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Local biker Brad Bingham wins 3rd cup 27.5.2009 Steamboat Pilot

Steamboat Springs mountain bike racer Brad Bingham made it three-for-three Sunday afternoon by winning his division of the Mountain States Cup’s third start, on a wet, slippery and somewhat technical cross-country course in Angel Fire, N.M.

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Gila National Forest Lifts Fire Restrictions 27.5.2009 Albuquerque Journal: State News
SILVER CITY - Rain over the past few days has allowed the Gila National Forest of southwestern New Mexico to lift fire restrictions.
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Old-Growth Logging Project Near Grand Canyon Halted in Victory for Conservation and Goshawks 27.5.2009 Commondreams.org Newswire

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 26, 2009

Center for Biological Diversity and Sierra Club

For the second time in a decade, the Center for Biological Diversity and Sierra Club have halted a U.S. Forest Service plan to log old-growth forests north of Grand Canyon.

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Thick haze forces schools to shut on Indonesia's Sumatra 26.5.2009 The Earth Times Online Newspaper - Environment News
Jakarta - Haze from forest burnings and ground fires blanketed parts of Indonesia's Riau province on eastern Sumatra Friday, forcing schools to close, state media said Tuesday. The head of Riau's Rokan Hilir district environment agency, Suma al-Falah...
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Pakistani Taliban to Swat civilians: Come back 26.5.2009 Boston Globe: Latest
Pakistan's military says it has no intention of halting its offensive against the Taliban in the Swat Valley, despite a pledge by militants to temporarily stop attacking security forces in the main city out of concern for trapped civilians.
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Memorial Day Special...Winter Soldier on the Hill: War Vets Testify Before Congress 25.5.2009 Democracy Now!
War veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan came to Capitol Hill this month to testify before Congress and give an eyewitness account about the horrors of war. Like the Winter Soldier hearings in March 2008, when more than 200 service members gathered for four days in Silver Spring, Maryland to give their eyewitness accounts of the injustices occurring in Iraq and Afghanistan, "Winter Soldier on the Hill" was designed to drive home the human cost of the war and occupation -- this time, to the very people in charge of doing something about it. [includes rush transcript]
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Memorial Day Special...Winter Soldier on the Hill: War Vets Testify Before Congress 25.5.2009 Democracy Now!
War veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan came to Capitol Hill this month to testify before Congress and give an eyewitness account about the horrors of war. Like the Winter Soldier hearings in March 2008, when more than 200 service members gathered for four days in Silver Spring, Maryland to give their eyewitness accounts of the injustices occurring in Iraq and Afghanistan, "Winter Soldier on the Hill" was designed to drive home the human cost of the war and occupation -- this time, to the very people in charge of doing something about it. [includes rush transcript]
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Memorial Day Special...Winter Soldier on the Hill: War Vets Testify Before Congress 25.5.2009 Democracy Now!
War veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan came to Capitol Hill this month to testify before Congress and give an eyewitness account about the horrors of war. Like the Winter Soldier hearings in March 2008, when more than 200 service members gathered for four days in Silver Spring, Maryland to give their eyewitness accounts of the injustices occurring in Iraq and Afghanistan, "Winter Soldier on the Hill" was designed to drive home the human cost of the war and occupation -- this time, to the very people in charge of doing something about it. [includes rush transcript]
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Taliban Urges Civilians To Return To Swat Valley 25.5.2009 WCCO: National
The Taliban urged civilians Monday to return to the main town in Pakistan's Swat Valley, promising they won't attack security forces battling insurgents there but stopping short of calling the move a cease-fire.
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Taliban vow not to attack troops in Pakistani city but say they won't withdraw 25.5.2009 Star Tribune: World
Taliban to avoid combat: spokesman 25.5.2009 Boston Globe: Latest
Taliban militants will not attack the military in the main town of Pakistan's Swat Valley to avoid triggering battles that would result in civilian casualties and destruction, a militant spokesman said.
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Heads Up for May 24-29 24.5.2009 Arizona Daily Sun
Road construction, Traffic restrictions TUESDAY - FRIDAY East Flagstaff interchange: As part of final work on the interchange, crews will be making adjustments to streetlights throughout the project. Lane restrictions in effect and motorists will experience reduced speeds through the project zone, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Friday.
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Obama changes course on environment 24.5.2009 Twincities.com: Nation
WASHINGTON — Interior Secretary Ken Salazar was defiant as an aide slipped him a note during his testimony before the House Interior Appropriations Subcommittee. Led by two Republican senators upset by the Obama administration's decision to cancel oil and gas leases near two national parks in southern Utah's Red Rock Canyon region, the Senate had just blocked the White House nominee for the No. 2 slot at the Interior Department.
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A year after fire, Big Sur welcomes a surge of visitors 23.5.2009 San Jose Mercury News: Peninsula
Working to rebound from June’s Basin Complex fire — after enduring rain, mudslides, economic doldrums and frozen state funding — Big Sur opens for business.
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Smokey Bear Could Be Replaced By Smokey Blade-Wielding Robot 21.5.2009 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Okay, wow. Here's an idea for you--a giant, saw blade-wielding robot that can be unleashed to fight forest fires. See, it can be deployed to...
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Giant Robot to Clear Cut Trees, Fight Forest Fires? 21.5.2009 TreeHugger
All images via Okay, wow. Here's an idea for you--a giant, saw blade-wielding robot that can be unleashed to . See, it can be deployed to rapidly clear cut a section of forest to contain a blaze with those massive buzz saws, sparing pristine acres and saving lives. Just goes to show what a generation of designers reared on a steady diet of Transformers , Voltron , and I guess, Captain Planet can... ...
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The Lede: Netanyahu’s Embrace of Mark Twain 21.5.2009 NY Times: Middle East
A report by the Israeli newspaper Haaretz, on how a book by Mark Twain might factor in the quest for Middle East peace, sparked a small brush fire of commentary this week. The Lede puts out the fire.

The Lede: Netanyahu’s Embrace of Mark Twain 21.5.2009 NY Times: World
A report by the Israeli newspaper Haaretz, on how a book by Mark Twain might factor in the quest for Middle East peace, sparked a small brush fire of commentary this week. The Lede puts out the fire.
Fire restrictions start Thursday below the rim 19.5.2009 Arizona Daily Sun
Campfire and smoking restrictions will go into effect on the Red Rock District of the Coconino National Forest beginning Thursday at 8 a.m.
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3 Good Reasons (and 1 Bad One) Why I Don't Buy Into Your Conspiracy Theories 18.5.2009 AlterNet.org: Media and Technology
Conspiracy theories often pre-empt substantive analysis of the real political structures that shape our ...
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