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Zinke defends huge job cuts at Interior: 'This is what a balanced budget looks like.' 22.6.2017 Washington Post
Zinke defends huge job cuts at Interior: 'This is what a balanced budget looks like.'
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Zinke defends Trump’s sharp cuts at Interior. ‘This is what a balanced budget looks like.’ 21.6.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Washington • Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke on Tuesday defended the $1.6 billion funding cuts President Donald Trump has proposed for his department, telling a Senate hearing that “this is what a balanced budget looks like.” But Democrats on the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources took issue with the $400 million that the national parks would lose in fiscal 2018, which they said would trigger staff reductions at 90 percent of them. They also questioned the $370 million in cuts the Bureau of...
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If this isn't the worst job to have in triple-digit heat, it's at least No. 2 21.6.2017 LA Times: Commentary

For Mike Darby, hard work for an honest day’s pay means servicing Death Valley’s septic systems when they reach capacity.

At 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, the needle on a nearby vintage thermometer was pushing 113 degrees as he wrapped up a job at a gas station that is a popular pit stop for many of the...

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Spotlight on green news & views: NY Council votes for environmental justice; Al Gore optimistic 18.6.2017 Daily Kos
This is the 505th 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 June 10 Green Spotlight. More than 27,210 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 Storm chasing ColoTim writes— Chasing Down The Wild Wind (Photo Diary) : “Kossack Leftcandid has been a stormchaser for years.  A couple years ago, I had been talking with him about the fact that I had been born and raised in Kansas and while I had seen funnel clouds, I always missed seeing tornadoes that came into the area.  We went chasing tornadoes in 2015 by driving up to Nebraska, chasing this storm system. [...] We wound up missing a tornado by just a few seconds — we drove around a hill and during that time the tornado touched down and retreated towards the ...
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A hidden cost of corruption: environmental devastation 17.6.2017 Washington Post: Op-Eds
Traveling on the Patuca River in Honduras, you can see kleptocracy’s effects.
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Man is burned severely in Yellowstone hot spring 15.6.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
A 21-year-old man suffered severe burns after falling into a Yellowstone hot spring on Tuesday night. Gervais Dylan Gatete, from Raleigh, N.C., was in the Lower Geyser Basin area when he fell into the hot spring, according to a news release from Yellowstone National Park. Gatete was with seven people when he fell, and they tried to drive him out of the park just before midnight, according to the release. After driving about 15 miles, they alerted a ranger near Seven Mile Bridge on the West Entra... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Utah national monument recommendation spurs action 14.6.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s recommendation to downsize a vast new national monument in Utah created optimism among opponents of 26 other monuments under review around the country and fear among conservation groups that worry he will propose shrinking or rescinding other sites in his final report due in late August. Along the New England coast, commercial fishermen were ecstatic to hear Monday about Zinke’s proposed reduction of the Bears Ears National Monument in Utah and hopeful it foreshad... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Why you should visit Omaha 11.6.2017 Washington Post
It's perhaps Nebraska’s most innovative and entrepreneurial city.
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Colorado man runs 43 marathons at national parks in a year 11.6.2017 Denver Post: Local
Most runners don't run more than a handful of marathons a year. Bill Sycalik has run 43 since last June — all at national parks — and he's still going.
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Artists and antiquities in northern New Mexico 9.6.2017 LA Times: Commentary
Your ultimate guide to planning the best summer road trip June 9, 2017, 6 a.m. Think of 10 people you know. This year, eight of them will take a road trip, that staple of the American vacation. That's what research from the Auto Club of Southern California tells us. And that's what those columns...
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A step back in time in northern Arizona 9.6.2017 LA Times: Commentary
Your ultimate guide to planning the best summer road trip June 9, 2017, 6 a.m. Think of 10 people you know. This year, eight of them will take a road trip, that staple of the American vacation. That's what research from the Auto Club of Southern California tells us. And that's what those columns...
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Red rocks and Wild West towns of Arizona 9.6.2017 LA Times: Commentary
Your ultimate guide to planning the best summer road trip June 9, 2017, 6 a.m. Think of 10 people you know. This year, eight of them will take a road trip, that staple of the American vacation. That's what research from the Auto Club of Southern California tells us. And that's what those columns...
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Update on 'Your ultimate guide to planning the best summer road trip' 7.6.2017 LA Times: Commentary
Your ultimate guide to planning the best summer road trip June 7, 2017, 11:08 a.m. Think of 10 people you know. This year, eight of them will take a road trip, that staple of the American vacation. That's what research from the Auto Club of Southern California tells us. And that's what those columns...
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History, scenery and wine in the Santa Ynez Valley 7.6.2017 LA Times: Commentary
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Backcountry San Diego is a desert delight 7.6.2017 LA Times: Commentary
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Your ultimate guide to planning the best summer road trip 7.6.2017 LA Times: Commentary
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House Dems: Administration ignoring hundreds of oversight requests 6.6.2017 The Hill
House Democrats pushed the Trump administration on Monday to acknowledge officially if it has instated a new policy not to respond to oversight requests from Congress unless they are signed by senior Republicans.Th...
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News roundup: Former VP Joe Biden launches PAC -- rekindling 2020 speculation 1.6.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
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In his June Outdoor Recreation Month declaration, Trump neglects to mention national parks 1.6.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Washington • President Donald Trump on Wednesday declared June as Outdoor Recreation Month, praising state and community parks, state reservoirs and even backyards but failing to mention national parks as his predecessors routinely did. Trump’s proclamation, one of several issued Wednesday, focused mainly on state parks, singling out ones in Colorado, Wisconsin and Michigan, as well as generic outdoor spaces. “With June comes the summer sun, longer days, and warmer weather ­— the perfect opportu... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Trump declares June Outdoor Recreation Month, neglects to mention national parks 1.6.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Washington • President Donald Trump on Wednesday declared June as Outdoor Recreation Month, praising state and community parks, state reservoirs and even backyards but failing to mention national parks as his predecessors routinely did. Trump’s proclamation, one of several issued Wednesday, focused mainly on state parks, singling out ones in Colorado, Wisconsin and Michigan, as well as generic outdoor spaces. “With June comes the summer sun, longer days, and warmer weather ­— the perfect opportu... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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