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Last updated: May 25 2016 13:52 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Colorado native visiting all 59 national parks in 59 weeks 25.5.2016 Durango Herald
Last year, Darius Nabors and Trevor Kemp quit their jobs, left their Virginia homes and set out on a cross-country trek to visit each of the country’s 59 national parks in 59 weeks.Thursday, they came through Mesa Verde National Park — number 46 on their list.Kemp said it’s been an incredible trip, but it...
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Arizona business leaders say pollution from Utah is obstructing Grand Canyon views 25.5.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
A coalition of Arizona businesses has joined the push for additional pollution controls at Utah’s Hunter and Huntington coal-fired power plants, a move they hope will influence the Environmental Protection Agency as the deadline for the agency’s decision on the matter looms. Fifty Arizona business owners sent a letter to the EPA last week, urging the agency to consider the impact of its decision on the Grand Canyon and surrounding communities, which, according to the letter, supports more than 7... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Utah Congressman Wants To Block Proposed National Monument In Maine 24.5.2016 Think Progres

Representative Rob Bishop (R-UT) signaled that he will next seek to block a Maine-based foundation from donating property to the National Park Service to create a new national monument in the Maine Woods.

The post Utah Congressman Wants To Block Proposed National Monument In Maine appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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Steamboat briefs: City to hold third Bear River Park master plan meeting 24.5.2016 Steamboat Pilot
The city of Steamboat Springs is working to update the Bear River Park master plan and has hosted a series of open houses to present information regarding the project and solicit public feedback. The third public meeting is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 25 at Citizens Hall, 124 10th St., in conjunction with the Parks and Recreation Commission work session. Oxbow Design Collaborate and the National Parks Service will present the next round of conceptual plans for Bear River Park, which are based on feedback received at the first two community meetings and the public information website at bearriverpark.com . Anyone who is interested reviewing the plans and providing feedback is encouraged to attend. After this meeting, the next step will be to take the plan to City Council for review and approval. The goal of the planning effort is to create a viable, financially feasible master plan for the site and to guide the next phase of park improvements. The plan was last updated in 2004. Local Young ...
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Spotlight on Green News & Views: Centralized vs. distributive renewables; a billion birds gone 22.5.2016 Daily Kos
Spotlight on Green News & Views (previously known as the Green Diary Rescue) appears twice a week, on Wednesdays and Saturdays.  Here is the most recent previous Green Spotlight . More than 25,255 environmentally oriented stories have been rescued to appear in this series since 2006. Inclusion of a story in the Spotlight does not necessarily indicate my agreement with or endorsement of it. OUTSTANDING GREEN STORIES  enhydra lutris writes— Fire at Ivanpah solar plant. Lessons to be learned?  “According to an article at SF Gate this morning ( Ivanpah Fire ), there was a fire at the Ivanpah Solar Plant Thursday which required the closing of one generating tower. That is 1/3 of its generating capacity, and it is the largest solar power plant in the world right now. One other tower is down for maintenance, so it is currently running at 1/3 capacity. [...] Now, if my solar goes down, that’s it, I lose power. Actually, I feed the grid during daytime, so Pacific Grief and Extortion has to go pay retail for ...
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Steamboat briefs: Depot Arts Center hosts watercolor workshop Saturday 21.5.2016 Steamboat Pilot
A one-day Introduction to Watercolor Painting workshop for beginners will be offered Saturday at the Depot Arts Center. The instructor is Mary Levingston. The cost is $75, and registration is required through the Steamboat Springs Arts Council. Supply kits are available for purchase and must be pre-ordered if needed. For more information, call the SSAC at 970-879-9008 or visit steamboatarts.org . Steamboat to hold 3rd meeting on Bear River Park The city of Steamboat Springs, in collaboration with the National Parks Service and Oxbow Design Collaborative, is working to update the Bear River Park Master Plan and has hosted a series of open houses to present information regarding the project and solicit public feedback. The third public meeting will take place at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 25 at Citizens Hall, 124 10th St., in conjunction with the Parks and Recreation Commission work session. Oxbow Design Collaborate and the National Parks Service will present the next round of conceptual plans for Bear River ...
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City to host third meeting on Bear River Park plan 21.5.2016 Steamboat Pilot
The city of Steamboat Springs, in collaboration with the National Parks Service and Oxbow Design Collaborative, is working to update the Bear River Park Master Plan and has hosted a series of open houses to present information regarding the project and solicit public feedback. The third public meeting will take place at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 25 at Citizens Hall, 124 10th St., in conjunction with the Parks and Recreation Commission work session. Oxbow Design Collaborate and the National Parks Service will present the next round of conceptual plans for Bear River Park, based on feedback received at the first two community meetings and the public information website bearriverpark.com. Those interested reviewing the plans and providing feedback are encouraged to attend. Following this meeting, the plan will be submitted to the Steamboat Springs City Council for review and approval. The goal of this planning effort is to create a viable, financially feasible master plan for the site and to guide the next ...
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The Essential Guide to Not Ruining a National Park for Everyone 19.5.2016 Wired Top Stories
The Essential Guide to Not Ruining a National Park for Everyone
Here's what to do and what not to do the next time you visit Acadia, Yellowstone, or any of the country's parks and monuments in between. The post The Essential Guide to Not Ruining a National Park for Everyone appeared first on WIRED.
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Three Canadian men wanted for going out of bounds in Yellowstone 18.5.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
A warrant has been issued for the arrest of three Canadian men accused of violating rules at Yellowstone National Park by wandering beyond designated boardwalks and trails near Old Faithful. Last week, Charles Ryker Gamble, Alexey Andriyovych Lyakh and Justis Cooper Price-Brown were filming a road-trip series while visiting various U.S. national parks, including Utah’s Bonneville Salt Flats and Arches National Park. While in Yellowstone, they allegedly walked about 75 feet off the boardwalk at G...
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Traveling video-makers off track with selfies in Yellowstone 18.5.2016 AP National
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) -- In the latest episode of tourists disturbing wildlife and sensitive geological sites in a national park, a group of men who post pictures and videos of their travels on social media are in hot water for walking onto a sensitive hot spring at Yellowstone National Park, snapping selfies and dipping a hand into water that can reach the boiling point....
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Never put a bison in your car and other don'ts in the national parks 18.5.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Those of us that have spent time in the national parks did a collective forehead slap when we read about the tourists at Yellowstone National Park who recently put a bison calf in their sports-utility vehicle. It didn’t work out for the tourists, who were fined $110, according to the Associated Press. It didn’t work out for the calf. Since it was separated from its herd, it was euthanized rather than have it cause “a dangerous situation.” The National Park Service used the episode as a chance ...
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Thai authorities close popular tourist island to visitors 18.5.2016 Washington Post: World
Thai authorities have closed a popular tourist island to all visitors for an indefinite period, starting Oct. 15, to prevent its environmental degradation.
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One of Thailand's most beautiful islands is closing because tourists are destroying it 17.5.2016 Washington Post: World
Tourists were destroying just what they came to see at Koh Tachai.
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Don't put a bison in your car and other don'ts in the national parks 17.5.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Those of us that have spent time in the national parks did a collective forehead slap when we read about the tourists at Yellowstone National Park who recently put a bison calf in their sports-utility vehicle. It didn’t work out for the tourists, who were fined $110, according to the Associated Press. It didn’t work out for the calf. Since it was separated from its herd, it was euthanized rather than have it cause “a dangerous situation.” The National Park Service used the episode as a chance ...
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Book review: 'Boar Island' among best in series from Nevada Barr 17.5.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Nevada Barr’s vivid novels about National Park Service Ranger Anna Pigeon have allowed readers to take visceral tours of more U.S. national parks than most could ever arrange to visit. Anna’s work, which takes her across the country, showcases the beauty and eco-systems of the National Park Service, which is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. “Boar Island” finds Anna on a 21-day assignment at Maine’s Acadia National Park. A breathtaking look at nature’s beauty and stunning vistas is st... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Expect traffic jams at Arches Memorial Day weekend 16.5.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
If it seems a bit strange to have to worry about traffic jams while going outdoors to enjoy the beauty and solitude a national park offers, then Memorial Day might be a good time to avoid Arches National Park. After the Utah Highway Patrol had to shut down the entrance to Arches for two hours last year due to long lines of vehicles trying to get into Arches creating a massive traffic jam on U.S. 191, the National Park Service is being more proactive this year. According to Arches officials, Memo... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Managing philanthropy at the national parks 16.5.2016 Washington Post: Editorials
The National Park Service is right to explore outside funding, since Congress won’t help.
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Oil Company Gets The Go-Ahead To Explore For Oil In Wildlife-Rich Preserve 12.5.2016 Think Progres

Florida's Big Cypress National Preserve is home to a vast array of plant and animal life.

The post Oil Company Gets The Go-Ahead To Explore For Oil In Wildlife-Rich Preserve appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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Great Basin National Park earns dark skies designation 12.5.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Many Wasatch Front residents might not realize it but Great Basin National Park near Baker, Nevada, on the Utah-Nevada border, is one of the closest national parks to reach from Utah’s big population areas. Now there is another reason to visit the park, which offers tours of Lehman Caves, great campgrounds and excellent alpine hiking. The park is one of the newest sites in the world to be designated an International Dark Sky Park. It was the first in Nevada to earn the designation. Not only does...
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Great Basin earns dark skies designation 11.5.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Many Wasatch Front residents might not realize it but Great Basin National Park near Baker, Nevada, on the Utah-Nevada border, is one of the closest national parks to reach from Utah’s big population areas. Now there is another reason to visit the park, which offers tours of Lehman Caves, great campgrounds and excellent alpine hiking. The park is one of the newest sites in the world to be designated an International Dark Sky Park. It was the first in Nevada to earn the designation. Not only does... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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