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In Trump NMon review, Craters of the Moon gets overwhelmingly positive marks from public

Nearly 38,000 public comments sent in electronic form to the Department of the Interior make mention of Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve. A review of a sample of those comments finds no evidence of public support for changing the boundaries of Craters.

Poland: Battle over logging in ancient Bialowieza Forest, a WH site, intensifies between enviros and conservative government

POSTOLOWO, Poland — In June, some 30 protesters assembled at dawn in Postolowo, a tiny village in northeast Poland.

USEPA revives possibility of huge mine near Lake Clark NP&Pres

As expected, the Trump administration is proposing that a company that wants to sink a massive copper, gold, and molybdenum mine not far from Lake Clark National Park and Preserve and near the headwaters of Bristol Bay in Alaska be allowed to apply for the necessary permits.

China: Government vows no forced relocations from Hoh Xil Nature Reserve now that it is gained WH status

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday there have not been and will not be any forced relocations from a high-altitude plateau in a heavily Tibetan area granted world heritage status by the United Nations, after concern by Tibetan groups.

Draft House bill would cut USNPS budget, cancel all ESA protections for wolves

A draft House appropriations bill for the National Park Service shows cuts almost entirely across the board from current funding levels, though the reductions are not as severe as those proposed by President Trump in his Fiscal 2018 budget.

Australia: WWF blasts Queensland government for allowing land clearing whose runoff damages Great Barrier Reef Marine Park

The federal government is allowing the huge spike in land clearing in Queensland to destroy threatened ecological communities, the habitat of threatened species and increase pollution on the Great Barrier Reef by failing to enforce environmental law, according to analysis by WWF.

Zinke pressures Glacier NP into relaxing boating restrictions, raising concerns about plans to halt invasive zebra mussels

Facing mounting pressure from Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, Glacier National Park officials have loosened restrictions barring motorized watercraft from the park’s waters despite the recent arrival of invasive mussels in Montana, according to an internal memo obtained by the Beacon.

Over 2.7M comments favoring protection of NMons received in response to Trump's review

As the Trump administration's "review" of 27 national monuments draws to a close, more than 2.7 million people have flooded the government comment website saying that they want

Antarctica: In preview of things to come, nearly 6000-sq-km iceberg calves from Larsen C ice shelf

On Wednesday, all eyes were on Antarctica’s Larsen C Ice Shelf as a long-awaited one-trillion tonne iceberg, the size of the U.S. state of Delaware, was found to have finally broken loose, floating off into the Southern Ocean — and into the record books.

Feature: Lessons from the destruction of Fossil Cycad NMon still relevant today

In 1933, a group of employees from the U.S. National Park Service found themselves in a bit of a pickle. The NPS was working hard to put together a display for the upcoming Chicago World’s Fair, a massive exhibition that promised to draw tens of millions of visitors.

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