Natural Resources

"Fishermen Suit Against Atlantic Marine Monument Moves Ahead"

"Organizations suing to eliminate the first national marine monument in the Atlantic Ocean have gotten the OK to proceed with a suit designed to reopen the area to commercial fishing, which environmentalists fear could jeopardize preservation efforts."

Source: AP, 03/28/2018

Zinke Creates Outdoor Recreation Panel Made Mostly Of Industry Advisers

"Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has appointed 15 representatives of the outdoor recreation industry to advise him on how to operate public lands, according to documents obtained by The Washington Post, including three people whom department officials flagged as potentially having a conflict of interest on the matter."

Source: Washington Post, 03/27/2018
October 27, 2018 to November 4, 2018

Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival

This annual event in Banff, Alberta, Canada offers nine days filled with stories of remote journeys, ground-breaking expeditions, and cutting-edge adventures told through the eyes of adventurers, authors, photographers, and filmmakers from around the globe. There are also three competitions to enter for a chance to have your work featured at the festival.

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Park Service Warned BLM Lease Sale Could Harm National Monument in Utah

"The Bureau of Land Management disregarded a request by the National Park Service that it hold off leasing 17,000 acres of public land in Utah on Tuesday because of concerns that drilling there could harm Hovenweep National Monument’s views and air, groundwater and sound quality."

Source: Washington Post, 03/21/2018

"Interior Department Offers Oil Leases Near Utah's Wilderness Monuments"

"The U.S. Department of Interior on Tuesday will auction off more than 51,000 acres (21,000 hectares) in southeastern Utah for oil and gas development, over objections from conservationists, who say the move threatens sensitive archaeological and wilderness sites."

Source: Reuters, 03/20/2018

"Easter Island Is Critically Vulnerable To Rising Ocean Levels"

"HANGA ROA, Easter Island — The human bones lay baking in the sun. It wasn’t the first time Hetereki Huke had stumbled upon an open grave like this one. For years, the swelling waves had broken open platform after platform containing ancient remains."

Source: NY Times, 03/15/2018

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