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Analysis: China's new rules on wetlands not good enough

China has a wider range of wetland types than most countries but these important ecosystems are shrinking rapidly.

Dueling legal analyses on Trump's authority to change NMons aired

As Utah political leaders continue predicting President Donald Trump will shrink or even erase the new Bears Ears National Monument, a soon-to-be published legal analysis concludes that presidents have no authority to mess with monuments established by a predecessor.

Experts ponder how to save Statue of Liberty NMon from sea-level rise; anticipate no cost too great

How do you save a 225-ton statue standing on a small island in New York Harbor from rising tides? First, you call someone like Jerry Matyiko of Expert House Movers Inc. of Maryland. He won’t hesitate when faced with the question of how to save the Statue of Liberty.

Studies of border walls in PAs find lots of impacts on local species populations

With the prospect of a US-Mexico border wall looming, research and reporting on the ecological impacts of walls is both important and timely.

Bipartisan biill would expand Little Rock Central High School NHS

LITTLE ROCK — Bipartisan federal legislation introduced Tuesday would expand the Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site to include seven homes across the street from the school.

Nepal: Government incinerates over 4,000 seized wildlife parts

On Monday, the Nepalese government set fire to more than 4,000 items of confiscated wildlife parts in an attempt to demonstrate zero tolerance for the illegal wildlife trade.

Sunset on Route 66? Looming expiration of preservation law has "Mother Road" supporters alarmed; NHT status floated

Route 66, the historic American roadway that linked Chicago to the West Coast, soon may be dropped from a National Park Service preservation program, which would end years of efforts aimed at reviving old tourist spots in struggling towns.

Indonesia: President extends moratorium on clearing forests, peatland

Indonesian President Joko Widodo has approved a two-year extension to a moratorium on issuing new licenses to use land designated as primary forest and peatland, the environment and forestry minister said on Wednesday.

NPCA roasts Trump's proposed budgets cuts to USNPS

President Trump's Fiscal 2018 proposal for the National Park Service would be the "biggest cut to the Park Service since World War II" if enacted in its current form by Congress, park advocates claimed Tuesday.

Complete review of past archaeology set for George Washington Birthplace NMon; current interpretation questioned

On Popes Creek in Westmoreland County, park rangers tell visitors that “George Washington slept here first.”

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