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Scientists seek rare species survivors in wake of Australia wildfires 19.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Australia’s unprecedented wildfire season has so far killed — by one estimate — more than a billion wild animals. Scientists fear some of the island continent’s unique and colorful species may not recover. For others, they are trying to throw lifelines.
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Australia’s Wallabies, Recovering From Fires, Fed by Carrots Falling From the Sky 13.1.2020 Mother Jones
Thousands of pounds of carrots and sweet potatoes are falling from the sky in Australia, air-dropped to help feed the Brush-tailed Rock wallabies whose habitats have been devastated by massive brushfires. The wallabies, agile marsupials that use their furred tails for balance while climbing trees and vertical rocks, tend to survive fires. But their vegetation […]
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Former astronaut wants to make Rocky Mountain National Park a bit bigger. But first, Congress needs to pass legislation. 18.12.2019 Denver Post: Outdoors
Astronaut Vance Brand is trying to donate land to Rocky Mountain National Park. Colorado's Sen. Cory Gardner, with Sen. Michael Bennet's support, introduced legislation Tuesday to make it happen.
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Letters to the Editor: Trump's national parks plan would make Teddy Roosevelt roll over in his grave 5.12.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Commercializing national parks as a way to pay for their upkeep violates the very reason we protect these treasures.

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Opinion: Our national parks are in crisis. Trump's solution is absurd 2.12.2019 LA Times: Opinion

U.S. national parks have been chronically starved of funding, but our research shows people are willing to support them.

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Newsletter: Impeachment gives us 'crooked Trump' 23.11.2019 LA Times: Opinion

President Trump will almost certainly not be removed from office, but he won't be let off completely — plus more from the week in Opinion.

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A Beautiful World: Roadless wilderness under attack 19.11.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
For two decades the roadless rule has protected millions of acres of pristine national forests from road construction, mining, and logging. The policy is now threatened by new proposed laws.
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Opinion: California has the most polluted national parks in the country. That's unacceptable 17.11.2019 LA Times: Opinion

California has nine national parks — the most of any state. It also has the most polluted national parks in the country. We need to change that

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China aims to build its own Yellowstone on Tibetan plateau 12.11.2019 Denver Post: Local
There's a building boom on the Tibetan plateau, one of the world's last remote places. Mountains long crowned by garlands of fluttering prayer flags are newly topped with sprawling steel power lines. At night, the illuminated signs of Sinopec gas stations cast a red glow over newly built highways.
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Australia readies for ‘catastrophic’ bushfires 12.11.2019 Raw Story
Thousands of firefighters fanned out across eastern Australia Tuesday as gale-force winds, scorching temperatures and tinder-dry bushland brought “catastrophic” fire conditions. Dozens of bushfires were already burning out of control as temperatures were expected to climb toward 40 degrees celsius (104 Fahrenheit) and winds were forecast to top 60 kilometres (40 miles) per hour in […]
Letters to the Editor: Amazon deliveries and Wi-Fi in national parks? No, thanks 8.11.2019 LA Times: Opinion

People go to national parks to escape urban nuisances like truck deliveries and social media. A Trump administration proposal could upend that.

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Trump Interior Nominee Fast-Tracked a “Deficient” Drilling Permit 7.11.2019 Truthout.com
Trump Interior Nominee Fast-Tracked a “Deficient” Drilling Permit
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Editorial: Food trucks and Amazon deliveries in national parks are a horrific idea 5.11.2019 LA Times: Opinion

The Trump administration's plan to open up national parks to Amazon deliveries, food trucks and the like threaten the very thing that make nature appealing.

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Mondale gets tribute at William O'Brien State Park 16.10.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
New signs with the name of Walter F. Mondale have gone up in a Minnesota state park. It's a recognition of the former vice president's work on conservation in a place he personally holds dear.
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Ken Burns scorches Trump’s GOP: ‘They’ve now abandoned all admirable mandates — and replaced them with xenophobic rants’ 10.10.2019 Raw Story
Documentary filmmaker Ken Burns says he’d need 25 years of distance before tackling an examination of President Donald Trump. The filmmaker has produced instant classics on the Civil War, National Parks and the Vietnam War, as well as his latest epic, “Country Music,” but he has never seen anything in U.S. history quite like the […]
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Five tips for talking to kids about climate change 19.9.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Teaching and talking about climate change can be scary, overwhelming and politically controversial. But it doesn’t have to be.
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Trump administration wants to vet worries about drilling near national parks from regional offices 19.9.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
WASHINGTON - The Trump administration has told park superintendents around the country they must notify Washington supervisors before issuing comments to other parts of the federal government when they are worried about drilling and other proposed developments near national parks.
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Half of the 147 tigers rescued from Thai temple have died 17.9.2019 LA Times: Nation

More than half the tigers rescued three years ago from a Buddhist temple in Thailand where they served as a popular tourist attraction have died of disease, wildlife officials said Monday.

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BUSTED: Trump’s government shutdown policy ruled illegal by federal agency 6.9.2019 Raw Story
On Thursday, the Government Accountability Office ruled that President Donald Trump’s administration broke the law by ordering the national park system to remain open during the federal government shutdown in January. GAO alleges that the Interior Department illegally moved money around between departments to keep the parks open. The agency will brief Congress on which individuals […]
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Police Looking for Couple Who Scrawled Graffiti at Ancient Native American Gathering Place, Posted Photo on Instagram: 'They Seemed Pretty Proud of It' 4.9.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Images posted onto social media show alleged grafitti over Labor Day at Illinois' Starved Rock Park.
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