User: flenvcenter Topic: Land-National
Category: Places :: New Mexico
Last updated: Dec 25 2018 06:43 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Fire-ravaged forests get help from pine cone collectors 28.10.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
With snow ready to fall, the scramble was on to collect as many ponderosa pine cones as possible.
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Littleton man identified as pilot of plane that crashed in New Mexico 9.10.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
New Mexico State Police identified a Colorado pilot whose plane crashed last month in a wilderness after leaving Santa Fe.
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New Mexico officials searching for missing Colorado plane 29.9.2019 Denver Post: Local
New Mexico rescue officials are searching for a Colorado-based plane and its two passengers, who have been missing since Thursday.
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Nature delivers a gift from Texas 12.4.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Nature is never more marvelous that when it changes the hue out the window.
During shutdown, U.S. quietly moved ahead with oil leases near sacred land 31.1.2019 LA Times: Commentary

U.S. land managers will move forward in March with the sale of oil and gas leases that include land near Chaco Culture National Historical Park and other sites sacred to Native American tribes.

The sale comes as Democratic members of Congress, tribal leaders and environmentalists have criticized...

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An icon of Christmas cheer went dark, some parks close 25.12.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The lights were not twinkling. The toy trains were not whirring. Even the nearby bathrooms were locked.
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What Hurricane Michael did to Fla. beaches; a before-and-after look 19.10.2018 Philly.com News
Hurricane Michael evidently was a disaster for Florida Panhandle beaches.
New Mexico solar observatory closed for security reasons to reopen 17.9.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
An observatory in the mountains of southern New Mexico that had been closed since early September because of an undisclosed security concern is scheduled to reopen on Monday, officials managing the facility said.
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Officials shed little light on mysterious closure of solar observatory 15.9.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
An observatory in the mountains of southern New Mexico that is dedicated to unlocking the mysteries of the sun has found itself at the center of a mystery that is creating a buzz here on earth.
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Communities in the Southwest Have Changed Their July 4 Celebrations 4.7.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by High Country News and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Around the country, Americans are cooking up hamburgers and bratwursts on their barbecues, embarking on backcountry camping trips, and preparing fireworks displays to celebrate the Fourth of July. In the Southwest, those celebrations will be markedly different. Fire restrictions—and in […]
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Fire and drought close forests in Colorado and New Mexico 12.6.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
In southwestern Colorado, residents of more than 2,000 homes have been ordered to evacuate, and the San Juan National Forest is closed to visitors due to extreme risks.
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Florida Panhandle braces for impact as Alberto approaches 28.5.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Beaches in Florida were largely empty ahead of Memorial Day as the first named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season, Subtropical Storm Alberto, approached the northern Gulf Coast carrying brisk winds and heavy rain.
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Desert Bees Have Figured Out Something We’re All Going Need To Learn 25.5.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Undark and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  A cluster of leafcutter bees are foraging for nectar and pollen on an unseasonably hot May morning in Bandelier National Monument, in northern New Mexico. Tiny, with few bright markings, they don’t look like bees at first—more like dark-colored buzzy insects. But […]
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Searching for Billy the Kid and UFOs in southeastern New Mexico 18.5.2018 LA Times: Commentary
We managed to log 1,247 miles in April on a six-day dash through southeastern New Mexico, but it was not so much about the drive as the destinations. We were searching for outlaws and space aliens; we found them, and so much more.
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World-class heritage — here in the U.S. 5.5.2018 Washington Post
World-class heritage — here in the U.S.
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‘Unique in the world’: Fossil footprints show a human chasing a now-extinct giant sloth 26.4.2018 Washington Post
A new analysis of ancient tracks in New Mexico’s White Sands National Monument shows that two people followed a giant ground sloth at least 11,000 years ago. One of the human footprints was found inside a sloth paw print.
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Countless Archaeological Sites at Risk in Trump Oil and Gas Auction 14.3.2018 Truthout - All Articles
On March 20, the federal government is scheduled to auction off almost 41,000 acres in southeast Utah to oil and gas companies under expedited lease sales ordered last year by Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke. The push to lease these public lands would mean that archaeologists and Native Americans will not have a chance to fully document what's at stake. Carvings line a rock formation in the Nine Mile Canyon area of Utah. Such archaeological are currently threatened by the Trump administration's push to lease public lands. (Photo: Bureau of Land Management ) This story was originally published by Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting, a nonprofit news organization based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Learn more at revealnews.org and subscribe to the Reveal podcast, produced with PRX, at revealnews.org/podcast . San Juan County, Utah—A steep rock ledge, known locally as Ruin Point, stands sentinel over public lands rich with Native American antiquities preserved from the sands of time. More than ...
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A boondoggle on the last wild river in New Mexico 8.12.2017 LA Times: Commentary

When Aldo Leopold first came to the Southwest as a forest ranger in 1909, there were six mountainous areas in New Mexico and Arizona with more than half a million largely untracked acres at their core. A decade later all but one — the headwaters of the Gila River — had been fragmented by roads.

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This 13-acre Caribbean paradise can only be bought with Bitcoins 8.12.2017 LA Times: Commentary

In the current market, $600 might buy you a small room for a month in Los Angeles. But 600 Bitcoins will buy you Bloody Bay, a 13-acre slice of beachfront land that is up for sale in the Caribbean.

Better hope you invested early in the cryptocurrency, which is the only accepted method of payment...

Irma's fury in the Keys: So loud 'it hurt your eardrums' 14.9.2017 AP National
SUMMERLAND KEY, Fla. (AP) -- Huge waves crashed down on this tropical paradise, pounding the white sands of Summerland Key with brute fury. Then came bomb-blast winds as Hurricane Irma slammed ashore....
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