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Category: Conservation :: Small-Scale
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Former Park Hill Golf Course property sells for $24 million; buyer plans development 12.7.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
A $24 million sale of the 155-acre former Park Hill Golf Course property was announced Thursday and the Denver-based investment firm buying the land said housing, recreation and open space are among development options for the controversial parcel.
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Finding spiritual connections, a sense of place on the Mississippi River 11.7.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Science
Amoke Kubat, a retired schoolteacher who lives in North Minneapolis, feels a special connection to the Mississippi River. She's sharing it with others with the hope of reconnecting African-Americans to the water and land.
Ditch the car: Trails you can reach by taking the bus or light rail 6.7.2019 Denver Post: Local
Ditch the car and take public transportation instead.
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Golden eagles survive amid suburbia of Highlands Ranch, thanks to preservation of natural habitat 5.7.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
A pair of golden eagles have nested successfully for years because Douglas County officials and the developers who in the 1980s built Highlands Ranch deliberately concentrated housing on relatively small lots, preserving 8,200 acres of natural habitat where the eagles hunt.
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Planned sale of Park Hill Golf Club a “great disappointment,” former mayor says 24.6.2019 Denver Post: All Political News
Former Mayor Wellington Webb is jumping into the debate over the Park Hill Golf Club, a 155-acre property that may soon be sold to a real-estate developer.
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87-year-old Park Hill Golf Club to be sold to developers in July 19.6.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
The owners of the Park Hill Golf Club have entered into negotiations with a local developer about the future of the century-old course in northeast Denver.
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Suburbs Aren’t Only Conformist, White-Bread Clichés. They’ve Also Been Radical, Green, and Visionary. 19.6.2019 Mother Jones
The typical suburb as it is stereotyped in the popular imagination is white, wealthy, and conformist. The Monkees’ 1967 song “Pleasant Valley Sunday” captured the cliché by describing a place with “rows of houses that are all the same and no one seems to care,” where there’s a TV in every room “here in status-symbol […]
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New in L.A. theater: 'Herland,' 'Harvey' and the porn musical 31.5.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Fantasy can inspire, console and sustain us. It can also trap us in distracting, even dangerous, dream worlds. The 99-Seat Beat’s small-theater picks this week are all about people getting caught up in fantasy, whether building feminist utopias (“Herland” in the Fairfax district), refusing to accept...

Around Town: Balboa Bay Resort hosts Newport Beach Wine Festival 24.5.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

The 16th annual Newport Beach Wine Festival brings wine, whisky and cheese tastings to the Balboa Bay Resort from Friday to Sunday.

The event begins at 6 p.m. Friday, noon Saturday and 10 a.m. Sunday at 1221 W. Coast Hwy. in Newport Beach.

For tickets and more information, visit

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‘Are these people godless?’ Putin asks as Russian protesters denounce cathedral plans 21.5.2019 LA Times: Commentary

When authorities erected a chain-link fence around a waterfront park in central Yekaterinburg last week, residents vehemently opposed to the Russian Orthodox cathedral slated to be built in one of this city’s few green spaces were enraged.

Hundreds turned out to protest the project, which is being...

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Leading U.S. Businesses Call on Congress to Enact a Market-Based Approach to Climate Change 15.5.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Leading U.S. Businesses Call on Congress to Enact a Market-Based Approach to Climate Change
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Leading U.S. Businesses Call on Congress to Enact a Market-Based Approach to Climate Change 15.5.2019 WRI Stories
Leading U.S. Businesses Call on Congress to Enact a Market-Based Approach to Climate ChangeNew initiative focused on working collaboratively with lawmakers to explore policy options WASHINGTON (May 15, 2018) — The CEOs of 13 U.S. and Global Fortune 500 companies or their subsidiaries, in collaboration with four leading environmental groups, today issued a call for action on climate change, including an economy-wide carbon pricing policy to meet the climate challenge at the lowest possible... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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After relocating oaks on protected land, a couple is on the hook for nearly $600,000 9.5.2019 LA Times: Commentary

When Toni and Peter Thompson decided to build a new home on their 34-acre property, they wanted to make it and their surrounding buildings more beautiful by adding greenery.

The Santa Rosa couple didn’t look far. They hired contractors who excavated three heritage oak trees to move from one part...

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“This may be the year”: Colorado legislators push to protect 1 million acres as wilderness through 2 bills in Congress 7.5.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Faced with population growth and a booming tourism and recreation industry, Colorado congressional leaders are pushing to protect more than 1 million acres of land as wilderness with the help of legislation to be introduced Tuesday that would cover 33 parcels, from high desert plateaus to river canyons in the western half of the state.
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1 child dead, another badly hurt after falling from Minneapolis apartment building 3.5.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The children, believed to be ages 3 and 5, are at the hospital and listed in critical condition. It's not clear how they fell or how far. Minneapolis police are investigating.
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Community land trusts a model for community-led land stewardship 25.4.2019 - News for the rest of us
Political Action Last week marked the first meeting of the Canadian Network of Community Land Trusts held on Canadian soil. The group's meeting in Montreal was attended by community land trusts from across Canada, most of them from British Columbia, Ontario, and Quebec. It's indicative of a rise in popularity of this alternative model of land ownership, as communities grapple with increasingly unaffordable housing prices, and commercial development changes the social, cultural and economic diversity of neighbourhoods. The Canadian Network of Community Land Trusts is seeking to share the collective experience and expertise of Canadian land trusts while expanding the footprint of this model of land ownership. Community land trusts (CLTs) are, in essence, a model for community stewardship of land and community assets. CLTs are non-profit organizations that focus on acquiring land to hold it permanently in trust for the community and out of the private market. Many CLTs are geared toward providing affordable ...
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Photos: Mississippi River continues to rise in St. Paul 1.4.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
A steady stream of spectators gathered at downtown overlooks and at Harriet Island Regional Park in St. Paul on Sunday afternoon to witness the power of the Mississippi River in flood stage.
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The plan to turn Santa Monica Airport into a park is irresponsible. The Westside needs housing 31.3.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

After decades of legal battles, Santa Monica Airport will cease operations for good in 2028. For many Santa Monicans, this no doubt feels like a double victory. Not only will they finally be free from the sound of jets and the stink of fumes, but the 227-acre airport site is also on track to become...

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Photos: Mississippi River flooding in St. Paul 30.3.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The Mississippi River at St. Paul reached a stage of just over 19 feet on Friday — more than 5 feet above flood stage. The river is forecast to crest at about 20 feet later this weekend.
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Report: Protecting Mississippi headwaters has big payoff 28.3.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The report found that protecting about 200,000 acres in the watershed from development or conversion to farmland would cost $400 to $600 million, but it would yield nearly $500 million in direct and indirect economic benefits.
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