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Texas May Soon Be Forced To Clean Up Air At Iconic National Parks 25.11.2014 Think Progres

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality plan proposed a few years ago relied mostly on natural improvements in air quality.

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How a Bill Becomes an Executive Order 23.11.2014 Outside the Beltway
The SNL cold open updates a Schoolhouse Rock classic
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For the record 19.11.2014 LA Times: Opinion
Pinnacles National Park: In the Nov. 16 Travel section, an article about Pinnacles National Park reversed the driving directions to the park's entrances. The correct routes are: To drive to the west entrance from Los Angeles, take Highway 101 north to Soledad, then take Highway 146 east for...
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Parks activist Peter Gove receives conservationist award 18.11.2014 Star Tribune: Local
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How the Kalahari bushmen and other tribespeople are being evicted to make way for wilderness 16.11.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Racist governments are forcing native people from their land, supposedly to benefit wildlife and environment, according to a report When Botswanas president, Ian Khama, opened a giant $4.9bn diamond mine in the heart of the Central Kalahari Game Reserve in September, there were some notable absentees among the invited guests: the 700 bushmen whose hunter-gatherer families had been the traditional inhabitants of the desert, but who have been exiled to impoverished settlements on the edge of the park and are forbidden to hunt the wildlife. According to a Survival International report, launched at the World Parks Congress in Sydney, the worlds biggest conservation meeting, the San of the Kalahari are just one among hundreds of tribal peoples who have been evicted or are under threat of expulsion from the worlds 6,000 national parks and 100,000 protected conservation areas, which together are thought to cover nearly 13% of the Earths land ...
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Hitting a peak at Pinnacles National Park with spires, condor sightings 16.11.2014 LA Times: Opinion
I wasn't thinking about condors as I drove through the dusty foothills of Central California approaching Pinnacles National Park. The surreal scenery within Pinnacles, America's newest national park, was too distracting. Rocky spires and craggy buttresses soared above softly rounded...
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Grand Canyon proposes increase in entrance fees ahead of National Park Service centennial 10.11.2014 Star Tribune: Nation
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Silurian Valley energy proposal tests land boundaries 9.11.2014 LA Times: Opinion
In one of the hottest, driest places on Earth, velvety sand dunes surround dry lake beds that, with luck, fill with spring rains. Hidden waterways attract a profusion of wildlife and birds; submerged desert rivers periodically erupt in a riot of green.
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Entry to parks could cost you more 8.11.2014 Durango Herald
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Visiting the Grand Canyon and other national parks could get a little pricier.The National Park Service said 115 of its 401 units plan to seek public comment on entrance fees that could go up starting next year. It’s part of a broader effort by the agency to bring in more money for visitor services and...
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Parks Service Plans To Lay $34 Million Of Fiber-Optic Cable In Yellowstone, Grand Tetons 4.11.2014 Think Progres

"People are dependent on wireless, they're dependent on cellular," NPS spokeswoman Alexandra Picavet told the Associated Press. Rather than fight against that technological tide, the Parks Service has decided to try to cater to that dependence.

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Yellowstone park considers bumping up bandwidth 3.11.2014 AP Top News
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- Can Old Faithful compete with Netflix? The prospect of streaming wireless service deep inside Yellowstone National Park is re-igniting the debate over whether there should be any place off limits to technology....
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Restoring natural beauty 2.11.2014 Denver Post: News: Local
The series of graffiti-like paintings on rocks in national parks across the West, which set off a furor on social media this month, angering people who say they desecrated some of the nation's most famously picturesque landscapes, has also created a headache for park managers who have the delicate task of cleaning up the sites without causing further ...
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Painted graffiti on rocks across West hard to remove 1.11.2014 Durango Herald
SALT LAKE CITY – A series of graffiti-like paintings on rocks in national parks across the West set off a furor on social media this month, angering people who say they desecrated some of the nation’s most famously picturesque landscapes. They’ve also created a headache for park managers, who have the delicate task of cleaning...
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Art or graffiti? Either way, removing paintings at National Parks is painstaking work 1.11.2014 Star Tribune: Nation
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Two Colorado locations included in national park vandalism spree 31.10.2014 Headlines: All Headlines
Two Colorado attractions are among the confirmed hit list of a New York woman under investigation for creating graffiti and vandalizing a number of national parks in the West.
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National park vandal strikes again, including in Colorado 31.10.2014 Headlines: All Headlines
The National Park Service says it has found more graffiti in some of the West's most scenic locations in a case that sparked an uproar on social media last week.
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Rangers find graffiti in 3 more national parks across West, identify suspect as New York woman 31.10.2014 Star Tribune: Nation
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Spotlight on green news & views: Climate talks, Politico amplifies BP's lies, livestock antibiotics 26.10.2014 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
Co-chairs Artur Runge-Metzger and Kishan Kumarsingh during Day 4 at the Bonn climate talks. 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 Wednesday Spotlight can be seen here . So far, more than 19,860 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. Day 4 at the UN climate talks in Bonn —by TierneySmith: "There are just two days of negotiations left, and much work remains. On Thursday afternoon, the talks’ two co-chairs took stock of how far the negotiations had moved since the start of this session, offering government negotiators a stern reality check. Their main tasks were to deliver clarity of what countries’ ...
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Paintings, drawings of faces found on rocks in national parks across West; probe underway 24.10.2014 Star Tribune: Nation
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Illegal drawings on national parks rocks spark probe, furor 24.10.2014 Star Tribune: Latest
A series of colorful, eerie faces painted on rocks in some of the West's most famously picturesque landscapes has sparked an investigation by the National Park Service and a furor online.
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