User: flenvcenter Topic: Land-Independent
Category: Land Management :: Recreation :: Ski Resorts
Last updated: Mar 12 2018 16:44 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Utopic or dystopic future Bozeman? 21.8.2019 High Country News Most Recent
Things aren’t like they used to be in Montana’s iconic mountain town.
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Here’s what would drive even more electric buses into U.S. cities 12.3.2018 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
Diesel buses prepare to die.
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A nearly forgotten poet’s view from above timberline 13.11.2017 Current Issue
Belle Turnbull found transcendence in the Colorado Rockies.
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Infographic: Where in the West young people are moving 16.10.2017 High Country News Most Recent
Some counties in the region buck the aging trend.
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Ski areas add warm-weather options 9.1.2017 High Country News Most Recent
Vail and Heavenly resorts first to get Forest Service permits for summer activities.
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Let’s call a spade a spade: TSA’s new tactics are bribery 21.7.2016 High Country News Most Recent
A new program lets you cut in line at security, for a fee.
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Nature’s worth, through filmmakers’ eyes 27.6.2016 High Country News Most Recent
A new wave of outdoor films encompass both conservation and adventure.
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Silverton’s Gold King reckoning 2.5.2016 High Country News Most Recent
How the Animas River disaster forced Silverton to face its pollution problem — and its destiny.
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Adrenaline junkies start getting political 8.12.2015 High Country News Most Recent
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The First Passenger Jet Just Landed In Antarctica. Wanna Go? 4.12.2015 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
It may be chillier than most travel spots, but a trip to Antarctica is one you'll never forget.  The  first landing of a commercial passenger jet  on the frosty continent happened last week on a blue-ice runway. Tour company Antarctic Logistics and Expeditions organized the flight of a Loftleidir Icelandic Boeing 757 to " prove the feasibility of landing commercial passenger airliners " in Antarctica, according to a company statement. This paves the way (or the ice, rather) for future passenger jets to land on Antarctica, which could majorly change the way we visit our southernmost continent . Currently,  most visitors to Antarctica arrive by boat . ALE is one of the few tour companies that flies there, transporting passengers in cargo jets  to which seats have been added to make them passenger-friendly. Making the switch to traditional passenger jets -- like the 757 that landed last week -- would make emergency evacuations easier and allow passengers more comfort, ALE spokesperson Leslie Wicks told ...
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What will become of the backcountry in Utah’s Wasatch? 24.11.2015 High Country News Most Recent
In Park City, a decades-long battle against resort industry may be all but over.
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9 Striking Photos Of Borders Around The World 19.6.2015 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Any experienced traveler knows that it's possible to be in two places at once... and sometimes, even three. Some borders are simply metaphorical lines on a map. But other borders provide stark, physical contrasts between one country or region and another. There are borders that blaze through trees, float on water and even cause roadway mix-ups in their effort to mark the spot where one place ends and another begins. See how it's done around the world. 1. The Netherlands and Belgium Here, the Belgian village of Baarle-Hertog and the Dutch village of Baarle-Nassau are patch-worked together in little pieces . Travelers cross the international border all the time, and white marks on the ground tell them which country they're in. 2. United States and Canada Every few years, workers re-cut the forested border between the U.S. and Canada, affectionately referred to as the Slash . 3. Poland and Ukraine This crop design was part of a 2012 art exhibition on the border between Poland and Ukraine. 4. Haiti and the ...
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Latest: A controversial ski resort proposal gets approval 17.6.2015 High Country News Most Recent
A Colorado land swap with the Forest Service gives developers a green light.
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Prosecutors: Germanwings Co-Pilot Was Treated Years Ago For Suicidal Tendencies 30.3.2015 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
MARSEILLE, France (AP) — The co-pilot of Germanwings Flight 9525 that crashed into the French Alps last week had received treatment for suicidal tendencies several years ago, prosecutors said Monday. Duesseldorf prosecutors say co-pilot Andreas Lubitz, 27, had received psychotherapy "with a note about suicidal tendencies" for several years before becoming a pilot. "In the following period, and until recently, further doctor's visits took place, resulting in sick notes without any suicidal tendencies or aggression against others being recorded," prosecutors' spokesman Ralf Herrenbrueck said in a written statement. Authorities believe, based on data from the plane's cockpit voice recorder, that Lubitz locked his captain out of the cockpit and ignored his pleas to open the door while manually sending the plane into a fatal descent on what should have been a routine flight. Prosecutors said they have so far found no indication of a motive that might have prompted Lubitz's actions, nor any sign of a physical ...
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How 'amenity migrants' push out locals 16.3.2015 High Country News Most Recent
Communities once sustained by local labor now rely on stock market dividends.
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The Route To See The Apostle Islands Ice Caves Is Treacherous, But The Views Are Totally Worth It 3.3.2015 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
More than 11,000 people traveled to the far reaches of chilly Wisconsin this weekend, trekking for miles down a road and across the treacherous ice of Lake Superior. It was all for a glimpse of the jaw-dropping ice caves at the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore. Courtesy Ernie Vater/VisualLyricsPhoto After monitoring ice thickness and weather conditions all season, the National Park Service decided that the route to the sea caves was sufficiently low-risk enough to re-open to the public on Saturday. The announcement caused excitement among nature enthusiasts and photographers waiting for a winter chance to explore along the shore in Bayfield, Wisconsin. Over hundreds of years, wave action has sculpted sandstone caves with “delicate arches, vaulted chambers, and honeycombed passageways” in the cliffs along the mainland and two islands; though the caves are viewable by boat or kayak in the summer, in winter they're especially a sight to see, transformed by looming and delicate ice formations. Courtesy ...
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Punxsutawney Phil Offered Protection By New Hampshire Resort After Police Threats 15.2.2015 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
GILFORD, N.H. (AP) — The groundhog jokes continue in snowy New Hampshire, where there appears to be no end to winter.

A ski resort is offering asylum to Punxsutawney Phil after police in Merrimack posted a gag on Facebook looking for the Pennsylvania groundhog who predicted six more weeks of winter.

A spokesman for the Gunstock Mountain Resort in Gilford said Saturday that the resort is enjoying a great winter and is concerned with "the sensationalist attack on one of America's true winter heroes."

Merrimack Police Chief Mark Doyle says the joke campaign to get Phil was an attempt to lighten the mood after a series of snowstorms that have buried New England.

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf responded by saying the state would do what is necessary "to protect our beloved weather-predicting groundhog."
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Your Winter Could Be A Lot Less Cold By The End Of The Century 4.2.2015 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
This story originally appeared on Climate Central. Hearing about climate change may bring heat waves and sweltering summers to mind, but in most regions in the U.S., winter temperatures are also on the rise. In spite of last year’s East Coast blizzard and polar vortex, winters have, on average, been getting warmer since the 1970s. One of the starkest examples of this is the overall drop in the number of nights below freezing in most cities. Summary & Full Methodology PDF For many Americans the idea of fewer freezing nights is a welcome prospect. But warmer winters can have negative impacts: ski resorts need freezing temperatures for snow, some crops rely on a chill period, and pests can flourish year-round if winter temperatures aren’t cold-enough for them to die off. Climate models project that freezing temperatures will become even less frequent as greenhouse gas emissions further increase global temperatures. What will these warming winters feel like? For our Winter Loses Its Cool interactive we have ...
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Should nature have standing to sue? 19.1.2015 Current Issue
Even today, the natural world needs a co-plaintiff: us.
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After a ski patroller’s death, a flurry of questions 16.1.2015 High Country News Most Recent
Forest Service permitting issues complicate a southwestern Colorado tragedy
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