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Utah Symphony plans new road trip to showcase state's natural and cultural history 26.4.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
The Utah Symphony is going on another road trip. Three years after the Mighty 5 Tour took the orchestra to the state’s five national parks, Thierry Fischer and his band will give five outdoor performances at state or national parks and monuments. The 1,200-mile tour, dubbed the Great American Road Trip, will run Aug. 29-Sept. 2. Guests are composer-instrumentalist Brent Michael Davids, soprano Abigail Rethwisch and baritone Andrew Paulson. Davids, a member of the Stockbridge-Munsee Band of the M...
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Tiny southern Utah town enlists artists to help preserve historic bridge 26.4.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
The town of Rockville has been trying to save and restore its historic bridge that spans the Virgin River. The bridge, constructed in 1924, is the only surviving Parker Through Truss bridge in Utah. It was built to help bring people to Zion National Park and, according to the town of Rockville, provided the primary automobile route for visitors to Utah’s national parks between 1924 and 1930. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1995. Sixteen prominent plein air artists wil... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Chelsea Handler Calls Steve Bannon 'Ugly, Fat,' 'Nazi' Klan Member 25.4.2017 NewsBusters
The April 21 episode of Netflix’s Chelsea titled “Women That Are Strong Are Fun” brought another Trump bash-a-thon which included a trip to Paris to bash Trump with some French voters. But Chelsea Handler seemed especially deranged about Trump advisor Steve ...
Seeing Europe by train, photographing the night sky and more 23.4.2017 LA Times: Commentary

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Montana lawmakers seek to make Native America a destination 23.4.2017 AP Top News
HELENA, Mont. (AP) -- The Blackfeet Indian Reservation rolls across the plains just east of Glacier National Park. There&apos;s a hotel and casino. There are gas stations, a few eateries and a museum to learn about the culture and history of the people that have occupied the territory long before the arrival of the U.S. Cavalry and the hordes of modern-day visitors who roll into the nearby mountains....
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An incredible look at national parks from space 23.4.2017 Washington Post
An incredible look at national parks from space
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Drones used for first time in search for hikers at Grand Canyon 22.4.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Phoenix • The desperate effort this week to find two hikers who disappeared at the bottom of the Grand Canyon represented the National Park Service’s most extensive use yet of drones in a search-and-rescue mission. The Grand Canyon is the only national park with its own fleet of unmanned aircraft for reaching people who have gotten lost, stranded, injured or killed. Under a program that began last fall, it has five drones and four certified operators. While the aerial search for the two hikers c...
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Drones used for first time in major search at Grand Canyon 22.4.2017 AP Top News
PHOENIX (AP) -- The desperate effort this week to find two hikers who disappeared at the bottom of the Grand Canyon represented the National Park Service&apos;s most extensive use yet of drones in a search-and-rescue mission....
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Trump exposes National Parks to oil company drilling 21.4.2017 Boing Boing
A recently signed executive order by our glorious Orange Julius has directed the Secretary of the Interior to reconsider rules limiting energy production in our National Parks. Mother Jones : In late March, President Trump signed his 19th executive order, titled "Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth," which in addition to rolling back a number of Obama-era climate polices may also make it easier for energy companies to drill in America's national parks. Buried in the 2,300-word executive order is a sentence directing the Secretary of the Interior, Ryan Zinke, to review the rules which regulate oil and gas drilling in national parks and to repeal, suspend, or rescind them if they are found inconsistent with the president's energy goals. The move has environmentalists in an uproar. "These are not burdensome regulations by any means," said Nicholas Lund, Senior Manager for the National Park Conservation Association. "They require really just a reasonable amount of work on the part of the ...
Utah's Terry Tempest Williams to teach at Harvard 20.4.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Utah writer Terry Tempest Williams has been appointed writer-in-residence at the Harvard Divinity School. “Humbled by the support, honored to be able to work with such remarkable people,” Williams wrote in a Facebook post Wednesday morning announcing her appointment for the 2017-18 academic year. “Thrilled at all I will be exposed to and learn.” Williams lives in Castle Valley and is a visiting professor at Dartmouth College’s Environmental Studies program. She’s written 15 books, including last... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Forest Service mulls closing Hanging Lake after vandalism 19.4.2017 Denver Post: Outdoors
U.S. Forest Service officials frustrated by vandalism are thinking about temporarily closing Hanging Lake Trail, which leads to one of the most popular attractions in western Colorado.
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A quick guide to Colorado’s national parks — because entry is free this weekend 18.4.2017 Denver Post: Lifestyles
Take a look at Colorado's four national parks, which are free to visit during the April 15-23 nationwide celebration.
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Turning a cathedral into a garden: Saint John’s Cathedral prepares for Easter 16.4.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
For 35 years, Nielsen has been creating floral decorations for the Saint John's Cathedral -- she has a photo book to prove it -- and despite retiring from duty two times in the past, she was at it again Saturday ahead of the liturgy of the Easter Vigil.
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Eagle, Avon trails open for season Saturday 15.4.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
The ski shops in Lionshead Village aren't converting to wheel shops just yet, but the mountain biking season in much of the county starts this weekend. Town-owned open space trails in Eagle and Avon officially open Saturday for hiking and biking.
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Three platypuses in Australia likely ‘killed in an horrific act of cruelty.’ Two were beheaded. 13.4.2017 Washington Post
Three platypuses in Australia likely ‘killed in an horrific act of cruelty.’ Two were beheaded.
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Spotlight on green news & views: Gearing up for April 29 climate march; unprotecting wildlife 13.4.2017 Daily Kos
This is the 495th edition of the Spotlight on Green News & Views (previously known as the Green Diary Rescue) usually appears twice a week, on Wednesdays and Saturdays.  Here is the April 5 Green Spotlight. More than 26,835 environmentally oriented stories have been rescued to appear in this series since 2006. Inclusion of a story in the Spotlight does not necessarily indicate my agreement with or endorsement of it. OUTSTANDING GREEN STORIES cwillis writes— 100th anniversary of the radium paint industry, in photos : “In April 1917, the United States entered World War I, and a massive industrial demand immediately arose for a product that had existed only as a scientific curiosity: paint that glowed in the dark.  Powered by the radioactive decay of radium, this toxic paint has a special prominence in the history of workplace safety regulation and workers’ compensation law in the United States.  The radium paint episode lies at the nexus of competing American traditions of corporate greed and progressive ...
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National Park Week means four free entry days in April 12.4.2017 LA Times: Commentary

During National Park Week in April, travelers can take advantage of four days of free entry at national park sites from coast to coast. That means you save $20 to enter Death Valley, and $25 to $35 on a visit to Yosemite.

The deal and dates: Not all parks charge entry fees, but those that do will...

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Trump Made It a Lot Easier for Oil Companies to Drill in National Parks 12.4.2017 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Fusion and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Some of our most iconic national parks—the Great Sand Dunes, the Everglades, and the Grand Tetons—are in danger of becoming the newest hotspots for oil and gas drilling in United States. In late March, President Trump signed his 19th executive order, titled "Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth," which in addition to rolling back a number of Obama-era climate polices may also make it easier for energy companies to drill in America's national parks. Buried in the 2,300-word executive order is a sentence directing the Secretary of the Interior, Ryan Zinke, to review the rules which regulate oil and gas drilling in national parks and to repeal, suspend, or rescind them if they are found inconsistent with the president's energy goals. The move has environmentalists in an uproar. "These are not burdensome regulations by any means," said Nicholas Lund, Senior Manager for the National ...
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Jets zip through narrow Star Wars Canyon, drawing visitors 12.4.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Death Valley National Park, Calif. • Silence and stillness settled over the deep, sunbaked gorge as a pair of photographers sat on a cliff, waiting. Then the rumbling started. As it grew louder, they scrambled into position. Within seconds, a thunderous roar reverberated from the steep, narrow canyon as an F-18 fighter jet streaked through it, passing beneath their feet. It came so close they could see the pilots’ expressions. This deafening show that was over in a flash is a fairly common sight...
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Jets zip through narrow Star Wars Canyon, drawing visitors 11.4.2017 AP National
DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) -- Silence and stillness settled over the deep, sunbaked gorge as a pair of photographers sat on a cliff, waiting....
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