Natural Resources

The Death and Life of the Great Lakes

A look at an acclaimed new work by journalist Dan Egan on the environmental state of the Great Lakes finds much to laud. But our BookShelf editor and long-time Great Lakes reporter Tom Henry sees important weaknesses as well, such as when the comprehensive compendium of environmental challenges tackles Lake Erie’s algae crisis.

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Nevada Rancher Cliven Bundy Goes On Trial For Leading 2014 Armed Standoff

"Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy goes on trial on Monday for his role in leading a 2014 armed standoff against federal agents that became a rallying point for militia groups challenging U.S. government authority in the American West."

Source: Reuters, 10/30/2017

"Trump Plans to Shrink Two National Monuments in Utah"

"Senator Hatch, a Utah Republican, said Mr. Trump told him in a phone conversation that he had approved recommendations drawn up by Ryan Zinke, the Interior secretary, to reduce the size of Bears Ears National Monument, established by former President Barack Obama, and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, designated by former President Bill Clinton."

Source: NY Times, 10/30/2017

Trump Wants National Park Visit To Cost More Than A Six Flags Ticket

"The Trump administration is considering substantial increases in entrance fees to 17 of the most popular national parks during their peak season, asking Americans to pay prices that rival the gate costs of amusement parks such as Six Flags and Busch Gardens."

Source: Washington Post, 10/27/2017

"U.S. Marine Sanctuary Oil Drilling Report Sent To Trump, Not Public"

"U.S. Commerce Department Secretary Wilbur Ross sent a report to the White House on Wednesday containing recommendations on whether to change the boundaries of 11 marine sanctuaries to allow more oil and gas drilling, but the report was not made public."

Source: Reuters, 10/26/2017


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