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Spotlight on green news & views: ALEC on farm laws, Michigan wind power and Colorado wind jobs 24.7.2014 Daily Kos
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 18,825 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. Sunday Train: What Future for America's Deadly Cul-de-Sacs? —by BruceMcF: "The Great Recession of 2007-2009 triggered the Depression that we appear to be exiting this summer. And it was triggered by the collapse of the Great Turn of the Century Suburban Housing Bubble. In coming out of the recent Depression, one driver of residential property values, the Cul de Sac, seems to be in conflict with a new driver: walkability. In October 2013, the Realtor(R) ...
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Have a Drone? Check This Map Before You Fly It 24.7.2014 Wired Top Stories
The popularity of drones is climbing quickly among companies, governments and citizens alike. But the rules surrounding where, when and why you can fly an unmanned aerial vehicle aren’t very clear. The FAA has tried to assert control and insist on licensing for all drone operators, while drone pilots and some legal experts claim drones ...
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Federal shutdown hurt national park visitation 23.7.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Even with the state stepping in to reopen Utah’s national parks during the 16-day federal shutdown last October, visitation to those attractions declined last year. A new National Park Service report said Utah’s national parks attracted almost 9 million visitors last year, down from 9.5 million in 2012. The economic impact of those visitors also declined, from $613.7 million in 2012 to $596.5 million last year. And that took a toll on few hundred jobs. Parks-related employment slipped to 9,069 i...
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New Balance Launches Literature-Inspired Shoes 23.7.2014 Boston Globe: Massachusetts
Make way on the book case for some... shoes? New Balance’s new literature-inspired shoe line might get more bookworms to lace ...
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Ken Burns weaves individual stories of Roosevelt political dynasty into 14-hour film for PBS 23.7.2014 Star Tribune: Nation
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State, national parks in Minnesota see increase in visitors 20.7.2014 Star Tribune: Latest
Despite the rainy summer, more people are getting out to explore Minnesota.
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National parks, monuments boost Wyoming, Montana and Idaho economies by $1.15 billion 20.7.2014 Star Tribune: Nation
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State’s national parks boost economy 19.7.2014 Durango Herald
Colorado’s 12 national parks, including Mesa Verde in Southwest Colorado, generated $330.5 million from the 5.4 million tourists who visited the parks in 2013, the National Park Service said in a news release Friday.The spending supported 4,692 jobs in the state. Tourists visit national parks to have a good time and end...
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Minnesota state park visits continue to grow after wet June 19.7.2014 Twincities.com: Local

Despite a record wettest June that kept Minnesotans hunkered down at home, state figures show that more people than ever are getting outdoors to take advantage of Minnesota's state parks.

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Child Migrants Have Been Coming to America Alone Since Ellis Island 18.7.2014 Mother Jones
Are the Kids Showing Up at the Border Really Refugees? See MoJo's full coverage of the surge of unaccompanied child migrants from Central America. That's not true, according to Barry Moreno, a librarian at the Ellis Island Immigration Museum  and author of the book Children of Ellis Island . The Immigration Act of 1907 did indeed declare that unaccompanied children under 16 were not permitted to enter in the normal fashion. But it didn't send them packing, either. Instead, the act set up a system in which unaccompanied children—many of whom were orphans—were kept in detention awaiting a special inquiry with immigration inspectors to determine their fate. At these hearings, local missionaries, synagogues, immigrant aid societies, and private citizens would often step in and offer to take guardianship of the child, says Moreno. In Annie's case, her parents were waiting to receive her; they'd taken the same journey to New York three years before, looking for work. But according to Moreno, thousands of ...
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California hiker with broken leg ate bugs to live 17.7.2014 San Jose Mercury News: Local News
A hiker who was stranded for six days in California's Sierra Nevada with a badly broken leg says survival mode kicked in when he treated his own injury and sought sustenance by eating crickets and moths, and drinking melting ice.
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California hiker says he survived 6 days stranded with broken leg by eating crickets, moths 17.7.2014 Star Tribune: Nation
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California hiker with broken leg ate bugs to live 17.7.2014 Star Tribune: Latest
A hiker who was stranded for six days in California's Sierra Nevada with a badly broken leg says survival mode kicked in when he treated his own injury and sought sustenance by eating crickets and moths, and drinking melting ice.
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Wyoming Gubernatorial Candidate Calls For Drilling In Yellowstone National Park 16.7.2014 Think Progres

Will the oldest national park in the world soon feature oil derricks?

The post Wyoming Gubernatorial Candidate Calls For Drilling In Yellowstone National Park appeared first on ThinkProgress.

St. Croix River park boss takes on Mississippi, too 16.7.2014 Twincities.com: News

Chris Stein, superintendent of the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway, is taking on a second job.

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July 12 Readers' letters: Alfalfa exports to China are nothing to cheer about 15.7.2014 San Jose Mercury News: Letters
Letters from Mercury News readers.
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Ted Cruz Launches Senate Fight To Auction Off America’s Public Lands 10.7.2014 Think Progres

Cruz's amendment would require the federal government to transfer excess land to the states or sell it to the highest bidder.

The post Ted Cruz Launches Senate Fight To Auction Off America’s Public Lands appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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Gun-control fight stalls bipartisan hunting bill 10.7.2014 Washington Post: Politics
A bipartisan proposal to expand hunting and fishing rights on federal lands stalled in the U.S. Senate Thursday, after party leaders couldn't agree whether to hold votes on amendments to expand and roll back gun ...
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Spotlight on Green News & Views: 'Frackonomics,' exploding oil trains, hidden history of Yosemite 10.7.2014 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
Brown pelicans ponder life's wonders in the Pacific Northwest's Westport Harbor. 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 18,600 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. How a Housewife Transformed an Open Sewer into a Swimmable River —by Ellen Moyer: "In the 1960s the Nashua River was starved of oxygen, biologically dead, and one of the ten most polluted rivers in the United States. The sludge-filled river, which flows through New Hampshire and Massachusetts, was a different color every day, depending on what was discharged that day. People ...
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Woman treads water for 3 hours after Lake Mead storm 9.7.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Las Vegas • A man who became separated from his jet skiing wife Tuesday evening before a sudden storm whipped up 8-foot-tall swells on Lake Mead said he prayed the whole time rescuers searched for her, National Parks Service officials said. Those prayers were answered when a game warden and a park ranger “miraculously” found the woman without a life jacket in the middle of the lake at about 8 p.m., more than three hours after she started treading water. “She still had so much energy,” parks spok...
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