User: flenvcenter Topic: Land-National
Category: Land Management :: Mining
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Knott’s Scary Farm sets meta maze inside a theme park ride 21.9.2017 LA Times: Commentary

When Knott’s Halloween Haunt attraction designer Jon Cooke pitched the idea for a haunted maze set inside a theme park ride, everybody had the same response: “How have we not done this already?”

The new Dark Ride haunted maze at Knott’s Scary Farm takes “trespassers” inside the abandoned Castle...

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Rail jam contests and Snoop Dogg to kick off Bear Mountain's snowboarding season (already?) 21.9.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Expect to see snow and Snoop Dogg on Saturday at Hot Dawgz and Handrails, Bear Mountain’s kickoff event for the snowboarding season.

Snow and shaved ice will cover the course for rail jam competitions among top snowboarders at the Big Bear Lake ski resort.

In between and after the action, you can...

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Barrier put in mine that sent toxic water into 3 states 20.9.2017 Seattle Times: Business & Technology

DENVER (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is installing a barrier and valve inside an inactive Colorado mine to prevent another surge of wastewater like a 2015 blowout that contaminated rivers in three states. The 12-inch (30-centimeter) valve will regulate wastewater pouring from the Gold King Mine in the San Juan Mountains of southwestern […]
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Paris for $1,099 includes round-trip airfare from LAX and a four-night stay 19.9.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Thinking about Paris in the off-season? Adventure Vacations' trip called Christmas Shopping in Paris costs $1,099 for round-trip flights from Los Angeles and four nights in a hotel, provided you bring along a friend or loved one. After that, what you spend on your shopping list is up to you.

The...

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Trump may strip protections from 10 national monuments 18.9.2017 LA Times: Commentary

The Trump administration’s plan for shrinking and diminishing protections at America’s national monuments appears far more expansive than previously reported, targeting 10 of the nation’s most ecologically sensitive landscapes and marine preserves for diminished protection.

The plan, which the...

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Interior secretary recommends shrinking 6 national monuments 18.9.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A leaked memo from Ryan Zinke to President Trump recommends that two Utah monuments -- Bears Ears and Grand Staircase Escalante -- be reduced, along with Nevada's Gold Butte and Oregon's Cascade-Siskiyou. Two marine monuments in the Pacific Ocean also would be reduced.
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Rohingya refugees crossing into Bangladesh face another threat: Land mines 14.9.2017 Washington Post: World
Doctors say they are seeing injuries consistent with those caused by land mines among refugees arriving in Bangladesh.
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Authorities: Gold miners at a bar bragged about slaughtering members of a reclusive Brazilian tribe 12.9.2017 Washington Post: World
Advocates for stronger protective measures say the killing is evidence that the government isn't doing enough to safeguard indigenous people.
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The Pentagon's New Wonder Weapons For World Dominion 11.9.2017 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Or Buck Rogers in the 21st Century.
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New Homestake trail retraces the past 11.9.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

LEAD, S.D. (AP) — Listen long enough as winds comb through the boughs of towering pines and you’ll hear the century-old whispers of steam-fired trains chugging through the forest to service the fabled Homestake Gold Mine. Now, more than 100 years after hundreds of faceless miners scraped and blasted a rail bed through the remotest […]
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Myanmar accused of laying mines, causing Rohingya injuries 11.9.2017 Washington Post: World
Myanmar’s military has been accused of planting land mines in the path of Rohingya Muslims fleeing violence in its western Rakhine state, with Amnesty International reporting two people wounded Sunday.
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Trump says he cares about people in coal country. So why halt a study on their health? 11.9.2017 Washington Post: Op-Eds
We need to know the effects of mountaintop-removal coal mining.
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This motorcycle adventure up to 12,000 feet is only open twice a year. Could these riders complete it? 10.9.2017 LA Times: Commentary

In the Eastern Sierra near Bishop is a mountain route unofficially known as the highest motorable road in California.

The dirt section at the top is maintained by the University of California scientific research facility at Barcroft Station and access is open just two days a year. (Dates for 2017...

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Myanmar accused of laying mines after refugee injuries 10.9.2017 AP Top News
COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh (AP) -- Myanmar's military has been accused of planting land mines in the path of Rohingya Muslims fleeing violence in its western Rakhine state, with Amnesty International reporting two people wounded Sunday....
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Myanmar accused of laying mines after refugee injuries 10.9.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh (AP) — Myanmar’s military has been accused of planting land mines in the path of Rohingya Muslims fleeing violence in its western Rakhine state, with Amnesty International reporting two people wounded Sunday. Refugee accounts of the latest spasm of violence in Rakhine have typically described shootings by soldiers and arson attacks on […]
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Myanmar accused of laying mines after refugee injuries 10.9.2017 Washington Post: World
Myanmar’s military has been accused of planting land mines in the path of Rohingya Muslims fleeing violence in its western Rakhine state, with Amnesty International reporting two people wounded Sunday.
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UN: ‘Alarming number’ of 270,000 Rohingya in Myanmar exodus 9.9.2017 Washington Post: World
The U.N. said that an “alarming number” of 270,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled violence in Myanmar by crossing into Bangladesh in the last two weeks.
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Forest Service backs expansion of Colorado coal mine 9.9.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service is backing the expansion of Colorado’s largest coal mine over the objections of environmentalists. The Daily Sentinel reports that Forest Supervisor Scott Armentrout announced Thursday that that the benefits of expanding the West Elk Mine near Somerset outweighed the potential environmental threat. The mine got initial […]
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Feds approve expansion of West Elk Mine in western Colorado against environmental group objections 9.9.2017 Denver Post: Business
The proposed expansion of the West Elk Mine near Somerset won approval from the U.S. Forest Service on Thursday, giving Delta County officials cause to celebrate and sparking environmental organizations to dig in deeper against the mining plan.
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Try a drive-it-yourself boat tour through eastern Canada's rivers and canals 8.9.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Picture yourself as a boat captain, navigating your way along a historic canal in eastern Canada. Le Boat, which offers self-driving boating vacations in Europe, has added Ontario, Canada, to its list of destinations for the 2018 season.

The route takes travelers through the chain of lakes, rivers...

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