is preparing for the second time to exterminate an entire wolf pack for preying on livestock in northeastern Washington state.
 
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