User: irge304 Topic: Biodiversity
Category: Protection :: National Parks
Last updated: Jun 28 2016 20:36 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Fires to be restricted at Arches, Canyonlands 28.6.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
The dry and hot summer has led to concerns about increasing fire danger in southeastern Utah, where superintendent Kate Cannon announced fire restrictions for Arches and Canyonlands National Parks beginning at 12:01 a.m. Friday. Under the rules, fires will be permitted only in designated fire grates in developed campgrounds and picnic areas. Open fires are prohibited in backcountry campsites at all times. Petroleum fueled stoves and grills will still be permitted in designated backcountry camps... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Letter: Dead Horse Point poor example of state superiority 28.6.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Matthew Anderson (“National parks could learn from Utah’s parks management,” June 26) makes a fallacious argument. He equates the underfunding of national parks to what he alleges is the wildly popular Dead Horse Point bike trail and deduces state parks are better managed. He fails to mention Dead Horse Point, which is also underfunded, is being destroyed by overuse and the repeated negligence of the state Legislature. I assume Anderson is building a case for state control of federal land, but ... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Nation & World Briefs 28.6.2016 Durango Herald
Man charged for flying drone over national parkWASHINGTON - For the second time in two years, a Washington, D.C., man has been cited after police said he was seen flying an unmanned aircraft, or drone, in areas over the District of Columbia, an activity that is prohibited, according to federal...
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Learn more about Steamboat’s first Fourth of July 28.6.2016 Steamboat Pilot

Bud Werner Memorial will present “Flag for the Fourth: The True Story of Steamboat Springs' First Independence Day,” an outdoor storytelling event with Spellbinder Marianne Capra, at 4 p.m. Sunday, July 3 on the library lawn.

The story will be told at the site of Steamboat Springs' first-ever Fourth of July celebration, where the library now stands. Travel back to 1876 as the Crawford pioneers celebrate and find out who will save the day. Capra is a freelance natural and cultural historian. She has been a historic storytelling interpreter since 1994 in national parks, outdoor science schools, local non-profits and Routt County's schools.

The 45-minute live outdoor performance is designed for anyone 10 and older, and those planning to attend are asked to bring their own chairs and blankets. Visit www.steamboatlibrary.org/events for more information.

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Subaru spot closed Skyline Drive: park promotion or corporate commercialism? 27.6.2016 Washington Post
Subaru spot closed Skyline Drive: park promotion or corporate commercialism?
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A Subaru spot closed Skyline Drive: Park promotion or corporate commercialism? 27.6.2016 Washington Post
A Subaru spot closed Skyline Drive: Park promotion or corporate commercialism?
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When did vandalism become art? 26.6.2016 LA Times: Commentary

To the editor: When did vandalism become art?

Calling this woman an artist and referring to an “internationally known graffiti artist” as the “best-known artist” who has tagged in a national park seems to elevate their acts above defacing public property. (Re “Graffiti artist is banned from public...

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We are at risk of loving our National parks to death 26.6.2016 Seattle Times: Top stories

At its 100th anniversary, the National Park system faces the twin challenges of climate change and budget neglect.
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Op-ed: National Parks could learn from Utah's state parks management 26.6.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
This year the National Park Service is celebrating its 100-year anniversary. But as the agency enters its second century, our national parks are in trouble. A recent study conducted by the Property and Environment Research Center (PERC) noted that the Park Service has a deferred maintenance backlog of nearly $12 billion — an amount five times that of its last budget from Congress. The symptoms of this backlog are evident throughout our national parks. Nearly half the roadways in national parks ...
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Obama honours LGBT movement, designates Stonewall National Monument 25.6.2016 New Kerala: World News
Washington, Jun 25 : US President Barack Obama on Friday honoured the LGBT movement by designating the Stonewall National Monument, the newest monument in the US and the first after the LGBT community.
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With national monument, history is made where gay rights history began 25.6.2016 Washington Post: Politics
Site of 1969 riots in New York’s Greenwich Village designated by Obama
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Enter our national parks photo contest 25.6.2016 Seattle Times: Top stories

Send us your best photo of any park from across the nation to help celebrate the National Park Service centennial.
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U.S. names 1st monument to LGBT rights movement 24.6.2016 CNN: Top Stories
President Barack Obama announced Friday he was designating the area around the Stonewall Inn in New York City as the country's first national monument to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights.
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Obama names Stonewall Inn the first national monument to gay rights 24.6.2016 LA Times: Commentary

President Obama created the first national monument to gay rights on Friday, designating the iconic Stonewall Inn in Manhattan, where the modern gay rights movement took root nearly five decades ago.

The Stonewall National Monument will cover a 7.7-acre swath of Greenwich Village, including the...

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Essential California: Will L.A. tax its way out of congestion? 24.6.2016 LA Times: Commentary

Good morning. It is Friday, June 24. In these new PSAs from Metro, Safetyville turns out to be a pretty dangerous place for stick figures. Here's what else is happening in the Golden State:

TOP STORIES

Transit tax

Los Angeles transit officials voted 11-2 Thursday to place a half-cent sales tax...

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How Reddit helped find a graffiti artist who defaced National Parks 23.6.2016 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
When a serial graffiti artist left her mark around national parks, hiking and nature lovers took to Reddit to find the vandalizer. The culprit was recently sentenced and banned from federal lands.
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How Reddit Helped Find A Graffiti Artist Who Defaced National Parks 23.6.2016 NPR News
When a serial graffiti artist left her mark around national parks, hiking and nature lovers took to Reddit to find the vandalizer. The culprit was recently sentenced and banned from federal lands.
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Op-ed: Long after the politics have faded, we will want a protected Bears Ears 22.6.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
I’ve watched the public lands publicity tour that Sen. Orrin Hatch and Gov. Gary Herbert have embarked upon, and it’s giving me whiplash. In practically alternating breaths, our public officials denounce national monuments, praise national parks, ridicule the feds and then take credit for federal government’s work on preserving Utah public lands. As a citizen who cherishes America’s public lands, this incoherent, tone-deaf messaging frustrates me. But as a student of history, it utterly confoun...
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Woman who defiled national parks banned from 524 million acres of public land 21.6.2016 LA Times: Commentary

A San Diego woman pleaded guilty last week to seven misdemeanor counts of defiling rock formations with graffiti in seven national parks and has been banned from 524 million acres of public lands during her two years of probation.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Sheila K. Oberto also sentenced Casey Nocket,...

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Roundup: Christo's new floating walkways, national parks vandal sentenced, poop sculptures in Europe 20.6.2016 LA Times: Commentary

A woman who vandalized rock formations at Western national parks is sentenced. Frank Gehry’s Los Angeles River plans are revealed — sort of. A symbol of innovative architecture for a poor community in Africa collapses. Plus: Checking out the new wing at London’s Tate Modern, trying to save an important...

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