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Policy News: November 4, 2019 4.11.2019 EcoTone
In This Issue: Senate Advances Spending Bills, Status of Appropriations Uncertain Bills fund the Departments of Interior and Agriculture, National Science Foundation and more. Congress House passes bills banning mining and drilling the Grand Canyon and Chaco National Historical Park. Executive Branch White House revives President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology. Courts Conservation ...
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Hydro company proposes to dam Little Colorado River east of Grand Canyon 9.10.2019 LA Times: Environment

A recently formed Phoenix-based company wants to construct dams for power generation on a tributary of the Colorado River beloved by rafters and canyon adventurers.

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Where to see California condors in the wild 6.9.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Southern California places where you can watch these big birds, which were brought back from the brink of extinction

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Grand Canyon officials to make another run at corralling and reducing bison herd 3.9.2019 L.A. Times - World News

In the two years since the Grand Canyon approved a plan to reduce the number of bison roaming in the national park, the herd has only grown in size.

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Post Premium: Our best stories for the week of Aug. 19-25 25.8.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
The Denver Post's most important stories from the past week, with a special focus on the story we've decided should lead our Sunday newspaper.
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Reyn Spooner's new series of shirts celebrate national parks 9.8.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

The limited-edition series offers a creative celebration of parks including Joshua Tree and Yosemite.

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Review: The American West is dying. Christopher Ketcham's 'This Land' is a rallying cry to save it 26.7.2019 LA Times: Environment

'This Land' writer Christoper Ketcham wants to stop logging, oil drilling and cattle grazing from destroying public lands.

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Flagstaff, Coconino County Wildfire Map: Mandatory Evacuations As Arizona Museum Fire Grows to 1,400 Acres, 10 Percent Contained 24.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Huge fire that broke out just north of Flagstaff has been burning since Sunday.
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Arizona Museum Fire Containment Map: Flagstaff Evacuations Ordered As Blaze Spreads to 400 Acres 22.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"Our office is in close contact with emergency officials as they work to contain the Museum Fire," Arizona Governor Doug Ducey said.
How NASA's Apollo program turned military test pilots into lunar geologists 19.7.2019 LA Times: Science

The Apollo program transformed test pilots into geologists. Here's how NASA's astronauts came to be pioneers in the field of planetary science.

Seismic selfies: Massive earthquake surface rupture becomes tourist attraction 9.7.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Christian Flores had traveled more than 200 miles, from San Diego to the Mojave Desert, to visit the latest Southern California tourist attraction.

There it was, on the hot asphalt of Highway 178 between Ridgecrest and Trona: a gnarly, surprisingly wide scar, courtesy of one very large earthquake....

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A run through Colorado’s Yampa whitewater reveals the wildness that remains. But will the West’s rivers survive urban demands? 23.6.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
The rafts carried water-policy professionals who, as governments worldwide increasingly manipulate rivers to get water for growing populations, wanted a natural reference point. Their five-day foray last month was designed to connect them with the wildness that remains and also to forge a meeting of minds as the competition for water among western states increases.
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These luxe places take the ‘ugh’ out of camping 14.6.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Glamping — glamorous camping — allows you to enjoy the outdoors with some of the same amenities you would find in a hotel room. Instead of pitching a tent and hopping into a sleeping bag, you can rest on a comfy mattress and even take a hot shower, all while being close to nature. Here are six...

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Escapes: On D-day, we remember the man who bore the weight of the world 6.6.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

How do you do it? How do you keep a museum about arguably the most important man in the 20th century from becoming a shrine?

It’s a question that staff at the Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum in Abilene, Kan., grapple with constantly.

Director Dawn Hammatt, curator William Snyder...

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Big 10 taps Vikings' Kevin Warren as new commissioner 4.6.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The Big Ten hired Vikings executive Kevin Warren as its new commissioner, bringing on a former college basketball player and sports agent with a law degree from Notre Dame to replace Jim Delany and become the first black commissioner of a Power Five conference.
Toast the Grand Canyon’s 100th anniversary with a weekend escape to its North Rim 30.5.2019 LA Times: Commentary

This year marks the 100th anniversary of Grand Canyon National Park, which means it’s the ideal time to visit the quiet, uncrowded North Rim. About 6.4 million people visit the park annually, but only one in 10 reaches the North Rim. Yes, it’s a desolate five-hour-plus drive from Las Vegas, an...

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Mining Has Been King in Idaho for Generations. A Little-Known Law Might Stop That. 27.5.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by High Country News and is shared here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  Seventy-five twisting road miles northeast of Boise, Idaho, the South Fork Payette River bends through the tiny community of Lowman, lately a mecca for whitewater sports and other recreational escapes. Hemmed in by steep, pine-covered hillsides, the river […]
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New Iron Range overlook offers views of massive mine 26.5.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
After being closed for more than a year, a new viewpoint offering sweeping vistas of an operating iron ore mine opens this weekend in Hibbing, Minn.
See the fall colors in Vermont on five-day hiking tour 7.5.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Experience Vermont’s fall foliage on five-day excursion offered by Boundless Journeys. The easy-to-moderate trek begins in the village of Woodstock and easy hiking on carriage roads and paths in Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park.

Other highlights include hiking around Quechee...

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Policy News: May 6, 2019 7.5.2019 EcoTone
In This Issue: Coalition for National Science Funding Exhibit Highlights the Importance of NSF, Funding for Basic Research ESA exhibit highlights the Hubbard Brook Long Term Ecological Research site. White House Releases New Information Quality Act Guidance, Echoes “Secret Science” Policies Memo requires agencies to publicly post code used to build models cited in decision-making. ...
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