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Indiana man dies while hiking with brothers at Grand Canyon 23.9.2014 Chicago Tribune: Nation
A 46-year-old Indiana man collapsed and died while trying to hike rim-to-rim with his two brothers at Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona, a park official said on ...
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South African parks service says 3 of its employees arrested on suspicion of rhino poaching 22.9.2014 Star Tribune: World
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Norfolk Island green parrot rescued from the brink of extinction 22.9.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

A recovery program using 78 predator-proof nest sites has doubled the female population of the green parrot, one of the worlds rarest birds

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Spotlight on green news & views: NYC People's Climate March is Sunday, hottest August, solar soars 18.9.2014 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
" 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) appears twice a week, on Wednesdays and Saturdays. The most recent Saturday Spotlight can be seen here . So far, more than 19,325 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. Bautista, Crisp-Sauray, and McKibben: A Future to March For —by Eddie Bautista, La Tonya Crisp-Sauray, and Bill McKibben via TomDispatch: "On Sunday, September 21st, a huge crowd will march through the middle of Manhattan. It will almost certainly be the  largest rally about climate change in human history, and one of the  largest political protests in many years in New York. More than 1,000  groups are coordinating the march—environmental justice groups, ...
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Montana 'BASE jumper' falls to death in Glacier National Park 16.9.2014 Chicago Tribune: Nation
MISSOULA Mont. (Reuters) - A Montana hiker reported as missing after he set out alone to perform a BASE jump in Glacier National Park over the weekend has been found dead below the summit of Mount Siyeh, authorities said on ...
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Live National Press Club: Ken Burns on 'The Roosevelts' 15.9.2014 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Award-winning PBS documentary film-maker Ken Burns speaks at the National Press Club about his newest work, "The Roosevelts: An Intimate History."
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‘The Roosevelts’: Once you finish all 14 hours, you’re sorry to see them go 13.9.2014 Washington Post

Let’s start with the end. When it’s over — when you make it through the marathon that is Ken Burns’s beautiful, seven-part documentary “The Roosevelts: An Intimate History,” which begins Sunday night on PBS — you may find yourself with a lingering, nebulous grief. You’re sorry it’s over. You’re sorry they’re over. You’re sorry a certain expression of American ideals is, or often appears to be, completely over.

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Wilderness and wildlife: Saving the last, best places 13.9.2014 Chicago Tribune: Opinion
"If future generations are to remember us with gratitude rather than contempt, we must leave them a glimpse of the world as it was in the beginning, not just after we got through with it." "If future generations are to remember us with gratitude rather than contempt, we must leave them a glimpse of the world as it was in the beginning, not just after we got through with ...
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Global-warming denier Beauprez joins Republican candidates eager to seize national parks from feds 11.9.2014 Daily Kos
From the Gulfstream waters to the redwood forests, this land was made for Exxon-Mobil. Bob Beauprez, the Republican Party's nominee for the governorship of Colorado, made clear last week that he wants the state to grab national parks, forests and other public lands from federal control. In his first debate with Democratic incumbent John Hickenlooper Friday, he said "This is a fight we have to wage." Claire Moser of the Public Lands Project at the Center for American Progress writes : In a video taken by American Bridge, Beauprez, who is challenging incumbent Governor John Hickenlooper (D), claimed that all public land in the state was “supposed to be Colorado’s” and that “if this were private land and the federal government was a tenant, we would cancel their lease.” [...] Although most Western voters deeply value their public lands, Beauprez is one of several candidates supporting such proposals this election season. As ThinkProgress reported last week , there are a number of right-wing politicians ...
Trees Are Dying From ‘No Obvious Cause’ In Rocky Mountains, Report Says 11.9.2014 Think Progres

"Species could be eliminated from much of their current ranges, potentially changing the fundamental makeup and extent of Rocky Mountain forests."

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Spotlight on green news & views: What comes after People's Climate March? Birds at risk 11.9.2014 Daily Kos
Moray eel has bad reputation for no good reason. 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) appears twice a week, on Wednesdays and Saturdays. The most recent Saturday Spotlight can be seen here . So far, more than 19,210 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. The World's Most Ambitious Disaster —by Michael Brune: "I've long known how wasteful, destructive, and dangerous the process of extracting oil from tar sands is. To get one barrel of oil, you have to dig up four tons of dirt and rock. Beautiful old-growth boreal forest becomes a wasteland. And that single barrel of oil? It creates three times as much climate pollution simply to produce it as a barrel of ...
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Colorado Gubernatorial Candidate Promises To Seize And Sell America’s National Parks, Forests And Public Lands 10.9.2014 Think Progres

Republican nominee Bob Beauprez said in the first gubernatorial debate that "this is a fight we have to wage."

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Court blocks pollution rules for Wyoming power plants 10.9.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Cheyenne • The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency can’t force several Wyoming power plants to install new pollution-control equipment while the state’s legal challenge to federal regulations plays out in court, an appeals court panel ruled Tuesday. Wyoming has proposed less stringent pollution controls on coal-fired power plants than those the EPA says are required to reduce regional haze in national parks and wilderness areas. Wyoming has appealed the federal agency’s rejection of aspects of ...
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Yosemite National Park wildfire forces evacuation of hikers  in pictures 10.9.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

Fire officials called in additional crews to help battle a blaze in Yosemite National Park that sent smoke into the parks famed valley for the first time Tuesday, officials said, though the park and its entrances remained open.

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$10 roll of new Great Sand Dunes National Park quarter going for $18 3.9.2014 Durango Herald
Coin collectors, rejoice:On Thursday, the United States Mint will unveil a new quarter – the Great Sand Dunes National Park quarter – at a commemorative celebration at the Great Sand Dunes National Park in Mosca.On Tuesday, excitement about the new coin was already palpable, with $10 rolls of Great Sand Dunes...
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Only ‘one shot’ to sue the feds for land, attorney general says 2.9.2014 Durango Herald
SALT LAKE CITY – Utah must be ready for a fight if it carries out a plan to sue the U.S. government for control of millions of acres of federal land, the state’s attorney general has warned lawmakers.“When it comes to litigation, I think we have one shot,” Sean Reyes said recently at the first meeting of a...
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Olympic National Park bans drones amid US order 1.9.2014 AP Washington
SEATTLE (AP) -- Following a nationwide directive, Washington state's largest national park has joined the list of those banning drones....
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Yellowstone, Grand Teton parks rescues near 90 31.8.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Jackson, Wyo. • Rangers have conducted about 90 search and rescue operations Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks so far this year. Yellowstone spokesman Al Nash says an estimated 15 “major” and 20 “minor” search and rescue operations have occurred in Yellowstone, which covers parts of Wyoming, Idaho and Montana. A search and rescue operation involving emergency personnel is considered to be major when expenses exceed $500. Otherwise the event is considered minor. In neighboring Grand Teto...
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Book Review: Easy picture and chapter books for children 30.8.2014 Steamboat Pilot
"Steamboat Sammy’s Adventures: Sammy’s First Summer" By April and Troy Gardner Picture book for all ages, 30 pages, paperback $21.99 This picture book is so many delights bundled in one package. First, as the title indicates, this is a sweet story of a little snow leopard cub being adopted by a “very nice” new mom and dad. The treat for us is that he is adopted right here in Steamboat. Thus begins Sammy’s story of coming home and fitting into his new surroundings. The story then moves into an intriguing travelogue to Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks. This young family loves to camp, and Sammy tells the reader about his exploits. Additionally, there are wonderful photographs of their travels through the parks and Sammy’s unique personal adventures. Children will love the quandaries that Sammy finds himself in and delight in his aversion to water. But even stuffed animals need a bath after a camping trip! Sammy’s family grows when Steamboat Sally and Manhattan Mike are adopted. The special treat at the ...
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5 Members Of Congress Who Oppose National Monuments But Love To Pose For Photos In Them 30.8.2014 Think Progres

If it’s August, there’s a good chance you’ll spot Members of Congress outside, even those politicians who fervently oppose protecting America’s iconic landscapes.

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