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Startup's new sprays promise longer-lasting fruit, fewer pesticides 17.10.2014 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Worldwide, we throw away about a third of our food, some $750 billion per year -- and the percentage is even higher in the United States. One reason is rot: Food goes bad before we can bite in.
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Ice caves might cost you this winter 15.10.2014 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The popularity of the ice caves last winter Apostle Islands has come at a price -- a price.
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Enojying L.A.'s new San Gabriel Mountains National Monument 10.10.2014 LA Times: Top News
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Pilot killed in crash fighting Yosemite National Park wildfire 8.10.2014 Chicago Tribune: Nation
An air tanker plane being used to fight a wildfire in Yosemite National Park crashed in flames on Tuesday, killing the pilot, officials for the park and the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection ...
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Air tanker crashes while fighting fire at Yosemite; pilot dies 8.10.2014 LA Times: Top News
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Fire at Flight 93 memorial damaged some 9/11 artifacts 4.10.2014 LA Times: Top News
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Fire at Pennsylvania memorial for 9/11 victims causes extensive damage 4.10.2014 Chicago Tribune: Nation
PHILADELPHIA - Fire broke out on Friday at the Flight 93 National Memorial's headquarters complex in Pennsylvania, the National Park Service said, causing no reported injuries but extensive damage near the site of the Sept. 11, 2001, crash of a hijacked ...
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On Hawaii Island, watching a disaster flow ever closer 28.9.2014 LA Times: Nation
It is 100 yards wide, nine miles long and traveling between 125 yards and 300 yards a day, a slow-moving ribbon of lava that has kept residents of the rural Puna district of Hawaii Island braced for the inevitable as the ongoing eruption of Kilauea volcano 10 miles away approaches.
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Feds seek 50% hike in Rocky Mountain National Park fee, more elsewhere 27.9.2014 Denver Post: News: Local
Dig a little deeper if you are planning to visit a prominent national park next year. The National Park Service is proposing to boost entrance fees at 131 of the 401 public properties it ...
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US Forestry Service wages war on photography in national parks 26.9.2014 Boing Boing


The new, stupid ban on "professional" photography violates the First Amendment, the Service admits that there's no actual need for it, and it will undermine the visibility of the national parks at a time when they are under unprecedented threat from developers, the energy sector, and mining. Read the rest

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National parks in Colorado waive entrance fees 26.9.2014 Denver Post: Local
ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK, Colo. (AP) — Entrance fees are being waived at Colorado's national parks Saturday to celebrate National Public Lands ...
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Mesa Verde entry is free Saturday 26.9.2014 Durango Herald
Along with all the country’s national parks, Mesa Verde will offer free admission Saturday. The occasion is National Public Lands Day. Other federal agencies waiving fees Saturday include the Fish & Wildlife Service, the Bureau of Land Management, the Bureau of Reclamation, the Army Corps of Engineers and the Forest...
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Feds' proposal to charge, limit access to wilderness areas draws fire 26.9.2014 Denver Post: News: Local
A U.S. Forest Service proposal to require permits and fees for commercial photographers and filmmakers who use wilderness areas has drawn opposition from those who could be ...
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New Poll: Westerners Oppose Right-Wing Efforts To Seize And Sell National Parks, Forests And Public Lands 25.9.2014 Think Progres

"These lands belong to all of us, and it is imperative that we keep it that way," said Sen. Martin Heinrich.

The post New Poll: Westerners Oppose Right-Wing Efforts To Seize And Sell National Parks, Forests And Public Lands appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Indiana man dies while hiking with brothers at Grand Canyon 23.9.2014 Chicago Tribune: Nation
A 46-year-old Indiana man collapsed and died while trying to hike rim-to-rim with his two brothers at Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona, a park official said on ...
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South African parks service says 3 of its employees arrested on suspicion of rhino poaching 22.9.2014 Star Tribune: World
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Norfolk Island green parrot rescued from the brink of extinction 22.9.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

A recovery program using 78 predator-proof nest sites has doubled the female population of the green parrot, one of the worlds rarest birds

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Spotlight on green news & views: NYC People's Climate March is Sunday, hottest August, solar soars 18.9.2014 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
" Many environmentally related posts appearing at Daily Kos each week don't attract the attention they deserve. To help get more eyeballs, Spotlight on Green News & Views (previously known as the Green Diary Rescue) appears twice a week, on Wednesdays and Saturdays. The most recent Saturday Spotlight can be seen here . So far, more than 19,325 environmentally oriented diaries have been rescued for inclusion in this weekly collection since 2006. Inclusion of a diary in the Spotlight does not necessarily indicate my agreement with or endorsement of it. Bautista, Crisp-Sauray, and McKibben: A Future to March For —by Eddie Bautista, La Tonya Crisp-Sauray, and Bill McKibben via TomDispatch: "On Sunday, September 21st, a huge crowd will march through the middle of Manhattan. It will almost certainly be the  largest rally about climate change in human history, and one of the  largest political protests in many years in New York. More than 1,000  groups are coordinating the march—environmental justice groups, ...
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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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