Good News for Salmon, Bad News for Prospectors

Denying a permit for the Pebble Mine in Alaska is a commendable move, finally, by the Trump administration.

#alaska, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #bristol-bay-alaska, #carbon-caps-and-emissions-trading-programs, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #executive-orders-and-memorandums, #fishing-commercial, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #land-use-policies, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #presidential-transition-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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The Loneliness of the Red State Democrat

Liberals got “trounced” in Montana, and the party will spend the next few years in the wilderness.

#bozeman-mont, #bullock-steve, #daines-steve, #democratic-party, #elections-senate, #gianforte-greg-1961, #hickenlooper-john-w, #interior-department, #land-and-water-conservation-fund, #montana, #national-park-service, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #tester-jon

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Hiker Rescued From Mount Rainier Makes ‘Miraculous’ Recovery

When Michael Knapinski arrived at a Seattle hospital, his heart stopped for 45 minutes and he was put on life support. Two days later, he was walking.

#emergency-medical-treatment, #hikes-and-hiking, #hospitals, #life-sustaining-support-systems-withdrawal-of, #medical-devices, #mount-rainier-wash, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #nursing-and-nurses, #seattle-wash, #ventilators-medical

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3 Visitors Banned From Yellowstone After Cooking Chickens in Hot Spring

It is illegal to touch or throw objects into hot springs or other hydrothermal features at the park, officials said.

#chickens, #grand-teton-national-park-wyo, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #yellowstone-national-park

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Emily Harrington Is First Woman to Free-Climb El Capitan Route in Less Than a Day

Emily Harrington is the first woman to free-climb the Golden Gate route up El Capitan, a 3,000-foot-high monolith in Yosemite National Park, in under 24 hours.

#el-capitan, #harrington-emily, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #records-and-achievements, #rock-climbing, #yosemite-national-park-calif

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From Fashion to a Fantasia in Stone

The photographer Priscilla Rattazzi brings to life the amazing, endangered Hoodoo rock sculptures of southern Utah.

#art, #content-type-personal-profile, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #photography, #priscilla-rattazzi, #staley-wise-gallery-manhattan-ny, #utah

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Hiker Is Rescued in Zion National Park After Nearly Two Weeks Missing

Holly Suzanne Courtier, 38, went missing on Oct. 6 after getting off a shuttle bus at the park in Utah. She was found safely on Sunday, the authorities said.

#holly-suzanne-courtier, #national-park-service, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #utah, #zion-national-park-utah

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Here are the Best Animal Livestreams

Research shows that watching footage of them can make you happier, so here’s a list of round-the-clock camera footage that will bring koalas, penguins and puppies straight to your screen.

#animals, #aquariums, #bears, #computers-and-the-internet, #dogs, #elephants, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #monkeys-and-apes, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #san-diego-zoo, #smithsonian-national-zoological-park, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #wildlife-sanctuaries-and-nature-reserves, #zoos

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How Wildfire Became an Enemy Instead of an Ally

Starting with the Big Blowup of 1910, the U.S. Forest Service’s strategy mostly has been to put out fires as fast as possible. With climate change and shifting populations, we’re losing that war.

#environment, #fires-and-firefighters, #forest-service, #forests-and-forestry, #interior-department, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #pinchot-gifford, #sunset-magazine, #wildfires

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Left Litter in the Park? Thailand Officials Will Mail It to Your Home

After campers left trash in a national park, park employees tracked them down, mailed the garbage back and reported them to the authorities.

#khao-yai-national-park-thailand, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #thailand, #waste-materials-and-disposal

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Wildfire Smoke Over Vancouver Prompts Air Quality Concerns

Residents retreated indoors after smoke from wildfires in the U.S. descended on Vancouver and other communities in British Columbia.

#air-pollution, #british-columbia-canada, #environment-canada, #forests-and-forestry, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #vancouver-british-columbia, #victoria-british-columbia, #wildfires

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Death Valley Just Recorded the Hottest Temperature on Earth

Scientists still have to validate the reading of 130 degrees Fahrenheit on Sunday, the equivalent of 54 degrees Celsius.

#california, #death-valley-national-park, #deserts, #earth, #global-warming, #kuwait, #national-oceanic-and-atmospheric-administration, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #temperature, #weather

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Water, Sand and Plenty of Elbow Room on 8 Wild, Protected Coastlines

From California to Cape Cod, these national seashores and lakeshores offer everything from bird-watching to boating to basking in the sun.

#assateague-island-national-seashore, #cape-cod-national-seashore, #chincoteague-island-va, #cumberland-island-ga, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #outer-banks-nc, #padre-island-tex, #point-reyes-national-seashore-calif, #travel-and-vacations

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Hotels Are Promoting the Nostalgia of the Family Road Trip

Their campaigns have moved from focusing on cleanliness to appeals to people who want “to get out of the house.”

#accor-sa, #coronavirus-reopenings, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #hyatt-hotels-corp, #kimpton-hotelrestaurant-group, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #summer-season, #travel-and-vacations

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On the Lookout for Moose on Michigan’s Isle Royale

The remote Isle Royale, tucked away in the northern reaches of Lake Superior, is one of America’s least visited national parks.

#camps-and-camping, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #islands, #moose, #national-park-service, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #photography, #travel-and-vacations

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Your Used Mask Needs to Make It to the Trash Can

They’re on beaches, in parking lots and on sidewalks. You probably won’t catch the coronavirus from a discarded mask, but the litter poses a risk to the environment.

#citizens-campaign-for-the-environment, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #masks, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #plastic-bags, #plastics, #pollution, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #waste-materials-and-disposal, #water-pollution

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National Parks May Become Latest Battleground in Reopening

Americans crave outdoor recreation more than ever. But national parks — sometimes many miles from equipped hospitals — are grappling with how to safely stay open.

#arizona, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #grand-canyon-ariz, #grand-canyon-national-park, #national-park-service, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas

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Who Tore Down This Frederick Douglass Statue?

President Trump and others have speculated about why vandals destroyed a Rochester, N.Y., statue of the prominent Black abolitionist even as protests against systemic racism continue.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #brooks-cornell-william, #douglass-frederick, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #slavery-historical, #trump-donald-j, #underground-railroad-19th-century, #vandalism

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Trump Says He Will Create a Statuary Park Honoring ‘American Heroes’

The executive order includes John Adams, Harriet Tubman and Martin Luther King Jr. among those who would be honored. So would Billy Graham, Antonin Scalia and Ronald Reagan.

#general-services-administration, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #interior-department, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #national-endowment-for-the-arts, #national-endowment-for-the-humanities, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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How Mount Rushmore Became Mount Rushmore

The South Dakota landmark has drawn criticism over the land it occupies, the main sculptor behind it and the legacies of the men it memorializes.

#black-people, #indigenous-people, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #mount-rushmore-national-memorial-sd, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #native-americans, #presidents-and-presidency-us, #race-and-ethnicity

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Body of One of Three Hikers Missing on Mount Rainier Is Found

Inclement weather has hampered the search for the hikers, who officials said were climbing in different locations.

#hikes-and-hiking, #indonesia, #mount-rainier-wash, #national-park-service, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #seattle-wash

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You’re Probably Inhaling Microplastics Right Now

A new study found plentiful evidence of these tiny particles in dust in the nation’s most remote places.

#air-pollution, #grand-canyon-ariz, #joshua-tree-national-park-calif, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #plastics, #waste-materials-and-disposal, #western-states-us, #wyoming

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Park Police Head Had Been Accused of Illegal Searches and Unreliable Testimony

The force was centrally involved in the authorities’ use of pepper spray to clear protesters from a park near the White House this month.

#interior-department, #lafayette-square-washington-dc, #monahan-gregory-t, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #presidio-national-park-calif, #search-and-seizure, #u-s-park-police, #united-states-politics-and-government

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They Live Alone in Ghost Towns

There are thousands of abandoned hamlets in the U.S. Some people still live and vacation in them. Maybe you want to, too?

#cerro-gordo-calif, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #loneliness, #mines-and-mining, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #silver, #travel-and-vacations

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Four Poachers Arrested After Killing of Rare Silverback Gorilla in Uganda

The silverback, known as Rafiki, was killed by a poacher with a spear, according to the Uganda Wildlife Authority. He was the leader of the famed Nkuringo gorilla group, which has been popular with tourists for decades.

#african-wildlife-foundation, #fossey-dian-gorilla-fund, #monkeys-and-apes, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #poaching-wildlife, #uganda

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Elephants, Long Endangered by Thai Crowds, Reclaim a National Park

Tourist trails helped push elephants to their deaths in Thailand’s oldest nature preserve. The coronavirus lockdown is allowing them to roam freely again.

#animal-behavior, #elephants, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #poaching-wildlife, #thailand

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11 Great Alternatives to the Top National Parks

Whether you like hiking, fishing, volcanoes, trees or even fossilized trees, there is a less-traveled and still awe-inspiring national park for you.

#arches-national-park-utah, #big-bend-national-park-tex, #biodiversity, #canoes-and-canoeing, #canyonlands-national-park-utah, #congaree-national-park, #coronavirus-reopenings, #deserts, #dunes, #forests-and-forestry, #fossils, #glaciers, #great-basin-national-park, #great-sand-dunes-national-park-and-reserve-colorado, #gunnison-colo, #hikes-and-hiking, #lakes, #lassen-volcanic-national-park-calif, #national-park-service, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #north-cascades-national-park-wash, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #petrified-forest-national-park-ariz, #shutdowns-institutional, #travel-and-vacations, #trees-and-shrubs, #volcanoes, #voyageurs-national-park-minn, #wilderness-areas

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Navigating the Wilds of Maternal Love

As a mom myself in this newly perilous era, I’ve begun to understand my own mother’s extreme protectiveness.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #families-and-family-life, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #parenting, #quarantines

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Camping in the West? Like Everything These Days, It’s Complicated

“Every state is different. In some states, every municipality is different.”

#angeles-national-forest-calif, #arches-national-park-utah, #bureau-of-land-management, #california, #camps-and-camping, #colorado, #coronavirus-reopenings, #grand-canyon-ariz, #moab-utah, #national-park-service, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #recreational-vehicles, #shutdowns-institutional, #states-us, #travel-and-vacations, #wyoming, #xanterra-parks-and-resorts-inc, #yellowstone-national-park, #yosemite-national-park-calif, #zion-national-park-utah

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Pick a Card and Be Transported: 7 Board Games From Around the World

Design the Sagrada Família in Barcelona or wander through Edo-era Japan. These games are about learning and exploring, not winning.

#barcelona-spain, #games, #istanbul-turkey, #japan, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #travel-and-vacations

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The Pandemic Has Created a Youth Unemployment Crisis. We Can Fix It.

The Depression-era Civilian Conservation Corps helped build America at a time of national crisis.

#corp-for-national-and-community-service, #forests-and-forestry, #labor-and-jobs, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #roosevelt-franklin-delano, #unemployment, #united-states, #volunteers-and-community-service, #youth

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‘Double Rainbow Guy’ Paul Vasquez Is Dead at 57

His unbridled joy at the sight of two concentric rainbows made him a YouTube star.

#computers-and-the-internet, #kimmel-jimmy, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #social-media, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #youtube-com

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Most Events in the Lincoln Memorial Are Banned. Trump Got an Exception.

Citing the “extraordinary crisis” of the coronavirus, the interior secretary relaxed the rules so the president could hold a Fox News interview in one of the nation’s most hallowed spaces.

#baier-bret, #bernhardt-david-l, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #fox-news-channel, #lincoln-memorial, #national-park-service, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Sheltering in Place in an R.V. Is Not as Fun as It Sounds

With parks shut down and utilities harder to come by, drivers of motor homes are finding themselves trapped in the vehicles meant to liberate them.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #recreational-vehicles, #road-trips

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While at Home, Let’s Color the World

With the coronavirus confining people to their homes, coloring books for both children and adults have experienced a renewed popularity. Here are some pages inspired by a few of our favorite travel photos.

#australia, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #croatia, #dominican-republic, #leading-hotels-of-the-world, #los-cabos-mexico, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #photography, #quarantines, #travel-and-vacations

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How Bird-Watching Prepared Me for Sheltering in Place

I’ve learned to pay attention, to seek solace in the act of looking, again and again.

#birds, #national-park-service, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #quarantines, #seals-animals-and-sealing, #united-states

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Poachers Kill More Rhinos as Coronavirus Halts Tourism to Africa

Threatened and endangered animals may become additional casualties of the pandemic.

#botswana, #conservation-of-resources, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #poaching-wildlife, #rhinoceroses, #south-africa, #travel-and-vacations, #wilderness-areas, #your-feed-science

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