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Graffiti artists' move to national parks shocks nature community 27.4.2015 LA Times: Commentary
Andre Saraiva is an internationally known graffiti artist. He owns nightclubs in Paris and New York, works as a top editor of the men's fashion magazine L'Officiel Hommes and has appeared in countless glossy magazines as a tastemaker and bon vivant.
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Pullman monument could have replica train car as Metra stop shelter 25.4.2015 Chicago Tribune: Nation
A redesigned Metra station with a train car for a shelter was one of several ideas floated for the newly created Pullman National Monument during a recent three-day ...
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Oil And Gas Drilling In North America Has Taken Over More Than 7 Million Acres Of Land 24.4.2015 Think Progres

The chunks of land turned over to oil and gas development, if combined, would equal three Yellowstone National Parks.

The post Oil And Gas Drilling In North America Has Taken Over More Than 7 Million Acres Of Land appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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Olympic national Park visitors increase 10 percent in 2014 24.4.2015 AP Washington
PORT ANGELES, Wash. (AP) -- A study by the National Park Service shows that Olympic National Park visitors increased in 2014, contributing $2.6 million to the area economy....
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Obama visits the Everglades to talk about climate change — and goad Republicans to do likewise 22.4.2015 Washington Post: Politics
President Obama will visit an ecologically sensitive national park on Wednesday in a politically sensitive state.Obama’s Earth Day trip to the Florida Everglades will be accompanied by historical dedications — the Miami home of Marjory Stoneman Douglas, who famously called the Everglades a “river of grass” — and much talk of the value of national parks — a new National Parks Service report documents their value to the economy.Read full article >>
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King, Collins want National Park passes to be purchased online or through phone app 22.4.2015 Star Tribune: Nation
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Parks may allow plant removal 21.4.2015 Durango Herald
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Members of the Hualapai Tribe in northwestern Arizona occupied the Grand Canyon long before it became a national park. They collected fruit from cacti and pine nuts for food, cedar and mesquite to weave baskets, and materials to fashion cradleboards for their children.The National Park Service said it recognizes...
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Proposal would let American Indian tribes gather plants in national parks for traditional use 21.4.2015 Star Tribune: Nation
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Nepal: A Trailblazer in Biodiversity Conservation 20.4.2015 Truthout.com
Nepal's Chitwan National Park has become one of Asia's success stories in wildlife conservation. (Photo: Naresh Newar/IPS) Chitwan, Nepal - At dusk, when the early evening sun casts its rays over the lush landscape, the Chitwan National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site about 200 km south of Nepal's capital, Kathmandu, is a place of the utmost tranquility. As a flock of the  endangered  lesser adjutant stork flies over the historic Narayani River, a left bank tributary of the Ganges in India, this correspondent's 65-year-old forest guide Jiyana Mahato asks for complete silence: this is the time of day when wild animals gather near the water. Not far away, a swamp deer takes its bath at the river's edge. "The sight of humans drives them away," explains Mahato, a member of the Tharu indigenous ethnic group who play a key role in supporting the government's wildlife conservation efforts here. "We need to return now," he tells IPS. The evening is not a safe time for humans to be wandering around these ...
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Steamboat briefs: Earth Day edition of Wild Films is Tuesday at library 19.4.2015 Steamboat Pilot
In honor of Earth Day, Bud Werner Memorial Library will present a free screening of “Wildlife Defenders,” an award-winning film by Rakiz Tuffile, which was featured at the 2014 International Wildlife Film Festival, at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in Library Hall. The movie will take viewers to the front lines of the war against the multi-billion dollar illegal wildlife trade, which is fast becoming a major contributor to the world’s biodiversity loss. This investigative documentary goes behind the scenes with the Wildlife Crime Unit of Malaysia’s Department of National Parks and Wildlife as they confront the global epidemic in wildlife trafficking, following wildlife warriors into action as they battle to snare the devious gangs who supply the billion dollar animal trade. The run time is about an hour, and the screening is free. Visitsteamboatlibrary.org/events for more information. Pet Kare Clinic to host April Stools Day event The Pet Kare Clinic is hosting April Stools Day, a spring clean-up day, from noon to 3 ...
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Workshop kicks off to plot Pullman monument's future 17.4.2015 Chicago Tribune: Nation
In the two months since President Barack Obama named the Pullman factory district the city's first national monument, Chicagoans have been left to ponder what that designation will ...
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'Bells across the Land' a fitting time to mark Civil War's end 7.4.2015 Chicago Tribune: Opinion
"With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation's ...
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Wildfire in Sequoia National Park is 40% contained 5.4.2015 LA Times: Top News
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Daily Digest: Colorado patient tests negative for Ebola, and 9 other stories 2.4.2015 Denver Post: Local
Your daily resource for late-breaking news, upcoming events, the Denver weather forecast, Denver traffic information, and the stories that will be talked about on Thursday, April 2, ...
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With First Nationwide Fracking Law, Germany Approaches A Ban 2.4.2015 Think Progres

"As long as the risks cannot be fully evaluated, fracking will be banned."

The post With First Nationwide Fracking Law, Germany Approaches A Ban appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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Sen. Michael Bennet: Hold Congress accountable for shutdown 2.4.2015 Steamboat Pilot
In October of 2013, Congress shut down the federal government for 16 days putting the U.S. economy at risk and leaving 800,000 people out of work nationwide — 40,000 in Colorado. Estes Park sales tax revenue alone dropped 18.2 percent, two of our national parks lost more than $2 million in revenue each, and the city of Colorado Springs had one of the top percentages of workforce effected by the shutdown. In addition to jeopardizing the nation’s safety, security and credibility, Standard and Poor’s estimated that the shutdown took $24 billion out of our economy. For countless Coloradans suffering the aftermath of unprecedented flooding, this shutdown was a kick in the teeth. While paralysis in Washington, D.C., extended the shutdown for more than two weeks, workers across the state continued to do their jobs day-in and day-out. From police officers to teachers, business owners to assembly line workers, they showed up to carry out their duties and fulfill their responsibilities. Coloradans didn’t shut ...
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Rocky Mountain National Park proposes day pass as big price hike looms 2.4.2015 Denver Post: Local
Visitors to Rocky Mountain National Park could face a 50 percent increase in annual and weekly entrance fees, under a proposal aimed at helping parks across the country repair trails, roads ...
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Spotlight on green news & views: Illinoisans hate fracking, Obama vows to admit climate refugees 2.4.2015 Daily Kos
See OceanDiver's post 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 Saturday Spotlight can be seen here . More than 22,100 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. Dead Zone: Massive Loss of Ocean Biodiversity From Warming May Take Millennia to Recover —by Steven D: "How bad is Ocean Warming caused by anthropogenic climate change? "To answer my question, the effects of the current rise in temperatures of our oceans is worse than you or I could have imagined. It's so bad that it may take thousands of years for ocean life to recover. That's a recovery time measured in millennia, for those who ...
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National parks relying on fee increases to help address maintenance woes 2.4.2015 Star Tribune: Politics
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Entrance fees rising in some national parks 1.4.2015 Denver Post: News: Local
WASHINGTON (AP) — Be prepared to pay a bit more if you're headed to some national parks and recreation areas this ...
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