User: irge304 Topic: Biodiversity
Category: Protection :: National Parks
Last updated: Dec 20 2014 09:49 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Putting the color in Yellowstone's famed thermal springs 20.12.2014 LA Times: Science
They've thrilled visitors to Yellowstone National Park for well over a century -- simmering ponds of brilliant, rainbow colors with unforgettable names like Grand Prismatic Spring and Sapphire Pool.
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National Parks In Maryland, New York To Honor Harriet Tubman 18.12.2014 NPR: All Things Considered
After years of effort, legislation to honor abolitionist Harriet Tubman with national parks in Maryland and New York has passed Congress.
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Atomic site could become national park 17.12.2014 CNN: Top Stories
It was the bomb credited with ending World War II.
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South African rangers kill 3 poachers 15.12.2014 Seattle Times: Top stories
Some South African rangers grimly call it the "Christmas shopping" season for rhino poachers.
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South African rangers kill 3 poachers 15.12.2014 Seattle Times: Nation & World
Some South African rangers grimly call it the "Christmas shopping" season for rhino poachers.
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Films & programs 14.12.2014 LA Times: Opinion
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South African rangers kill 3 poachers in separate shootouts in country's main wildlife reserve 13.12.2014 Star Tribune: World
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Congress expands a state gem: the Alpine Lakes Wilderness 13.12.2014 Seattle Times: Top stories
After four tries and seven years, Congress finally agrees to expand the Alpine Lakes Wilderness. The bill now goes to President Obama for his signature.
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Senate passes bill to advance effort to create new National Women's History Museum in DC 13.12.2014 Star Tribune: Politics
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Congress expands a state gem: the Alpine Lakes Wilderness 13.12.2014 Seattle Times: Local
After four tries and seven years, Congress finally agrees to expand the Alpine Lakes Wilderness. The bill now goes to President Obama for his signature.
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Congress passes Alpine Lakes Wilderness -- sooner or later 11.12.2014 Seattle Times: Local
WASHINGTON -- U.S. Senate voted Thursday to move ahead with the 2015 defense policy bill containing a host of public-lands measures, bringing the expansion of Alpine Lakes Wilderness near Seattle within hours of final passage in Congress.
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Congressional Plan To Fund Military Comes With A Side Of 'Land Grab' 11.12.2014 NPR: Morning Edition
Material tacked onto the authorization bill adds 250,000 acres of new wilderness, expands national parks, and moves toward a national women's history museum. 'Ethically, it stinks,' says Sen. Coburn.
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Town, businesses upset over plan to double Yellowstone fees 8.12.2014 Seattle Times: Local
A proposal to double the cost to enter Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks is drawing resistance.
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Fee-hike proposal proves sensitive in nearby towns 8.12.2014 Durango Herald
JACKSON, Wyo. – A proposal to double the cost to enter Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks in northwest Wyoming is drawing resistance. The town of Jackson, fishing guides and wildlife safari companies are among those speaking out against a plan that calls for increasing entrance fees for the two neighboring parks.
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COP20: Peru must give indigenous people means to combat climate change 5.12.2014 Guardian: Environment

Climate talks in Lima can save the Amazon rainforest by recognising rights of its best protectors

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Odds grow in Congress to enlarge Alpine Lakes Wilderness 4.12.2014 Seattle Times: Politics
Congress may be close to finally approving the Alpine Lakes Wilderness expansion east of Seattle. It is among a slew of public-lands bills tucked into an unrelated defense-authorization bill.
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Odds grow in Congress to enlarge Alpine Lakes Wilderness 4.12.2014 Seattle Times: Top stories
Congress may be close to finally approving the Alpine Lakes Wilderness expansion east of Seattle. It is among a slew of public-lands bills tucked into an unrelated defense-authorization bill.
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National Park Service forces changes to Wrigley renovation plan 4.12.2014 Chicago Tribune: Nation
The Chicago Cubs agreed to several concessions in order to get the National Park Service to approve new advertising signs in the outfield, according to federal ...
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World’s largest cave in Vietnam threatened by cable car 3.12.2014 Guardian: Environment
Vietnamese are protesting plans to build a cable car through remote Phong Nha-Ke Bang national park that could carry 1,000 visitors an hour to Son Doong cave Plans for a cable car in Vietnam’s Unesco-listed Phong Nha-Ke Bang national park would open up the world’s largest cave to mass tourism. But Vietnamese are protesting the project, and experts warn the environmental impact could be devastating. Quang Binh province announced in October that resort developer Sun Group would build a $212m (£135m) cable car system through the national park, which occupies a remote, mountainous swathe of central Vietnam. The 10.6km route would connect Son Doong Cave, so large it could house an entire 40-story building, with other caves in the area as part of a planned “tourism, service and resort ...
Letters: Pinnacles National Park deserves a better picture 29.11.2014 LA Times: Top News
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