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Letters to the Editor: Trump's national parks plan would make Teddy Roosevelt roll over in his grave 5.12.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Commercializing national parks as a way to pay for their upkeep violates the very reason we protect these treasures.

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Opinion: Our national parks are in crisis. Trump's solution is absurd 2.12.2019 LA Times: Opinion

U.S. national parks have been chronically starved of funding, but our research shows people are willing to support them.

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Newsletter: Impeachment gives us 'crooked Trump' 23.11.2019 LA Times: Opinion

President Trump will almost certainly not be removed from office, but he won't be let off completely — plus more from the week in Opinion.

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A Beautiful World: Roadless wilderness under attack 19.11.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
For two decades the roadless rule has protected millions of acres of pristine national forests from road construction, mining, and logging. The policy is now threatened by new proposed laws.
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Opinion: California has the most polluted national parks in the country. That's unacceptable 17.11.2019 LA Times: Opinion

California has nine national parks — the most of any state. It also has the most polluted national parks in the country. We need to change that

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China aims to build its own Yellowstone on Tibetan plateau 12.11.2019 Denver Post: Local
There's a building boom on the Tibetan plateau, one of the world's last remote places. Mountains long crowned by garlands of fluttering prayer flags are newly topped with sprawling steel power lines. At night, the illuminated signs of Sinopec gas stations cast a red glow over newly built highways.
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Australia readies for ‘catastrophic’ bushfires 12.11.2019 Raw Story
Thousands of firefighters fanned out across eastern Australia Tuesday as gale-force winds, scorching temperatures and tinder-dry bushland brought “catastrophic” fire conditions. Dozens of bushfires were already burning out of control as temperatures were expected to climb toward 40 degrees celsius (104 Fahrenheit) and winds were forecast to top 60 kilometres (40 miles) per hour in […]
Letters to the Editor: Amazon deliveries and Wi-Fi in national parks? No, thanks 8.11.2019 LA Times: Opinion

People go to national parks to escape urban nuisances like truck deliveries and social media. A Trump administration proposal could upend that.

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Trump Interior Nominee Fast-Tracked a “Deficient” Drilling Permit 7.11.2019 Truthout.com
Trump Interior Nominee Fast-Tracked a “Deficient” Drilling Permit
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Editorial: Food trucks and Amazon deliveries in national parks are a horrific idea 5.11.2019 LA Times: Opinion

The Trump administration's plan to open up national parks to Amazon deliveries, food trucks and the like threaten the very thing that make nature appealing.

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Mondale gets tribute at William O'Brien State Park 16.10.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
New signs with the name of Walter F. Mondale have gone up in a Minnesota state park. It's a recognition of the former vice president's work on conservation in a place he personally holds dear.
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Ken Burns scorches Trump’s GOP: ‘They’ve now abandoned all admirable mandates — and replaced them with xenophobic rants’ 10.10.2019 Raw Story
Documentary filmmaker Ken Burns says he’d need 25 years of distance before tackling an examination of President Donald Trump. The filmmaker has produced instant classics on the Civil War, National Parks and the Vietnam War, as well as his latest epic, “Country Music,” but he has never seen anything in U.S. history quite like the […]
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Five tips for talking to kids about climate change 19.9.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Teaching and talking about climate change can be scary, overwhelming and politically controversial. But it doesn’t have to be.
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Trump administration wants to vet worries about drilling near national parks from regional offices 19.9.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
WASHINGTON - The Trump administration has told park superintendents around the country they must notify Washington supervisors before issuing comments to other parts of the federal government when they are worried about drilling and other proposed developments near national parks.
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Half of the 147 tigers rescued from Thai temple have died 17.9.2019 LA Times: Nation

More than half the tigers rescued three years ago from a Buddhist temple in Thailand where they served as a popular tourist attraction have died of disease, wildlife officials said Monday.

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BUSTED: Trump’s government shutdown policy ruled illegal by federal agency 6.9.2019 Raw Story
On Thursday, the Government Accountability Office ruled that President Donald Trump’s administration broke the law by ordering the national park system to remain open during the federal government shutdown in January. GAO alleges that the Interior Department illegally moved money around between departments to keep the parks open. The agency will brief Congress on which individuals […]
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Police Looking for Couple Who Scrawled Graffiti at Ancient Native American Gathering Place, Posted Photo on Instagram: 'They Seemed Pretty Proud of It' 4.9.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Images posted onto social media show alleged grafitti over Labor Day at Illinois' Starved Rock Park.
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Broomfield city leaders say Jefferson Parkway will not be “moving forward” 3.9.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
BROOMFIELD, Colo. -- The city of Broomfield is putting a halt on the Jefferson Parkway — a 10-mile toll road connecting Golden to Broomfield — after soil samples uncovered elevated levels of plutonium.
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Coloradans send drinking water to Florida as Hurricane Dorian nears coast 31.8.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
As Hurricane Dorian bears down on Florida a trio of Colorado companies, and a local foundation, combined forces to send canned drinking water to the storm threatened state.
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E-bikes are headed for national parks — and some in Colorado aren’t happy about it 31.8.2019 Denver Post: Local
A new Trump administration order hotly opposed by many outdoors groups will allow e-bikes on every federal trail where a regular bike can go.
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