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Power plant stacks that loomed over Arizona come down

https://apnews.com/article/environment-flagstaff-arizona-coronavirus-pandemic-page-e27906dac31cfd0d72b0ed8c046131c3 Susan Montoya Bryan with AP News FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Three towering concrete stacks that were the most visual reminders of a coal-fired power plant that operated for decades along the Arizona-Utah state line came down Friday. The 775-foot (236-meter) structures loomed over the Navajo Generating Station, a 2,250 megawatt plant that closed last ...
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North Complex: Forest could take 100 years to grow back

Original Story: https://ktvl.com/news/local/north-complex-fire-expert-weighs-in-on-fire-behavior-environmental-impact The North Complex, which killed 16 people and devastated Berry Creek, took scientists by surprise and left a lasting scar on the landscape. It will take decades, maybe even a century for the forest to grow back, says Scott Stephens, a fire scientist at UC Berkeley. “For me, it was a very ...
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Flyover video, photos show North Complex fire devastation

Original Story: https://krcrtv.com/news/local/flyover-shows-devastation-left-behind-by-north-complex Photos courtesy of EcoFlight. OROVILLE, Calif. — New video shows the widespread devastation left behind by the North Complex.  A coalition of environmental groups sponsored the Nov. 5 flyover of the burn zone that stretches from Quincy to Oroville. Photos courtesy of EcoFlight. The massive wildfire killed 16 people and destroyed most of Berry Creek.  ...
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Op-Ed: A victory for salmon, two tribes and the Klamath River

Sunset on the Klamath River as it runs through the Yurok reservation. (Los Angeles Times ) Original story: https://www.latimes.com/opinion/story/2020-11-17/klamath-river-basin-dams-pacificorps-gavin-newsom-yurok-karuk-salmon-warren-buffett After an uphill two-decade-long struggle in one of the nation’s most contentious watersheds, campaigners in the Klamath River Basin moved to the brink of a momentous, well-deserved victory Tuesday. PacifiCorp, a Pacific Northwest utility that owns ...
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Mojave Desert Overhead and On the Ground

Original Story: https://defenders.org/blog/2020/08/mojave-desert-overhead-and-ground “A general pallor of dust still accompanied sunrise in the western Mojave Desert this morning, following the infamous King of the Hammers off-road event held in Johnson Valley a week ago. Flying today with my friends over public and private lands near California City on a Presidents Day Weekend EcoFlight – to get ...
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CORE Act passes U.S. House as attachment to defense bill

Original story here: https://www.aspendailynews.com/news/core-act-passes-u-s-house-as-attachment-to-defense-bill/article_58ee84c8-cbc7-11ea-ae31-2fa120009b5d.html The Thompson Divide comprises more than 220,000 acres of land in Pitkin, Garfield, Gunnison, Mesa and Delta counties. Courtesy Eco Flight The U.S. House on Tuesday passed the CORE Act, which aims to protect hundreds of thousands of acres of Colorado public lands and waters, as a rider to a national ...
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Original Story here: https://arkvalleyvoice.com/grape-creek-mining-proposal-threatens-wilderness-and-back-country-southwest-of-canon-city/ A mining proposal, which lacks environmental oversight, threatens the wild Grape Creek Proposed Wilderness and Backcountry Recreational Area located southwest of Cañon City. Colorado Congresswoman Diana DeGette recently voiced her opinion on the issue. DeGette explained “In February, my bill, the Colorado Wilderness Act, passed the United States House of Representatives.  The ...
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Original Article: https://www.sltrib.com/news/environment/2020/07/09/worried-about-effects/ (Photo Courtesy Ray Bloxham, Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance) The BLM plans to sell oil and gas leases on at least 85,000 acres of scenic public land near Canyonlands and Arches national parks, including parts of Hatch Canyon, at its September auction. The city of Moab and Grand County are urging the BLM ...
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Original story here: https://www.khq.com/regional/non-profit-hosts-flight-in-butte-to-view-lands-up-for-sale-from-a-new/article_1dfeadcf-5a48-5ebd-bda6-c788a549212b.html BUTTE-The state of Montana is considering expanding the Garrity Mountain Wildlife Management Area just outside of Anaconda and a non-profit group hosted a special flight on Wednesday to view the area from new heights. Ecoflight is a non-profit based in Colorado and their mission is to educate and advocate for the ...
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Original story here: https://www.kxlf.com/news/local-news/wildlife-organization-trying-to-add-600-acres-of-public-land-near-anaconda ANACONDA — “The parcel we’re going to look at is right at the bottom of that, we’re going to want to go up like this and loop around,” said Chris Marchion as the plane circled over a wildlife management area near Anaconda Wednesday. Wildlife officials got a bird’s eye view of ...
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