User: irge304 Topic: Biodiversity
Category: Protection :: National Parks
Last updated: Jul 24 2014 10:58 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Most of Wash. delegation stumps for conservation fund in Congress 24.7.2014 Seattle Times: Local
The Land and Water Conservation Fund, the nation’s main source of federal money to improve access to outdoor recreation, has never received the full funding Congress promised. After 50 years, supporters are demanding more money.
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Primary election: Dave Reichert an important voice for the environment 24.7.2014 Seattle Times: Top stories
As a proud local Republican who volunteers with Washington Trails and Puget Soundkeeper, I am pleased that The Seattle Times has once again endorsed U.S. Rep. Dave Reichert, R-Auburn ["Re-elect Dave Reichert in 8th Congressional District," Opinion, July 15].
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Have a Drone? Check This Map Before You Fly It 24.7.2014 Wired Top Stories
The popularity of drones is climbing quickly among companies, governments and citizens alike. But the rules surrounding where, when and why you can fly an unmanned aerial vehicle aren’t very clear. The FAA has tried to assert control and insist on licensing for all drone operators, while drone pilots and some legal experts claim drones ...
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Federal shutdown hurt national park visitation 23.7.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Even with the state stepping in to reopen Utah’s national parks during the 16-day federal shutdown last October, visitation to those attractions declined last year. A new National Park Service report said Utah’s national parks attracted almost 9 million visitors last year, down from 9.5 million in 2012. The economic impact of those visitors also declined, from $613.7 million in 2012 to $596.5 million last year. And that took a toll on few hundred jobs. Parks-related employment slipped to 9,069 i...
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New Balance Launches Literature-Inspired Shoes 23.7.2014 Boston Globe: Massachusetts
Make way on the book case for some... shoes? New Balance’s new literature-inspired shoe line might get more bookworms to lace ...
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Ken Burns weaves individual stories of Roosevelt political dynasty into 14-hour film for PBS 23.7.2014 Star Tribune: Nation
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State, national parks in Minnesota see increase in visitors 20.7.2014 Star Tribune: Latest
Despite the rainy summer, more people are getting out to explore Minnesota.
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National parks, monuments boost Wyoming, Montana and Idaho economies by $1.15 billion 20.7.2014 Star Tribune: Nation
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State’s national parks boost economy 19.7.2014 Durango Herald
Colorado’s 12 national parks, including Mesa Verde in Southwest Colorado, generated $330.5 million from the 5.4 million tourists who visited the parks in 2013, the National Park Service said in a news release Friday.The spending supported 4,692 jobs in the state. Tourists visit national parks to have a good time and end...
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Child Migrants Have Been Coming to America Alone Since Ellis Island 18.7.2014 Mother Jones
Are the Kids Showing Up at the Border Really Refugees? See MoJo's full coverage of the surge of unaccompanied child migrants from Central America. That's not true, according to Barry Moreno, a librarian at the Ellis Island Immigration Museum  and author of the book Children of Ellis Island . The Immigration Act of 1907 did indeed declare that unaccompanied children under 16 were not permitted to enter in the normal fashion. But it didn't send them packing, either. Instead, the act set up a system in which unaccompanied children—many of whom were orphans—were kept in detention awaiting a special inquiry with immigration inspectors to determine their fate. At these hearings, local missionaries, synagogues, immigrant aid societies, and private citizens would often step in and offer to take guardianship of the child, says Moreno. In Annie's case, her parents were waiting to receive her; they'd taken the same journey to New York three years before, looking for work. But according to Moreno, thousands of ...
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California hiker says he survived 6 days stranded with broken leg by eating crickets, moths 17.7.2014 Star Tribune: Nation
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California hiker with broken leg ate bugs to live 17.7.2014 Seattle Times: Top stories
A hiker who was stranded for six days in California's Sierra Nevada with a badly broken leg says survival mode kicked in when he treated his own injury and sought sustenance by eating crickets and moths, and drinking melting ice.
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California hiker with broken leg ate bugs to live 17.7.2014 Star Tribune: Latest
A hiker who was stranded for six days in California's Sierra Nevada with a badly broken leg says survival mode kicked in when he treated his own injury and sought sustenance by eating crickets and moths, and drinking melting ice.
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California hiker with broken leg ate bugs to live 17.7.2014 Seattle Times: Nation & World
A hiker who was stranded for six days in California's Sierra Nevada with a badly broken leg says survival mode kicked in when he treated his own injury and sought sustenance by eating crickets and moths, and drinking melting ice.
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India's new policy puts roads ahead of wildlife concerns 10.7.2014 Guardian: Environment

Faster approvals for military projects along China border could put 60 national parks and its iconic animals at risk

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Woman treads water for 3 hours after Lake Mead storm 9.7.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Las Vegas • A man who became separated from his jet skiing wife Tuesday evening before a sudden storm whipped up 8-foot-tall swells on Lake Mead said he prayed the whole time rescuers searched for her, National Parks Service officials said. Those prayers were answered when a game warden and a park ranger “miraculously” found the woman without a life jacket in the middle of the lake at about 8 p.m., more than three hours after she started treading water. “She still had so much energy,” parks spok...
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Woman treads water for 3 hours in Lake Mead storm 9.7.2014 Star Tribune: Latest
A man who became separated from his jet skiing wife Tuesday evening before a sudden storm whipped up 8-foot-tall swells on Lake Mead said he prayed the whole time rescuers searched for her, National Parks Service officials said.
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Park bearing federal designation halted 8.7.2014 Durango Herald
GRAND JUNCTION – Colorado National Monument in Mesa County is not going to be designated a national park.U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton and U.S. Sen. Mark Udall said Monday more dialogue is needed before the monument should become the state’s fifth national park.The announcements come more than a year after the both of...
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Whale rescue operation at Byron Bay to free trapped humpback 8.7.2014 Guardian: Environment

The juvenile humpback, entangled in rope and dragging a buoy, moved up the coast but then returned to Cape Byron

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US bans drone operations at national parks 5.7.2014 CNN-IBN: World
The United States has banned launching, landing or operating drones from all national parks, monuments and other historical sites.
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