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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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This amazing Arizona view is easier to get to, but now you have to pay to park 29.4.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Horseshoe Bend, Ariz., has offered astonishing views for centuries. It’s where the Colorado River makes a 270-degree turn at the bottom of a 700-foot-deep canyon.

Yet only recently has the site, northeast of Grand Canyon National Park and five miles south of Page, Ariz., along U.S. 89, become an...

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Whitewater rafting season in the West looking ‘epic’ 28.4.2019 LA Times: Commentary

One hundred fifty years ago one-armed explorer and Civil War veteran John Wesley Powell led his team of nine men in four wooden boats down the Green and Colorado rivers into the Grand Canyon on one of this country’s most famous whitewater adventures.

It took another century, more or less, before...

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Tips to Stay Safe in Grand Canyon National Park 5.4.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
After the Grand Canyon saw its third death in two weeks, officials remind visitors that staying on the trails is key.
Barack Obama's Vacation Bucket List 5.4.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"The Secret Service wasn’t that thrilled about the logistics of that," Obama disclosed of his dream vacation destination.
Report reveals heavy burden of energy waste, methane emissions on Navajo communities 21.3.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Report reveals heavy burden of energy waste, methane emissions on Navajo communities
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High school basketball state championship preview capsules: 9 seek gold in Sacramento 8.3.2019 LA Times: Commentary

A look at the nine boys' and girls' basketball state championship games involving Southland teams on Friday and Saturday at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento.



Division I: Chino Hills vs. Union City Logan, 8 p.m.

Onyeka Okongwu’s glorious four-year run comes to an end, fittingly, in a state...

Environmentalists Didn’t Expect This Would Happen When They Busted Up Dams 2.3.2019 Mother Jones
This post was originally published by Grist. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Dam busting is a grand tradition of American environmentalism. In 1966, when the Sierra Club and allies got Congress to prohibit new dams in the Grand Canyon it was “a turning point, the biggest victory yet for conservation,” according to the PBS […]
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What if the Grand Canyon had been our second national park? 28.2.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

A century ago this week, Congress passed a law officially designating the Grand Canyon a national park.

Depending on how you count — whether you include earlier national parks that were later eliminated, for instance — the Grand Canyon was either our 12th or 15th national park, or somewhere in...

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Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will be Disneyland’s most interactive experience. Let’s play 28.2.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

When you enter Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, the 14-acre expansion coming to Disneyland early this summer, you are faced with a choice.

Walk around a bend — and under an archway crafted to look centuries old — to discover the starship the Millennium Falcon, nestled comfortably under hand-sculpted mountains...

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Scientists Just Made a Remarkable Discovery in the Galápagos Islands 27.2.2019 Mother Jones
Scientists have discovered a species of giant tortoise in the Galapagos Islands that has not been seen since 1906. The species, Chelonoidis phantasticus, more commonly known as the Fernandina giant tortoise, had been listed by the International Union for Conservation of Nature as critically endangered and possibly extinct. The female tortoise, believed to be more than 100 […]
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Happy Birthday: The Grand Canyon Turns 100 26.2.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
One hundred years ago, President Theodore Roosevelt designated The Grand Canyon as a National Park. Take a look inside the iconic park with stunning photos by photographer Pete McBride.
Overcoming a 'long, bitter relationship,' Grand Canyon and tribes mark centennial 24.2.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
When the Grand Canyon became a national park 100 years ago, native tribes who lived in the canyon were pushed aside. Now the park service is working with them to design a new cultural heritage site.
Southland basketball roundup: Rui Hachimura leads No. 2 Gonzaga over Pepperdine 92-64 22.2.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Rui Hachimura scored 23 points as No. 2 Gonzaga beat Pepperdine 92-64 on Thursday night, keeping the door open to a possible No. 1 ranking next week.

Zach Norvell Jr. added 21 and Brandon Clarke had 16 points, 11 rebounds and five blocks for Gonzaga (26-2, 13-0), which won its 17th consecutive...

Thursday’s TV highlights: ‘Young Sheldon’ on CBS 21.2.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Sheldon (Iain Armitage) launches a boycott in "Young Sheldon" on CBS. With Annie Potts.


The Big Bang Theory The guys (Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kunal Nayyar, Simon Helberg) hear that Wil Wheaton (guest starring as himself) is hosting a celebrity game of Dungeons and Dragons and there’s...

Grand Canyon Visitors Exposed to Uranium for Decades 19.2.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The buckets were kept by a taxidermy exhibit at the monument.
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One Woman's Journey Inside Saudi Arabia 12.2.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Melissa Biggs Bradley has done what not many American women have done before: braved Saudi Arabia as a tourist. She tells us what it was like to visit the Kingdom just as it opened its doors to Western tourists for the first time in recent memory.
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Grand Canyon at 100—How The Geological Wonder Was Found 8.2.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The canyon was first found by Europeans in 1541.
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