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Click here for original post Bowknot Bend, Labyrinth Canyon (lease area located at upper right). Photo: Pete McBride/EcoFlight WASHINGTON, D.C (ABC4 News) – The Bureau of Land Management is currently under fire following a heated lawsuit in regards to the alleged illegal leasing of 1,400 acres for helium extraction. Monday, the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance, Natural ...
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https://www.datanomy.today/post/8-30-a-m-december-18th-2020-explosions-rocked-the-base-of-three-massive-smokestacks-usa 8:30 a.m. December 18th, 2020: Explosions rocked the base of the first of the three massive smokestacks that have dominated the horizon on the western edge of the Navajo Nation for a half century. EcoFlight’s Jonathan Kloberdanz captured the demolition of the towering stacks as part of Salt River Project’s demolition of the largest ...
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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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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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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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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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Original Post ➡️ The Grizzly Creek fire grew overnight Monday to 32,060 acres, 50 square miles, but fire crews were able to gain significant containment, fire officials said in a news release. Containment jumped to 44% Tuesday morning from 33% the day before. Evacuations were lifted Sunday evening for residents of No Name, who can ...
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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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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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