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Scientists, Rogue, Twitter

U.S. Government Scientists Go ‘Rogue’ In Defiance Of Trump

Seizing on Trump’s favorite mode of discourse, scientists at the Environmental Protection Agency, NASA, and other bureaus have privately launched Twitter accounts – borrowing names and logos of their agencies – to protest restrictions they view as censorship and provide unfettered platforms for information the new administration has curtailed.

January 26, 2017

Exploring One Of America’s Newest National Parks

One of America’s newest national parks was around here… somewhere.

November 18, 2015

Hurting The Wilderness We Love

Ecotourism has become big business, but it can alter an encounter with wilderness into something a bit more industrial — and damaging to the environment.

October 13, 2015

Why Build A National Monument To A Union-Busting Robber Baron?

Why should taxpayers finance a monument to this loser’s greed?

September 2, 2015

‘Proud Partners’ Corporatize Our Parks

Washington’s only solution is to commercialize, industrialize, and privatize our parks, converting these jewels of the common good into just another corporate cash cow.

July 29, 2015

Mighty Zion National Park Envelops Visitors In Natural Wonder

This is a spiritual place. A glorious place. A place of serene ocher mountains and leaning narrow canyons.

July 14, 2015
louvre, mona lisa

Too Many People Crowding The Great Sights

Hypertourism has degraded sightseeing’s five-star experiences. As the word suggests, hypertourism refers to the crush of transients into places built for more intimate encounters.

July 2, 2015
Environment, Science, Climate Change, Conservation, Florida, Everglades, National Parks, Bill Nye, Obama, Governor Rick Scott, GOP, Featured Post

Obama To Visit Everglades On Wednesday, Highlight Climate Change Threat

Obama visits the Florida Everglades on Earth Day, to address climate change and environmental conservation. His escort will not be Governor Scott, but Bill Nye, ‘The Science Guy.’

April 22, 2015

Obama In Fresh Push On Climate Change

U.S. President Barack Obama will travel to Florida’s Everglades Wednesday hoping to reframe the debate on climate change ahead of a vital few months that will shape his environmental legacy.

April 21, 2015

Evacuations Of 1,000 People After Forest Fires Near Yosemite

Los Angeles (AFP) — A thousand people were evacuated near Yosemite National Park in central California due to fires triggered by a weekend heatwave that are threatening hundreds of homes. The blaze that began near Bass Lake has already burned 330 acres (133 hectares) in a matter of hours. None of the fire has yet […]

September 15, 2014

Lawmakers Have Competing Ideas About Expanding Yosemite

By Michael Doyle, McClatchy Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Two veteran California lawmakers are at loggerheads over how to expand Yosemite National Park. A House Republican and House Democrat now have competing bills folding nearly 1,600 acres in Mariposa County into the park’s boundaries. They share some ideas. They differ, though, on key questions, including whether […]

August 7, 2014