Natural Resources

"NPS@100: National Parks: Instagram Nirvana Or Digital Detox?"

"GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. -- In 1891, a search party found the body of Robert Hamilton floating in the Snake River and lit a fire atop Signal Mountain to alert others in Jackson Hole. Today, the mountaintop is sending out new signals -- cellphone service -- across the sage- and pine-covered valley."

Source: Greenwire, 07/07/2016

"Minnesota Prairie Restorers Recruit A Surprising Ally: Cows"

"Records say when the first plows sliced through the great Midwestern prairie, a popping sound rang through the air like a volley of pistol shots. It was the sound of millions of roots snapping against the plow's steel blade."

Source: Minnesota Public Radio, 07/01/2016

Chemicals: Watchdog Plagued By 'Investigative Gap,' Low Morale -- Audit

"The U.S. Chemical Safety Board investigated only one out of 27 fatal accidents in the last fiscal year, part of a five-year slide that saw the agency fail to probe more than 90 percent of workplace fatalities, U.S. EPA's inspector general said in a report released yesterday."

Source: Greenwire, 07/01/2016


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