Pandemic Crowds Bring ‘Rivergeddon’ to Montana’s Rivers

As urbanites flock to forests and rivers to escape coronavirus threats, trailheads are cramped with parked cars and fishing on the Madison River is like a Disneyland ride.

#bozeman-mont, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #fishing-sport, #hikes-and-hiking, #montana, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #trek-bicycle-corp, #trout-unlimited

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In Brooklyn, Grand Army Plaza Gets an Intervention

The Memorial Arch, a granite monument to soldiers and sailors in the plaza, is about to get desperately needed restoration work.

#brooklyn-nyc, #grand-army-plaza-brooklyn-ny, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #parks-and-recreation-department-nyc, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #restoration-and-renovation

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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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A Local’s Tour of Asturias, Spain’s ‘Natural Paradise’

After a decade spent living abroad, a photographer returns to her homeland — and revels in the breadth of its beauty.

#asturias-spain, #cider, #europe, #oviedo-spain, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #rural-areas, #travel-and-vacations, #trees-and-shrubs

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In Madagascar, Endangered Lemurs Find a Private Refuge

Climate change is shifting the habitats of endangered species and requiring conservation scientists to think outside traditional park boundaries.

#africa, #agriculture-and-farming, #animals, #biodiversity, #conservation-of-resources, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #forests-and-forestry, #global-warming, #land-use-policies, #lemurs, #madagascar, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #vanilla, #wilderness-areas, #wildlife-trade-and-poaching, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

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Trump’s Philanthropy: Big Tax Write-Offs and Claims That Don’t Always Add Up

Hidden financial records cast doubt on a number of his charitable commitments and show that most of his giving came from land deals that offset his income.

#appraisals-and-valuation-property, #comedy-central, #cushmanwakefield-inc, #federal-taxes-us, #income-tax, #internal-revenue-service, #james-letitia, #land-use-policies, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #philanthropy, #presidential-election-of-2020, #qaddafi-muammar-el, #trump-organization, #trump-tax-returns, #trump-donald-j

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Late-Season Wildfires Rampage Through Colorado

After a season of hellish wildfires throughout the West, there is new evidence that climate change and rampant growth are creating perfect breeding grounds for fire.

#california, #colorado, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #global-warming, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #wildfires

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Brooklyn Botanic Garden Turns Over a New Leaf

A wild meadow and woodland ‘ruin’ are now on exuberant display. The new, ecologically minded garden boasts shaggy clouds of vegetation.

#adrian-benepe, #brooklyn-nyc, #brooklyn-botanic-garden, #gardens-and-gardening, #manfredi-michael, #michael-van-valkenburgh, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #weiss-marion

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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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Got Crystals? Gem Mining Could Be Your Full-Time Job

Some modern-day prospectors make thousands of dollars selling precious stones they dug up themselves.

#crystals, #diamonds, #mines-and-mining, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #rock-and-stone, #your-feed-selfcare

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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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Leaf Peeping Is Not Canceled: 6 Drives and Hikes to Try This Fall

From the Berkshires to the Rockies, the vibrant colors of fall are popping, and nothing, not even a pandemic, can stop them. Six writers in six states reveal their favorite drives and hikes.

#appalachian-region, #autumn-season, #berkshires-mass, #cuyahoga-valley-national-park-ohio, #denver-colo, #maine, #nashville-tenn, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #road-trips, #travel-and-vacations, #trees-and-shrubs, #west-virginia

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Indoor Dining Returns to N.Y.C. After 6 Months

Customers were met with a new experience, even before walking inside. They got their temperatures checked and passed along contact information.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #cuomo-andrew-m, #de-blasio-bill, #new-york-city, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #pier-26-manhattan-ny, #restaurants, #wetlands

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Denver Wants to Fix a Legacy of Environmental Racism

Historically, trees and city parks in America go to wealthy, white neighborhoods. Now, a program in Colorado’s capital is trying to correct that injustice.

#black-people, #denver-colo, #discrimination, #environment, #global-warming, #hispanic-americans, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #urban-areas

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At the End of the New Pier 26, a Surprise

This environmentally themed project features an unusual design, including soaring walkways that lead to an unexpected destination.

#architecture, #culture-arts, #design, #environment, #hudson-river, #hudson-river-park-manhattan-ny, #hudson-river-park-trust, #olin-partnership-limited, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #pier-26, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #tribeca-manhattan-ny, #wetlands, #wils-madelyn

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Times Square, Grand Central and the Laws That Build the City

A virtual tour looks at the legal battles and innovations behind 42nd Street. Our critic chats with the Harvard professor Jerold S. Kayden.

#architecture, #area-planning-and-renewal, #bryant-park-manhattan-ny, #eminent-domain, #ford-foundation, #grand-central-terminal-manhattan-ny, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #land-use-policies, #midtown-area-manhattan-ny, #new-york-times, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #pennsylvania-station-manhattan-ny, #privately-owned-public-spaces, #real-estate-commercial, #times-square-and-42nd-street-manhattan-ny, #zoning

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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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Carnegie Hall and the Jewels of Midtown: Stroll the History

Our critic chats about the beloved stretch from the music hall to Lincoln Center around Central Park with the architects Tod Williams and Billie Tsien.

#architecture, #carnegie-hall, #central-park-south-manhattan-ny, #columbus-circle-manhattan-ny, #ethical-culture-society, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #lincoln-center-for-the-performing-arts, #midtown-area-manhattan-ny, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #time-warner-center-manhattan-ny, #tsien-billie, #williams-tod-architect

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Don’t Let the Pandemic End a 100-Year-Old Soccer Legacy

My league played through World War II and 9/11. Why do we have to stop now?

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #new-york-city, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #soccer

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Building Public Places for a Covid World

What are architects and urban planners foreseeing as people cautiously gather? Streets “curated” for various uses and dynamic cityscapes that both advance wellness and knit communities together.

#architecture, #area-planning-and-renewal, #coronavirus-reopenings, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #urban-areas

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Glamping for First-Timers

A novice camper needed a vacation. What are the options during the summer of Covid-19?

#bathrooms-and-toilets, #budget-travel, #finger-lakes-region-ny, #germantown-ny, #girl-scouts, #grilling-cooking, #hudson-river-valley-ny, #ithaca-ny, #kennebunkport-me, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #portland-me, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #tents, #travel-and-vacations

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‘Fixing the Damage We’ve Done’: Rewilding Jaguars in Argentina

Bringing back the top predator to Argentina’s wetlands could restore the health of an entire ecosystem. But inducing five felines with troubled pasts to hunt, and mate, is not easy.

#amazon-jungle, #animals, #argentina, #conservation-of-resources, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #jaguars, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #south-america, #tompkins-douglas-1943, #wetlands

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Why Trash Is Piling Up at N.Y.C. Parks

The pandemic shutdown has meant cuts in the department’s budget and staff, right when green space is needed more than ever.

#coney-island-mermaid-parade, #coronavirus-reopenings, #diaz-ruben-jr, #new-york-city, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #parks-and-recreation-department-nyc

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Trash Piles Up in Parks, Just When New Yorkers Need Them the Most

Budget cuts have left some of New York City’s green spaces with unmown lawns, unemptied garbage cans and littered playgrounds.

#bronx-nyc, #budgets-and-budgeting, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #new-york-city, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #parks-and-recreation-department-nyc, #prospect-park-brooklyn-ny

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Live Comedy Is Back in New York! But Outdoors. Is This a Good Thing?

The club Stand Up NY is staging 40 shows a week across the city. Performing in parks raises the stakes for comedians and audiences alike.

#bars-and-nightclubs, #comedy-and-humor, #dani-zoldan, #new-york-city, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #stand-up-ny-manhattan-ny-comedy-club

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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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How the World’s Largest Garbage Dump in Staten Island Became a Green Oasis

The radical fix for a noxious landfill in Staten Island: Bury the trash, plant some grass and do nothing for 20 years.

#area-planning-and-renewal, #fresh-kills-landfill-staten-island-ny, #freshkills-park-staten-island-ny, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #staten-island-nyc, #waste-materials-and-disposal, #wetlands

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For Three Suffragists, a Monument Well Past Due

Central Park will soon unveil its first sculpture depicting nonfictional female figures. “The fact that nobody even noticed that women were missing in Central Park — what does that say about the invisibility of women?”

#2020-suffrage, #anthony-susan-b, #bergmann-meredith-artist, #black-people, #central-park-manhattan-ny, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #new-york-city, #nineteenth-amendment-us-constitution, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #sculpture, #stanton-elizabeth-cady, #truth-sojourner, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

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‘Hidden Gem’ Made Popular by TikTok Is Shut to Keep Out-of-Towners Away

A lake in New Jersey was closed to curb the spread of the coronavirus, but some complaints about recent crowding there focused on the ethnicity of visitors.

#coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #discrimination, #lake-solitude-nj, #levees-and-dams, #new-jersey, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #race-and-ethnicity

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Stir-Crazy New Yorkers Discovered an Idyllic Spot. Will They Trample It?

During the pandemic, people are venturing deeper into the city’s forests, wetlands and grasslands, just as budget cuts threaten the spaces’ upkeep.

#charlop-powers-sarah, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #forest-park-queens-ny, #forests-and-forestry, #new-york-city, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #parks-and-recreation-department-nyc

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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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‘I Missed You, Pool’: Children Rejoice as N.Y.C. Public Pools Finally Open

At one of the eight pools to reopen, a swimmer almost forgot to remove his mask before making a cannonball jump. So, he placed it on his flip-flops and then — splash.

#coronavirus-reopenings, #east-elmhurst-queens-ny, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #parks-and-recreation-department-nyc, #summer-season, #sunset-park-brooklyn-ny, #swimming, #swimming-pools

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3 Dead After Glacier Tour Bus Rolls Over in Canadian Rockies

The vehicle, with 27 people on board, was specially designed to carry visitors onto one of North America’s largest glaciers, in Jasper National Park in Alberta.

#alberta-canada, #buses, #glaciers, #jasper-national-park-canada, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #rocky-mountains, #royal-canadian-mounted-police

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Vacation in the Summer of Covid-19

Traveling during a pandemic requires lots of research, precision planning and a willingness to play by new and very stringent rules. For these writers, it still felt good to get away.

#acadia-national-park-me, #appalachian-region, #camps-and-camping, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #kentucky, #oregon, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #penobscot-bay-me, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #quarantines, #rivers, #road-trips, #santa-ynez-valley-calif, #searsport-me, #summer-season, #travel-and-vacations, #travel-warnings, #wines

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New York City Has 2,300 Parks. But Poor Neighborhoods Lose Out.

Governors Island and other large parks are trying to attract more underserved visitors, who need outdoor space more than ever during the pandemic.

#benepe-adrian, #black-people, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #donoghue-sue, #governors-island-manhattan-ny, #income-inequality, #minorities, #new-york-city, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #playgrounds, #poverty

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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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How the Creator of Domino Park’s Social Distancing Circles Spends His Sundays

Mike Lampariello, director of the park, slathers on sunscreen and makes his masked rounds.

#domino-park-brooklyn-ny, #el-puente, #lampariello-mike, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #williamsburg-brooklyn-ny

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Buried in N.J.’s Budget Cuts: a Break for a Billionaire

A stopgap budget with $4 billion in cuts also includes an opening for private development in state parks, like a long-desired expansion of a golf course into Liberty State Park.

#budgets-and-budgeting, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coughlin-craig-j-1958, #department-of-environmental-protection-nj, #golf, #land-use-policies, #law-and-legislation, #liberty-national-golf-club-jersey-city-nj, #liberty-state-park-nj, #murphy-philip-d-1957, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #pga-tour-inc, #politics-and-government, #state-legislatures, #sweeney-stephen-m

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How to Workout Without a Gym

Get to a nearby park and get in shape (safely).

#content-type-service, #coronavirus-reopenings, #exercise, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #weight-lifting

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Elk Return to Kentucky, Bringing Economic Life

After a concerted reintroduction effort two decades ago, the state is now home to the largest population of elk east of the Mississippi. The animals’ home: reclaimed coal mines.

#animals, #appalachian-region, #coal, #conservation-of-resources, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #hunting-and-trapping, #kentucky, #land-use-policies, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #patton-paul-e, #your-feed-science

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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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Public Spaces Weren’t Designed for Pandemics. N.Y.C. Is Trying to Adapt.

New rules and design will try to keep New Yorkers safe in the usually crowded plazas, parks and streets.

#area-planning-and-renewal, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #downtown-brooklyn-partnership, #harvard-university, #kallos-benjamin, #kayden-jerold-s, #madonia-peter-j, #new-york-city, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #playgrounds, #regional-plan-assn, #restaurants, #sidewalks, #trottenberg-polly, #urban-areas

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Beaches and Swimming During Covid: Only For the Rich?

History is repeating itself as pools, beaches and clubs open — but mostly for the privileged few.

#beaches, #black-people, #connecticut, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #greenwich-conn, #long-island-ny, #new-york-city, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #quarantines, #race-and-ethnicity, #summer-season, #swimming, #united-states

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‘They Took a Piece of Me’: A Graduation Party Ends in Fatal Shooting

Tyana Johnson was killed and three others were wounded when men opened fire at her party in a Bronx park. The police have few leads.

#crimestoppers, #harrison-rodney-k, #johnson-tyana, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #police-department-nyc

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Stabbing at U.K. Park Is Declared a ‘Terrorist Incident’

Three people died and three were injured in the attack in Reading, England, on Saturday. Counterterrorism units will be taking over the investigation, local police said.

#great-britain, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #reading-england, #terrorism

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Stabbing at U.K. Park Injures Several People

The attack was in a park in southern England where a Black Lives Matter protest had been held earlier in the day. The police arrested a man but did not say what the motive might have been.

#england, #great-britain, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #reading-england

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‘Exploding Whale’ Park Memorializes Blubber Blast 50 Years Later

Residents of a coastal Oregon city voted to name a park for a 1970 explosion that rained chunks of rotting whale flesh on curious bystanders.

#bombs-and-explosives, #exploding-whale-memorial-park-florence-ore, #florence-ore, #names-geographical, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #whales-and-whaling

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An Eyesore in Washington Becomes an Icon

Once reviled, the chain-link fence surrounding Lafayette Square and the White House is now seen as a bulletin board of art and artifacts dedicated to George Floyd and hope.

#art, #black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #fences-and-property-barriers, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #lafayette-square-washington-dc, #national-park-service, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #secret-service, #white-house-building-washington-dc

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Trump Administration Undoes Rules That Restrict Bear Hunting in Alaska

The move reverses an Obama-era ban on hunting methods like baiting bears with doughnuts and shooting swimming caribou.

#animal-abuse-rights-and-welfare, #bears, #environment, #federal-lands, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #hunting-and-trapping, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #trump-donald-j, #trump-donald-j-jr, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Quarantined in a Museum

The resident caretakers of some of New York’s cherished landmarks may have the city’s strangest work-from-home assignment.

#bartow-pell-mansion-museum, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #historic-house-trust, #king-manor-museum, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #parks-and-recreation-department-nyc, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #queens-historical-society, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

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