Politics of death: Muscovites march to save city's green lungs

Jun 25, 2017

Politics of death: Muscovites march to save city's green lungs

Yaroslav Nikitenko, a 29-year-old physicist and environmental activist, woke up on April 12 to a frightening sight. Graffiti daubed next to the door of his Moscow apartment read, 'Shut the hell up or ..." and alongside it was a drawing of a gravestone bearing Nikitenko's ...

In Canada, parks thrive but conservationists cry foul

May 28, 2017

In Canada, parks thrive but conservationists cry foul

On a highway in Banff National Park in western Canada, tourists hastily park their cars to catch a glimpse of a bear at the edge of the forest. "We've seen some amazing animal life up here, much more than a lot of other places that ...

Sep 4, 2016

Urban park cafes and shops may get longer contracts

The government plans to scrap the 10-year cap on contracts for cafes and retail shops operating in urban parks, informed sources said. The Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Ministry intends to revise the urban park law to grant 20- to 30-year-contracts to venders who set ...

Kumamoto garden's spring-fed pond dries up

May 2, 2016

Kumamoto garden's spring-fed pond dries up

A traditional garden in Kumamoto landscaped around a spring-fed pond has mostly dried up since earthquakes started rocking Kyushu in April. The park, Suizenji Jojuen, has been closed since April 16, when the first quake that struck Kumamoto caused a large stone gateway to collapse. ...

Agreement signed for Harriet Tubman National Park in NY

Apr 24, 2016

Agreement signed for Harriet Tubman National Park in NY

A proposal to turn Harriet Tubman's upstate New York home into a National Historical Park is moving ahead days after it was announced that the abolitionist would be featured on the $20 bill. The Citizen newspaper in Auburn, New York, reports that U.S. Attorney General ...