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User: flenvcenter Topic: Land-National
Category: Land Management :: Recreation :: Non-Motorized Recreation
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Amazing Earthfest provides an opportunity to explore and play on our wildlands 4.5.2021 The Wilderness Society
Image: I"ll let you in on a secret. There is a way for your family to experience the best of southern Utah and northern Arizona and all you have to do is get there. Yup, no need to develop a plan for how to spend your days, others have done that planning for you! Every year, the Amazing Earthfest takes place the third week in May and offers a sample of the rich cultural and natural world surrounding the area of Kanab, Utah. May 13 is the kickoff date for the 6th annual festival. Last year, I participated in a group hike within the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument that took us through the stunning Paria Canyon and to an incredible sea of color on a picture-perfect day. Contrast the oranges, yellows and whites of the Navajo sandstone with the deep red of Indian paintbrush in bloom, the unending blue in the sky and the greenish-grayish-brownish in the desert grasses and forbes all around. Afterward, I enjoyed a mouthwatering meal at the Rocking V Café and then walked ...
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Lake Michigan is known for its sandy shores. But surging water levels have left officials scrambling for new ways to protect them. 20.11.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Rising temperatures, precipitation and human development across the Great Lakes basin have changed Lake Michigan, affecting millions along its coast.
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Snow Is on the Way—and Amid COVID-19, Wilderness Recovery Missions Are on the Rise 14.11.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in High Country News and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. Every winter, volunteers from Seattle Mountain Rescue are dispatched to the sites of dozens of harrowing incidents: They rescue backcountry skiers buried in avalanches, help injured hikers descend slick trails—and once, they even removed the wreckage of a […]
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Colorado’s newest state park Fishers Peak will open 250 of its 19,200 acres this weekend 29.10.2020 Denver Post: Local
Grab your hiking shoes and get a glimpse of Colorado's newest park this weekend.
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The Nepalese man who came back from the dead 28.10.2020 LA Times: Nation

Two families' struggle for justice reveals the dark truth of Saudi Arabia's labor system.

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Editorial: Pushing encampments away from bridge shelters does not make homelessness go away 27.10.2020 LA Times: Opinion

An ordinance banning homeless people from being near a bridge shelter or freeway underpass is not going to eradicate homelessness.

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These changes to our food systems could improve human and planetary health 26.10.2020 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
These changes to our food systems could improve human and planetary health Oliver Camp Mon, 10/26/2020 - 01:30 On the recent World Food Day, the clarion call was clearer than ever: We must fix our food systems to improve human health, drive economic growth and save the planet from environmental collapse. The challenges facing us are wide-ranging. The way the world produces and consumes food causes huge environmental impacts, and yet 3 billion people worldwide are unable to afford a healthy diet, and up to a third of the food we produce is wasted. What’s more, hunger and micronutrient deficiencies are concentrated among the poorest and most vulnerable — often including those who produce the food we eat. Meanwhile, the so-called double burden of malnutrition is on the rise: hunger and malnourishment coexisting with overweight and obesity, often in the same countries, communities or even individuals. Tackling these multiple challenges and threats requires coordinated action from the public sector, private ...
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Questions remain about Woodland Hills woman found alive after going missing in Zion National Park 25.10.2020 L.A. Times - World News

The lack of gear and preparation for her expedition has led one local search and rescue team member to question how the woman survived the ordeal.

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Along California's ring of fire, residents face decades of danger, destruction 24.10.2020 LA Times: Environment

Parts of California face an existential threat from growing wildfires due to global warming

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Which 14ers you can (and can’t) hike during the national forest closures 21.10.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
Here's where you can and can't hike during the national forest closures.
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CSU Mountain Campus spared so far from Cameron Peak fire 10.10.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
A host of sprinklers, hoses and pumps throughout the campus have been successful in keeping the fire from burning any structures, said Cass Cairns, spokeswoman for the Cameron Peak fire efforts.
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Body of missing hiker is found in San Juan Mountains 7.10.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
The body of a hiker, a Denver man reported missing Sunday evening, has been found in the San Juan Mountains. 
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Video shows mountain lion swimming across a Colorado reservoir last weekend 25.9.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
Apparently, no one told this mountain lion that cats aren't supposed to like water.
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Opinion: Mt. Wilson Observatory didn't burn this time. It will one day 24.9.2020 LA Times: Opinion

The San Gabriel Mountains are littered with ruins of past attempts to build permanent structures in a stubbornly inhospitable landscape.

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From a six-lane traffic jam to a surprise forest bath, this moose had a worse day than you 23.9.2020 Denver Post: Entertainment
A city girl was making her way downtown when she decided to cut across six lanes of traffic. That's when things took a turn for this moose.
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Colorado Gov. Jared Polis extends statewide fire ban through September 23.9.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
Colorado remains under a statewide fire ban ordered by Gov. Jared Polis. Campers need to check for local restrictions, which may be more stringent than those declared by the governor.
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Nearly half of voters polled back Prop. 15, a property tax overhaul aimed at California businesses 23.9.2020 LA Times: Business

A plurality of the poll's likely voters — 49% — said they favor Proposition 15, which would overhaul 1978's landmark Proposition 13

Along with raising cattle, company aims to raise awareness about the ranching way of life 20.9.2020 Denver Post: Local
Along with raising cattle and bison on five ranches, Duke Phillips III and his team are raising awareness about ranching as a way of life and a way to conserve the West's open spaces, wildlife and other natural resources.
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Colorado’s newest ski area Bluebird Backcountry moving locations, adding three times the terrain 17.9.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
The ski area, which doesn't have any lifts, is designed to introduce the basics of backcountry skiing to novices.
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Black bear found scavenging on the remains of an Elgin man at Great Smoky Mountains National Park 14.9.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
An Elgin man’s remains were found scattered near a campsite in the North Carolina part of the Great Smoky Mountains with a bear scavenging nearby, a National Park Service official said.
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