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New York man missing at RMNP fled rangers trying to assist him 30.1.2015 Denver Post: Local
Authorities in Rocky Mountain National Park are searching for a 34-year-old New York man missing off Trail Ridge Road since Tuesday when he fled from rangers who tried to assist ...
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'Parks and Recreation's' radical take on having it all 29.1.2015 Chicago Tribune: Nation
At the end of the sixth season of "Parks and Recreation," Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler) and Ben Wyatt (Adam Scott) found out they weren't just expecting — Leslie was pregnant with triplets. This would have been big news for any couple. But for Ben, who spent his career balancing ...
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EPA reaches tentative settlement with 4 Minnesota, Michigan iron mines in park haze case 29.1.2015 Star Tribune: Business
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What’s in a name? 26.1.2015 Durango Herald
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz.To those who know and love the Grand Canyon, the names of its historic lodges are synonymous with the national park itself.Bright Angel Lodge, Phantom Ranch and El Tovar all bring to mind a place coveted worldwide for its sweeping views, river rapids and history told though layers of geology.But the...
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In Death Valley, a Jeep, back roads and a whole new perspective 25.1.2015 LA Times: Opinion
It took me several trips here to realize this, but if you know where to look and time it right, Death Valley is one giggle after another.
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Oyster farm cleanup puts Drakes Estero on way to marine wilderness 25.1.2015 LA Times: Top News
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Grand Canyon concessionaire seeks exclusive rights to names of popular park lodges 24.1.2015 Star Tribune: Business
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Company seeks rights to names of famed Grand Canyon lodges 24.1.2015 AP Business
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) -- To those who know and love the Grand Canyon, the names of its historic lodges are synonymous with the national park itself....
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GOP Plan To Secure The Border: Militarize Disneyland! 22.1.2015 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
Hey, everyone! Republicans in the House are taking up immigration as only Republicans can. You know what that means, right? Repeat after me: First we secure our borders. Because no immigration until we've taken care of that first. And wait till you see what they've got in mind. In the words of Rep. McCaul, HR 399 will allow the Department of Defense “to transfer assets from theatre of war and redeploy them to the Southwest border.” See McCaul press release Jan. 15, 2015. War assets and other enforcement tools authorized by Congress could be deployed within 100 miles of the southern border, encompassing cities like San Diego, Tucson, El Paso and Brownsville (8 CFR 287.1). This 100-mile-zone is home to 15 million people and includes Disneyland, national parks, and tourist beaches. Specifically, the bill authorizes Department of Defense to allocate aviation assets to Customs and Border Protection (Sec. 7). Other war assets are transferred under the Department of Defense 1033 Program. The bill requires ...
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Hours After State Of The Union, Senate Targets National Parks 21.1.2015 Think Progres

Sen. Fischer's amendment would add additional paperwork and cost to every locally-driven conservation effort that requires federal designation or land purchase by a U.S. agency.

The post Hours After State Of The Union, Senate Targets National Parks appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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Raising the White House fence could mean the removal of unsightly restrictions 18.1.2015 Washington Post: Editorials
THERE HAVE been various iterations of the White House fence since 1801 when President Thomas Jefferson saw the need to stop wandering livestock from grazing. But the last major change was fifty years ago when a 19th-century iron fence was replaced with one that was about eight inches taller. Given the heightened security challenges of a changed world — not to mention the seeming ease of intruders to jump the fence — it’s time for a new appraisal and possible redesign of the fence. Read full article ...
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Spotlight on green news & views: 2014 hottest year on record, 11 Senate Democrats back KXL 18.1.2015 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
See OceanDiver's post on paths 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 20,600 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. 2014 Warmest year on record while solar cycle weakest in 100 years —by FishOutofWater: "2014 was the hottest on year record according to NOAA, NASA and the Japan Meteorological Agency. The high temperatures were not associated with a strong El Nino or a strong solar maximum. There is no credible scientific explanation for the record high temperatures except record high levels of greenhouse gases. CO2 levels hit the ...
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New Congress Begins Anti-Environment Attack With ‘No More National Parks’ Bill 17.1.2015 Think Progres

The bill, introduced Tuesday, would amend the 1906 Antiquities Act to effectively block the President from designating any new national monuments without congressional approval and an extensive environmental review.

The post New Congress Begins Anti-Environment Attack With ‘No More National Parks’ Bill appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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Zimbabwe says it is cash-strapped, will export elephants for funds, despite objections 16.1.2015 Star Tribune: World
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Whiskey on the rocks: Yosemite climbers still enjoyed booze 16.1.2015 Chicago Tribune: Nation
Day after day, the two Americans who completed what had been considered the world's most difficult rock climb bloodied their fingertips, endured bruising falls and balanced their bodies on handholds as small as ...
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Philippines Evicts Small Vendors Ahead of Pope's ‘Mercy and Compassion’ Visit 15.1.2015 Global Voices
The Luneta street vendors have protested the eviction notice: "We love the Pope. We will not harm him. We are not terrorists."
2 men nearly through 'world's hardest climb' at Yosemite 9.1.2015 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Two men are attempting what has been called the hardest rock climb in the world: a free climb of a half-mile section of exposed granite in California's Yosemite National ...
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Impossibly imaginative food landscapes. Warning: don't look if hungry. 8.1.2015 Boing Boing
You've been warned. Read the rest
A Crucial First Amendment Bill Now Sits in the Hands of Congress 7.1.2015 Esquire
After the Forest Service attempted to fine photographers for taking pictures on federal land, and after journalists were scrutinized for documenting police officers in action, Congress is addressing Constitutional rights.
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Keep This In Mind Before Trying to Smoke Weed Inside a National Park 5.1.2015 Esquire
As Yellowstone proved in 2014, you're still on federal land, and the punishments are still severe.
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