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Navajo Point at sunset. Photograph: imageBROKER/Alamy Original Post ➡️ Ban would shift US uranium production into overdrive – posing environmental and spiritual threats to Indigenous communities who live near the mines Sacred Native American sites such as the Grand Canyon and Bears Ears may seem a long way from the devastation unfolding in Ukraine. But as ...
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Original Post ➡️ White Mesa Concerned Community members assemble in parking lot of White Mesa Community Center before leading a spiritual protest walk to the White Mesa Mill on October 10,2021. Tim Peterson, courtesy A recent research report from Grand Canyon Trust (GCT) alleges that the White Mesa uranium mill adjacent to Bears Ears National Monument has ...
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Flight Over Red Butte, Little Colorado River

Original Post ➡️ A view of the confluence of the Little Colorado River, above, and the Colorado River, below, in the Grand Canyon on Dec. 1, 2021.JOEL ANGEL JUAREZ/THE REPUBLIC To Keep Viewing Images Click Here
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Utah uranium mill is endangering land, water, say environmentalists and tribes

Original Post ➡️ Flight over White Mesa Mill, Bears Ears National Monument and Lake Powell – White Mesa Mill is the country’s last operational uranium mill. Tribes and environmentalists say the country’s last operational uranium mill has become a low-cost industrial waste dump that could imperil land and groundwater in the Colorado River Basin and at nearby ...
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Original Post ➡️ Executive Director Amargosa Conservancy Mason Voehl discusses the flight path to a group of passengers on a recent EcoFlight over Nye County to discuss conservation issues. (Jimmy Romo/ Pahrump Valley Times) Embedded in the Amargosa Desert lies a segment of the 185-mile long Amargosa River that is split between Nevada and California. ...
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Regional partnership hopes to wrangle grant money for coal communities

Original Post ➡️ Xcel Energy’s Hayden Station just east of Hayden is shown from an EcoFlight tour of the Yampa Valley with Friends of the Yampa on Friday, Feb. 4, 2022. Dylan Anderson/Steamboat Pilot & Today The Northwest Colorado Development Council has been working for nearly a year to unify various communities affected by the ...
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Hayden limits short-term rentals in residential zones

Short-term rentals will still be allowed if the property is someone’s primary residence Original Post ➡️ The town of Hayden is shown from an EcoFlight tour of the Yampa Valley with Friends of the Yampa on Friday, Feb. 4, 2022. Dylan Anderson/Steamboat Pilot & Today Hayden will restrict short-term rentals in residential zones to primary ...
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Original Post ➡️ An aerial view of the White Mesa Mill’s tailing cells, which hold the radioactive waste left from the uranium-milling process.Dom Smith / EcoFlight A new report released Tuesday argues a uranium mill in southeast Utah is acting as an unregulated radioactive waste site. Tribal members and environmentalists are now calling for changes on how ...
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Will new wind project impact emergency communications?

Original Post ➡️ TWIN FALLS — Could a wind project affect 911 communications? State and local agencies have expressed concerns that the Lava Ridge Wind Project could interfere with emergency communications. An up to 400-turbine operation on 73,000 acres of public land in south-central Idaho, the Lava Ridge Wind Project is moving through the Environmental ...
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Original Post ➡️ Water managers in the Colorado River Basin have tried to keep Lake Powell from falling under 3,525 feet — it’s likely to happen soon. Lake Powell is seen in a November 2019 aerial photo from the nonprofit EcoFlight. In the next week or two, the water level at Lake Powell is likely ...
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