User: newstrust Topic: NewsTrust Environment
Category: Biodiversity :: Protection :: National Parks
Last updated: Sep 07 2020 17:34 IST RSS 2.0
 
1 to 20 of 4,514    
Typhoon Haishen hits South Korea after battering Japan’s southern islands 7.9.2020 Raw Story
South Korea hunkered down as Typhoon Haishen arrived on the shores of its southern peninsula on Monday, after the powerful storm battered Japan’s southern islands but appeared to pass through without major damage or casualties. The storm, carrying top sustained winds of up to 126 km (78 miles) per hour, was headed north from a southern city of Ulsan, […]
Trump Is Trying to Greenwash His Appalling Environmental Record Before the Election 5.9.2020 Mother Jones
This article was originally published in HuffPost and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. During a May 2018 roundtable with more than two dozen outdoor sporting and conservation organizations, after more than a year of leading the Trump administration’s fossil fuel-centric “energy dominance” push, then-Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke promised to make a “grand […]
Also found in: [+]
American environmentalism’s racist roots have shaped global thinking about conservation 3.9.2020 Raw Story
The United States is having a long-overdue national reckoning with racism. From criminal justice to pro sports to pop culture, Americans increasingly are recognizing how racist ideas have influenced virtually every sphere of life in this country. This includes the environmental movement. Recently the Sierra Club – one of the oldest and largest U.S. conservation […]
Also found in: [+]
As wildfire smoke hangs over Colorado, state’s air quality board inches toward plan to reduce haze 21.8.2020 Denver Post: Local
A 90-degree haze of wildfire smoke and other pollutants hung over Colorado's mountain valleys and cities Thursday, increasingly beyond the control of state government officials, who inched forward in their efforts to make improvements to future air quality.
Also found in: [+]
Letters to the Editor: Bottom-line governing is killing the Postal Service and other institutions 19.8.2020 LA Times: Opinion

President Trump thinks only about profit, so to him there's little reason to have a Postal Service or government safety net.

Also found in: [+]
Singapore crushes massive ivory haul on eve of World Elephant Day 11.8.2020 Raw Story
Singapore began destroying nine tonnes of seized ivory Tuesday, the largest such action globally in recent years, including contraband tusks that came from more than 300 African elephants. The destruction by an industrial rock crusher was held on the eve of World Elephant Day, and aims to prevent the items from re-entering the market and […]
Also found in: [+]
Litter, graffiti and vandalism are increasing at state parks, national forests across Colorado 7.8.2020 Denver Post: Local
As more people head outdoors, trash piles have begun to grow.
Also found in: [+]
‘Idiot’ Trump mocked after struggling to pronounce Yosemite: ‘And he questions Biden’s cognitive abilities?’ 4.8.2020 Raw Story
President Trump was on the receiving end of internet mockery after it became apparent that he doesn’t know how to pronounce the word “Yosemite.” During a speech on Tuesday at the White House following the signing of the “Great American Outdoors Act,” Trump twice pronounced Yosemite as “yo-Semite.” .@realDonaldTrump pronounces Yosemite as "Yo-Semites." pic.twitter.com/g4jY4l1HkI — […]
Is a Big Win for Conservation a Blow to Climate Action? 27.7.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in High Country News and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. On July 22, Congress passed the biggest public-lands spending bill in half a century. The bipartisan bill, called the Great American Outdoors Act, puts nearly $10 billion toward repairing public-lands infrastructure, such as outdated buildings and dysfunctional […]
Also found in: [+]
Editorial: National parks and public lands needed a win. Congress finally gave them one 24.7.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Congress approves $9 billion over five years to fix up national parks and another $900 million a year for the Land and Water Conservation Fund.

Also found in: [+]
Congress passes Cory Gardner’s public lands bill 23.7.2020 Denver Post: Local
The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday passed a major public lands bill introduced by Sen. Cory Gardner, a Republican from Yuma.
Also found in: [+]
Having a hard time finding a campsite in Colorado this summer? You’re not alone. 15.7.2020 Denver Post: Entertainment
Locals have flocked campgrounds in Colorado.
Also found in: [+]
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 […]
Also found in: [+]
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 […]
Also found in: [+]
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 ...
Also found in: [+]
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 […]
Also found in: [+]
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.

Also found in: [+]
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.
Also found in: [+]
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.
Also found in: [+]
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.
Also found in: [+]
1 to 20 of 4,514