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Deal for new city at Newhall Ranch fuels development boom transforming northern L.A. County 25.9.2017 LA Times: Commentary

One of Southern California longest-running and ugliest development battles ended in a historic truce Monday when environmental groups agreed to a deal that will allow a new city of 58,000 residents to rise in the Santa Clarita Valley.

The pact clears perhaps the largest remaining hurdle for the...

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Obama tried to give Mark Zuckerberg a wake-up call over fake news on Facebook 25.9.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Nine days after Facebook Inc. Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg dismissed as "crazy" the idea that fake news on his company's social network played a key role in the U.S.’s November election, then-President Obama pulled aside the youthful tech billionaire and delivered what he hoped would be a wake-up...

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Vandalized caverns in Mojave Desert to reopen after extensive renovations 25.9.2017 LA Times: Commentary
Mitchell Caverns will reopen in November, seven years after vandals plundered and damaged the Mojave Desert tourist attraction
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Three Tokyo day trips step into Japanese history 24.9.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Tokyo is perhaps the world's most relentlessly modern megalopolis, with bullet trains and robot cafes, cutting-edge architecture, fashions that won’t show up stateside for two years, and fun-seekers cruising around in Mario Kart-style racers.

So it's hard to fathom that there are easy day trips...

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African wildlife protectors get a hand in detective training in Commerce City 24.9.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
Saving African wild cats, elephants and other species from extinction takes serious police work. That's why some of the continent's conservation officers came to Commerce City, Colorado.
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State of Missouri lands at center of racial conflict, again 23.9.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Scholars and activists say the latest demonstrations in Missouri, aren't just about another police shooting. They reflect unaddressed racial disparities going back generations.
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A traditional gig: Native corp. pays berry pickers 23.9.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A rock quarry surrounded by second growth and alder trees: the land in front of berry pickers Thomas Sanders and Harold McKinley Jr. didn’t look all that special. The area had been clear cut and logged by landowner Goldbelt Inc. some 20 years ago. Stumps, weeds and fallen logs choked the […]
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Lawyers: Death sentence tainted by juror’s racial bias 23.9.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia plans to put to death a man who killed his sister-in-law 27 years ago. But his lawyers say the execution should be stopped because his death sentence is tainted by a juror’s racial bias. State lawyers dispute that argument. They say 59-year-old Keith Leroy Tharpe should die Tuesday as scheduled. Tharpe […]
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Colorado’s wild horses face a new danger on the range: Trump budget cuts 23.9.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
The Trump administration has proposed a $10 million cut to the government's wild horse management program, a cut advocates claim will place mustangs in Colorado and across the West in jeopardy of wholesale destruction.
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Why the Symbolism Behind Coal Is Still So Powerful 23.9.2017 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by High Country News and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  Coal. Guns. Freedom. I saw these three words on a little sticker affixed, discordantly, to the window of a car in a small Colorado town. It struck me as funny at first: Coal and guns being elevated to the status of platonic […]
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Harvey Proved How Fragile the Oil and Gas Industry Really Is 23.9.2017 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by CityLab and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. During this year’s record-breaking hurricane season, oil rigs and refineries were just as exposed as any structure on the precarious Gulf Coast, and their owners were limited to the same options as everyone else: evacuate, prepare, and hope the storm was merciful. […]
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Prineville preteen fills coveted bighorn sheep tag 23.9.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

BEND, Ore. (AP) — Jordan Phillips had trekked four days on foot and four-wheeler over challenging terrain in southeastern Oregon. Accompanied by her father, Matthew Kline, the 12-year-old was on her first hunt for a bighorn sheep. Jordan shouldered a 15-pound pack, along with her .257 Weatherby rifle, through a wasteland of sagebrush and fluctuating […]
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African wildlife protectors get a hand in detective training 23.9.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

DENVER (AP) — Saving African wild cats, elephants and other species from extinction takes serious police work. That’s why some of the continent’s conservation officers came to Commerce City, Colorado. They came to train with their U.S. counterparts at a sort of mausoleum for animals lost to poachers and wildlife traffickers: the National Wildlife Property […]
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Forest Service, Idaho work to boost logging on federal land 23.9.2017 Denver Post: Business
The U.S. Forest Service and Idaho have forged 10 agreements for logging and restoration projects on federal land in what officials say could become a template for other Western states to create jobs and reduce the severity of wildfires.
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Forest Service, Idaho work to boost logging on federal land 22.9.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service and Idaho have forged 10 agreements for logging and restoration projects on federal land in what officials say could become a template for other Western states to create jobs and reduce the severity of wildfires. Under the deals, Idaho foresters will administer timber sales on about 10,000 […]
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Forest Service, Idaho work to boost logging on federal land 22.9.2017 AP National
BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- The U.S. Forest Service and Idaho have forged 10 agreements for logging and restoration projects on federal land in what officials say could become a template for other Western states to create jobs and reduce the severity of wildfires....
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Colorado Divide: How family, fortitude and faith help some carry on a farming heritage 22.9.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
For most who have grown up potential heirs to agriculture in the Lower Arkansas Valley, the prospects of farming are reflected in the declining number of farm operators in the region, as young adults leave to find better or more varied economic opportunity elsewhere -- often in urban centers. But the persistence of some young operators holds a key to the sustainability of agriculture, and a cherished way of life.
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The Energy 202: Climate change terms altered in another corner of EPA’s website 22.9.2017 Washington Post
The Energy 202: Climate change terms altered in another corner of EPA’s website
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10 things you need to know about the restoration economy 22.9.2017 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Preparing for climate change means building up the systems that protect our coasts and water. Some of those will be made of steel; others will be made of trees and sand.
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The Daily 202: In Alabama Senate debate, a noun, a verb and Donald Trump 22.9.2017 Washington Post: Politics
Roy Moore says the president is being manipulated by Mitch McConnell.
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