User: irge304 Topic: Biodiversity
Category: Protection :: National Parks
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'Birthday package' of viper, toads seized in Malaysia 20.9.2014 New Kerala: World News
Kuala Lumpur, Sep 20 : Malaysian officials seized a "birthday present" containing a viper, 12 toads and various insects from a post office in Perak province, a media reported said Saturday.
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Sylvia Earle on eating fish: 'Think of them as wildlife, first and foremost' 18.9.2014 Guardian: Environment
In a chat with 'Her Deepness', Earle reveals her thoughts on eating seafood today Continue reading...
Montana 'BASE jumper' falls to death in Glacier National Park 16.9.2014 Chicago Tribune: Nation
MISSOULA Mont. (Reuters) - A Montana hiker reported as missing after he set out alone to perform a BASE jump in Glacier National Park over the weekend has been found dead below the summit of Mount Siyeh, authorities said on ...
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Live National Press Club: Ken Burns on 'The Roosevelts' 15.9.2014 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Award-winning PBS documentary film-maker Ken Burns speaks at the National Press Club about his newest work, "The Roosevelts: An Intimate History."
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‘The Roosevelts’: Once you finish all 14 hours, you’re sorry to see them go 13.9.2014 Washington Post

Let’s start with the end. When it’s over — when you make it through the marathon that is Ken Burns’s beautiful, seven-part documentary “The Roosevelts: An Intimate History,” which begins Sunday night on PBS — you may find yourself with a lingering, nebulous grief. You’re sorry it’s over. You’re sorry they’re over. You’re sorry a certain expression of American ideals is, or often appears to be, completely over.

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Wilderness and wildlife: Saving the last, best places 13.9.2014 Chicago Tribune: Opinion
"If future generations are to remember us with gratitude rather than contempt, we must leave them a glimpse of the world as it was in the beginning, not just after we got through with it." "If future generations are to remember us with gratitude rather than contempt, we must leave them a glimpse of the world as it was in the beginning, not just after we got through with ...
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What Makes A Star Starry? Is It Me? 12.9.2014 NPR Health Science
Draw a planet (a circle, right?). Now draw a star (a pointy thing, yes?). Now ask yourself, aren't stars all round? Our sun is. So why do we make them pointy? Come learn the answer.
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South Downs National Park Authority rejects shale drilling bid 11.9.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page

Planning committee turn down Celtique Energie application to explore for shale gas and oil near Fernhurst in West Sussex

An energy companys bid to drill for shale oil and gas in the UKs newest national park has been rejected.

On Thursday, the 11 officials on the planning committee of the South Downs National Park Authority voted unanimously to turn down an application by Celtique Energie to undertake exploratory drilling as a precursor to fracking at Fernhurst in West Sussex.

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Court blocks pollution rules for Wyoming power plants 10.9.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Cheyenne • The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency can’t force several Wyoming power plants to install new pollution-control equipment while the state’s legal challenge to federal regulations plays out in court, an appeals court panel ruled Tuesday. Wyoming has proposed less stringent pollution controls on coal-fired power plants than those the EPA says are required to reduce regional haze in national parks and wilderness areas. Wyoming has appealed the federal agency’s rejection of aspects of ...
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Yosemite National Park wildfire forces evacuation of hikers  in pictures 10.9.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

Fire officials called in additional crews to help battle a blaze in Yosemite National Park that sent smoke into the parks famed valley for the first time Tuesday, officials said, though the park and its entrances remained open.

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Ban fracking from national parks, say majority of UK public 4.9.2014 Guardian: Environment

Guardian poll suggests public unmoved by assurances that planning guidance has been tightened for shale drilling

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Reserves and parks not enough to protect nature David Attenborough 3.9.2014 Guardian: Environment

Broadcaster calls for radical new approach to conservation, urging people to use all spaces from gardens to roadside verges to help wildlife

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$10 roll of new Great Sand Dunes National Park quarter going for $18 3.9.2014 Durango Herald
Coin collectors, rejoice:On Thursday, the United States Mint will unveil a new quarter – the Great Sand Dunes National Park quarter – at a commemorative celebration at the Great Sand Dunes National Park in Mosca.On Tuesday, excitement about the new coin was already palpable, with $10 rolls of Great Sand Dunes...
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Only ‘one shot’ to sue the feds for land, attorney general says 2.9.2014 Durango Herald
SALT LAKE CITY – Utah must be ready for a fight if it carries out a plan to sue the U.S. government for control of millions of acres of federal land, the state’s attorney general has warned lawmakers.“When it comes to litigation, I think we have one shot,” Sean Reyes said recently at the first meeting of a...
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Celebrate Wilderness Act: No fee, films,walks and more at Olympic Nat'l Park 1.9.2014 Seattle Times: Top stories
Fifty years ago, the federal Wilderness Act was signed and now protects about 150 million acres of American wild lands, including within national parks and national forests.
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Olympic National Park bans drones amid US order 1.9.2014 AP Washington
SEATTLE (AP) -- Following a nationwide directive, Washington state's largest national park has joined the list of those banning drones....
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Drones banned at Olympic National Park 1.9.2014 Seattle Times: Local
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Yellowstone, Grand Teton parks rescues near 90 31.8.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Jackson, Wyo. • Rangers have conducted about 90 search and rescue operations Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks so far this year. Yellowstone spokesman Al Nash says an estimated 15 “major” and 20 “minor” search and rescue operations have occurred in Yellowstone, which covers parts of Wyoming, Idaho and Montana. A search and rescue operation involving emergency personnel is considered to be major when expenses exceed $500. Otherwise the event is considered minor. In neighboring Grand Teto...
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Book Review: Easy picture and chapter books for children 30.8.2014 Steamboat Pilot
"Steamboat Sammy’s Adventures: Sammy’s First Summer" By April and Troy Gardner Picture book for all ages, 30 pages, paperback $21.99 This picture book is so many delights bundled in one package. First, as the title indicates, this is a sweet story of a little snow leopard cub being adopted by a “very nice” new mom and dad. The treat for us is that he is adopted right here in Steamboat. Thus begins Sammy’s story of coming home and fitting into his new surroundings. The story then moves into an intriguing travelogue to Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks. This young family loves to camp, and Sammy tells the reader about his exploits. Additionally, there are wonderful photographs of their travels through the parks and Sammy’s unique personal adventures. Children will love the quandaries that Sammy finds himself in and delight in his aversion to water. But even stuffed animals need a bath after a camping trip! Sammy’s family grows when Steamboat Sally and Manhattan Mike are adopted. The special treat at the ...
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Letter: Public lands grab is fringe politics 29.8.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Wake up, Utah. As the Republican Party moves ever farther to the right, it is becoming less representative of the true political feelings of the vast majority of Utahns. Most residents of Utah are much more centrist-leaning than the dogma of the fringe right. Why do we keep electing such radical representatives? Certainly one reason is because of the low voter turnout and the feeling that one vote really doesn’t matter. An example of one extreme view of our elected officials is this nonsense of...
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