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Mountain lion captured in Ventura County trailer park, then released 21.12.2014 LA Times: Opinion
A mountain lion that made its way into a Ventura County neighborhood was tranquilized and released into the wild, officials said Saturday.
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Spotlight on green news & views: No fracking around in NY, Lima talks, chemical spill execs indicted 21.12.2014 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
Mount Baker. See OceanDiver's post . 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) normally appears twice a week, on Wednesdays and Saturdays. The most recent Saturday Spotlight can be seen here . More than 20,350 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. [As we are on our vacation schedule, the Green Spotlight is only being posted on Saturdays for today, Dec. 27 and Jan. 3.] How Some Really Smart NYS Fracktivists Beat Cuomo and Won the Fracking war —by lipris: "Something amazing happened in Albany today, something very few people thought possible just a few months ago. New York State will indefinitely extend it's moratorium and essentially ban fracking. We aren't kicking ...
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Putting the color in Yellowstone's famed thermal springs 20.12.2014 LA Times: Science
They've thrilled visitors to Yellowstone National Park for well over a century -- simmering ponds of brilliant, rainbow colors with unforgettable names like Grand Prismatic Spring and Sapphire Pool.
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Films & programs 14.12.2014 LA Times: Opinion
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For The First Time In 5 Years, Congress Protects New National Parks And Wilderness Areas 13.12.2014 Think Progres

The bills passed today include protections for 244,970 acres of new wilderness and the addition of more than 100 miles of rivers to the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System.

The post For The First Time In 5 Years, Congress Protects New National Parks And Wilderness Areas appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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South African rangers kill 3 poachers in separate shootouts in country's main wildlife reserve 13.12.2014 Star Tribune: World
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Senate passes bill to advance effort to create new National Women's History Museum in DC 13.12.2014 Star Tribune: Politics
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New Bill Would Ban Fracking In National Parks And Forests 13.12.2014 Think Progres

“Federal lands should be preserved for the public good.”

The post New Bill Would Ban Fracking In National Parks And Forests appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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Coburn threatens spending deal over defense bill 11.12.2014 Politico
Dr. No is at it again.
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Fee-hike proposal proves sensitive in nearby towns 8.12.2014 Durango Herald
JACKSON, Wyo. – A proposal to double the cost to enter Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks in northwest Wyoming is drawing resistance. The town of Jackson, fishing guides and wildlife safari companies are among those speaking out against a plan that calls for increasing entrance fees for the two neighboring parks.
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Nonmilitary provisions snag defense bill 4.12.2014 Washington Post: Politics
A sweeping $521 billion package that authorizes the military to expand operations against the Islamic State and provides billions for the upgrade of military equipment hit a snag on Tuesday over something that has nothing to do with the ...
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National Park Service forces changes to Wrigley renovation plan 4.12.2014 Chicago Tribune: Nation
The Chicago Cubs agreed to several concessions in order to get the National Park Service to approve new advertising signs in the outfield, according to federal ...
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Letters: Pinnacles National Park deserves a better picture 29.11.2014 LA Times: Top News
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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.

The post Texas May Soon Be Forced To Clean Up Air At Iconic National Parks appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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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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