User: irge304 Topic: Biodiversity
Category: Protection :: National Parks
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Today on New Scientist 29.7.2014 New Scientist: Sex and Cloning
All the latest on newscientist.com: rogue monster waves, how to read a baby's mind, Shakespeare and autism, ebola briefing, psychedelic cells and more
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UK's national parks may not be safe from fracking 29.7.2014 New Scientist: Sex and Cloning
The UK government has almost ruled out fracking in beauty spots, many of which conceal shale oil and gas reserves, but it has left the door ...
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Hiker, 13, missing in California national park 29.7.2014 AP Top News
KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) -- A 13-year-old boy has gone missing while hiking at Kings Canyon National Park in Central California....
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13-year-old boy separated from group, goes missing while hiking in California national park 29.7.2014 Star Tribune: Nation
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Travel mag: Hancock has one of nation's best views 28.7.2014 Chicago Tribune: Popular
A travel website lists the view from atop the John Hancock Center as one of the best in America, alongside a swath of beachside and mountain panoramas. Take that, Grand ...
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Government pushes ahead with fracking plan despite wide opposition 28.7.2014 Guardian: Environment
Public Health England and Natural England among groups against shale gas exploration in areas including national parks Continue reading...
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Britain reopens way for shale-gas fracking 28.7.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
London • Energy firms will be able to bid for licenses Monday to explore for shale gas in Britain, three years after the controversial fracking process caused seismic tremors which led the government to suspend operations. Business and Energy Minister Matthew Hancock said shale gas has the potential to increase the country’s energy supply but stressed national parks will be protected. “Done right, speeding up shale will mean more jobs and opportunities for people and help ensure long-term econom...
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Google starts mapping Liberty and Ellis Islands 28.7.2014 New Kerala: World News
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The best of the UKs national parks 28.7.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
To mark National Parks Week, weve rounded up the best ways to enjoy some of the countrys most celebrated landscapes, with experts tips, favourite campsites, activity guides and our national parks picture ...
Fracking: it's not just our national parks that need protecting, but our houses too 28.7.2014 Guardian: Environment

From lorries and water use to small earthquakes, there are numerous local environmental risks associated with fracking

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Britain reopens way for fracking 28.7.2014 Seattle Times: Nation & World
Energy firms will be able to bid for licenses Monday to explore for shale gas in Britain, three years after the controversial fracking process caused seismic tremors which led the government to suspend operations.
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Fracking: British government opens the way for energy firms to explore for shale gas 28.7.2014 Star Tribune: World
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Fracking: oil exploration already occurs in national parks, says energy minister 28.7.2014 Guardian: Environment
Tory MP Matthew Hancock's remark comes as government invites firms to bid for first onshore oil and gas licences in six years Continue reading...
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Fracking push gets go-ahead across UK as ministers tighten safeguards 28.7.2014 Guardian: Environment
Drilling will be allowed in national parks in 'exceptional circumstances' but ministers retain power to veto plans Continue reading...
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The glory of Olympic National Park, rain or shine 27.7.2014 Seattle Times: Top stories
See jagged mountains, a wilderness coast and moss-draped rain forest in an almost million-acre park on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula.
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Five places to stay in and near Olympic National Park 27.7.2014 Seattle Times: Top stories
Lodges, motels and more for visitors to Olympic National Park.
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3 top drives in Olympic National Park 27.7.2014 Seattle Times: Top stories
Drive up to Hurricane Ridge and along Lake Crescent and the coast around Kalaloch.
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Olympic National Park by the numbers 27.7.2014 Seattle Times: Top stories
A look at the park, from visitor numbers to big trees, glaciers, Native American tribal links and more.
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3 top spots in Olympic National Park 27.7.2014 Seattle Times: Top stories
Don’t miss Rialto Beach, the Hoh Rain Forest and Hurricane Ridge
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Celebrating Olympic wilderness — and more coming? 27.7.2014 Seattle Times: Top stories
More forestland could be designated as wilderness on the edges of Olympic National Park.
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