Category Archives: National

NPS to give Arlington Memorial Bridge a crucial but temporary fix

Repairs scheduled to start soon will keep an iconic D.C. span open for five more years Source of this article: The Los Angeles Times, March 6, 2016 The National Park Service is preparing to patch up the Arlington Memorial Bridge … Continue reading

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Graffiti artists’ move to national parks shocks nature community

A new generation of graffiti artists is regarding nature, not just urban spaces, as their canvas Source of this article: The Los Angeles Times, April 27, 2015 Andre Saraiva is an internationally known graffiti artist. He owns nightclubs in Paris … Continue reading

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John Muir’s legacy questioned as centennial of his death nears

Critics say that 100 years of population growth, urban sprawl, demographic shifts, climate change make John Muir irrelevant Source of this article: The Los Angeles Times, November 13, 2014 ohn Muir is the patron saint of environmentalism, an epic figure … Continue reading

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Fire season fuels GOP push for more logging

The House votes to curb environmental reviews to accelerate timber cutting in national forests. Source of this article: The Los Angeles Times, September 21, 2013 WASHINGTON — In response to fires that have ravaged the West this year, the House … Continue reading

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Inside the World of L.A. Geocaching, a Scavenger Hunt Taking Place All Around You

In La La Land, the home of movie magic, we’re used to our surroundings being not quite what they seem. Source of this article: LAWEEKLY Blogs, May 21, 2013 But did you know, at this very moment, you are surrounded … Continue reading

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Carbon Dioxide Level Passes Long-Feared Milestone

Atmospheric reading at Hawaii’s Mauna Loa tops what some say is a crisis point. Source of this article: The New York Times, May 10, 2014 The level of the most important heat-trapping gas in the atmosphere, carbon dioxide, has passed … Continue reading

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Defense Department becomes a wildlife protector

The military is working with environmental groups and local governments to create buffer zones around bases where development threatened to encroach on combat training. It’s been a conservation boon. Source of this article: The Los Angeles Times, April 28, 2013 … Continue reading

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Yosemite plan calls for more campsites and parking spaces, no visitors cap

The National Park Service would restore 203 acres along the Merced River and eliminate an ice rink, commercial horseback riding, hotel swimming pools and raft and bicycle rentals. Source of this article: The Los Angeles Times, January 9, 2013 Yosemite … Continue reading

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CBO drilling revenue projection differs with industry estimates

A Congressional Budget Office report finds that opening the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and other federal land would bring modest federal revenues, despite more optimistic projections by the oil and gas industry. Source of this article: The Los Angeles Times, … Continue reading

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July burns up the records, becoming hottest U.S. month ever

Average temperature in the Lower 48 was 3.3 degrees above normal, data show. Source of this article: The Los Angeles Times, August 9, 2012 July was the hottest month ever recorded in the United States, beating the previous record set … Continue reading

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