2011 brought plenty of good news for nature lovers everywhere. Here are just a few of the highlights; let’s begin with the U.S.
1. In October, the Denver-based 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ordered the permanent protection of 49 million acres of land.The decision clears the way for the country’s remaining undeveloped national forests to be safeguarded from most commercial logging and road-building.
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