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Amazing Earthfest provides an opportunity to explore and play on our wildlands 4.5.2021 The Wilderness Society
Image: I"ll let you in on a secret. There is a way for your family to experience the best of southern Utah and northern Arizona and all you have to do is get there. Yup, no need to develop a plan for how to spend your days, others have done that planning for you! Every year, the Amazing Earthfest takes place the third week in May and offers a sample of the rich cultural and natural world surrounding the area of Kanab, Utah. May 13 is the kickoff date for the 6th annual festival. Last year, I participated in a group hike within the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument that took us through the stunning Paria Canyon and to an incredible sea of color on a picture-perfect day. Contrast the oranges, yellows and whites of the Navajo sandstone with the deep red of Indian paintbrush in bloom, the unending blue in the sky and the greenish-grayish-brownish in the desert grasses and forbes all around. Afterward, I enjoyed a mouthwatering meal at the Rocking V Café and then walked ...
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Oil pipeline's fans, foes gear up for emotional testimony over Enbridge's Line 3 16.6.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
With billboards, TV ads and mass mailings, the groups facing off over the Line 3 oil pipeline project in Minnesota are setting up for what could be a long, emotional fight, beginning with a key decision later this month at the Public Utilities Commission.
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PHOTOS: Inside the fire fighter’s camp at the 416 fire 15.6.2018 Headlines: All Headlines
Hotshots and firefighters from all of the country have come to battle the 416 Fire near Durango, Colo. The fire is estimated at about 32,000 acres with only 15% containment. Predicted thunderstorms may bring strong outflow winds and increase the potential for extreme fire behavior today. The fire, burning 23 miles northwest of Durango, started […]
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Waite Park plans amphitheater to offer music, scenery among old quarries 14.6.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The idea for an outdoor amphitheater started about three years ago, when the mining company Martin Marietta donated 12 acres of land to the city.
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Policy News: June 11, 2018 12.6.2018 EcoTone
ESA Policy News In This Issue: Proposed Alaskan Pebble Mine Could Threaten World’s Largest Salmon Fishery and Wetlands Army Corps of Engineers seeks public comments by June 29. EPA’s Science Advisory Board Holds First Meeting of 2018, Congress Signals Its Support SAB voted to review the EPA’s ‘secret science’ proposed rule. Congress House Appropriations Committee ...
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Iceland’s Amateur Glacier Trackers May Soon Need to Find a New Mission 8.6.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Undark and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  A 30-meter, Komelon-branded measuring tape, a pencil, and a yellow paper form are all Hallsteinn Haraldsson carries with him when he travels to the Snaefellsnes Peninsula in western Iceland. But unfurling the measuring tape before me at his home in Mosfellsbaer, a town just […]
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Growing Pains 8.6.2018 American Prospect
Capital & Main is an award-winning publication that reports from California on economic, political, and social issues. The American Prospect is co-publishing this piece. Tomato grower Harry Singh had an idea for speeding up the harvest in the fields he rents at the Camp Pendleton Marine Base near San Diego. His foreman told Serafín Rincón, 61, to pick beside two imported contract workers in their 20s. In the summer heat, Rincón was told to run. He could hardly keep up. Rincón had come to work with his friends Santiago Bautista and Rufino Zafra They were all longtime farm workers in the area. Bautista had been working in San Diego since 2003, and Zafra since 1975. All day they had to listen to gritos(shouting) and insults from their boss Celerino when they fell behind. "Stupid donkey, you're old now," he shouted at them. "You can't make it anymore!"  The three even started trying to hold it when they had to go to the bathroom, after being yelled at for going too often. Not that using those bathrooms was a ...
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Jefferson County health chief: Keep Rocky Flats off limits or prove it’s safe for recreation 1.6.2018 Denver Post: News: Local
The public health chief for Jefferson County on Thursday declared the Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge should not open to the public due to lack of "truly independent" assessment of potentially harmful plutonium contamination both on and off the federal property.
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The Creepy Science Behind the Fungus That Turns Ants Into Zombies 1.6.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Wired and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  Raquel Loreto is a zombie hunter, and a good one. But traipsing through dried leaves in a hot forest in Sanda, at the southern end of Japan, she needed a guide. Just a few months before, she’d been on the internet and come […]
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Kidwai Nagar: Stuck between agencies, two slums await rehabilitation 29.5.2018 Delhi – The Indian Express
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Teen who started massive Oregon wildfire with fireworks ordered to pay $36 million 22.5.2018 Washington Post
The blaze, which came to be known as the Eagle Creek fire, burned for more than two months as it spread to 48,000 acres.
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‘Something was wrong with this cougar’: Animal that killed biker, injured another was emaciated 21.5.2018 Washington Post
‘Something was wrong with this cougar’: Animal that killed biker, injured another was emaciated
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Detours worth taking on your next road trip 20.5.2018 LA Times: Commentary
Not every mile of every road trip is a buffet. Here are some scenic pieces of a car trip pie across the Western U.S.
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From baseball to date shakes, these four California road trips are made for families 20.5.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Here are four family-friendly driving trips that might entertain your kids and sharpen your appreciation of California. I came across some of these spots during my years of reporting in the state and others while on vacation with my own family.

Carlsbad and San Diego

Head south on Interstate 5...

Record Everest climber returns, already planning next trip 20.5.2018 Washington Post: World
A veteran Sherpa guide who scaled Mount Everest for a record 22nd time last week returned from the mountain on Sunday and said he’s already planning his next trip.
How the humble camping tent symbolizes our failure on homelessness — and promises a solution to it 20.5.2018 LA Times: Commentary

A few days ago I saw a man, clearly homeless, setting up a tent in Elysian Park, under a pine tree on a grassy knoll, with a fine view of the hilly landscape. It reminded me of a few nights I recently spent “under canvas” in the Mojave Desert camping with my kids. Our tents are nearly identical...

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A SloCal road trip gives you a geographic, climatological super sampler 20.5.2018 LA Times: Commentary
After spending a week road tripping in SloCal-sand duning, big tree hiking, desert wandering and snowboarding-I'm convinced it's worthy of a road trip, whether you live in the Golden State or you're seeking a quieter vacay version of California.
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Camping without the hassle: Rent the gear you need — even the car 19.5.2018 Washington Post
Camping without the hassle: Rent the gear you need — even the car
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Beartooth Highway is fearsome fun, whether you're driving it or skiing it 18.5.2018 LA Times: Commentary
It's safe to assume, I think, that any road named after a grizzly bear's fang can't help but lead to adventure. Beartooth Highway - a 68-mile ribbon of pavement snaking over an otherworldly 11,000-foot plateau along the Montana-Wyoming border - lives up to its ferocious name.
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On Maryland’s Gibson Island, year-round living and year-round play 17.5.2018 Washington Post
On Maryland’s Gibson Island, year-round living and year-round play
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