Natural Resources

Yosemite Park To Change Historic Lodge Names To Avoid Trademark Fight

"Yosemite National Park officials, looking to avoid a costly trademark fight with DNC Parks & Resorts at Yosemite, announced Thursday that they would change the names of iconic lodges in the park. The Ahwahnee Hotel, for instance, would be known going forward as the Majestic Yosemite Hotel."

Source: National Parks Traveler, 01/15/2016

"In Climate Move, Obama to Halt New Coal Mining Leases on Public Lands"

"The Obama administration will announce on Friday a halt to new coal mining leases on public lands as it considers an overhaul of the program that could lead to increased costs for energy companies and a slowdown in extraction, according to an administration official."

Source: NY Times, 01/15/2016

"Oregon Wildlife Refuge Occupation Disrupts Conservation Efforts"

"The armed occupation of a wildlife refuge in southeastern Oregon has interrupted important habitat restoration work that must be completed before spring migration — when hundreds of thousands of birds descend on the area’s vast wetlands, conservationists and bird-watchers say."

Source: Aljazeera America, 01/12/2016

"Paiute Indians Assert Legacy on Occupied Wildlife Refuge Land"

"BURNS, Ore. — Hundreds of residents crammed into a building at the Harney County Fairgrounds here on Wednesday night, far surpassing the capacity of the rows of brown metal folding chairs set up on a concrete floor, to talk in often deeply emotional terms about their community — and just who should be in charge of its destiny."

Source: NY Times, 01/08/2016

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