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How the Navajo got their day in the sun 28.5.2020 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
How the Navajo got their day in the sun Danny Kennedy Thu, 05/28/2020 - 02:00 In late March, during the early hours of the COVID-19 crisis, just as New Yorkers were realizing how many might die, a small solar development company closed a $4 million financing deal. "Closing" is never easy, but getting a half-dozen high-net-worth individuals, family offices and foundations to pony up as the world’s finance markets crashed around them was a triumph.  Getting the deal done was impressive in its own right, given that private equity had all but frozen in the weeks before and most venture-backed startups were running on fumes, telling their angel investors and anyone who’d listen that they had three months’ financial runway, or less. It seems even more important now, given the terrible toll COVID-19 is having right where the solar is planned: the Navajo Nation. A young team saddled with ambition and support from their tribal government, this largely native-owned company, Navajo Power , was getting ready to ...
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Every Corner of the Navajo Nation Has Been Hit By COVID-19 21.5.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in High Country News and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. Lucinda Charleston’s children reminded her that she wasn’t young anymore. But despite their worry, she assembled an emergency public health team to tackle the Navajo Nation’s first coronavirus outbreak. The pandemic hit Chilchinbeto, a small town in […]
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National parks visitors should plan for ‘new normal’ 20.5.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
Park openings in Utah are a sign of what's to come.
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ICE said a 74-year-old was too dangerous to release. He died of apparent suicide 20.5.2020 LA Times: Health

Choung Woong Ahn's family said he should be released because of his age and health issues. ICE disagreed.

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Great Sand Dunes National Park to phase in reopening starting early June 16.5.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve will begin a phased reopening next month after a shutdown because of coronavirus safety measures.
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When will national parks reopen? Grand Canyon and others have phased plans 14.5.2020 LA Times: Health

Yellowstone and the Grand Canyon will partly reopen. California parks like Yosemite and Joshua Tree remain shut.

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'We're vulnerable.' On the Navajo Nation, a rush to curb the coronavirus 7.5.2020 L.A. Times - World News

The deaths from coronavirus keep rising on the Navajo Nation.

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Navajo Nation Is Behind Only New York and New Jersey in Rates of COVID-19 Infection. What Happened? 5.5.2020 Mother Jones
When the Indian Health Service doctors said they’d have to keep him overnight, Ray Berlin tore the IVs out of his arm and fled the emergency room. His granddaughter Judith Solomon found him in the hospital’s waiting room, waving his cane to fend off doctors as they tried to get him back in bed. “He […]
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When will national parks reopen? Some will start Monday 2.5.2020 LA Times: Health

Parks are opening the way they closed, each in its own way.

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Zion woman shot Sunday dies of injuries 29.4.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
A 21-year-old Zion woman shot in the abdomen died Monday afternoon from her injuries, Zion police said.
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Zion woman in critical condition after Sunday shooting 28.4.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
A 21-year-old Zion woman shot in the abdomen Sunday remains hospitalized in critical condition Monday, the chief police chief said.
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The COVID Relief Bill Set Aside $8 Billion for Native Tribes. Corporations Could Get Half. 21.4.2020 Mother Jones
During a Friday morning virtual town hall about coronavirus in Native American communities, Jonathan Nez, president of the Navajo Nation, said he could no longer hold back frustration at “the slow pace at which our federal government has worked to get dollars out to Indian Country.” Echoing the concerns of other Indigenous leaders and health […]
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3 more national parks close to prevent coronavirus spread 31.3.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Three more of America's most popular national parks have closed their gates as pressure mounts on superintendents to prevent crowded trails that could lead to more spread of the coronavirus — even as the Trump administration sticks to its decision to waive entrance fees at the parks.
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Why are some Native Americans fighting efforts to decriminalize peyote? 29.3.2020 LA Times: Environment

Some Native Americans are deeply offended by a movement to decriminalize peyote along with other psychedelic plants.

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No running water. No electricity. On Navajo Nation, coronavirus creates worry and confusion as cases surge 29.3.2020 LA Times: Health

Coronavirus anxiety is running high on Navajo Nation -- a sprawling reservation of 175,000 residents, scarce supplies and resources, and only four inpatient hospitals. Cases are soaring, and at least two already have died.

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Mesa Verde is Colorado’s second national park to close amid coronavirus fears 26.3.2020 Denver Post: Local
Mesa Verde National Park is the second national park in Colorado to close due to the coronavirus outbreak.
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What Are the Trump Administration’s New Plans for Utah Monuments? 21.3.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in High Country News and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. Released in February, the Trump administration’s final management plans for Utah’s shrunken Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments caused a predictable amount of commotion. While monument foes like Utah Gov. Gary Herbert (R) praised the […]
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How McDonald’s Convinced Us That Civil Rights Was About Black-Owned Businesses 7.3.2020 Mother Jones
In August of 2014, all eyes were on Ferguson, Missouri. The city’s mostly Black residents flooded the streets in protest after the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown at the hands of police officer Darren Wilson. In the middle of the chaos, the fluorescent golden arches of a local McDonald’s promised sanctuary: Protesters bought bottles […]
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Trump Has Finalized Industry Friendly Plans for Gutted Utah Monuments 7.2.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in HuffPost and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. The Interior Department on Wednesday adopted final management plans that allow for mining, drilling, and other development on lands that the administration recently removed from Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments in Utah. The move comes a little […]
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Ski by moonlight at a Colorado national park this weekend 4.2.2020 Denver Post: Local
There's nothing quite like sliding your skis across a blanket of snow shining in the moonlight.
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