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Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke vows to end culture of harassment and intimidation in National Park Service 14.10.2017 LA Times: Nation

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke on Friday announced a plan to combat sexual harassment, bullying and intimidation of employees within America’s national parks system and to hold managers accountable if inappropriate behavior is ignored.

The plan aims to change an embedded culture that Zinke said...

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Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke vows to end culture of harassment and intimidation in Park Service 14.10.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke on Friday announced a plan to combat sexual harassment, bullying and intimidation of employees within America’s national parks system and to hold managers accountable if inappropriate behavior is ignored.

The plan aims to change an embedded culture that Zinke said...

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Nothing but wow moments on this tour of Utah's five national parks 4.10.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Leave the driving to Austin Adventures on an eight-day exploration of Canyonlands, Arches, Capitol Reef, Bryce and Zion national parks.

Moab, Utah, is base camp for two days of hiking in Arches and Canyonlands. An afternoon trek will introduce participants to colorful Capitol Reef, followed by...

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GOP still plans to vote on NRA-backed legislation that eases gun restrictions 3.10.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Congress has been unable, or unwilling, to approve gun control legislation after recent mass shootings — including one targeting lawmakers playing baseball — and it is unlikely to consider new bills after the attack in Las Vegas.

To the contrary, House Republicans are on track to advance legislation...

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Congress unable to pass firearm restrictions, poised to consider easing purchases of gun silencers 2.10.2017 LA Times: Commentary
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FAA outlaws drone use around 10 US monuments and dams 29.9.2017 techCrunch
 The Federal Aviation Administration announced new rules for drone use around key US landmarks including monuments and dams. Under the new restrictions, drones are not to fly within 400 feet of the designated landmarks. The FAA says these rules were implemented at the request of the US security and law enforcement agencies. These locations are just the latest to the growing list of the… Read ...
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The Energy 202: Trump's hiring freeze shrunk National Weather Service staff before hurricanes hit 27.9.2017 Washington Post: Politics
The staffing issues predate the president, though.
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The National Park Service Just Ended Its Bottled Water Ban—After Finding It Worked 27.9.2017 Mother Jones
Last month, the National Park Service terminated a six-year program that aimed to end the sale of disposable plastic water bottles in national parks. The top bottled water lobby cheered; environmental groups booed. The bottled water industry spent nearly five times more on lobbying last year than it did before the ban program was enacted And on […]
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The National Park Service showed that its bottled water ban worked — then lifted it 26.9.2017 Washington Post
The National Park Service showed that its bottled water ban worked — then lifted it
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The Energy 202: Trump could punish China over solar panels. But the U.S. solar industry might suffer too. 25.9.2017 Washington Post: Politics
No final decision yet.
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African wildlife protectors get a hand in detective training in Commerce City 24.9.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
Saving African wild cats, elephants and other species from extinction takes serious police work. That's why some of the continent's conservation officers came to Commerce City, Colorado.
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This war hero was forgotten in Canada and portrayed as a Brit in 'Dunkirk.' Now he's finally getting his due. 21.9.2017 Washington Post: World
Hollywood may have ignored the identity Commander J. Campbell Clouston, the Canadian naval commander with a key role in the evacuation of Dunkirk, but the film is finally giving him the recognition he never got.
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Hurricane Maria downgraded to Category 2, but damage to Puerto Rico is severe 21.9.2017 LA Times: Commentary
Officials in Puerto Rico are calling Maria the "storm of the century."
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Hurricane Maria slams into Puerto Rico, cutting power to entire island 21.9.2017 LA Times: Nation
Officials in Puerto Rico are calling Maria the "storm of the century."
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Interior secretary recommends shrinking 6 national monuments 18.9.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A leaked memo from Ryan Zinke to President Trump recommends that two Utah monuments -- Bears Ears and Grand Staircase Escalante -- be reduced, along with Nevada's Gold Butte and Oregon's Cascade-Siskiyou. Two marine monuments in the Pacific Ocean also would be reduced.
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'Green News Report' - September 12, 2017 12.9.2017 BradBlog
IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Recovery efforts continue after Irma grinds a trail of destruction across Florida and into Georgia; Adding pollution to misery, FL sewage systems overflow and EPA waives pollution rules; Hurricanes Irma and Harvey may open a rift in the Republican Party's denial of climate change; PLUS: Miss ...
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Terms of co-existence 9.9.2017 Editorials – The Indian Express
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Emails show clash between Facebook, Trump appointees over Zuckerberg glacier visit 7.9.2017 Washington Post
Facebook’s CEO wanted to visit Glacier National Park to see how the warming climate was melting the ice sheets, resulting in a conflict between political appointees and park service staff.
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National park icons threatened by wind-frenzied wildfires 5.9.2017 Denver Post: News: Local
Winds wreaked havoc on wildfires that were threatening two crown jewels of the National Park Service on Monday, pushing the flames toward manmade and natural icons in and around Glacier and Yosemite national parks.
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Ski resorts and others worry the Trump administration may cut visa workers program 31.8.2017 LA Times: Business

The Trump administration is considering overhauling a program that allows foreign college students to work temporarily in the United States, sparking panic among operators of ski resorts and concessions at state and national parks who rely heavily on such seasonal help.

In a conference call Wednesday,...

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