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Closing arguments start over California migrant camp 7.5.2009 NFIC News Feed
By Gallian Flaccus Riverside, California (AP) 5-09 Conditions at a migrant housing encampment on tribal land are so poor that the only solution is to close it, even though several thousand residents would be displaced, a federal prosecutor said April 30 during closing arguments of a trial to determine the park’s fate. Read more... (http://indiancountrynews.net/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=6388&Itemid=109)
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Smith Testifies for Northern Rockies Ecosystem Protection Act 6.5.2009 NewWest.Net Travel & Outdoors
Editor's Note: Over the past two years, I've written extensively about Montana's microbrewing industry. Just in case you've ever wondered how beer and the brewing business fit with the travel and outdoor section of NewWest.Net, well, here is the answer. The following is testimony given earlier today by Brian Smith, co-owner of Blackfoot River Brewing in Helena, Montana, at a hearing in Washington, D.c. before the House Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public lands on H.B 980, the Northern Rockies Ecosystem Portection Act.--Bill Schneider. I am a small business owner from Helena, Montana. Prior to starting my business, I worked as an Economist on natural resource issues for the State of Montana. Eleven years ago I followed a dream and with ...
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BlueRibbon Coalition on Responsibility 5.5.2009 NewWest.Net Travel & Outdoors
We were pleased when NewWest.Net outdoors editor Bill Schneider asked the BlueRibbon Coalition (BRC) if we’d like to respond to Harrison Schmitt’s guest editorial Manufacturers Promoting Irresponsible OHV Behavior. Schmitt’s premise that "extreme rhetoric" from the "industry-supported" BlueRibbon Coalition somehow contributes to unlawful OHV use might fit nicely in the worldview of some NewWest.Net readers, but it is wrong.
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Pakistan's Forgotten Casualties of War 5.5.2009 CommonDreams.org Headlines
by Omar Waraich in Chingalai, Buner

Shafiq Ullah vividly recalls the night he fled his home. "The helicopters came close over us, growing louder," the silver-bearded farmer says, in quick, panicked breaths. "I could see the bombs firing from cannons come down on the nearby houses. I saw one house destroyed completely. We waited at first, but then decided to leave. It was dangerous, but we had no choice. I was too afraid to stay there."

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The Edge Vs. Malibu Residents In Pitch For "Green" Mansions 2.5.2009 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
MALIBU, Calif. — A few years ago, U2 guitarist The Edge went for a hike, and there in the golden hills overlooking Malibu's cerulean waters,...
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Desert disappearances 1.5.2009 From the Blogs
The bodies of two missing explorers have been found in Utah.
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Branding Wilderness Lite 29.4.2009 NewWest.Net Politics
Editor's note: Second in a two-part series on resolving the conflict between mountain bikers and hikers over protecting roadless lands. Click here for the first part, plus a very interesting comment thread. Last week, I wrote about options hikers and wilderness groups had to make peace with mountain bikers so the two key constituencies could work together to protect roadless land. One option was urging Congress to pass another organic act creating a true alternative land designation. But what to call it? In past commentaries, I'm used the words "Wilderness Lite" to refer to various land designations that provide almost as much protection as the "Big W" Wilderness Congress designates under the Wilderness Act of 1964. Basically, cutting to the chase, I ...
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Branding Wilderness Lite 29.4.2009 NewWest.Net Travel & Outdoors
Editor's note: Second in a two-part series on resolving the conflict between mountain bikers and hikers over protecting roadless lands. Click here for the first part, plus a very interesting comment thread. Last week, I wrote about options hikers and wilderness groups had to make peace with mountain bikers so the two key constituencies could work together to protect roadless land. One option was urging Congress to pass another organic act creating a true alternative land designation. But what to call it? In past commentaries, I'm used the words "Wilderness Lite" to refer to various land designations that provide almost as much protection as the "Big W" Wilderness Congress designates under the Wilderness Act of 1964. Basically, cutting to the chase, I ...
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Youth Radio -- Youth Media International: Palestinians Regard Permaculture As A Necessity, Not A Choice (VIDEO) 25.4.2009 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Inside the occupied West Bank, permaculture is not just a decision of conscience but a necessary means of empowerment within an ever-changing, uncertain landscape.
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Hikers, Wilderness Groups Should Re-think Mountain Biking 23.4.2009 NewWest.Net All Headlines
Some wilderness advocates don't consider the conflict between hikers and mountain bikers serious, nor do they believe it prevents worthy roadless lands from becoming Wilderness, but I do. If you want to know why, read my past commentaries on the issue. I'm devoting this column (and next week's) to how and why hikers and wildernuts need to take the lead in resolving the conflict.
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Trail of Tears route gets funding in Obama budget 23.4.2009 NFIC News Feed
Atlanta, Georgia (ICC) 4-09 The Trail of Tears Documentation Act is part of the massive Omnibus Public Lands Management Act of 2009, which the President signed into law during late March. About 400 miles of new trail will be added to the Trail of Tears National Historic Trail in Georgia alone “It’s not Read more... (http://indiancountrynews.net/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=6281&Itemid=99999999)
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Somalia: Political Progress, Humanitarian Stalemate 13.4.2009 Daily Headlines (RSS)

WASHINGTON, Apr 13 (OneWorld.net) - Despite the recent formation of a new government, Somalia "remains the site of the world's worst humanitarian crisis," writes a refugee advocacy group.

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Yavapai-Apache site, Fossel Creek designated 10.4.2009 NFIC News Feed
Story and Photo By Stan Bindell Camp Verde, Arizona (AP) 4-09 Fossil Creek, a place considered sacred to the Yavapai-Apache Nation, has been designated as a Wild and Scenic River as part of a lands package that Read more... (http://indiancountrynews.net/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=6169&Itemid=75)
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Hawk Migration Association of North America Receives International Award for Raptor Population Index 9.4.2009 ENN Network News - ENN
MEDFORD, MA. The Hawk Migration Association of North America (HMANA) has been honored with the Partners In Flight (PIF) International Leadership Award at the recent 74th Annual North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference in Arlington, Virginia.
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Sorry, Portland 7.4.2009 GOOD

A primer on the best burgeoning bike scenes in North America

In any list of the best biking cities on the continent, Portland, Oregon, would certainly come out on top (with some cries of foul from San Francisco cyclists). But there are plenty of other North American cities where people move on pedal power. And in the wake of the 2008 spike in gas prices and boom in bike sales, municipal governments are attempting to make…


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London Calling 2.4.2009 Commondreams.org Views
by Maria Margaronis

In London on Wednesday, Barack Obama and Dmitry Medvedev agreed to make cuts in their nuclear arsenals; Obama and Gordon Brown announced that the G20 were "within a few hours" of agreeing a global plan for economic recovery; and Nicholas Sarkozy, in cahoots with Angela Merkel, threatened to scupper the whole show if his calls for tighter financial regulation are not met.

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A Natural Alliance, Finally 2.4.2009 NewWest.Net Politics
For years, I've been writing about natural alliances, or lack thereof. (Go to end of this column for links.) First, I bemoaned the riff between two key constituencies who should work hand-in-hand, hikers and mountain bikers, who became adversaries instead, mainly over the issue of Wilderness. Hiking groups want it; mountain biking groups oppose it. Consequently, efforts to preserve roadless lands suffered mightily. Then, I wrote about a natural alliance that still had a chance, hunters and wildernuts. Ironically, the Sierra Club deserves the credit for creating this concept--even coining the words "natural alliance." Back in the mid-1990s, the Sierra Club launched its Natural Alliance program to convince hunters they had a common ground with Sierra ...
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A Natural Alliance, Finally 2.4.2009 NewWest.Net All Headlines
For years, I've been writing about natural alliances, or lack thereof. (Go to end of this column for links.) First, I bemoaned the riff between two key constituencies who should work hand-in-hand, hikers and mountain bikers, who became adversaries instead, mainly over the issue of Wilderness. Hiking groups want it; mountain biking groups oppose it. Consequently, efforts to preserve roadless lands suffered mightily. Then, I wrote about a natural alliance that still had a chance, hunters and wildernuts. Ironically, the Sierra Club deserves the credit for creating this concept--even coining the words "natural alliance." Back in the mid-1990s, the Sierra Club launched its Natural Alliance program to convince hunters they had a common ground with Sierra ...
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Bryce Canyon: Hoodoo You Love 1.4.2009 NewWest.Net All Headlines
It was snowing heavily when we left Ogden Sunday morning, but it let up gradually as we motored south. By the time we rolled into the Cannonville KOA the skies were blue, the air was crisp, and our attitudes were buffed and shiny. John and Marsha, the owners, were incredibly gracious and knowledgeable about the area. We loaded our stuff into our two-room Kampin Kabin, and Barb and I decided to toss a game of horseshoes while Rusty and Speaker messed around on the playground. I cracked open an ice cold bottle of Miller High Life, one of our last Real Beers. (Note: if you ever buy beer in Utah, which is 4% at the most, avoid Cutthroat Pale Ale. It tastes like carbonated ass.)
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Somali Refugees Face Abuse, Neglect in Kenya 1.4.2009 Daily Headlines (RSS)

WASHINGTON, Apr 1 (OneWorld.net) - "Hundreds of thousands of Somali refugees in Kenya face abuse by corrupt and violent police and a rapidly growing humanitarian emergency in the world's largest refugee settlement," a human rights watchdog reports.

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