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Spotlight on green news & views: This is the 350th environmental round-up in a nine-year series 5.3.2015 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
Check out tgypsy's post here . 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 Wednesday Spotlight can be seen here . More than 21,930 environmentally oriented diaries have been rescued for inclusion in this weekly collection since 2006. This is the 350th diary rescue in that that series. Inclusion of a diary in the Spotlight does not necessarily indicate my agreement with or endorsement of it. Obama’s Trade Agenda Smacks Down the Climate —by Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy: "This week 40 groups—many of them focusing on rural and community-based responses to climate change—wrote Congress calling for the rejection of Fast Track trade authority, which would speed through two mega trade deals without fully assessing their impacts on the climate. The letter is ...
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Canada: Take a 'floating book club' cruise to Newfoundland and Labrador 2.3.2015 LA Times: Top News
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Occupy Oak Flat asks Obama to declare site a national monument 27.2.2015 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
Tonto National Forest One executive action most conservatives hate is the establishment of a national monument, which the president can do without congressional approval. He/She marks out some land on a map, declares it ecologically or culturally significant, gives it a name, and signs a piece of paper prohibiting most development on the site. Predictably, the heads of exploiters and their political cronies explode. The action dates to the 1906 Antiquities Act, which was established primarily to protect relatively small, sensitive archeological sites, the first being Devils Tower in Wyoming. When President Theodore Roosevelt used the tool in 1908 to set aside 800,000 acres of the Grand Canyon in Arizona, he took it to a new level, famously declaring, "Leave it as it is. You cannot improve on it." Of course the territory's governor, many elected officials, and the land devourers (mining and forest companies) went berserk. TR would use the Act 18 times to establish national monuments, some eventually ...
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REDD and Neocolonialism in the Land of the Pataxo Warriors 22.2.2015 Truthout - All Articles
It’s 5 o’clock in the morning, southern cone time, on Oct. 13, 2014. The Pataxo indigenous people of the far southern region of the state of Bahía, in the northeast of Brazil, form three barricades across the BR101 Highway in the region of Monte Pascoal, in the city of Itamaraju, one of the main roads connecting the northern and southern parts of the country. They have blocked the highway that runs along the edge of their territory with branches, sticks, and old tires,  stopping hundreds of trucks transporting merchandise from transnational corporations. It doesn’t take police long to arrive. The indigenous people are aware of the possibility of repression. Some have painted their bodies with a mixture of colors– yellow, red, black–colors that their grandfathers used to announce war. Others contrast in white, the sign of peace. Indelible colors on the skin of these people, survivors of an unjust war that has lasted for over five centuries. The atmosphere grew tense as Federal Police came in, although ...
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Attendance up at 3 national parks in Washington 20.2.2015 AP Washington
PORT ANGELES, Wash. (AP) -- Attendance is up at three national parks in Washington state....
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Obama Designates 3 National Monuments, Congressman Deems Him ‘King Barack’ 19.2.2015 Think Progres

Certain Republicans responded with outrage, saying the President is "acting like King Barack."

The post Obama Designates 3 National Monuments, Congressman Deems Him ‘King Barack’ appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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Time running out for ice-cave access on Superior 18.2.2015 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The chances are dwindling that the ice caves on Lake Superior will be available to you this year.
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Drone reproduces Rio's Christ the Redeemer statue 18.2.2015 New Scientist: Opinion
Thanks to thousands of photos snapped from the air, Rio de Janeiro's famous landmark can now be experienced on your screen in ...
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Here’s 12 minutes of loon calls on Wagner Lake 18.2.2015 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The Nature Soundmap provides long recordings of the natural world. Four of them are in Minnesota.
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As Obama arrives, remember the lessons of Pullman 18.2.2015 Chicago Tribune: Opinion
Like the Petrified Forest National Park, the national monument that President Barack Obama will dedicate Thursday in Chicago is a place of arresting beauty. The back story of Pullman isn't ...
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Noise pollution is making us oblivious to the sound of nature, says researcher 17.2.2015 Guardian: Science

Gift of hearing birdsong and trickling water is being lost to a process of ‘learned deafness’, says US scientist, as people screen out background noise

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New and now: Appalachian Trail crowds, national parks in winter, cruise trends 16.2.2015 Star Tribune: Business
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Proposal floated for paddle-powered craft in Yellowstone, Grand Teton national parks 16.2.2015 Denver Post: Local
Yellowstone Park waters may open for recreation.
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Apple Pay Coming To Federal Institutions Starting In September 14.2.2015 TechCrunch
 Apple CEO Tim Cook spoke at the White House summit on cybersecurity and personal privacy today, where he announced that Apple Pay will be available starting this September as a payment method for U.S. federal government services. To start, it’ll roll out for things like admission to national parks, with plans to also make it function with services like social security and… Read ...
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Spotlight on green news & views: Climate talks in Geneva, fracking protest in Oakland 12.2.2015 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
See citisven's post about this anti-fracking protest in Oakland, California. 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 21,820 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. The Mindnapped and the Evil Rays of Silence —by James Wells: "Beware of the stations where the facts are based on lies/Some of them are run by aliens in disguise/They sneak up behind you and put your brain in a box./You can recognize the victims, because they're watching Fox ~Nursery rhyme. Certain people can stop a good conversation, especially if it involves reality-based topics ...
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Free entrance to national parks during Presidents Day weekend 11.2.2015 LA Times: Top News
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U.S. parks offer free admission 11.2.2015 Durango Herald
All of the country’s national parks, monuments and seashores will offer free admission for Presidents Day, which covers Saturday through Monday.A number of the venues are within striking distance of Southwest Colorado.Among them: Mesa Verde near Mancos; Chaco Culture National Historical Park in the northwest corner of...
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President To Protect Historic Chicago District As Newest National Monument 11.2.2015 Think Progres

The country’s first planned industrial town, Pullman Historic District, was determined to be of “national significance” by the National Park Service in 2013 and was identified as a “national treasure” last year by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

The post President To Protect Historic Chicago District As Newest National Monument appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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Obama to make Chicago’s Pullman Park a national monument 11.2.2015 Washington Post
President Obama will designate Chicago’s Pullman Park district, an iconic site in African American and labor history, a national monument next week, according to individuals familiar with the decision.Read full article >>
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Will Oculus Rift Help or Hinder Traditional Tourism? 9.2.2015 Wired Top Stories
Virtual reality technology is changing, and fast. Soon to hit the market, Oculus Rift is a virtual reality headset which is worn like a pair of oversized goggles and, while still being refined, is already available to the public. Made to connect to computers and mobile devices, it gives users a 3D experience and allows ...
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