User: irge304 Topic: Biodiversity
Category: Protection :: National Parks
Last updated: Jun 27 2020 21:25 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Narriearra: New South Wales creates national park for rare species 27.6.2020 BBC: World
Narriearra station is the largest purchase of private land for conservation in New South Wales history.
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Letters to the Editor: Four California giant sequoias are named after Robert E. Lee. That's a disgrace 19.6.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Instead of naming some of California's most majestic trees after a traitor, we should honor people who fought for democracy and human rights.

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U.S. Senate passes major public lands bill backed by Colorado senators 17.6.2020 Denver Post: Local
The U.S. Senate on Wednesday passed the Great American Outdoors Act, a public lands bill that will fully fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund and end a maintenance backlog at national parks, including those in Colorado.
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Heading out for a hike? New pandemic rules for the trail 17.6.2020 LA Times: Health

Yes, coronavirus guidelines from federal and local public health officials still apply in the outdoors. But not everyone gets that.

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Deal alert: 30% off rooms at Death Valley and Grand Canyon lodges 16.6.2020 LA Times: Health

National park deals: Death Valley and the Grand Canyon have rooms available now through September with prices discounted as much as 30%.

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Diego, the Galápagos tortoise with a species-saving sex drive, retires 16.6.2020 BBC: Front Page
Diego, aged 100, returns his native Galápagos island after decades of breeding in captivity.
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Coronavirus in Singapore: The garden city learning to love the wild 14.6.2020 BBC: World
Urban Singapore has burst into life with tall grass, wildflowers and butterflies in abundance.
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Photos of the reopening of Yosemite National Park after coronavirus closure 13.6.2020 LA Times: Health

You'll need a reservation to visit the park, even if you're just going for the day

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John Hickenlooper, Andrew Romanoff to face off in in-person U.S. Senate debate 10.6.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
John Hickenlooper and Andrew Romanoff will face off ahead of the U.S. Senate Democratic primary in a June 16 debate sponsored by The Denver Post, Colorado Public Radio News and Denver7.
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New coronavirus cases in Colorado remain low, but state officials watching neighboring states where infections are increasing 10.6.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
The number of new coronavirus cases in Colorado remains relatively low, although Gov. Jared Polis said Tuesday that state officials are keeping an eye on nearby states where there are a growing number of people with the respiratory disease COVID-19.
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With Cory Gardner leading the charge, Senate takes up Great American Outdoors Act 10.6.2020 Denver Post: National News Headlines
Colorado senators are leading a congressional push to pass landmark conservation legislation that would deploy $9.5 billion to maintain overrun national parks and permanently direct $900 million a year for outdoor recreation on public lands.
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The influencers trampling nature - and the man who's trying to stop them 6.6.2020 BBC: Front Page
Fed up with eco-oblivious influencers, some people have started naming and shaming.
Colorado state parks just became the coolest kid in school — but my mom was right, popularity isn’t all that 26.5.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
But will this newfound popularity be able to last?
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Coronavirus: Is it safe to visit US national parks? 23.5.2020 BBC News - US & Canada
National parks are re-opening and people can't wait to embrace the Great Outdoors. But is it safe?
Demand for RVs grows as coronavirus crisis changes the way we travel. ‘I can see so many people doing it this summer.’ 20.5.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
The travel industry has taken it on the chin during the coronavirus crisis, but the RV market is showing signs of resiliency. As a hunkered down populace starts to venture out again, RVs could be all the more appealing in the new normal.
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National parks visitors should plan for ‘new normal’ 20.5.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
Park openings in Utah are a sign of what's to come.
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Coronavirus: Will I be able to go on holiday? 14.5.2020 BBC: Front Page
Is it now possible to go on holiday, either in the UK or abroad?
When will national parks reopen? Grand Canyon and others have phased plans 14.5.2020 LA Times: Health

Yellowstone and the Grand Canyon will partly reopen. California parks like Yosemite and Joshua Tree remain shut.

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Coronavirus: Lockdown eased in England as people return to work 13.5.2020 BBC: Front Page
Unlimited exercise, meeting a friend at the park and moving house are now allowed, under new rules.
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Yosemite employees evicted amid coronavirus pandemic 9.5.2020 LA Times: Health

The group of Yosemite Hospitality workers were told this week layoffs require them to leave Yosemite by May 21.

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