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Category: Land Management :: Cultural Resources
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A Judge Just Handed the Standing Rock Tribe a Big Win in Their Dakota Access Pipeline Fight 6.7.2020 Mother Jones
After four years locked in legal struggle over the construction of the controversial 1,172 mile-long, Dakota Access Pipeline, the Standing Rock and Cheyenne River Sioux tribes won a major victory on Monday when a federal court ordered the pipeline to cease its operations by August 5. Judge James E. Boasberg, from the US District Court […]
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In a pear orchard, reminders of Japanese Americans imprisoned at Manzanar 15.6.2020 LA Times: Environment

Living reminders of Japanese American internment at Manzanar face new threats from coronavirus.

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After two months, parking lots reopen at many California state parks and beaches 3.6.2020 LA Times: Health

Access to many sites statewide had been closed during the coronavirus pandemic.

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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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He was touted as the Mojave Desert's savior. Authorities said it was all a ruse 24.2.2020 LA Times: Environment

Jim Mattern, known as Death Valley Jim, was once called the desert's "best last hope." That was before he was convicted of conducting unauthorized national parks tours, and banished from Death Valley and Joshua Tree.

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Trump Is Blowing Up Native Burial Grounds to Build His Wall 13.2.2020 Mother Jones
Contractors hired by Customs and Border Patrol began blasting ground last week in areas of Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, the latest step in President Donald Trump’s $646 million plan to build a 30-foot wall along 63 miles of the Arizona-Mexico border. While the border wall construction has been controversial every step of the way, […]
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Trump's border wall reportedly threatens 22 archaeological sites in Arizona 19.9.2019 LA Times: Environment

An internal report obtained by the Washington Post found that several archaeological sites at the Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument "likely will be wholly or partially destroyed by forthcoming border fence construction."

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Long, Pointy Skulls of Starved Teenage Boys From Distant Lands Discovered in 1,500-year-old Burial Pit 22.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Two of the boys had been subjected to artificial skull deformation.
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Vikings Injected Fresh Blood into Irish Population after 200 Year Decline on Emerald Isle 22.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Ancient migrations of Vikings appear to have left a lasting legacy in the modern population of Ireland.
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Stone Age Boat Building Site With Technology Not Seen for Thousands More Years Discovered by Underwater Archeologists 21.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Researchers discovered a submerged platform from the building site that dates back 8,000 years.
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Stone Age Cave at 11,000 Feet Is Oldest High Altitude Human Settlement Ever Discovered 8.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Scientists find hunter gatherers used the site for thousands of years.
Ancient Egypt: Mystery Forefathers of Great Civilization Are Being Uncovered at Burial Sites Beyond They Pyramids 2.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Mystery forefathers of ancient Egypt are being uncovered at burial sites beyond they pyramids
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Mysterious 10,000-year-old Sunken Forest May Be Hiding Clues About the End of the Ice Age 25.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Researchers are probing the forest to see if humans ever lived there.
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Native Hawaiians Protesting Construction on a Sacred Mountain Prepare “For the Long Haul” 20.7.2019 Mother Jones
Hundreds of Native Hawaiians and their supporters gathered last week at the base of Mauna Kea, the tallest mountain in the state, to block construction of a massive telescope that they say threatens sacred sites. The protests came to a head on Wednesday, when at least 30 elders calling themselves kiai’i, or “protectors,” were arrested by officers […]
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Staffers Allege Misconduct at BLM’s Busiest Oil and Gas Office 13.7.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by High Country News and is shared here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  In early fall 2017, two Bureau of Land Management archaeologists drove to a Chevron oil and gas site in the dry grasslands of southeast New Mexico. The oil company had damaged a Native American archaeological site, and they […]
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A Beautiful World: Help find Ancient Egyptian sites on your coffee break 2.7.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Sarah Parcak is a space archaeologist. To save the archaeological sites on planet Earth, she's recruiting help with her organization, GlobalXplorer.
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Two Million Years Ago, Humans May Have Been Eating 11-Foot-tall, 1,000-Pound Giant Birds, Scientists Say 27.6.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Remains belonging to one of the biggest birds that ever lived have been discovered in a cave in Crimea.
Neanderthal Settlement Where Our Prehistoric Relatives Lived for 10,000 Years Discovered in Israel 26.6.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Researchers say their findings at the 'Ein Qashish site show open-air sites may have been more important to Neanderthals than previously thought.
'Earliest Evidence' of Cannabis Smoking Found in 2,500-Year-Old Chinese Mountain Tomb 12.6.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Humans have been cultivating the cannabis plant for thousands of years, but we know very little about when it was first used for its psychoactive properties.
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Ancient Mystery of Angkor Wat's 'Decline and Abandonment' is Being Upended by Archaeologists 4.6.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Many tourists still come to Angkor Wat with an outdated, romanticized notion of a deserted ruin emerging from the mysterious jungle.
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