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Category: Biodiversity :: Protection :: National Parks
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Botswana reports mysterious deaths of hundreds of elephants 2.7.2020 Raw Story
Hundreds of elephants have died mysteriously in Botswana’s famed Okavango Delta, the head of the wildlife department said Thursday, ruling out poaching as the tusks were found intact. The landlocked southern African country has the world’s largest elephant population, estimated to be around 130,000. “We have had a report of 356 dead elephants in the […]
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Experts condemn Trump’s ‘insane’ July 3rd Mt. Rushmore fireworks show 25.6.2020 Raw Story
President Donald Trump is forcing through his plan to headline a fireworks show at Mount Rushmore despite concerns from experts who know the national park and its 80-year old monument very well. Those concerns include the coronavirus pandemic, threat of setting off wildfires, water contamination from fireworks chemicals, and limited access to and from the […]
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Trump Threatens Prison for Those Trying to Remove Slaveholder Monuments 23.6.2020 Truthout.com
Trump’s reverence for Jackson may be a nod of support toward his white supremacist base, one historian ...
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Trump accused of caring more about statues than latest outbreak of COVID-19 killing Americans 23.6.2020 Raw Story
President Donald Trump announced to the press out of the blue that there is a law protecting Civil War statues called the Monuments Act. The Monuments Act, however, is about the use of public lands owned by the federal government for the preservation of historic, prehistoric, and scientific interests, like National Parks. It has nothing […]
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Letters to the Editor: Four California giant sequoias are named after Robert E. Lee. That's a disgrace 19.6.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Instead of naming some of California's most majestic trees after a traitor, we should honor people who fought for democracy and human rights.

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U.S. Senate passes major public lands bill backed by Colorado senators 17.6.2020 Denver Post: Local
The U.S. Senate on Wednesday passed the Great American Outdoors Act, a public lands bill that will fully fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund and end a maintenance backlog at national parks, including those in Colorado.
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John Hickenlooper, Andrew Romanoff to face off in in-person U.S. Senate debate 10.6.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
John Hickenlooper and Andrew Romanoff will face off ahead of the U.S. Senate Democratic primary in a June 16 debate sponsored by The Denver Post, Colorado Public Radio News and Denver7.
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New coronavirus cases in Colorado remain low, but state officials watching neighboring states where infections are increasing 10.6.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
The number of new coronavirus cases in Colorado remains relatively low, although Gov. Jared Polis said Tuesday that state officials are keeping an eye on nearby states where there are a growing number of people with the respiratory disease COVID-19.
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With Cory Gardner leading the charge, Senate takes up Great American Outdoors Act 10.6.2020 Denver Post: National News Headlines
Colorado senators are leading a congressional push to pass landmark conservation legislation that would deploy $9.5 billion to maintain overrun national parks and permanently direct $900 million a year for outdoor recreation on public lands.
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With nation focused on pandemic, Trump Interior Dept. to greenlight killing of bear cubs and wolf pups in their dens 28.5.2020 Raw Story
“Killing has no place in our National Wildlife Refuges.” President Donald Trump’s National Park Service plans to finalize rules this week that will allow hunters in Alaska to kill bear cubs and wolf pups while they are in their dens, reversing Obama-era regulations meant to prevent destabilization of the state’s biodiversity. The National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) accused the […]
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Colorado state parks just became the coolest kid in school — but my mom was right, popularity isn’t all that 26.5.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
But will this newfound popularity be able to last?
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Demand for RVs grows as coronavirus crisis changes the way we travel. ‘I can see so many people doing it this summer.’ 20.5.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
The travel industry has taken it on the chin during the coronavirus crisis, but the RV market is showing signs of resiliency. As a hunkered down populace starts to venture out again, RVs could be all the more appealing in the new normal.
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National parks visitors should plan for ‘new normal’ 20.5.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
Park openings in Utah are a sign of what's to come.
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Coronavirus closures could lead to a radical revolution in conservation 12.5.2020 Raw Story
In the early days of the COVID-19 lockdowns, social media was flooded with reports of animals reclaiming abandoned environments. According to one widely shared post, dolphins had returned to the canals of Venice. While many of those stories have since been debunked, conservationists are providing legitimate reports of cleaner air and water, and wildlife reclaiming […]
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Editorial: Coronavirus is teaching us lessons on how to coexist with nature 6.5.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Wildlife scientists say we can bring our new delight in nature to the other side of the pandemic, if we're willing to keep the romance alive.

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Wildfires Can Reduce Biodiversity. Can Biodiversity Be Used to Reduce Wildfires? 26.4.2020 Truthout.com
A biodiversity experiment in Australia showed animal species can help reduce flammable leaf litter by 24 ...
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‘Wannabe dictator’: Investigative journalist explains how Trump just asserted unlimited presidential power 14.4.2020 Raw Story
A pair of Donald Trump tweets Monday show beyond all doubt that he has no idea what’s in our Constitution and fashions himself a Sun King on the make, a wannabe dictator. Trump asserted, wrongly, last July that thanks to our Constitution  “I have an Article II, where I have to the right to do […]
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One hiker rescued, another found dead near Grand Junction 14.4.2020 Denver Post: Local
GRAND JUNCTION -- One hiker died and another who went looking for help was rescued from a canyon in western Colorado, authorities said Monday.
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Even retirees with resources find coronavirus is upending their financial plans 4.4.2020 LA Times: Health

Retirees have seen the value of their retirement funds badly eroded and are looking for ways to generate cash for living expenses.

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Trump administration refuses to close America’s national parks — and now their staffs are up in arms 1.4.2020 Raw Story
America’s national parks are still open during the coronavirus pandemic, and it’s causing revolts among staff members who say they and their communities are being put at risk. The Daily Beast reports that staffers at the Grand Canyon National Park are begging their bosses to temporarily shut down the park until the worst of the […]
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