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The more humans spread, the smaller other mammals get. Elephants, rhinos and hippos had better watch out 20.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Thirteen thousand years ago Southern California was crawling with enormous mammals — all of which are extinct today.

There were massive mammoths three times bigger than modern-day elephants, giant ground sloths up to 20 feet in length, and strange, armadillo-like beasts known as glyptodons that...

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Mesa Verde National Park looking to remove “trespass horses” 17.4.2018 Denver Post: News: Local
A national park in Colorado is looking to remove free-roaming horses and cattle from its interior.
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Three homes on fire in The Meadows neighborhood in Castle Rock 17.4.2018 Headlines: All Headlines
Multiple agencies are assisting Douglas County authorities with a wind-stoked blaze that set three Castle Rock houses on fire, officials said Tuesday morning.
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Carrot vs. stick: How should Minnesota get to cleaner water? 16.4.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
Gov. Mark Dayton set an ambitious goal of improving Minnesota's water quality 25 percent by 2025. But consensus on how to achieve that goal has been elusive, and there's much work left to do.
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What does sustainability mean for beef? 16.4.2018 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Sponsored: Sara Place of The National Cattlemen's Beef Association discusses the challenges and solutions surrounding sustainable beef production
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Hart finally maintains lead to defeat West Ranch 14.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary
Neighborhood Spotlight: Reseda, a Valley proxy, is slightly sleepy but not sluggish 13.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary

More than any other neighborhood, with the possible exception of Sherman Oaks, Reseda has been called upon again and again to represent the experience of the San Fernando Valley in popular culture.

It's the oh-so-California locale in which a scrawny Italian kid from New Jersey struggles to find...

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Child’s rape, killing in India mired in religious politics 12.4.2018 Washington Post: World
The girl, just 8 years old, was grazing her family’s ponies on a chilly January day in the forests of the Himalayan foothills when she was kidnapped. Her raped and mutilated body was found in the woods a week later.
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Sending Troops to the Border Will Cause More Migrant Deaths 11.4.2018 Truthout - All Articles
Late Friday night, Defense Secretary James Mattis approved the deployment of up to 4,000 troops to the US-Mexico border. The order, which came after Trump called for an increase in troops in response to a caravan of refugees seeking asylum, is not the first time the National Guard has been sent to the border. However, many people living in the borderlands believe the action escalates an already-weaponized war zone, and at a time when the US is seeing the lowest border crossing numbers since 1971. Crosses memoralize those killed at a section of fence along the US / Mexico border. (Photo: Daniel Lobo ; Edited: LW / TO) This article was published by TalkPoverty.org. Late Friday night, Defense Secretary James Mattis approved the deployment of  up to 4,000 troops  to the US-Mexico border. The order, which came after President Donald Trump called for an increase in troops in response to a caravan of refugees making their way north to seek asylum, is not the first time the National Guard has been  sent to the ...
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Historic Cowtown Rodeo's grasslands preserved in $2.6-million deal 9.4.2018 Philly.com News
Officials plan to officially announce the $2.6 million land preservation deal Wednesday on the Salem County property adjacent to Cowtown, which bills itself as the oldest weekly running rodeo in the nation.
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Denver scaled back its once-active oversight of affordable homes program — then discovered widespread violations 8.4.2018 Headlines: All Headlines
City officials have asked the real estate industry to share blame in the discovery that hundreds of homes violated affordable homeownership program rules, but the problem raises questions about flagging city oversight.
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In the Battle for the American West, the Cowboys Are Losing 30.3.2018 Wall St. Journal: US
Ranchers who rely on public land to raise cattle say they have shrinking access to grass and water because of an array of regulations. Government officials say they are protecting natural resources or giving more access to the public for hiking and other activities that fuel the fast-growing recreation industry.
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North Dakota tries to establish Theodore Roosevelt library 27.3.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
"I have always said I would not have been president had it not been for my experience in North Dakota," the 26th president wrote.
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“We are the ones taking it on the chin”: Colorado’s farmers and ranchers on edge as U.S. and China try to stave off a trade war 27.3.2018 Denver Post: Business
China is proposing penalties that would punch America square in its breadbasket following U.S. threats of tariffs on $50 billion worth of its goods. And that posturing has put Colorado's farmers and ranchers on edge.
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By going vegan, America could feed an additional 390 million people, study suggests 27.3.2018 LA Times: Science

More than 41 million Americans find themselves at risk of going hungry at some point during the year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture says.

But it doesn’t have to be this way. New research suggests the country could feed all 327 million Americans — plus roughly 390 million more — by focusing...

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Hot Property: Real estate reboot 24.3.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Not every housing ambition works out as planned. This week’s collection includes an Oscar winner who has relisted his Hollywood Hills West compound as two separate properties and a writer-actor who decided against building his dream house in Malibu.

For a look inside a celebrity home, check out...

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Is it too late to save the Nile? 22.3.2018 Washington Post: Op-Eds
Is it too late to save the Nile?
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It's all about the cool water on a warm-weather escape to Arizona's Rim Country 22.3.2018 LA Times: Commentary

It was August, and we were visiting relatives in Phoenix. And it was hot. Really hot. We needed to escape for a few days. But where? On a 90-minute drive north, we encountered clear mountain lakes, Ponderosa pine forests and afternoon monsoons. My husband, Paul, college son, Ben, and I settled...

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Large-Scale Animal Agriculture Is Threatening Rural Communities. Congress Is About to Make it Worse. 22.3.2018 Mother Jones
Residents of tiny Lone Jack, MO, are fighting a proposal by a local ranch to expand its feedlot from around 600 cows to nearly 7,000. It is the latest in a series of communities pushing back against a national trend toward concentrated animal agriculture. All those cows, local opponents say, would introduce health and environmental […]
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The mountains are starved for snow, but a warm winter is speeding up construction projects in the high country 18.3.2018 Denver Post: Local
Residential and commercial construction projects in Colorado's high country are pacing ahead of schedule thanks to the mild winter.
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