User: irge304 Topic: Biodiversity
Category: Protection :: National Parks
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These are top smart-home devices 20.1.2018 SFGate: Business & Technology
Ecobee4 Cnet rating: 4.5 stars out of 5 The good: The thermostat has a responsive display, a remote sensor and tons of smart integrations, including a built-in Amazon Alexa speaker. The bad: The price is high, particularly if you don’t care about the Alexa speaker or the Ecobee4’s other smart capabilities. The cost: $239 to $249 The bottom line: There’s no comparison — the Ecobee4 is the best smart thermostat available today.
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What won't get done during a government shutdown 19.1.2018 AP Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Although the government won't actually close if Congress fails to pass a spending bill by Friday at midnight, there's plenty that won't get done if hundreds of thousands of federal employees are barred from working until Washington agrees on a plan....
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White House promises this shutdown 'will look very different.' Will it? 19.1.2018 LA Times: Commentary

The government shutdown is fast becoming an unwelcome and costly staple of American democracy. After the last prolonged closure delivered a substantial hit to the economy and created hardship and frustration for millions, lawmakers vowed never again.

And yet, here we are again.

The Trump administration...

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The Energy 202: Possible government shutdown means FEMA could be hobbled while national parks stay open 19.1.2018 Washington Post: Politics
The impact of a shutdown on environmental and energy agencies will be uneven.
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A government shutdown survival guide 19.1.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
This is the third edition of the NewsCut Guide to a Government Shutdown in its 10-year history, a fact of trivia that underscores how dysfunctional democracy and representative government actually is.
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Everything you need to know about a government shutdown 19.1.2018 Washington Post
Everything you need to know about a government shutdown
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The Energy 202: Trump administration is sidelining science boards, new report says 18.1.2018 Washington Post: Politics
The administration has lots of explanations.
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Trump officials weigh keeping national parks open even if government shuts down 18.1.2018 Washington Post: Politics
Championed by White House budget director Mick Mulvaney, the plan is aimed at blunting public anger.
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How Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke prompted a mass resignation from his National Park Service Advisory Board 18.1.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Few groups have been closer and more involved in Interior Department policy and management than the National Park System Advisory Board, an appointed and nonpartisan group established 83 years ago to consult on department operations and practices.

So it came as a shock this week when nine of the...

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Interior official blasts resignation of parks advisory board 18.1.2018 AP Politics
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- A U.S. Interior Department official on Wednesday blasted the resignation of most members of a board that advises it on national parks, suggesting the move was politically motivated and their work was flawed....
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“A matter of frustration” led most of the National Park System Advisory Board to resign 18.1.2018 Headlines: All Headlines
Frustration. That’s what led nine of 12 members of the National Park System Advisory Board to resign Monday, joining a chorus of irked panelists across the country who have spent the year waiting to advise the Trump administration on public lands.
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Most of National Park Service board resigns, citing administration indifference 17.1.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The chairman of the board, former Alaska Gov. Tony Knowles, said in a letter that the Department of the Interior showed no interest in engaging with its members.
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Tour Botswana's wild side on a Friends of the Santa Ana Zoo safari 16.1.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Join Ron Glazier on an 11-day African safari to Botswana organized by the nonprofit Friends of the Santa Ana Zoo. Participants on the trip will explore the Makgadikgadi and Nxai national parks as well as the Okavango Delta.

Botswana, known for its diverse wildlife, is ideal for viewing rare, endangered...

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Free entry to national parks on MLK Day. It's the first of only four fee-free days in 2018 10.1.2018 LA Times: Commentary

National parks and national forests across the U.S. that charge entrance fees will be free for visitors Monday in honor of Martin Luther King Day.

However, the number of fee-free days at national parks has been cut to four in 2018: Monday (Martin Luther King Day), April 21 (first day of National...

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Official who improperly helped Redskins owner cut down trees picked as National Park Service deputy director 7.1.2018 Washington Post
P. Daniel Smith, who retired from the Park Service in 2014, returns on Monday to help lead the agency.
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For first time in 8 years Denver doesn’t make plans to build any new schools 3.1.2018 Denver Post: Local
For the first time in at least eight years, Denver isn’t calling for any specific new schools.
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How CSU students fight noise pollution in national parks 31.12.2017 Denver Post: Entertainment
Most people can probably conjure up an image of a national park. Yosemite National Park's Half Dome is a standard computer screen background. The Grand Canyon or Longs Peak are fixtures on office walls.
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Rock Creek National Park? Norton wants a new name for nation’s oldest urban park. 20.12.2017 Washington Post
Rock Creek National Park? Norton wants a new name for nation’s oldest urban park.
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US national parks to slash number of free days for visitors 13.12.2017 AP National
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) -- National parks in the U.S. will sharply drop the number of days they allow visitors to get in for free, a move that was criticized by opponents of the parks' plan to raise entrance costs at other times of the year....
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A Century of Fire Suppression Is Why California Is in Flames 12.12.2017 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by High Country News and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The acrid smell of charred wood still permeates the air as Sasha Berleman, a fire ecologist, and I walk along a dirt path up through the middle of a canyon in the Bouverie nature preserve in […]
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