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6 Dead in Alaska Sightseeing Plane Crash
"Plane crash in Alaska that killed the pilot and five passengers. Those people had arrived in the area on a Holland America cruise and booked the floatplane tour above the misty fjords of National Monument. The Coast Guard says the plane's emergency alert Beacon was activated late yesterday morning. The wreckage was found more than three hours later. Things are slow mid
California Wildfires Have Decimated the Giant Sequoia
"Wave comes amid a drought has dried up vegetation, increasing fire danger. There have been a number of small wildfires around California this week. But thus far, the state has avoided the kind of fierce gusts of wind that drove last year's devastating blazes. Last year's sq. FT. Complex fire in the Southern Sierras scorched more than 176,000 acres and giant Sequoia National Monument and the adjacent Sequoia National Park and now report compiled by National Park Scientists indicates far more of the iconic redwoods may have been killed. Than previously five. Some 30 to 40% of all the giant sequoias within the fires, footprint or incinerated by the severity of the flames. Researches explained that the intensity of their fire was brought on by drought conditions, fire prone undergrowth and a legacy of fire suppression together with climate warming, stressing the entire ecosystem. Ecuadorian files. This report from Fresno. The devastating castle fire in the southern Sierra Nevada last year may have killed between 31% and 42% of all the large giant sequoias in the footprint of that blaze. National Park Service report says that translates into a stunning loss of somewhere between 7500 and 10,600 large giant sequoia trees that are more than four ft. In diameter. That's 10 to 14% of the entire population across their rank along the western slope of the Sierras.
Coast Guard Searches Waters After Human-Smuggling Boat Hits Reef Near San Diego
"The U. S. Coast Guard is searching the waters off the coast of San Diego after a boat capsized, killing four people. On Sunday, NPR's Joel Rose reports. Nearly two dozen others were hospitalized. The Coast Guard. The San Diego Fire Department and other agencies responded to reports of an overturned vessel near the peninsula of Point Loma. Two people died at the scene and 23 others were transported to local hospitals, the fire department said in a statement, while boats and aircraft searched for other possible survivors in the water near the Cabrio National Monument Authorities say the vessel may have been a type of small wooden boat that's often used by smugglers to bring people into the U. S illegally from Mexico. Joel Rose. NPR NEWS
Sharon Buccino on Deb Haalands Fast Start
"Going to check in on deb holland's first few weeks as interior secretary to say she has hit the ground. Running would be an understatement. The secretary went to utah earlier this month. Making good on a promise to the state's congressional delegation to visit bears ears and grand staircase escalante national monuments before making a recommendation to president biden about whether to restore or expand the monument boundaries. That president trump attempted to shrink now. It's worth noting that the tribal nations that originally proposed the bears ears national monument have made it clear. They want president biden to protect all one point nine million acres of their proposal. Not the one point. Three million acres that president obama protected in two thousand sixteen and after that utah visit secretary holland signed two major secretarial orders. That really set the stage for what we what we're going to see from the interior department under her leadership and so joining me to help break down everything in those orders and talk about national monuments and a whole lot. More sharon pacino. Sharon is the senior director of the land division at the natural resources defense council. She's an attorney who works on environmental reviews public participation. the freedom of information act she also teaches public. Land's law sharon. Welcome to the podcast. It's great to be here thank you. So let's tackle these secretary lew orders in order the first one's about reversing the legacy of former interior secretary bernhardt and the trump administration that second order creates a new climate task force so reversing all of these trump orders. What is covered there. And what's the practical effect of it. Sure well it's Very significant i I would characterize it. In general saying you know in that secretario order Interior has really assumed it's critical role in addressing catastrophic climate change. And so there was a there were a series of actions. Secretarial orders that had been issued during the trump administration that in her order secretary hallen reverses
Biden Pressured to Restore Boundaries of National Monuments in Utah
"Confirmed interior secretary Deb Holland is traveling to Utah shall meet with tribes and elected leaders, and the focus is on the future of the Bears, Ears and Grand Staircase Escalante national monuments. Former President Donald Trump dramatically slashed protections for these monuments. President Biden issued an executive order to review that move and his administration is under pressure to restore their boundaries. NPR's Kirk Siegler reports. Former congresswoman from New Mexico. Deb Holland is the nation's first indigenous interior secretary. And in the four Corners region, there's a lot of anticipation among tribes about her official visit to the Bears Ears National Monument. When President Obama designated it giving it enhanced federal land protections. He cited its cultural significance. Land is rich with cliff dwellings, pictographs as well, A sacred camping and burial grounds. This is our chapel. This is our place of worship. Had Gonzalez Rogers runs the Bears ears inter tribal coalition representing five sovereign tribes. Ah, Holland alone doesn't have the authority to restore the monument's original boundaries. But he sees her visit as symbolic in FAC in the first kind of the world. I think it's less than 30 days of Secretary Holland on being in office, she has had more engagement more action than the previous 1300 days. When former president Trump downsized bears ears by 85% and cut the nearby Grand Staircase Escalante and nearly half tribe sued that court battle is on hold after President Biden's latest executive order calling for another review. Utah Republicans, including Governor Spencer Cox, are pressuring the administration to put a bill through Congress. Can we give on some issues? Can they give on some issues? Can we Can we come to a peaceful resolution of this? So we're not fighting this battle every year for 20 years, 25 years IN 1996, President Clinton designated the Grand Staircase Monument without consulting Utah leaders summer still fuming about what they saw as a loss and ranching and mining opportunities.
The Celebration Over, Deb Haaland Now Faces a Long To-Do List at Interior
"When she was confirmed as the first indigenous interior secretary on Monday. Now that the celebration's over He's promised to begin repairing a legacy of broken treaties and abuses committed by the federal government in Indian country. NPR's Kirk Siegler reports on the huge challenges ahead for Secretary Helland. With so much land under federal control. There's an old saying here in the West that the interior secretary has a more direct effect on people's day to day lives than the president. This is multiplied on reservations. In her confirmation hearing, Deb Holland nodded to the fact that the department she now leads was historically a tool of oppression toward tribes. If an indigenous woman from humble beginnings can be confirmed as secretary of the interior Our country holds promise for everyone mending a legacy of broken promises is a priority for many of the 574 federally recognized tribes on the Nez Perce reservation elders like Mary Jane Miles, See Holland as a turning point. It feels like we're moving and we are claiming What we could have done a long time ago. The Nez Perce consider much of the northwest their ancestral land, but through a serious of treaties there, now confined to a small slice of remote Idaho River country. U. S government is supposed to protect that land and it's salmon. But the fish the lifeline for people here along the Clearwater River are nearing extinction due to dams and climate change. Miles. Also points to a legacy of toxic mess is from mining that the tribe had little say over. I think we've noticed that maybe we've been taken, but nationwide, tribal leaders think this might start changing under Holland. The Biden administration is reinstating an Obama era rule requiring consultation. That means any future lands, development or right of way. Projects like a pipeline must be approved first by tribes and Secretary Holland is going to oversee all of that protection of this government relationship is all important to the tribes in Colorado. John Echo Hoggett, The Native American Rights Fund says that relationship is fraught because interior agencies like the Bureau of Indian Affairs have been chronically underfunded. He says. The previous administration also spurned tribal input on major lands, decisions, something he's looking forward to restarting. Well, it would prevent things from happening. You know, happened to us here during the last administration elimination of 85% of the Bears ears National Monument, the Keystone XL pipeline, President Obama formally protected the Bears Ears Monument on Utah land considered sacred to native people. Then the Trump Administration dramatically reduced its boundaries, and there's pressure on the new administration to reinstate or even expand them. Secretary Holland will travel there next month for a listening tour. Her to do list is a big one. Doctor. Look good afternoon in the money Quest, we add two not to. Ah, hiked back on the Nez Perce tribal leaders like Casey Mitchell want Holland's ear on saving the salmon, and he's optimistic. Unlike with previous administrations, there's no learning curve with Secretary Holland. There's always such high turnover within government entities that you know, sometimes that plays as an excuse. And as a government entity, there should not be any excuse for the trust responsibility that you hold to the tribes for the nest purse That trust responsibility is at the heart of a new deal brokered by a Republican congressman to remove four dams on the Snake River just downstream from here. Plan they hope Deb Holland will put in front of the president soon. Kirk Siegler,
The Celebration Over, Deb Haaland Now Faces a Long To-Do List at Interior
"Deb holland made history when she was confirmed as the first indigenous interior secretary on monday now that the celebrations over. She's promised to begin repairing a legacy of broken treaties and abuses committed by the federal government in indian country. Npr's kirk siegler reports on the huge challenges ahead for secretary held with so much land under federal control. There's an old saying here in the west that the interior secretary has a more direct effect on people's day to day lives than the president. This is multiplied on reservations in her confirmation hearing dabhol and nodded to the fact that the department she now leads was historically a tool of oppression toward tribes if an indigenous woman from humble beginnings can be confirmed as secretary of the interior. Our country holds promise for everyone. Mending a legacy of broken. Promises is a priority. For many of the five hundred seventy four federally recognized tribes on the nez perce reservation elders like mary. Jane miles see holland as a turning point at feels like we are moving and we are claiming what we could have done a long time ago. The nez perce consider much of the north west their ancestral land but through a series of treaties. There now confined to a small slice of remote idaho river country. The us government is supposed to protect that land and it salmon. But the fish the lifeline for people here along the clearwater river are nearing extinction due to dams and climate change miles. Also points to a legacy of topic. Messes reminding that the tribe had little say over. I think we've noticed that maybe we've been taken but nationwide tribal leaders think this might start changing under holland. The biden administration is reinstating. An obama era rule requiring consultation. That means any future lands development or right away. Projects like pipeline must be approved first by tribes and secretary holland is going oversee. All of that protection of this government relationship is all important to the tribes in colorado john. Echo hawk at the native american rights fund says that relationship is fraught because interior agencies. Like the bureau of indian. Affairs have been chronically underfunded. He says the previous administration. Also spurn tribal input on major lands decisions. Something he's looking forward to restarting will it would prevent things from happening in. Oh happen to your. During the last administration who emanation of eighty five percent of the bears national monument the keystone excel pipeline. President obama formally protected the bears. Ears monument on utah land considered sacred to native people than the trump administration dramatically reduced its boundaries and there's pressure on the new administration to reinstate or even expand them secretary hall and will travel there next month for a listening tour. Her to do list is a big one dot to look good afternoon. In when nick west we add to not to a hiked back on them says birsh tribal leaders. Like casey mitchell watt holland's ear on saving the salmon and he's optimistic unlike with previous administrations. There's no learning curve with secretary holland. There's always such high turnover within government. Entities that you know sometimes that plays as an excuse and as a government entity there should not be any excuse for the trust responsibility that you hold to the tribes for the nez perce that trust responsibility is at the heart of a new deal. Brokered by republican congressman to remove four dams on the snake river just downstream from here. A plan is deb. Holland will put in front of the president's soon
"national monument" Discussed on Locations Unknown
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‘Packed us together like sardines’: Guard deployed to Capitol struggles to contain Covid
"Much concern on wednesday at the us capitol in washington dc. That there might be some sort of interruptions or violence. At the inauguration of joe biden. Thanks to what happened two weeks earlier with the mob that stormed the capital so they brought in tens of thousands of national guardsmen to protect the place. The reason we're talking about it now. Is that this story which began on politico. Concerning a number of national guardsmen some of whom were claiming the congress members threw them out of the capitol. They get nowhere to go so the ended up sleeping on the floor of a parking garage with one bathroom to share and the update. This afternoon. That you may have been hearing. is that a number of guardsmen have tested positive for corona virus. Perhaps one hundred or more sure you put twenty five thousand people in an enclosed space. What do you think's gonna happen. All you need is one guy with the virus. Is you saw the way they were laid out. Like like logs of wood. You saw that photo relying lying on the capital floor sleeping together. Yeah it was. it was sardine-packing. So if there's one guy breathing out his viral load all night Yeah you could end up sucking it in your all. Suck it in your all lying there sleeping sucking in his viral load. Well the update this afternoon for everybody. Hundreds of these national guard members apparently are allowed to return indoors according to defense officials. There seems to be a dispute as to who told them they couldn't stay in the capital anymore. Of course it's the problem is they are given hotel rooms but it says here. They're on duty for a day or two working shifts a few hours at a time. It takes too long to get back to their hotels. Many of which are in. Virginia and maryland so they just nap wherever they can between shifts. You see wondered right away. Weren't they giving a place to actually bunk. And the congressmen. Don't care you know they. They like to They like to virtue signal about how grateful they are for the national service that the guardsmen did to protect democracy and to protect our national monuments and protect the transfer of power. And all that stuff but when it was over they were just used as props. It was thinner.
Tribes and Native advocates praise Joe Biden’s actions to reverse many of the Trump Administration’s environmental policies affecting tribal lands
"This is national native news. Making camera in print tony gonzalez tribal advocates are praising president. Joe biden's quick action to reverse the last administration's environmental policies the mountain west news bureaus savannah mar reports on inauguration day biden took steps to rejoin the paris climate accord. His administration also placed a sixty day moratorium on new leasing and drilling permits on public lands. Biden has also fulfilled campaign promises that were important to tribes including revoking a permit for the keystone xl pipeline. I think there's a sense of indication. Recognition of treaty promises. Matthew campbell is an attorney with the native american rights fund who fought that project on behalf of tribes. In montana and south dakota campbell also represented tribes in the four corners region in their lawsuit opposing the previous administration shrinking of bears ears in grand staircase escalante national monuments. A move biden has pledged to reconsider important first step an important signal that tribal sovereignty will be recognized. The fossil fuel industry is likely to be among biden's biggest detractors. His climate change plan aims to achieve net zero emissions in the us by twenty fifty four national native news. I'm savannah mar reporting for. The story is part of a collaboration between national native news. In the mountain west news bureau native american tribes praised the biden administration this week. For issuing an executive order stopping the keystone excel pipeline but now they're urging additional action to halt other pipeline projects including the dakota access pipeline. The guardian reported the standing rock sioux tribe and the nonprofit earthjustice urged biden in a video to shutdown dapple biden has not made statements on that pipeline but last year when she was a senator vice president kamala harris signed in a mikus brief calling on a judge to shut it down while an environmental impact study was done. Dapple is already transporting half a billion barrels of crude oil daily last week. Seventy five female indigenous leaders sent biden a letter calling for a halt on fossil fuel projects. That threatened the environment. Culture and security of native american lands activist also want the administration to stop construction of line three which would transport canadian tar sands oil across indigenous lands in minnesota in montana this week the state legislature heard three bills that would continue. Efforts launched in two thousand nineteen to address missing and murdered indigenous people. The cut bank pioneer press reports. The bills faced no opposition. One reauthorize task force created in two thousand nineteen and a grant that went to a tribal college to create a database of every missing indigenous person in the state to other bills create a commission to examine cold cases and provide training for search teams and the kansas city star reports. The kansas house of representatives is also considering a bill that would allow the attorney general to coordinate training on murdered and missing indigenous people with tribes. The state bureau of investigation and other law enforcement organizations advocates. Called a good first step. In the philippines eight catholic bishops are calling for an independent investigation into the killings of nine indigenous leaders. The vatican news reports the military claims they were arresting members of the communist new people's army for alleged possession of firearms and explosives and that they resisted but eyewitnesses say. The men were unarmed and offered no resistance. The indigenous leaders were opposing the construction of a dam that would impact indigenous lands. Human rights groups say the government often labels people communists who are fighting for indigenous rights. Also in the philippines indigenous youths may lose a space where they had been sheltering from the military mugabe reports. A group of sixty eight indigenous students and teachers have taken refuge at the university of the philippines and his on city. The campuses of the university have been off limits to military and police under a longstanding packed but the national defense secretary declared an end to that. Pack earlier this month for national native news and making camera
Biden puts U.S. back into fight to slow global warming
"President Biden's already issued a series of executive actions aimed at renewing efforts to slow global warming hours after taking the oath of office combat climate change in a way that you haven't done so far president Biden signed an executive order rejoining the Paris climate accord which sets limits on global emissions of greenhouse gases he's also revoked the approval for the keystone XL pipeline in his press secretary says biting signed orders to preserve wilderness areas open to potential commerce by the previous administration reviewing the boundaries for several national monuments places a temporary moratorium on all oil and natural gas leasing in the arctic National Wildlife Refuge with plans to reestablish fuel efficiency standards set by the Obama White House which were then eased by the trump administration Jackie Quinn Washington
US Park Service releases video involving tasing of visitor
"The National Park Service released a video involving the tasting of a visitor it happened at petroglyph national monument in New Mexico native American tribes consider the area is sacred and visitors are supposed to stay on designated trails Darryl house was spotted by the ranger climbing away from the designated trails the ranger asked for ID identification Sir tell us don't go down that road okay I'm already going down that road house picked up his dog and tried to walk away please log out the ranger repeatedly asked how to put his hands behind his back I was cited for interfering with agency functions concealing his identity and being off trail the National Park Service is investigating in a social media post how says he goes to the monument to pray and meditate I'm a Donahue
Park ranger stuns Native American man in New Mexico
"A native american man in new mexico claims a park ranger used excessive force against him and a national monument. A video of it went viral and the warning tonight disturbing got schwartz. Has the story. Cookies petroglyphs national monument to confrontation between national park officer and a man who'd gone off a train go on. I don't wanna idea myself trail now. What happened before and immediately after the recording clear but another video captures the park officer repeatedly teasing the man thirty year. Old darrell house identifies as oneida in navajo in a phone interview with nbc station k. o and albuquerque. He says he was out on a hike to pray at the ancient petroglyphs. I go there regularly. Pray burn my age at one point during the confrontation he tells the officer he briefly left a trail to avoid another been observed social distancing. I apologize after refusing to comply with the officers demand several times. He's eventually handcuffed and says he was issued three citations for interfering with agency function giving false information and being off trail but says preying on sacred land is a religious right than harm. Anyone i call the non to anybody has been on for years. I'm practicing my religious right in a statement. The national park service says in part. This incident is under review and has been referred to the nps office of professional responsibility. We take any allegation of wrongdoing very seriously but how says he plans on hiring lawyer soon. Still shaken what he calls an abuse of power. Got schwartz and me see news traffic
Trump lashes out at ‘weak and tired’ Republican congressional leadership
"Today tweeting his continued support of higher checks, saying Americans deserve it and again blaming China for the pandemic. The Senate is also preparing to deal with a possible override vote of President Trump's veto of a major defense spending bill. The House voted with a two thirds majority to override the president's veto. Now this is all up to the Senate. What you've got here is a bill it's called the National Defense Authorization Act. It authorizes spending on overseas military operations, weapons pay and morte. The president has tweeted quote week and Hired Republican quote. Leadership will allow the bad defense bill to pass Say goodbye. The vital section 2 30 termination that has to do with tech. Your national monuments, forts and treasures inserted by Elizabeth Warren, five G and our great soldiers. Now the Senate taking up this override. It also needs a two thirds majority fucks is rich Edson Vice
Travel to Northwestern Colorado
"I like to welcome the show Sam and Nina. Oppenheim Sam you may remember from being on the show way back you can find Samsa Tiger fee at Sam Oppenheim, dot com Sam and Nina welcome to the show. Thank you for having a Song Chris to care and I say Sam has been on the show in a while we figure it's something like ten years of marriage in two kids later that SAM is back. In the early years talking about Bali and northern India and Laos I believe if I am. Correctly, but you're talking something a little more domestic this time. What are we talking about today? So mostly the national parks in northern Colorado I figured because of Covid we did a little domestic travel and there's some amazing sites at their dinosaur, national? Monument. Doesn't get enough attention and Rocky Mountain National Park among a lot of people's favorites excellent and you did this as part of a larger RV trip this year. Correct. So we did our first ever family RV trip and we all four corners, Arizona Utah Colorado? New Mexico but what we covered has been covered by your show before like the route sixty six stuff in New Mexico and Arizona we did that and you recently had a podcast about the national parks in Arizona. Offer beaten past beyond the Grand Canyon so we don't want to repeat anything It's getting tougher. So we do repeat some things these days. In fact, I'm going to try and repeat the show we did allows Laos coming up here sometime I'm just looking for a guest. So let's focus in on Colorado which I think we decided was about a week long portion of your trip yes and you doing this by RV right excellent and where should we start if you're GONNA? Do it just all on its own as a one week one way road trip you could fly into Salt Lake City and fly out of like older Denver area. But I'm not GonNa Really. WanNa talk about Salt Lake City that much. So I think. Can we just start in Dinosaur National Monument border of Utah and Colorado. So we're up in the north western corner of Colorado when we're in dinosaur national monument correct it's most of the monument is now in Colorado but the part with the dinosaur quarry is in Utah and it's one of those parks that stretches across the border and it's Absolutely. Incredible. It's actually two hundred, ten, thousand acres and includes two river canyons both the green and Yamba River canyons and so some people think Oh, it's a national monument. It's not as big as a national park will actually it's a lot bigger than some national park. So the designation National Park is more Congressional and National Monument is Presidential Right? It doesn't determine the funding or the sides are valued visiting the site right? Exactly. So I have spent some time in Dinosaur National Monument but I've done exactly the opposite of the things that you've done. So tell me a little bit about your experience first of all. Yes. So we did is we stayed in an RV campsite outside of the park, but actually we're going to recommend that anyone doing this trip stays inside the park. It's just going to be a better trip I'm talking this cold tour that we're going to be doing here is more of an outdoorsy type of tourism, and so I think if you word of a reserve, the campground at either Split Mountain or Green River on the Utah side of. Dinosaur. National Monument. You would then be inside the park. It's a beautiful campground right on a quiet stretch of the Green River, and all these campgrounds can be reserved on recreation dot Gov, and you could do it with an RV and could do it with a tent. But if you wanted to stay outside there are places you can stay in Jensen Utah which is kind of the border town for the national. Monument, in Utah more in Dinosaur Colorado, they named the town after the monument. Okay and neither of those are all that large town as I am now I think the largest town in the area's vernal Utah, which a little further west than Johnson and actually we should mention that if you're into dinosaurs hopefully you are. If you're going to dinosaur national monument, there is actually a lovely museum in Vernal Utah Not a large museum, but you can see some velociraptor and things like that. So especially, if you're there with kids and I think you were traveling with two. That's that's someplace that I would recommend. We were on prevent a long drive from Bryce Canyon Up to Dinosaur National Monument, and so we drove to rural and it was we made sure to stop at some of those dinosaur statutes that are in town. We weren't unfortunately stay for the museum. I. Don't know if it was open actually right now a lot of museums here in two, thousand, twenty, nine open. It was great to see those the statues in town. If you like photo ops with giant roadside dinosaurs, you won't be disappointed on this road trip.
Mike Pence Formally Renominated For Vice President At RNC
"For night. Three of the RNC. ABC is Alex Stone is in Washington. With a preview tonight. The focus here will be on the Vice President Mike Pence tonight will be giving an address. Accepting the GOP's renomination of him for VP will be down the road a bit at Fort McHenry in Baltimore. Democrats are not happy because he'll be at a national monument and historic shrine, giving a political address. Pence will be proceeded tonight by his wife, Karen. We'll keep you
Trump signs bipartisan conservation legislation
"Signed a bipartisan bill called the Great American Outdoors Act today that would spend nearly $3 billion on conservation projects, outdoor recreation and maintenance of national park lands and other public lands. Before the signing. The president spoke to the press about the importance of the bill. We're here today to celebrate the passage. Of truly landmark legislation that will preserve America's majestic natural wonders. Priceless historic treasures, and that's exactly what they are grand national monuments and glorious national parks. This is a very big deal and from an environmental standpoint and from just the beauty of our country standpoint. There hasn't been anything like this since Teddy Roosevelt. I suspect It's a
"The any AC national monument and preserve gets the fewest visitors of any national park, and it boasts no rangers. No trails and no waiting in line. All the more reason Christopher Solomon went out of his way to hike a few summers ago. Chris, welcome great to be here. Is this actually a national park or what's the technicality they're. Technically Rick any act check national. Monument and preserve is its name and it. It is not a national park, but it is the least visited unit of the four hundred and one properties in the national park system, so nobody goes there white. Why do they even bother thinking of it? As part of the system you, you'd think that the least visited might be something like the Martin Van Buren national birthplace right, but no It's Antioch Chat in two. Thousand Twelve Anne check had nineteen visitors last year might have picked up to a hundred or so and you were there with how? How many people in your party three of us three of us now? Where is it and how do you get? There visualizes for me if you look at the map of Alaska Alaska? has this big tale that kind of frozen, fourteen hundred mile tail, that wags westward at come shotgun, and that's the Aleutian islands and the base of that tail is the Alaska Peninsula, and that's where any act check. You know if I wanted to go there next week. Where would I fly? What I just rent a car and drive there, or how'd I get that so one of the reasons rick? Not, very popular is it's hard to get to from Seattle where I live. It took US three flights to anchorage to King Salmon to Port Heiden which is just an airstrip built for World War Two in the middle of nowhere on the Bering Sea and then we backed packed with sixty five pound packs for twenty two miles to reach the centerpiece of the the. The National Monument, which is a gorgeous volcanic crater, so ease of access is not one of its selling points. Is it worth the trouble? Yeah, I was thinking about this on the drive over here and how to summarize it. I have had the good fortune to travel all over the world as a travel writer, I was with a photographer who shoots pictures all over. Over the world and beautiful places we agreed we'd never seen a place as unique as okay. How can you write in? Your article is just gorgeous about this that it was mind-bending. Lee Gorgeous is the desolation that's part of it, or what makes it better than just going to any national park, so maybe to convey what it's like I need to tell you just. Just a little bit about its geologic in human history, which is more interesting than it sounds about the time. The Egyptians were ruling the world. A seven thousand foot volcano blew its top with a with a force of ten thousand nuclear bombs ruined the bigger eruptions we we know of, and then the volcano collapsed on itself and created a crater that could swallow Manhattan. That crater filled with water, so it looked like crater lake national park, then that lake blew out in his biblical flood in over the next couple thousand years, this lost worlds was sort of created inside that crater, and it just went kind of unnoticed, except for the native peoples for thousands of years until nineteen thirty, when this man called the glacier priests arrived, and the Glacier priest was father, Bernard, how he's one of these Jesuit priests who was cut from the old cloth, swashbuckling sort of Jesuits, and he, he barnstorm all over the forty-ninth state, having these wild adventures by Bush plane. Plane by dog sled is write ups win the Saturday Evening Post and the National Geographic and in nineteen thirty, he wrote about visiting Antioch Check, and he described it as paradise found this this lost world where orchids bloomed in the volcanically warmed soil, and the rabbits were gigantic, and they came up and walked right up to his crew, which was a bunch of the Santa Clara football players, and and they felt bad killing them to eat them, but they did anyway. Did you read his writing the in preparation for your trip so I? Did I read about his writings about the great? Great Moon Crater of the earth called it, and then what happened is he wanted to go back the next year nineteen, thirty one and any act check blew up again, and he goes back and talks about it no longer in these Milton, s Kinda paradise found terms, but but in this dante-esque hellish terms describes himself peering into this blackened inferno, and then they go into the crater a couple months after it's blown up again, and they nearly die of poisonous gasses, and they're, and they're put their beans on a funeral and their beans Boileau, and they shove a thermometer in the ground. Ground thermometer explodes, and it's just this hellish wild landscape. That's the setting we go back eight years later. Just kinda see what it's like, and a lot of the soot has washed off from that nineteen thirty one explosion, but it has this kind of Sier Flinty beauty desolation sublime.
Hundreds of Washington DC National Guard troops activated to help protect monuments
"Scores of National Guard troops on standby in Washington DC today is the day that protesters have said they'll try and topple the emancipation memorial that's a statue of president Abraham Lincoln with a freed the slaves Washington post reports the federal marshals have been told to prepare to protect national monuments fall across the country from
"national monument" Discussed on Parklandia
"Ecology yes and our ecological concept of the day is fire dependent ecosystems. Yes on the surface it would seem that fire and ecosystems do not. Math fire can be dangerous to plants and animals. Obviously I mean that's what's causing hundreds of thousands of people to evacuate their homes in California. It's it's horrifying but the human relationship with fire. Ecosystems is different from an ecosystem's relationship with fire. This world is filled with fire. Food after all oxygen is what fire eats. And there's plenty of it here in Earth you know. This has been burning since it was formed in. It's even been argued that humans couldn't have evolved the way that we have without the -bility to make firework for US fascinating however fire has the potential to destroy what we built our homes communities and Agricultural Land. Yes and for at least a portion of human history. We've tried to keep fire separate which is of course impossible because lightning strikes eventually but the more that ecologist study fire the more they realized that it's actually acts like a living breathing organism in an ecosystem. Where fires allowed to do? Its thing there might be a handful of fires every year of varying sizes intensity and type Groundfire might breeze through burning just or Ganic soil. Or it might be accompanied by a surface fire that feeds on grasses low growing shrubs enforce litter yes and then there's crown fires which might happen after a lightning storm in burn through the tree. Canopy as long as fire isn't suppressed. It's unlikely that any of these will be very destructive. At least as long as your house is not in the way of it. Yeah true there. I've been there like yeah I think. Ptsd I get it. Some ecosystems actually require fire to function And the grasslands at Little Bighorn National Monument or one of them. Yeah America's Grassland. Perry's are not what they once were. Human Agriculture has removed most of the Blue Bunch Week Grass Sandberg Bluegrass and June Grasso that used to dominate the prairies of the Midwest but fire systematically ben essential in promoting cu production keeping woody plants from sneaking into the ecosystem and basically keeping grasslands grassy although although lightning is the main way the fires are started than the prairie ecosystem. Like the one you see at little bighorn. There's a lot of evidence that native Americans started fires to drive game to promote the production of seeds in the plans. They like to eat almost like a weapon in a battle to clear the land for travel These days the National Park Service actually ignites and closely manages fires in the little bighorn and other parks for fire is an important member of a healthy ecosystem. Much like never yeah. We've seen this in a handful of parks and read a lot about it. The the benefits of fire as long as you know it's the right setting and it's obviously not arson because yes that's never good. But this time it was like Yellowstone where you know in the eighty S. We had a huge fire. And that's because we kept on putting out all these small fires and not allowing to Kinda take. Its course so then. This one happened which was by human error but still happen Basically that cigarette butt lit up the forest and it demolished most of yellowstone's ecosystem but by allowing it to what it needs to do and kind of helping it in those ways and doing in small batches. That's really what are kind of talking about this concept of like fire dependent systems exactly. You're listening to parkway India a production of iheartradio boats like big boats. You like people working on yachts. Do you like poor people in the rich people. They serve on yachts. Are you always like what goes on below deck? Hi this is Anna and nick. Turner the hosts of decades. And we WANNA take you on a fun and goofy adventure in this. Been Style. Podcast we will watch and recap every episode of Bravo's below deck and all of its spin offs. We got below deck Mediterranean and below decks sailing young. And we're going to release an episode every Monday through Friday. So you can watch with us and listen to our daily recap since podcasters are the scum of the earth and below the people who work below deck we record in the bowels of the boat. That's right we're just two fabulous idiots trying to catch you up on one of the most wonderful shows on television with our self proclaimed quirky and offbeat personality. I never said that okay. Listen the decades on the iheartradio APP APPLE PODCASTS? Or wherever you get your podcast. I'm Matt and I'm Brad this park land and today we're talking about Little Bighorn. Battlefield NATIONAL MONUMENT IN MONTANA. My favorite but now that we've sufficiently wept. It's really time to wrap up our episode on the Little Bighorn and share with each other a favorite part of this national monument. Yeah so per usual. We haven't told you there are answers. So it's a surprise. What are little favorite moments? Were from big horn. So do you want to start with? What your favorite thing about. This park was my favorite thing about this. Park was fat going there reading Looking through history at the museum's even looking to their book collections I really realized that there's much more research to do about native American culture in history Incan like junction with American history in the aspect of civil wars and timelines to understand like what we were actually doing at the same time. So there's so much more history to dive into and that's what for me. Little Big Horn was just that I still have a lot of learning to do and I. There's a lot more ways to open up my eyes to make sure that I can understand what is American history and not just written from the Americans side right beautiful. I mine is kind of similar. I would say if I'm picking a specific thing or site. The peace through unity Indian memorial. Mike easily takes the cake. I thought it's just a gorgeous memorial in and of itself but also what it symbolizes in like in general with the park on the whole I think symbolizes how much I learned what I took away and how it really rattled me. I went here and I was like like what I learned in. Fifth grade is not accurate. Granted I don't remember much but like a really kind of shocked me up and ultimately that was a very positive thing so it shows how complicated American history is especially in relation to native Americans and especially during this time and its battle took place and it's just not as cut and dry not nearly as black and white as I thought. This particular moment in history was and just fascinating. There's a lot to learn here. And it's a very eye-opening park in just that I think is my favorite also eighty-one oh shout missiles. Lewinsky from fifth grade. I know you try your best. Bless your heart. I don't remember what your curriculum was. I'm sure it was well intentioned but it'd be really fun. It's it's now kind of this weird goal of mine I would love to go to little bighorn battlefield national moment with Miss Lewinsky. Have this like Y- this beautiful like reunion there. And so if she's somehow miraculously she somehow was listening. Here's this I would love to do that. She should she should like be a gas like we've talked about her weight now. I really think it's one of those things that we should And that's because there's so much more to learn and we need to keep educating ourselves. Keep on traveling. Keep on trying to understand this beautiful culture and history that we live in the United States. Because it's very complex very deep many layers and there's so much out there. Yeah I think the number one thing that I would bring is to is to open years. Yeah in an open mind and an open mind and to shut my mouth. 'cause I just wanted to learn I want to see I want to visualize because you have to come in here with an open mind. Yes there's lots of taken so you gotTa make room for for all this new knowledge that you're learning because there is really at the time here and I think you should also bring what like I think a compact car or rental car like cross if you're are being that's something to be mindful of unless you're lucky enough to be like camping right down the street or something where I'm kind of negligible. But if you're making any sort of a hall here then it could be economically challenging now. I'll tell you one thing to not bring do not bring hiking shoes. Don't come here with like all your national parks like back camping swag because you don't need it it's definitely a small place that's very manageable A lot of eight sessile accessibility. I think the whole part anyone else can walk. It's very accessible. Yeah I think one thing. Yeah you don't need like hiking shoes or hiking boots or anything like that but I think it would be why not to come here on anything. Fancy by any means because I say that because we're here on a drizzly day and I was walking around by the memorial and step in like a pretty deep thing of mud and may thirtieth so I mean I. I wasn't wearing like hiking beats but I wasn't wearing dress shoes or anything by aiming so bring a rain jacket. Just in case just in case check the weather and younger brother printed weather thing dress. Accordingly ballparks visited and talked about I really feel like little bighorn was just a huge therapeutic lesson for me. It really was. I have a lot of feelings about it as you can tell and I mean I shed any anyone shot if they visited this place and deserve these feelings. I think we all do little bighorn. It's complicated it's emotional. It's sad and it's so important to American history and even though it's taking a long time and they're still farther ways to go. It's nice to see history moving forward in the right direction and Bringing us all along this journey of learning together. You've been listening to park. Land a show about National Parks Park land as through production of iheartradio created by Matt Carroll. Wak Brad Kerouac and Christopher has Yoda's produced and edited by Mike. John's our executive producer is Christopher. Has He Otis. Our RESEARCHER IS JUSTIN SHIELDS ESPECIAL GOES OUT TO GABRIELLE COLLINS. Crystal waters and the rest of the Parkway India crew. And Hey listeners. If you're enjoying the show leave us a review on Apple podcasts? It helps other people like you find our show. 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"Hi Matt an umbrella. This is park land and this week's episode is on Joel Cave National Monument in South Dakota tour. So here's how the case for work for us when we got there. We got tickets right away waiter around the visitor center for a little while had some snacks Nachshon gift shop and then we wind up having to drive out of the visitor's center parking lot about a mile down the street to the historic entrance parking lot. We didn't realize it was all separated. I I but that worked out. Just fine the tour started this old Park Ranger Cabin from the nineteen thirties led by an excellent park ranger guide. Who all these interesting things in the cabin? Like vintage stove dove There was fireplaces Actually a fireplace and from here. The group headed outside of the cabin. And we all lined up in a circle to get our lanterns. Then we meander demos little path down some steps and along Canyon while the main entrance of the cave and since this is in fact a breathing cave you can actually feel cool air airport out of it. Yes and since we're there on a hot August afternoon it felt amazing like all natural pure air conditioning. It was great. The historic entrance has a locked gate for obvious reasons to keep people and animals But once the guy unlocked it we all went inside and had them light are lanterns. One at a time It was nice and cool inside a consistent temperature about like forty nine degrees. I believe And so we do bring in some late layers there's You definitely need some sturdy hiking shoes because these tours definitely require more maneuvering because there's definite uneven rocky surfaces right right yeah so. The store was super immersive and it was cool because we got to feel like what it was like to be. The earliest explorers here are navigating these narrow dark passageways for the very first time time there are a lot of stairs that went up and down through tight openings and also low ceilings. So Watch your head. I think I bought my head at least once but I just played it off. Oh yeah absolutely absolutely I mean ultimately though the tour leads to these wide open chambers have plenty of room like the heavenly room They got his name from this crystal formation on the ceiling that apparently looks like Madonna Madonna into China Gorgeous. Yeah this is also the part of the tour where everyone Kinda sits down somewhere. In the guy it has alternate are lanterns. So that we're in total darkness. I did this when I was at Carlsbad. Caverns for the first time. And it's always such a surreal experience to be an utter darkness like this. You could like literally put your hand right in front of your face and you'll never see it. You won't see it then you're never just because there's no light whatsoever so there's nothing for your eyes to adjust to and it's the wildest eldest experience. Yeah I mean it's really not a scary thing actually quite calming and in this natural and primitive way. Ah It is. This tour takes about one hour and forty five minutes total altogether. It's like half mile round trip but it is marked as strenuous since there are steep passages and narrow zero openings and it requires climbing someone stops that are essentially just ladders. Like you're you're using your hands for a lot of two. They're not just like traditional stairs and there's also an age limit element of eight years old like you need to be at least eight to Beth. Another thing to point out is that there's white nose syndrome This is a disease that affects bats in in certain parts of the country in certain ways and this is one of them. it's harmless to humans. But we can transmit it so he's doing the same Chinese or clothing in one cave and then bring it to another another. That's how it transmits. Yes so you have to be mindful of that so when you're leaving Joel Cave. They actually have you walked through this cleansing solution to like clean and San. Hose your shoes but tell you should absolutely not wear them in any other cave just for this for the sake of the bats. Better safe than sorry. Yeah we didn't see any bats while we were here But they are definitely the park's most popular animal There are nine different species of bats live in this cave and six of them live there full year round. Yeah Yeah we actually really didn't see many animals here in general when you when now that we think about a but other wildlife that lives in the area includes whitetail deer meal deer elk doc and eastern cotton tail rabbits. So basically all the things you'd expect to see dancing along the background of a Snow White Song basically which fetes and also There are a few more tours. You can do it too. Including the scenic tour which is the most popular It's also easier and less intimidating since it's a paved trail with lighting and you can access sound elevator directly from the visitor center. Yeah the reason it's so popular is because this is where all those jewels are like the caves namesake specimens or most of them anyway because when people think of Joe Cave they think of the shimmering crystals and when you do this story you'll see a ton of them it's just super bright and colorful it honestly. It looks like at least frank folder down here. It's super vivid. Oh man and there's also a wild caving tours Since every national park cave has there's something intense like that. Yeah Yeah we haven't done any of these yet because I'm terrified didn't I don't I honestly don't know if I have the bravery to do it. Maybe one day the one who acquires the hard hat and a headlamp and lots and lots of crawling. The main reason I think I wanna do this one in particular though because the camp formations here have the most amazing names names including hurricane corner. Martha's Kettle Roller Roller Coaster and brain drain. I mean they all sound like a six five waterpark. There's something there there are great. I have expect them to sell down their city. Or whatever really WanNa talk about is our lifestyle within the RV and it's really this thing that can be difficult to discuss sir talk about because you only have so much base you know. We live in twenty six feet of space by about like eight to nine feet wide and so so when people travel with us. When we're with other people gets a little bit harder to navigate our normal light like daily lifestyle and finding finding that is kind of a little bit more difficult so we try to make it really homey for visitors well like also like laying this in education them like how we move around it? It's not easy. No and people are fascinated by that so they experienced firsthand. This is our first kind of test. Ron I guess of having like A. I'd asked for a longer than a few hours. Yeah and candidate great. I remember one point. He actually just jumped up on the roof and he lay down there while we're in Japan A and and it was just great because I'm like yes you are using the RV you're living at your loving it like perfect and that's the best part about kill you just makes himself right at home and he knows how to respect like boundaries and things like that and so That was probably one of my favorite parts about this is like finding that like appropriate guest. Mo.. Oh you're on the move. It's a lot easier to have multiple people because we're getting in and out of the RV all the time and you know we're driving so like you know you can lay back. Yeah it was the first time I I didn't have like I took like the wheel five hours and I got to sit in the back and experience it for the first time for me. Yeah it's crazy it's nice right. I'm still waiting for the day. They take the wheel. Which you've been talking about? I've been promising that for like a year and a half dangling in front of you. Like a carrot. Yeah well it's a carrot. I'm running after so But you know we really care about how travel and how to keep our personal spaces and and so when people come in just we want to help. Guide them into our lifestyle which there's the first time we had that chance and so we made mistakes mistakes and there's things that we could have done better and you know but basically it was a learning experience. Yes it was. It was very comfy. We made it feel homey you you brought out your cocktail skills again. which hadn't used in awhile? Yeah I've just I was trained. I was doing Rodeo after Rodeo Rodeo. And that was one that was so great that will like one night the one of the first or second nights at Kennels with senior like who wants cocktails and we're both like you know Yeah but time. My cocktails You you know we really got to have our fair share in rapid city. Yeah we definitely do we drink it up I love rapids so this is my third time in rapid city. I was here. I as part of a work trip which talked about in the badlands episode. And that's what swept me up with this whole part of the state part of the country and how much I love it and endure it and then I was here here again on May own only passing through but kind of reacquainting myself with this wonderful little city in western South Dakota and then this I was super excited about because I to experience it with you and with Kendall and then go back to some of my favorite spots here as well as do some new things and go to new places linked to place that we got to go to that That mini any coffee. Pirate's cove love periscope. So yeah I was super excited. I remember driving by seeing a parrots Goldman and golf. And I'm like well. We need to do that because I grew up. There was like like a pirates. Coast somewhere in New Hampshire where I grew up and for me. It's always been like. The quintessential mini golf course. So I knew that they were kind of a chain like a national chain but not super ubiquitous. So they're kind of hard to find also would have been the same one. I mean different. It's not identical but like the same. I Guess Style and challenge challenge level and whatnot..
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"When we visited jewel cave. It was an August Dan. We were driving to RV. Back East after being in Wyoming for most of July Our friend Kendall actually from Chicago he came down and flew out This was our neighbor that lived down the hall from us and it was just really cool because we just last minute he said. Hey how you guys doing and What are you guys up to? When can I join? You said you could join us after we are in Cheyenne. Just fly out and we'll drive back through Chicago and he's like Oh. I really wasn't expecting it to be that quick quick. And but he did it and it was just one of those really great times because we got to a lot of places in between the badlands. Mount Rushmore and NGO cave along the way yeah. It was a great a great time in altogether. It wound up being this really epic Americana Road trip I think all that was really missing was like Miley Cyrus Song Party. USA like blasting at full volume with our windows down. It really was their own little party. And we had a great time and there was especially nice to see Kendall again and Here's our first official guest in your V That we had a long like a traveling route. we've had people visit and see it before but no one really stayed with us. Like Kendall did It really made me feel like home again because we got to bond and just talking ketchup and this was like my best friend in Chicago like just go down into the the alleyway where his workshop was and I would talk to him. Just you know really relax and have such an amazing time. His company all the time time I wake how you you guys had hanging out in the alley. Oh Yeah that was the Nice Alley. It's not as creepy as I. It was beautiful. I mean it was remanded. Romantic in my eyes because the way that LOFTA set up. You know I mean when we say our Dream Loft. I mean it was crazy Kendall Kendall crazy with the okay yes And it was really nice too because this was more than a year into. RV`er knows about a year into our living. He was the first kind of friend to come out and like actually spend spend time and put the effort in which is like. It's about time not to like put pressure on her other friends and stuff and I'm like you guys we miss you and you. You missed us. You're constantly Tong. CMS US so how. `Bout you follow through and it's kind of hard though because like we are like like getting dark mean thrown at a moving target right. Yeah Yeah but I'm glad this worked out and it's definitely something we were needing and missing like you said and we had a great time visiting all these places together like we started in Cheyenne Wyoming coming at Cheyenne frontier days. This epic Rodeo and carnival which was spectacular and crazy and then going through rapid city and to Moines Iowa. And of course the this stop. They've decided to go book. RV Site in rapid city. which is the hub of the western part of South Dakota and accessible to all kinds of popular places like badlands and Mount Rushmore? Yeah I'm obsessed with rapid city of benefit times at this point and it's such a great place thriving there's so much to do there and and just the proximity to all these wonderful places is extraordinary hard to be. It's barely an hour from Joel Cave and the route to and from is also just superstar. You drive through the black hills and these sprawling pine forests and also these adorable historic towns like custer Kane. Yeah so Joe. Cave was our first stop on this trip. Because it's closest to the Wyoming border. We went on a week day. Didn't make any advanced reservations for any cave tours because as you can only do that on a first come first basis right there on site which is nice and it's fair. Yeah I think I actually prefer it that way because when we're at Carlsbad caverns together. I remember how unknowingly impossible it was to get tickets to most of the cave tourists because all the tickets had been snatched up like weeks prior up two months prior in some cases. Like I'm sorry but I don I don't make cave plans like a year in advance. Okay like I'm more of an impromptu caver I guess true yeah got to cave in the late morning and we were easily able to get three tickets to the door glanton tour which was a lot of fun. It was a real blast from the past. Yeah Oh definitely. I love any activity where I get to hold like this old time lantern turn Infield like a cave mining dwarf. Probably if I was going to be a one of the seven dollars I think it would be dopey. Let's be honest also. I think I'm I know currently as I'm recording. I'm wearing a hat that makes take dopey. It's like one of those like teal blue hats. It's a joke but it really is no but it's also worth noting that the tour is the only only offered during the summer from mid June through labor day and that's mostly because there is an unpaved trail you need to take to get to the store entrance with a bunch of uneven steps so I could see a gang really icy and snowy and so you just don't WanNa fall right. You don't WanNa be slipping down into the canyon. That's for sure but our tourist great. We got our tickets and we just had to wait around for about an hour before the tour started so we explored the visitor center which was awesome and had tons of information about the cave and the park including this shocking fact that you'll cave is apparently what's called a breathing cave meaning that air exits and enters the cave as atmospheric pressure changes kind of similar learn. How tides ebb and flow in the ocean? So I felt like I was walking into like Earth Slot. It was crazy we also learned a lot about the geology cave because all of those shimmering crystals didn't just show up overnight no not at all not at all most of the formation of the cave started with limestone deposited three hundred and fifty million years ago followed by more limestone in in sand stones. All of which were read it away during the geologic uplift as the black hills were farming and rising pathways started to take shape during during the Senate period as uplift continued and lowered the water table enough to clear things out and millions of years after that layers of calcium started to form along the cave walls about two point five million years ago. I mean it's a long time This is where those crystals started to form along with lots and lots of other cave formations like flow stone and stalactites and cave. Pearls in box works. Yeah and also a super rare K. formation called a hydro magnesite balloon. And and it's pretty much what it sounds like. They're made when gas inflates a malleable earth and substance. So essentially these were inflated when portions of the Cave for still delicate and pliable enough to be maneuvered maneuver by gases. Long Story Short. There's a ton to learn down there and not all underground. Apparently there was a major fire here in two thousand that burn ninety percents of the monument and he can still see lots of the remnants of those like ravaged trees in the forest surrounding the visitor center and along the road leading to the park. Yeah before we got here right never even heard of this fire or knew that happened. But it's like immediately in abundantly clear. Is You're driving theory Alex. Something happened and it's horrific. It was called the Jasper fire. It's spread to more than eighty three thousand acres of this beautiful black hills land. The park was evacuated of course enclosed for several days and National Park Service. Employees actually moved computers and documents into the cave to keep it safe just in case the visitor center itself wound up being untouched. Fortunately yeah this was also part of the reason why most of the surface was hiking. Trails were closed when we were there There aren't many trails but they are routinely closed because burn trees constantly falling on ninety days. And it's really early potentially dangerous. Yeah and also. There's really a huge difference between the this Jasper Fire and natural fires. That happened in this part of the country usually caused by things like lightning strikes. These actually have lots of benefits. The life cycle the forest because not only do they thin out. The forest so that trees are densely packed together competing for sunlight but fire adds nutrients into the soil that helps plants and animals. Yeah the Jasbir fire on the other hand was arson apparently by a Wyoming woman who was driving through and tossed a match on on the ground for some reason just to just to cause trouble or litter and then Brian the forest the ground. Who knows now when we come back from this short break we'll head underground underground at jewel cave.
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"A national monument will be created in the Atlantic despite opposition from fishermen a federal appeals court on Friday upheld former president Obama's designation of the federally protected northeast canyons AMC mounts marine national monument fishing groups sued over the creation of the monument five thousand square mile area that contains fragile deep sea corals and vulnerable species of marine life the appeals panel brushed aside arguments that federal law governing monuments applies only to land not oceans the natural resources defense council and the conservation law foundation applauded the legal decision the area is the only marine monument in the Atlantic Ocean and is one of five marine monuments nationwide Japan's new plan to clean up the Fukushima nuclear plants will delay the removal of thousands of spent fuel units still in cooling pools since the tsunami hit the plant in twenty eleven the government and the plant operator Tokyo electric power company are keeping thirty to forty year completion target more than forty seven hundred units of fuel rods remain at the three damaged reactors and two others that survived the twenty eleven disaster they pose a high risk because of their storage pools are on covered and a loss of water could cause the fuel rods to melt releasing massive radiation their removal at units one and two after repeated delays is now postponed by up to ten years from the initial target of twenty eighteen there's more preparation needed to reduce radiation and clear debris and.
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"In 2016 former president Barack Obama designated 5000 square miles of ocean off the coast of Massachusetts the home of deep sea coral and vulnerable species of marine life as the northeast canyons and seamounts marine national monument fishing groups sued saying that monuments are on land not in the seat and the government should not control ocean space a federal judge to dismiss the lawsuit and now the DC District Court of appeals upheld that decision the national resources defense council's applauding the ruling which will help protect endangered whales Atlantic puffins and deep sea coral the fishing groups are considering another appeal Jackie Quinn Washington
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"White sands national monument in southern New Mexico is now white sands national park white sands became the sixty second designated national park Friday with president trump signing of the national defense authorization act for twenty twenty which included a provision on the redesignation white sands national monument was established in nineteen thirty three by president Herbert Hoover to preserve the white sands in additional features of scientific scenic and educational interest white sands sees hundreds of thousands of visitors every year more than any other park service location in New Mexico in twenty seventeen white sands a logged more than six hundred thousand visits and spurred more than thirty one million dollars in spending for the local economy human remains have been found in a remote part of southern California's Joshua tree national park there are no initial signs of foul play but an investigation is ongoing according to a news release from the National Park Service the remains were spotted last week during an analysis of photos taken in the area last summer the park service was alerted in Rangers hike to the right North Korea may be stepping up its missile production capabilities A. P.'s is very shackle reports a new satellite image of a factory where the country makes military equipment used to launch long range missiles shows the construction of a new structure the release of several images from planet laps comes amid concern that North Korea could launch a rocket or missile as it seeks concessions instilled in you can negotiations with the U. S. North Korea has warned that what Christmas gift it gives the U. S. depends on what action Washington takes one of the new satellite images taken on the nineteenth of December shows in March sixteen factory near Pyongyang when north grand manufactures trucks uses mo by long shows with long range missiles I'm as area Sheckley he knew I made on a few days before Christmas the plan for many people today is to get out of town for the holidays my gosh we're driving.
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"Of the triassic period of the messes oic this is the period when dinosaurs lived in an period right after the greatest mass extinction another thing that's been cut out it bears ears is the very first time win vertebrates were walking on land the grand staircaseescalante is representing a lighter part of time it's essentially the entire period of the mess zoric known as the age of dinosaurs and the oldest parts of that have been excluded completely but also some of the younger parts and particularly the marine tropic shale which was ancient oceans has ammonites has sharks but also as ancient marine reptiles like mosasaurs and pleases soares twenty years ago when gren stairs case escalante national monument was created it was created because there had been some important and it logical discoveries there and since that time there have been some thirty seven species that are completely new to science discovered there and those have just been draw dropping because there has never before been an ecosystem like this from the cretaceous that was as complete and indeed in slight cretaceous part not only are the dinosaurs but there are memos in their lizards in their crocodiles in their fiction the whole world's ecosystems were being transformed more or less into modern once and this is one of the key places where that's come to be understood but some of the lake holes in that region are happy that the monuments are being the designated because they won't hunt and graze on the land but david police says the areas become designated as national monuments for a reason a lot of western north america is owned by the us federal government their public land's and just huge portions of many of the western states and most of that land is men aged four what's called multiple use so there can sometimes be grazing sometimes it's for conservation there can be palin logical work there can be mining national monuments are areas that are specially put aside to protect something a.
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"Some some of the younger parts um and particularly the marine tropic shale which was ancient oceans has ammonites has sharks but also as ancient marine reptiles like mosasaurs and pleases soares twenty years ago when grand stairs case escalante national monument was created it was created because there had been some important and logical discoveries there and since that time there have been some thirty seven species that are completely new to science discovered there and indeed in slight cretaceous part not only are the dinosaurs but there are memos in their lizards in their crocodiles in their fiction the whole world's ecosystems were being transformed more or less into modern once and this is one of the key places where that's come to be understood some of the locals welcomed the d designation of the monuments because they won't to hunt tom and great the land but the main were according to david poli is more invasive than that a lot of western north america is owned by the us federal government there like lands and most of that land is men aged four what's called multiple use so there can sometimes be grazing sometimes it's for conservation there can be palin logical work there can be mining national monuments are areas that are specially put aside to protect something in particular in this case it's a variety of things but includes the paleontology it was protected because of potential for discoveries that we just described and which have been fully realised and at the time it was being protected from coal mining because there's inter bedded there in the cretaceous system or or what were ancient swamp plans are marshlands which are now coal beds when there was some interest in mining those and they would have jeopardised both the wilderness and and the paleontology so it was protected from those so there's potential coal mining interest and there's uranium it's found especially in the triassic units there's also the potential for shale gas of course whether the authority of vertebrate paleontologists win that case against the president decree depend.
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"He'll back national monuments in utah they're concerned about trump's plans to reduce the size of the nearly one point four million acre bears ears monument dedicated during the last administration as heard here courtesy of k assail huge tribes spokesman sean chip who says the decision is wrong i told once before you want to make america great watcher talking to the first americans and allow them to help protect the for some reason they wanna fight if it's a fight the watts far triggered meanwhile environmental groups are suing to block the president's decision to scale back the grand staircaseescalante national monument in utah that site which includes dinosaur fossils was created during the clinton administration you're listening to npr news the republican national committee is restoring funding for alabama senate candidate roy more the move came hours after president trump endorsed who has repeatedly denied allegations that he pursued sexual contact with teenagers decades ago international human rights groups say the death toll from political violence in honduras has risen to at least eleven and maria martin reports that police in the central american nation are now on strike the announced strike by transit in metropolitan police is the latest chapter in the political crisis that script this poor central american nation the action comes on the fourth day of a government in post dusk to dawn curfew after the contested election of november twenty six meanwhile a vote recount completed monday shows incumbent precedent one orlando at phnom this leading opposition candidates said other naseerullah by a little more than one and a half percentage points but some sources suggest the highlycriticised supreme elect.
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"Decide occupies more than five hundred and twenty five thousand hectares that's about one point three million acres it is known for its breathtaking sandstone beauts and canyons it is home to archaeological sites that are priceless repositories of thousands of years of history it is large in size enormous in importance but the bears years national monument in the state of utah is about to become a lot smaller because yesterday donald trump announced that he would shrink the size of that national monument by more than eighty percent he also said that he would reduce the size of the state's grand staircaseescalante national monument and that is not sitting well with sean chip poofs mr dupuis is the chairman of the u d indian tribe business committee we reached him in salt lake city mr chip is what do you think is behind this announcement that uh the size of these two national monuments are going to be reduced the grand staircaseescalante and the bears years arctic here really are nothing to do with the monuments it was more or less there were political deals being made at washington d c that required congressional delegation are the senator from new talk to support it and it was known that state of utah were attor tour upset when the mining but to cutter so i think the political climate of what the nation faces plus the president need in the votes created a perfect storm for the utah delegation to do away with this monument because they've always had a desire to keep control of that and why did the utah delegation want these monuments reduced in that part of the region fan walk county it's littered with artifacts first of all and they've had rate after read i mean every band people prosecuted you don't for top stealing from greed robbing a so forth so this place is littered with all these artefacts plus it as uranium and the local community felt like they should be the ones who benefit from that resource.
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"The boundaries for two national monuments in the state bears ears national monument in the south eastern part of utah and the grand staircaseescalante national monument in the southwestern part of the state the world's liveable planet report caroline bieler has been following this so president trump is expected to shrink these to national monuments any did but by how much so bears ears national national the one in southeastern utah which president obama formed just about a year ago was about one point three five million acres and president trump has just shrunk by nearly ninety percent so he's also split that landed to two different areas they'll grand staircaseescalante national monument which has been around for about two decades is going from one point seven million acres to about half that size so this is in line with other moves by the trump administration to open new oil and gas leasing opportunities in protected lands and roll back protections for endangered species what is the goal with this move president trump framed of this really as a state's rights issue and said that these large designations of land is national monuments sort of unnecessarily restricts the way that residents and people who live nearby can use the land he said that with this quote public land's once again will be for public use some people think that the natural resources of you too should be controlled by small handful of very distant bureaucrats located in washington and guess what they're wrong.
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"President trump is set to visit salt lake city utah on monday to announce his plans to reduce the size of two national monuments in the state bears years and grand staircase escalante both well over one million acres of federal public land were designated as national monuments by presidents bill clinton and barack obama critics say that the protected land is too big and that the designation prevents ranchers or oil drillers from using the lands natural resources mike new wells a republican and he represents district 73 in the utah house of representatives home to bears ears national monument he joins me from canal buta welcome to the program frightening promote forever reorder you support president trump's plans to shrink the size of these monuments are you're a poetry could put him an important that reduced ranked the monument recode oh very franklin wait too big and they don't meet the purposes of the antiquities hacksaw yes it's so i'm very supportive of the president and we've tried to get several presidents to do this uh bush in others but they they never uh have been able to follow through on it what we understand is that it will be quite a dramatic reduction does need to be reduced by quite as much as the president is planning on doing it i believe it does uh i think there's a lot of confusion lulu out there with the public that when you change a monument designation you somehow changed the nature of the protection on those areas we have a myriad of layers of protection on these public land's end before you can do any kind of surface disturbance you have to go through a full analysis with public input and public notification so i n y reduce it well because of the fact that the limitations that are given on the morning.
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"Lake made by bolder dam and yet been around there and before that was lava beds national monument in northeastern california a hidden gm yeah and like ray basin right and then before that was uh i started as a volunteer in turn right out of college at death valley national monument otherwise ragsdale yolk yeah so i loved australia always my one of my all time yeah i got to do their man whose great i've talked about before will grown on an namedrop or snow it was this it was amazing it was such a fun place to get to map just so is so bizarre and adverse yeah yeah yeah from you know wei below sea level to like eleven thousand plus for telescope he can yeah you're standing there in salts and we were there in the middle of the winter you know it was like 85 looking up at snow it's pretty pretty fantastic and just all the weird formation's yeah incredible geology horse radical geology yeah i remember when i got there i'm sure how i shouldn't say i'm sure i bet this person of still there when you were working there i can't remember his name an interpreter it's been there for a long time but anyway i was like yes listeners as wet rangers do yes or no so unsound yet have you met so you work near you must know so insomnia yeah yeah when i was talking to lens as bad as a family reunion in osaka no lindsay she had worked on a small like a pocket cruise company up in southeast alaska and i mentioned earlier i want them it really one of my best friends my entire life did that to that i worked with in alaska for a few summers and she's like what's his name said eric.
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"Support for this podcast in the following message come from comcast committed to improving your customer service experience with two our appointment windows including nights in weekends because they should fit into your life not the other way around learn more at comcast dot com slash service we should soon know more about the future of bears ears national monument in southeastern utah covering one point three million acres includes land considered sacred native americans president obama designated at a national monument near the end of his time in office president trump is taking a second look that designation along with twenty six other national monuments he's expected to get a recommendation on how to proceed with bears ears tomorrow from his interior secretary and here to talk more about this is empires kirk sigler and kirk help us understand why the trump administration is having another at this designation particularly forbears ears odors irs is really what spurred on this larger executive order asking the interior secretary ryan zinke to review the monuments it's the latest example of a large piece of protected federal land that was done by a president executive order and not through congress and that's very contentious in particular for many republicans in congress and reversing it would be seen as something that would certainly appeal to mr trump's base i would be very surprised to audie to see uh the interior secretary recommend that the one point three million acre monument itself be left completely intact i think sources on both sides are telling me they're expecting it to either be abolished were recommended to be abolished or a at least shrunk and i think this decision is going to give us a pretty clear early indication any way on how the administration is going to act on a lot of public land's issues in particular species protection and drilling and what not that go way beyond just this monument and the others in the review.