Natural Resources

"Missed Warning Signs: Why a Toxic Waste Spill Could Happen Again"

"U.S. officials responsible for the Aug. 5 spill of toxic mine waste in southwestern Colorado had no plan in place for dealing with a catastrophic breach of the kind that fouled a long stretch of the state’s Animas River, an internal inquiry has concluded."

Source: Wash Post, 08/28/2015
October 7, 2015 to October 10, 2015

3rd Annual SHIFT Festival

SHIFT 2015, in Jackson Hole, WY, will feature an in-depth exploration of the opportunities and challenges at the intersection of conservation and adventure, with a goal of leveraging outdoor recreation for conservation gains.

"Feinstein Asks Obama To Bypass Congress To Create 3 Desert Monuments"

"U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein said she has asked President Obama to bypass Congress and create three new national monuments in California, giving federal protection to more than 1 million acres of mountain ranges, sandy expanses and forests lying roughly between Palm Springs and the Nevada border."

Source: LA Times, 08/25/2015

"Heavy Metals Polluting Colorado River In Grand Canyon National Park"

"As far away from society as you might seem while floating on the Colorado River through Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona, or hiking along its shorelines, heavy metals are polluting the river in concentrations that could pose a health risk."

Source: National Parks Traveler, 08/21/2015

"For Some Yellowstone Bison, the Roaming Ends at the Slaughterhouse"

"YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. — Even for a park with a history of unhappy encounters between people and wildlife, 2015 is shaping up as an eventful year for Yellowstone and its bison. Since mid-May, five visitors have been hurt — gored, trampled or tossed into the air — in run-ins with the park’s most famous residents."

Source: Wash Post, 08/17/2015

"River Fouled By Mine Waste in Colorado Reopens for Recreation"

"A stretch of river fouled by toxic waste from an abandoned gold mine in southwestern Colorado last week was reopened to kayaking and rafting on Friday while water from river-fed irrigation canals was deemed safe for crops and livestock."

Source: Reuters, 08/17/2015

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