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01:11 min | 6 hrs ago

Fresh update on "national park service" discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News

"Double DTP of 1236. It was a week ago that the nation's high court the Supreme Court overturned roe versus wade, and the decision has quickly elevated the issue of abortion rights in U.S. Senate races. Mitchell Miller with more on the hill. New Hampshire democratic senator Maggie Hassan facing a tough route to reelection, wasted no time this week, releasing a new ad touting her support for abortion rights. The Supreme Court has taken away a woman's most fundamental freedom. Control over her own body. Nearly a dozen Republicans are vying to be the GOP nominee, and several have indicated they don't favor a federal ban on abortions. In Pennsylvania, Democrat John fetterman says he'll battle for abortion rights, while Republican mehmed Doctor Oz supports the latest high court decision. And in Wisconsin, all Democrats seeking to oust Republican Ron Johnson have vowed to support a filibuster exception for abortion rights. On Capitol Hill, Mitchell Miller WTO B news. Or this morning that abortion rights advocates are apparently planning to march around D.C. later this month to protest the overturning of roe V wade, few details available thus far, but according to a permit, filed with the National Park Service it will run from 11 a to 5 P on Saturday July 9th and drive about 10,000 demonstrators. It's 1237 on WTO P

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Fresh update on "national park service" discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News

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00:53 min | 7 hrs ago

Fresh update on "national park service" discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News

"Be spread out around the national mall, which means that there is a rather sizable traffic closure pattern in place. U.S. park police sergeant town twinning says closures will start at 6 Monday morning and last all day and night. A lot of those closures are going to be geared towards constitution avenue, independence avenue, rock creek Parkway, south of Virginia avenue, and memorial bridge will be closed public access points along the national mall where visitors will be screened will be open starting at 11 o'clock Monday morning, and certain items are not allowed. Weapons of any kind, drones are prohibited and barbecue grills on the national mall nickel and LA WTO P news. Abortion rights advocates are planning to march around D.C. later this month a protest the overturning of roe versus wade, there are few details, but according to a permit filed at the National Park Service that will run from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 9th, and draw about 10,000 demonstrators. The women's march is organizing that protest. It's also encouraging supporters nationwide to wear green and protest outside their local courthouse at four in the afternoon local time on Monday as well Democrats are trying to make abortion rights and issue in some key U.S. Senate races following the Supreme Court's decision to overturn roe versus wade. Mitchell Miller has more from Capitol Hill. We will not be intimidated. I will fight and never back down. New Hampshire democratic senator Maggie Hassan, with a new ad saying she'll battle for a woman's right to choose. She's in a political battle to hold on to her seat in the 50 50 Senate and will face one of 11 Republicans vying to be the GOP nominee. In Wisconsin, Republican senator Ron Johnson supports the high court's decision, and the Democrats seeking to face him in the fall, all say they'd support a filibuster exception for abortion rights. Another closely watched race is Georgia, where Republican Herschel Walker and abortion rights opponent is trying to defeat democratic senator Raphael Warnock. On Capitol Hill, Mitchell Miller, WTO. Presidential Biden's administration's new proposal for offshore drilling is getting some heat from environmental groups today. The Biden administration is proposing up to ten oil and gas lease sales in the Gulf of Mexico and one off the Alaska coast over the next 5 years. Virginia governor Glenn youngkin this week created a new office designed to slash state regulations and put it under the direction of Andrew Wheeler. He's a former Trump administration official, rejected earlier this year for the Virginia governor's cabinet, The Washington Post reports junkin used an executive order to create the office of regulatory management and chose Wheeler a former coal lobbyist who led a rollback of Obama era environmental regulations as former president Donald Trump's Environmental Protection Agency's chief to lead this new office of regulatory management. Coming up on WTO after

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"national park service" Discussed on WTOP

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"Match is broke out between the large group of abortion rights activists and those who support overturning the case And we want to encourage the justices let them know that there are people from across the political religious ideological spectrum supporting this decision Activists showed conviction whatever their stance I just can't sit by and watch this happen 'cause I'm fighting for every woman to be able to fight for their own future All human beings deserve equal protection from violence and we need to make sure the law reflects them Add the Supreme Court Luke Luke or WTO P news Two construction barges that got loose on the Potomac river this weekend have been secured the National Park Service says a large barge with construction equipment broke loose Saturday evening and then a second smaller barge broke loose earlier today Videos posted on Facebook showed a barge piled up with construction equipment and tree branches flowing down on the choppy white water Charlestown resident Jessica stove saw the posting she went to a boat ramp about a mile north of Harper's ferry to watch There were police on the other side of the river Kind of like following it like keeping an eye on it Because I know that they were concerned about the bridges Right As those barges floated down the Potomac there were concerns they would impact nearby bridges But the National Park Service as they are now secured in different dams upstream from harpers ferry Water levels in the Potomac are higher than usual after a very wet weekend 18 year old Michael Arthur of dumfries was shot to death early this morning in an apartment complex parking lot in Gainesville Prince William county police say Arthur was shot following a dispute and an acquaintance of Arthur brought him to the hospital where he later died The shooting scene is at the Somerset point apartments in the 14,000 block of damning drive two cars were struck by gunfire as well A barn filled with animals went up in flames and Prince William county early this morning It was first called in as a house fire by a passerby and Lee highway and Gainesville but when Prince William county fire and rescue arrived they realized it was a barn that was burning The firefighters also quickly learned that animals were inside but sadly they couldn't knock down the flames in time to save them In all 500 chickens and ducks for dogs and three pigs died in that fire and the barn was completely destroyed While the fire marshal's office isn't exactly saying what caused the fire they are calling it accidental Mike Morello WTO P news A Maryland dentist has pleaded guilty and a healthcare scheme that included fraudulently getting money from people on Medicaid A dentist from Silver Spring pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit mail fraud and healthcare fraud 70 year old Edward buford the third is ordered to pay more than $1.2 million in restitution to his victims According to the U.S. state's attorney's office for the district of Maryland buford and his co-conspirator paid cash bribes to Medicaid beneficiaries to receive dental services at his D.C. dental clinic the arrangement went on for 5 years starting in January of 2013 Medicaid lost more than $1.2 million in dentures that went undelivered to patients In addition to the.

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"national park service" Discussed on WTOP

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01:46 min | 2 months ago

"national park service" Discussed on WTOP

"The national zoo mourning the loss of 25 American flamingos and one northern pintail duck They were all killed by a wild fox Zoo officials say it happened yesterday in the early morning hours When staff arrived they discovered the dead flamingos and saw a fox in the zoo's outdoor flamingo yards The fox escaped the flock originally had 74 flamingos The remaining ones were removed indoors to their barn and the ducks to a covered secure outdoor space Zeus has this is a heartbreaking loss and everyone who cares about their animals The National Park Service has removed an aggressive horse from assateague island the park says delegates pride otherwise known as chip has become increasingly aggressive toward park visitors and staff when pursuing human food or when park staff tried to redirect him or his band away from crowded visitors areas such as campgrounds and parking lots Since 2017 the horse has been involved in more than half of all the incidents that have resulted in injury to visitors Chip is headed to a wildlife sanctuary in Texas A Maryland man is facing ten years to life in prison For selling marijuana his trial is now underway Marijuana can be bought in gifting shops in D.C. legally grown and possessed in Virginia and obtained at medical dispensaries in Maryland but 27 year old Jonathan wal faces ten years to life in prison if convicted on federal charges he's facing this week Specifically he has alleged to have shipped thousands of pounds of marijuana from California to Maryland Sam reisman with law 360 says the trial is unusual when juxtaposed to liberalized marijuana laws in the states I think it's significant because you don't hear very much about federal prosecutors going after cannabis crimes anymore.

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California Wildfires Threaten Giant Sequoias

CNN 5 Things

00:27 sec | 10 months ago

California Wildfires Threaten Giant Sequoias

"In a pair of wildfires. In california's sierra nevada mountains are threatening some of the largest trees on earth. The trees known as giant sequoias grow in sequoia national park within the rugged mountains. Firefighters are aggressively attacking the fires to help suppress them. The trees which can reach heights of three hundred feet have already been hit hard by fires. In recent years the national park service says somewhere between seventy five hundred and just over ten thousand mature giant sequoias were destroyed in the last year alone.

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Biden Nominates First Native American to Lead National Parks Service

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00:51 sec | 11 months ago

Biden Nominates First Native American to Lead National Parks Service

"Park Service could be led by a native American. NPR's Nathan Rott reports. The Biden administration has nominated Charles Sam's a member of the Confederated Tribes of the U. Mattila Indian Reservation in the Pacific Northwest. The National Park Service hasn't had a full time director since the Obama administration. Biden's nomination of Charles Sam's who's worked on conservation issues for decades could soon change that. The nomination comes at a crucial time for the park service. Despite some recent injections of funding, the park system is running a massive deferred maintenance deficit. At the same time, it's struggling with overcrowding and some of its most popular parks. A rapidly changing climate and long standing criticism for a lack of diversity within its ranks. The nomination of Sam's is subject to Senate confirmation. Nathan

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Sean Feucht's Talks About His 'Let Us Worship' Event on the National Mall for 9/11

The Eric Metaxas Show

02:09 min | 11 months ago

Sean Feucht's Talks About His 'Let Us Worship' Event on the National Mall for 9/11

"I wanna talk about nine eleven. Because you and i have been talking. I mean this was your idea. And you got the national mall in dc for the twentieth anniversary of nine eleven. And you and i were talking about. Wow it's twenty years and we're going to be on the national mall and I came up with this idea. Twenty years one nation twenty years and suddenly now afghanistan has happened. And do you d-. Do you have an idea of what what is going to be happening on september eleventh on the mauling. I will bite and even allow along haired to to play his guitar. What's gonna happen well. Thankfully we have a permit From the national park service which controls that property. It might be the only permit. Eric of its kind. That's been issued this year. This is a really big deal Especially in this day especially now especially with the fall of afghanistan especially now that we're coming up on the twenty year anniversary munich so meaningful. It feels what god we. We didn't actually request these dates. These are the only ones they gave us. And so i feel like this is a total divine thing from god that we're supposed to do this. I feel like that you know we have two nights. We have the eleventh and the twelfth on the twelfth. We're gonna do our our our normal blowout lettuce worship going after revival but on the eleventh. I feel that we're called to really steward this moment. You know twenty years since nine eleven the event that changed all of our lives forever The the the the event that launched the war on terror. Obviously we're sitting here. Twenty years after that in afghanistan philly like was failure But yet at the same time so many people have given their lives have laid down their lives for for against terror in america to keep us safe and so we want to honor them. We want honor first responders a but we also wanna pray for the persecuted church. We also want to lift up our prayer for people all around the world. That are in distress right

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California Wildfires Have Decimated the Giant Sequoia

Pacifica Evening News

01:41 min | 1 year ago

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.

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Study: California Fire Killed 10% of World’s Redwood Trees

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00:53 sec | 1 year ago

Study: California Fire Killed 10% of World’s Redwood Trees

"Scientists have been assessing the losses from converging wildfires that tore through sequoia national park last August researchers say the numbers are preliminary but in a draft copy obtained by the by silly at times delta scientists with the National Park Service say at least a tenth of the world's mature giant sequoias were destroyed in a single wildfire that tore through the southern Sierra Nevada mountains last year using satellite imagery in modeling from previous fires researchers determined that between seventy five hundred and ten thousand sequoias perished in the fire lead author Christie bring them says the figures are mind blowing pointing out that the trees have lived for thousands of years and I've already survived dozens of wildfires next week teams of scientists plan to hike to the gross that experience the worst damage sequoias require wildfires to burst their pine cones to reproduce but scientists worry that fire suppression longer droughts and climate change are making wildfires harder for the ancient trees to survive I'm Jennifer king

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Portsmouth Village Under Threat From Hurricanes and Rising Seas

Climate Connections

01:09 min | 1 year ago

Portsmouth Village Under Threat From Hurricanes and Rising Seas

"Portsmouth village on an island off. The coast of north carolina was once a thriving shipping town. Today nobody lives there but building such as a wooden church a post office a school and clapboard houses remain and they offer a glimpse into life more than a century ago but as the climate changes rising seas and more extreme storms threatened to destroy these historic landmarks twenty nineteen hurricane. Dorian was absolutely devastating. Every single historic structure in portsmouth village was damaged and heavily impacted by the storm. That's jeff west superintendent of cape lookout national seashore which includes the island. He says that after the storm the national park service demolished two buildings that would have been expensive to repair and highly vulnerable to future damage. He says it was a difficult decision. You lose his st. You'll lose a sense of where you've been and where you came from when this stuff disappears. So the national park service answer to preserve as much of the historic village as possible for as long as it's practical but as waters rise and damaging. Wade's crash ashore. It gets harder all the time.

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Wind, rain and cold threaten Washington DC’s cherry blossoms

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:42 sec | 1 year ago

Wind, rain and cold threaten Washington DC’s cherry blossoms

"Some good news to share. The wind gust did not cut short. The peak bloom show for the cherry blossoms along the mall. But now the concern shifts to whether in a few days, few petals here in there, they're off trees. But Mike letters to the National Park Service says the blooms fared very well and they're still healthy Flowers. Overall, they do weekend as the days go on, though, and starting Wednesday There could be more rain in the forecast and wind gusts on Thursday. High winds heavy rain, Anything that's like a shake them or jargon. Loot is a concern. Also not good If we get sub freezing temperatures that can kill the blossoms and Thursday night we're expecting a low around 30 degrees, though he says normally is 27 degrees or below in the flowers take the biggest hit. Mike Murillo. W T o P

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Cherry Blossom Trees in Washington DC Reach Peak Bloom Early Amid Warm Temps

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:45 sec | 1 year ago

Cherry Blossom Trees in Washington DC Reach Peak Bloom Early Amid Warm Temps

"Has arrived for the cherry blossoms and because of the weather, it actually came early, and changes in the weather could also impact. How long the cherry blossom stick around. It certainly did rush through the last stage Mike Literacy with the National Park Service as that's due to the mild temperatures. We've had fact we did the last three stages in only six days, but any bad weather could be problem. Matic. We want to avoid high winds. We want to avoid heavy rains. We saw winded 2017 take out the flowers that year but literally says freezes that here also weaken them. That's not the case this time around those petals. Those blossoms are brand new. They're strong. Is there going to be and you know they may be able to withstand some wind or some rain, so hopefully there's more time for you to see them. Mike Murillo w T. O P News Police in

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Melvin Hazen Helped Segregate Washington DC, And Got A Park In His Name

WAMU: Local News

01:55 min | 1 year ago

Melvin Hazen Helped Segregate Washington DC, And Got A Park In His Name

"Eighty years ago. Any washingtonian would have likely known. The name melvin. Hazen he was the city's defacto mayor before residents were allowed to elect their own leaders now neighbors and officials are calling for hazings name to be removed from local park. Wmu's jacob fenced-in explains why if you've never heard the name. Melvin hazen you're not alone melvyn hayes and was is coretec. Watch hikes to my along. Trail named for mr hazen three times a week with her dog but never knew who was named four or why not. I mean it's got the creek right beside it. The trail crisscrossing. Melvin creek winding valley under a canopy of beach and tulip trees at leads from rock creek. Park up to connecticut avenue. Recently neighbors have begun to learn about the man behind the name basically thanks to him that or free. Upper northwest is as white as it is. Monmouth is a local advisory neighborhood commissioner. She says he's in policies when he ran. The city in the nineteen thirties were racist. He worked to bulldoze one of the only black communities west of rock creek that legacy of segregation is visible to this day word. Three where melvin. Park is located his just seven percent black given the ugly history. Is this really. We want to memorialize answer no in november nemeth and the anc called on the national park service which owns the park to rename it dc congresswoman. Eleanor holmes norton made the same request. It's the latest effort to scrub the city. In the country of names and monuments with racist legacies the scrutiny on hazing is due in part to research done by local historian and writer neil flanagan. It's a story that explains a lot about why. Dc looks the way it does you know why on one side of rock creek park and why qabala live on the other during seasons fifty year career in dc. He went from an axeman clearing land to make way for streets to district. Surveyor president of the board of supervisors

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Cherry blossoms reach peak bloom around the Tidal Basin in Washington, DC

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:23 sec | 1 year ago

Cherry blossoms reach peak bloom around the Tidal Basin in Washington, DC

"Well, how about some pleasant news? The cherry blossom several each peak bloom that word today from the National Park Service, the above average temperatures last week's bed them through the final stages of the blossom cycle. But authorities continue to warn that if too many visitors crowd the tidal basin I'll be forced to close the area for all the latest on the blossoms Go to the W T o p

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Washington DC's cherry blossoms reach peak bloom around the Tidal Basin

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:25 sec | 1 year ago

Washington DC's cherry blossoms reach peak bloom around the Tidal Basin

"The cherry blossoms have reach peak bloom that word today from the National Park Service above average temperatures last week's bet us through the final stages of the blossom cycle. But authorities are still warning that if too many visitors crowd the tidal basin, they'll be forced to close that area despite encouragement to admire the blossoms from afar during the pandemic. A lot of people spent yesterday at the tidal Basin to see D C s first official sign of spring on a

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National Park Service Requests You Don't Visit Washington DC's Famous Cherry Blossoms

The Trading Group Show

00:26 sec | 1 year ago

National Park Service Requests You Don't Visit Washington DC's Famous Cherry Blossoms

"Cherry blossoms are blooming in the tidal basin. They look gorgeous of the National Park Service. Just want you to take my word for it. It's natural to want to get outside, enjoy the warm air and headed to D. C to check out the cherry blossoms. But due to the pandemic, the National Park Service is Please don't come. Most years. It would be the absolutely perfect place to spend an afternoon but not this year. Things get too crowded. They're going to send everybody

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Park Service warns about Cherry Blossom crowds on the Tidal Basin in Washington, D.C.

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:51 sec | 1 year ago

Park Service warns about Cherry Blossom crowds on the Tidal Basin in Washington, D.C.

"Blossoms is next week. But with the pandemic, there's concern that big crowds could gather. And there are some crowds gathering there this morning public access maybe cut off. If too many people go there. Crowd sizes will be monitored closely around the tidal basin in the National Park Service is warning it could be shut down two people driving or walking through there. If too many people show up. The scenario exists where if everyone follows the suggestion and pays attention and stays away that we won't have to close it. Mike Literacy is a spokesman for the National Park Service. They saw what we saw last year. We expect that those crowds could be reached before people in arrives. If they have to close things once, then things will stay closed. Even during the normally less crowded hours. We looked at the possibility of whether we could open it in the morning and the evening, but ultimately, if you do that, you just move those large crowds to those times. John Doman

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Washington DC cherry blossoms reach 4th stage of blooming

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:40 sec | 1 year ago

Washington DC cherry blossoms reach 4th stage of blooming

"Blossoms along the tidal basin are moving ever closer to peak bloom today, the National Park Service said. They have reached the fourth of six stages in this one. The stocks extend and the flowers become visible because the pandemic most cherry blossom festivals, events will again be virtual this year. What we have the bloom camp that is now up and running along the base, and that means you can stay at home, as suggested and enjoy the cherry blossoms online. The bloom cam will stream live 24 7. On the National Park Service is bloom Watch page and on the trust for the National Mall website. You can find everything you need to know about the cherry blossoms on the W T O be app.

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Park Service Limits Access To Washington DC Cherry Blossoms Due To Pandemic

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:50 sec | 1 year ago

Park Service Limits Access To Washington DC Cherry Blossoms Due To Pandemic

"In, We're all excited to see the cherry blossoms begin to bloom. But as a covert for caution, the National Park Service plans and limit access to the title basin of Crowds grow too large. This was a heartbreaking decision for us National Park Service spokesman Mike Letter says. It'll close pedestrian and vehicle access to the cherry blossoms of the Tidal Basin East and West Potomac Park Through peak bloom Should crowds grow too large for visitors to safely socially distance. CDC guidance is very clear. That all people, regardless of vaccination status should avoid medium or large size in person gatherings, he says. They don't want a beautiful Washington tradition to become a super spreader event. In addition, roads will be closed as they always are. Run the blooms this time of year. Get the specific closures and find the long list of virtual events on the W T o p AP Meghan Cloherty. W T O P News still ahead

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Halfway there: Washington DC’s cherry blossoms reach 3rd stage of bloom

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:43 sec | 1 year ago

Halfway there: Washington DC’s cherry blossoms reach 3rd stage of bloom

"Blossoms have now reached the rank of what's called flow. Lawrence extended. That means they're halfway to peak bloom and W T. O p s Dick Uliano tells us you're not going to see much more, though. Yet at the tidal Basin, the cherry trees that lined the tidal basin here are still carrying the colors of winter. You look out over the water along the shoreline and the trees or Mainly gray and brown. But ah, close inspection off the branches and you see the tiny florets, which the National Park Service expects will burst into bright white bloom next week. Take bloom still predicted between April 2nd in April 5th you could follow the Blossom Developments on the W T o p up at the Tidal Basin. Dick Uliano w T. O P News.

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Washington DC’s cherry blossoms reach 3rd stage of bloom

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:29 sec | 1 year ago

Washington DC’s cherry blossoms reach 3rd stage of bloom

"We have an update on the cherry blossoms. You're probably going to like the National Park Service tweeting out this morning that the blooms are now half way to reaching peak blossom the floor. It's Aaron, the third of six stages. Next, Some color should start to emerge. The park Service says that peak bloom expected around April 2nd to the fifth cameras are set up to view the blossom since people are being encouraged to stay away during the pandemic. We've got more information on the W T o P

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Couple from Boston suburbs found dead after apparent fall off icy cliffs at Acadia National Park

WBZ Afternoon News

00:27 sec | 1 year ago

Couple from Boston suburbs found dead after apparent fall off icy cliffs at Acadia National Park

"Dead after an apparent 100 FT fall in a Katya National Park. The National Park Service started looking for the couple from Rutland, Mass. On Friday after their family reported them missing they hadn't been heard from since Thursday. National Park Service thinks that the couple slipped on ice covered cliffs on door mountain in the park. They searched and then found their bodies yesterday after they searched that area with a helicopter coming up in just two

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01:34 min | 1 year ago

"national park service" Discussed on WTOP

"Two weeks from today. On February 16th. We'll start with four weeks of non competitive false sports, followed by a 14 week competitive spring season. The spring Sports will start March 15th with three weeks of practice and tryouts, and at the seven weeks of competition plus postseason. And Randall County Public schools began a hybrid athletics program in the fall, but stopped it in early November as covert rate spiked. Starting tonight, you should wear a face covering at any national park, including many of the memorials here in D. C. When you go to the National Mall, the stretch your legs, you may have to wear a mask in a statement, the National Park Service did say Mass are only required outside when visitors are unable to physically distance. The new measure includes many sites around D C, like the Jefferson Memorial and great Falls National Park, You will have to wear a mask at any historic home or building owned by the service. This comes after President Biden's executive order requiring masks on all federal lands. Look, look at the beauty of the news of those who have already contracted the cove in 19 virus might not need a complete vaccination. A study from the University of Maryland School of Medicine looked up a group of health care workers in their study looked at them and found that those who already had the virus and received a dose of vaccine had much Higher antibody responses. The study, which still needs to be Piri viewed could be an answer to solving concerns about low vaccine supply. Coming up in money news, a disappointing earnings report for a restaurant chain and stocks fall for a video game company 9 23 Right now,.

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01:34 min | 2 years ago

"national park service" Discussed on KCRW

"Preparing to kick off the third night of its nominating convention. NPR's Tamara Keith reports vice President Mike Pence, will deliver a speech tonight from Baltimore. The theme for the Night is Land of Heroes vice president. Pence will speak from Fort McHenry in Baltimore, the site of the battle that inspired Francis Scott Key to write The Star Spangled Banner. It's a national monument and historic shrine, maintained by the National Park Service and delivering a campaign speech from federal property is but one example of the norms busted during this Republican convention. Counselor to the president, Kellyanne Conway, still on staff at the White House through the end of the month, is also set to speak. It is unusual for people actively serving in the government to speak at a party convention because of laws intended to keep electoral politics separate. Tamara Keith. NPR NEWS The city of Berlin is preparing for demonstrations this weekend against Social distancing measures. NPR's Rob Schmitz reports. Thousands of police officers are being deployed to enforce the ban on large gatherings and made the Corona virus pandemic. The move comes after around 20,000 people from both the far right and the far left marched in Berlin, August 1st. The organizers of that protest had broken rules They had previously agreed on with police, including wearing masks and maintaining social distancing. The Berlin politician behind the band said he does not want the German capital to be a stage for conspiracy theorist and right wing extremists. NPR's Rob Schmitz reporting stocks are trading higher on Wall Street. At this hour. The Dow is up 51.

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"national park service" Discussed on Mornings With Gail - 1310 KFKA

Mornings With Gail - 1310 KFKA

04:38 min | 2 years ago

"national park service" Discussed on Mornings With Gail - 1310 KFKA

"All right question for you right out of the box this morning were watching yesterday president trump's presser and deger heart skip a beat as did mine when president trump was escorted out of the briefing by a secret service I'm sorry I was having flashbacks I did not want to have six oh, eight, thirteen, ten Kfi a thirteen ten KFI K. A.. Dot Com northern Colorado's voice mornings with AOL live and local via the auto collision Specialists Studios. But it was reminiscent of that fateful day and you know what? I'm talking about nine eleven. You remember when President Bush President Bush was at that school. Okay. He was at Emma, Booker Elementary. School. And basically he was there to talk about his plans for education reform right and he's sitting there he's reading a book. Do you remember the name of the book? He was reading this book. I believe. It was a second grade class if I'm. Not. Mistaken. It was the pet goat. He was reading the pet goat and as the story went he was. Originally informed very discreetly. About. The first plane, the first plane. That crashed into one trade center. and. You had one of his staff tell it was probably just a small propeller plane. So he continued reading and then the students read the pet goat well. It was then White House Chief of Staff Andrew Card that interrupted the president lean down whispered in his ear. A second plane hit the second tower. America is under attack and I couldn't help but flashback to that, and then there was all the caterwauling, all of the media misinterpretation of. What followed because if if you flash back to that day. You remember. President Bush sat there. With. This look stunned disbelief horror on his face and who could blame Him Wall Street Journal described it as the president was trying to keep under tight control. But despite the president's efforts, the students knew that something was. Dramatically drastically. Wrong. They later said that the president's face became red and serious and his expression was flabbergasted. That's pretty good word for a second grader flabbergasted shocked. And horrified. He then got a cue card from his press secretary Ari Fleischer Ari. Fleischer. That said, don't say anything yet. But I couldn't help but just reflect on that yesterday president trump was doing that presser and was summarily and quickly escorted out of that white. That White House briefing. What happened? Well apparently, that was a security measure. But he quickly returned. To tell reporters there was a shooting outside of the White House and of course, Secret Service doing their jobs and getting him into a safe place. Secret Service just last night provided the details of the shooting in a tweet saying that a fifty one year old male allegedly approach a uniform division officer this according to a piece out of Fox News who was standing at his post on the corner of Seventeenth Street and Pennsylvania Avenue near the white. House, the man told the agent he had a weapon and while he approached took off in a sprint. And in a drawing motion. I might add a threatening motion withdrew an object from his clothing. The suspect according to the statement from the Secret Service? The suspect then crouched into a shooter stance as if about to fire weapon that point the agent fired his weapon and struck the subject in the torso, no additional details were provided on that. Once. Again, some scary moments yesterday was just me or did you have that horrific flashback? To that horrific.

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"national park service" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

01:35 min | 2 years ago

"national park service" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Distance National Park Service spokesman Mike letters to point out some landmarks you are looking directly down the line the capital the White House the Lincoln Memorial after the war I mean. he could not have wait this out any better I'm tagging along on a special tour of the monument for billionaire philanthropist David Rubenstein he donated three million dollars to repair its elevator which takes about a half a million visitors a year up to the top here's Rubenstein I get a lot of pleasure out of doing these things and if I didn't do women I died with more money what I'd be a happier person I don't think so Rubenstein earned his fortune is the co founder of the Carlyle group of private equity investment company he's donated to everything from the national zoo to the Lincoln Memorial this is panda exhibit bears his name but he doesn't have a donor's plaque here at the Washington Monument where he also contributed money in the past for repairs after an earthquake damage the structure in twenty eleven he calls this patriotic philanthropy but says he's had a hard time selling the idea to other big donors I've been surprised at how hard I've had a time in convincing other plan for us to give to these kind of projects as opposed to education medical research he says they tell me it's the government's job to fund the monuments not bears and the National Park Service did pay seven million dollars out of its annual budget for the rest of the Washington monuments renovations to replace a temporary security facility with a new one Catherine towns and heads the trust for the national mall she says that most memorials were built with private dollars.

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"national park service" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

04:06 min | 3 years ago

"national park service" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Efforts to promote adjust equitable and sustainable society in its hometown of flint Michigan and communities around the world more at mark dot org. Ellis Island is just about a quarter mile from liberty state park in Jersey city and for years New Jersey officials have wanted to create a pedestrian walkway to the island but there's been long standing opposition from the New York side joining us for more on this debate is NJ advance media reporter rob Jennings rob good morning. morning ritual good I'm not a quarter mile that seems like a nice little stroll on a nice day so what's your argument against this pedestrian walkway what is a fascinating backstory here basically in nineteen eighty six as part of the renovation of liberty island private funds were used to build a bridge between Jersey city on the island it's about fourteen hundred feet about then five years later there was a proposal to build a permanent bridge that pedestrians could walk across Congress allocated fifteen million dollars for it New Jersey was very much in favor of it there was a projection that could result in about a hundred fifteen thousand people you're walking over from Jersey city. New York was opposed to it then governor Mario Cuomo whose parents immigrated from Italy and came through Ellis Island he said he had objections to it a lot of other historians opposed it in the end nineteen ninety five the project when away as Congress eliminated the funding however possibly starting in twenty twenty four there may be a discussion about building a new bridge to replace the ones been there for nearly forty years and as for that discussion jerseys marriage proposing to help perhaps revisit that discussion is there a bridge already between Jersey city in Ellis Island. yes there is a a bridge there right now built in nineteen eighty six again pay for by private funds it's only open to official vehicles and the position of the National Park Service has been that you know we don't want to extremes to use it we have security considerations after nine eleven so if you go to liberty state park you can see cars going you know back and forth but you're not gonna see a pedestrians it's strictly for people on official business or is that the only way to get to Ellis Island right now is by ferry yes right now there's ferry operator that has the contract to go there and as part of that you also get to go to the New York liberty island of the statue of liberty they're all part of the same national park and the National Park Service points out that a number of good amount of the proceeds from the other concessions at on the islands and also for the ferry boat going to the upkeep and maintenance of these islands and are some historians against this. well that's been one of the big parts of the argument I mean that the twelve million immigrants that arrived at Ellis Island all came by boat and so the organ has been that for tourists to kind of appreciate Ellis Island they should try to replicate that experience that the counter argument to that is that you know people arrived at Ellis Island the arrived and those that were not especially comfortable and certainly the ferry that takes you there is a much different experience today it's nice and it's comfortable and you know it hi I see I see both sides of the organ on that one you what is the park service so what is their stance on it. they want to keep it as it is they oppose allowing pedestrian access they they do site the the security issue I mean certainly if you were to have a bridge from liberty state park in Jersey city to have to build a significant screen area but they also talk about the revenues and proceeds they get from the concessions the ferry boat operator the food concession here as well that helps them you know restore some of the the things are Ellis Island and maintain it for the public and report back in the nineties and you you said about one hundred fifteen thousand people would use the bridge if they have the option so do you think that it's still popular idea. well that's certainly the estimate and the Jersey city mayor Stephen for said that you know that he he believed to be interested in plus would also draw additional Taurus to liberty state park in his city which is something that's been a priority of the city Jersey city is very walkable and certainly this would be in addition to that I think that's what he's talking about but the the opposition to this from the National Park Service is is you know significant not to mention that there was this is about a fifteen million dollar project proposed back in the early nineties say would clearly be a lot more expensive rob Jennings is a reporter for NJ advance media rob thanks so much for joining us thanks for me Richard..

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"national park service" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

01:30 min | 3 years ago

"national park service" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Kennedy challenged Americans to beat the Soviet Union to the moon in twenty twelve Maria launched her big mission to come up with estimates of how much flooding could be expected in national parks because of climate change it was heavy stuff she was the university of Colorado scientist contracted by the National Park Service she just started on this work when New York got hammered by hurricane sandy sandy has killed more than ninety people in ten states even the dock on liberty island has been washed away the statue of liberty is off limits because the island on which it stands was damaged by rising flood waters lady liberty Hersh not even Rangers could get there Maria was still inner PJ's when her phone rang at home early that morning Rangers urgently needed her estimate of how high floodwaters had gotten that the statue of liberty she crunched the numbers in about an hour and got her estimate to park managers but she felt park should have had that kind of information long before storms hit it's really important to have that information Blaine advice before that storm ever happens when the storms coming in pop star are scrambling to get ready for the storm right so the concept of a phone call with scientists it took a long time four years for Maria to calculate the risks for a hundred and eighteen national parks that are exposed to rising seas finally in the autumn of twenty sixteen she was getting ready to publish she gave park.

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"national park service" Discussed on No Agenda

No Agenda

11:44 min | 3 years ago

"national park service" Discussed on No Agenda

"I, I wish to graduate Adam on his recent marriage. I wish you and teen all the best because I do not donate. I've not donate. Since last October, I requested deducing guys. Spend deed do going on today recently. Yeah. Recently accepted a permanent position at the National Park Service and Grand Canyon doing the composting and in honor of show, one one seven composting posting people, Chris that my knighthood titled be reverted. He has another title to Cirque com post ranger and K. We'll put that in today's credits. With gets on there, I would rather deal with vertical and environmental challenges of Grand Canyon compared to the grizzly bears. At glacier, national park where I worked last summer. If anyone out there wishes visit Grand Canyon, please stay away from the edge. Stop with the selfish ladies. The shows have been phenomenal as of late night, especially appreciate the attention. Game into topics. No one else will cover no agenda, certainly helps to keep me sane. And in the central is essential, my wellbeing, as I like to heck hike around the canyon during my job. I cannot tell you how many hikers I've passed on the trail who, who, who look at me strangely, as I as I burst out in laughter while listening to the download of the show, whenever anyone has why I'm laughing. I tell them reacting to my podcast and that they invariably presume. I'm listening to some Dushi and elitist, Ted talk. In fact, we should we should make a separate feed for people who just wanna listen to no agenda, overtly have an motel, like Ted talk will misspell something, you know, to Ted, Ted talk to your K. T O, C K, Ted talk. We'll have like Ted logos. And so people can feel safe. Safe using listening to our show. Little do they know I'm listening to the best podcasts in the universe, please. Keep up the good work and know that you both are very appreciated. I request jobs comer for all in good, ole Reverend Al thank you for your courage..

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"national park service" Discussed on No Agenda

No Agenda

11:44 min | 3 years ago

"national park service" Discussed on No Agenda

"I, I wish to graduate Adam on his recent marriage. I wish you and teen all the best because I do not donate. I've not donate. Since last October, I requested deducing guys. Spend deed do going on today recently. Yeah. Recently accepted a permanent position at the National Park Service and Grand Canyon doing the composting and in honor of show, one one seven composting posting people, Chris that my knighthood titled be reverted. He has another title to Cirque com post ranger and K. We'll put that in today's credits. With gets on there, I would rather deal with vertical and environmental challenges of Grand Canyon compared to the grizzly bears. At glacier, national park where I worked last summer. If anyone out there wishes visit Grand Canyon, please stay away from the edge. Stop with the selfish ladies. The shows have been phenomenal as of late night, especially appreciate the attention. Game into topics. No one else will cover no agenda, certainly helps to keep me sane. And in the central is essential, my wellbeing, as I like to heck hike around the canyon during my job. I cannot tell you how many hikers I've passed on the trail who, who, who look at me strangely, as I as I burst out in laughter while listening to the download of the show, whenever anyone has why I'm laughing. I tell them reacting to my podcast and that they invariably presume. I'm listening to some Dushi and elitist, Ted talk. In fact, we should we should make a separate feed for people who just wanna listen to no agenda, overtly have an motel, like Ted talk will misspell something, you know, to Ted, Ted talk to your K. T O, C K, Ted talk. We'll have like Ted logos. And so people can feel safe. Safe using listening to our show. Little do they know I'm listening to the best podcasts in the universe, please. Keep up the good work and know that you both are very appreciated. I request jobs comer for all in good, ole Reverend Al thank you for your courage..

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"national park service" Discussed on WJR 760

WJR 760

04:14 min | 3 years ago

"national park service" Discussed on WJR 760

"Hunt with this hover board in the National Park Service in the national park a national park. This man was hunting moose stop by the park service from doing it because he was using his hover craft. I don't know. Exactly. What kind of craft it is? But he went through court. He went to court in Alaska and went all the way to the supreme court. And they said, yes, you can use it. Well, I'm not and I'm maybe I'm wrong here. But I'm picturing, you know, those little boards that you stand on with the two wheels. And I think they call those hover boards, and and you kind of lean forward with your toes. Right. And it'll take you four. And if you put the weight on the back of your heels, you'll go backwards. That's what I'm envisioning. So this is a little bit more elaborate than that. Well, okay. Because my I'm picturing him rolling down the trail on one of these things with a shotgun looking for moose. Well in this case, he was missing. Yeah. He was going over a river. Must be a real like hovercraft. Yeah. It's a hovercraft going over a river. And it was in the national park park service says no you can't do this. Now, you wonder wait a minute. It's the National Park Service. They have jurisdiction over so well a few years ago, the state of Alaska passed a law with the approval of the park service saying that certain activities of importance to Alaskans will be allowed in Alaska. Okay. Does they have so much national park? Ryan Ryan Alaska that the people of Alaska said, we should be allowed to have some special uses. Yes. And this man is in Alaska citizen, and he was barred from the moose hunting and went to court citing that law, and the supreme court said yet, it was a nine to nothing, but wow, interesting. Thank you. Appreciate it. Eight hundred eight five nine zero WJR eight hundred eight five nine zero nine five seven right to the phone lines. Gary in bowling, green, Ohio. Good morning. Good morning. Chris. I'd like to weigh in on the investigation in the sense that it's incomplete at this point in time. For example. We don't know who determined that the DNC was ever hacked hold on now. Because the attorney general tells us he does in his report, and I'm gonna I'm gonna read right from this. Let me find it. Hold on here. Page two. In the attorney general summary of special counsel, Robert Mueller's report he says that Robert Muller's report was was broken up into two different parts. The second part involves the Russian government effort to conduct computer hacking operations designed to gather and disseminate information to influence the election the special counsel. I mean, I've read right from this report, the special counsel found that Russian government actor successfully hacked into computers and obtained emails from persons affiliated with the Clinton campaign, and the Democratic Party organizations and publicly disseminated those materials various intermediaries, including WikiLeaks writing the report, it says that I'll give you an opinion. Okay. Perfect. I read the indictment of a bunch of Russians by molar. I don't believe a word of it. I think it's pope section. Tell you why if he actually knew the names of the Russian intelligence agents the addresses where they work and their schedule. I mean, this would be just absolutely fantastic. We've penetrated the Russian intelligence agencies. I doubt very much that that happened. I'd suggest you read that indictment and ask yourself. A great point Gary. Thank you so much Preecha. Listen from from Ohio. Yeah. Very interesting stuff off to take a look at that eight hundred eight five nine zero WJR eight hundred eight five nine zero nine five seven oh is President Trump out of the woods? What do you want to see from him next? And what does this mean for.

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"national park service" Discussed on AP News

AP News

03:17 min | 3 years ago

"national park service" Discussed on AP News

"Get access to over fifty million songs. Download the Amazon music app today. Hey, pop acts from South Korea and China have collaborated with American singer Jason Derulo for his new single. Let's shut up and dance. He tells me Associated Press this kind of trans Pacific song and dance. Collaboration should become the norm for artists in the future. This song's also the first of four singles he plans to release in the coming months in tribute to his childhood hero. Michael Jackson, Derulo says he understands it's a sensitive time to be honoring Jackson as alligators have reemerged, but he's focusing on the performer who's the reason he became a musician not anyone's personal life. An endangered federal program that's helped preserve the historic route sixty six highway two decades has issued its last call for grants aimed at saving aging buildings and landmarks third sixty six corridor. Preservation program is accepting grant applications until April twelfth, and it's not clear if congress will continue the program the programs helped finance projects like the Baxter springs. Independent oil and gas station restoration in Kansas. It's ministered by the National Park Service at risk are millions of dollars in grants aimed at reviving old tourist spots in struggling towns. An eighty four year old pole vaulters headed to compete on the international level flow. Philly and Meyers on her way to the world masters athletics championship indoor in Poland Marshall, also be competing in events, including the long jump 60-meter-hurdles, eight hundred meter run pentathlon and pole vault for which he's considered the shoe in the petite energetic woman from Shelburne Vermont says she feels more like seventy the nearly eighty five she says she trains nearly five days a week. But bumped it up to six to compete on the world level. She won't have any competition in the pole vault in the championships which runs March twenty four th two thirty I in Torun Poland. She's the only one registered in her age group where she's already a world record holder special counsel's report and congress. I'm Tim Maguire with an AP news media, Robert Muller wraps up his Russia election interference investigation after indicting thirty four people including twenty five Russians for direct interference. And a number of figures. Connected with President Trump on charges not. Directly related to the Russian meddling shortly after his report was given to attorney general Robert Barr. Democrats began calling for public release of the entire report and handing over all evidence to the various congressional committees conducting their own investigations, California Democratic congressman Ted lieu, a member of the House Judiciary committee was asked. If the panel is looking for information to impeach Trump. We have to interview witnesses under oath we have to get documents. And then we're going to conclude investigation either it's going to exonerate Donald Trump or not and at that point. We'll have a conversation there can people as to how to perceive Barr says he will provide his initial summary Muller's findings as early as this weekend to leaders of both judiciary committee's, I'm Tim. Maguire more news right after this. With Amazon music of voices. All you need. Alexa,.

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"national park service" Discussed on WMAL 630AM

WMAL 630AM

01:30 min | 3 years ago

"national park service" Discussed on WMAL 630AM

"The National Park Service has announced that the northbound side between route one twenty three in the beltway will be closed all weekend road, crews are busy trying to repair. A large sinkhole National Park Service spokesman Jonathan Schaeffer we're working to replace a drain pipe that runs beneath part of the Parkway. What we found is that part of that pipe failed. And that's the reason that some of the sub-grade beneath road washed away, we ended up with the sinkhole that we saw this morning. The National Park Service says it's hoping the northbound lanes of the Parkway will reopen on Monday in some startling information. From a report about lead in drinking water and Maryland public schools kids in Maryland, maybe earning good grades. But that's not the case for school. Drinking water Maryland has a C for the amount of lead that we found in school drinking water. The worst offender Maryland's public interest research group looks at numbers and Kiana Cadwalader says. Faucet at Einstein high school in Kensington had lead concentration of seven hundred parts per billion, which was pretty agreed to put that in perspective. Schools are required to take action. If faucets have led concentration at fifteen parts per billion, no level of laddis. Safe and drinking water have the recurred on WMA, Allen WMA L dot com. In dc. Mayor Mariel bowser is defending her budget proposal for next year before the DC council with a focus on increased affordable housing. We have heard from residents across the city that affordable housing must remain our top priority. So the mayor is calling for an increase in commercial property tax fees in order to pay for it..

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"national park service" Discussed on WDRC

WDRC

03:56 min | 3 years ago

"national park service" Discussed on WDRC

"The National Park Service has a deferred maintenance stock was up eleven point six billion dollars, which is over four times his annual operating budget. So clearly they have a problem with how these parks are being managed. I think public private partnerships would be a great way help address that problem. All right. So who's pushing back against this idea and keeping it from happening question. I think a lot of people just assume that because our national. The parks are managed eventually that. That's the way that it needs to happen. And I don't think these people have bad intentions. I think they care for the parks just as much as you or I do, but I think what they don't recognize. But with the current situation, our national parks are less susceptible to things like the current government shutdown, which we're not sure when it will end, or when people will be able to return to their jobs in the park known in fact, in this case, most of those park employees who are not doing their jobs right now. Because the you know, the money is an authorized will eventually get paid for having had several weeks off not doing their jobs, but they'll still get paychecks for them. Just a bit later than usual. Non-expert on what's going to happen, exactly financially? When the that I do know that in places like Yellowstone, their private is your says that Joe mobile tour, and they've actually stepped in their pain from National Park Service employees hold room, the roads. So they can continue to run their snowmobile tours. I think that's a really cool example. There's all these families that have planned their threats often, months and months out private companies and stuff in and clean the bathroom. Keep the roads open families wouldn't be able to enjoy their vacation. I laughed only because it sounds like when the government is incapable of getting the job done if if it's possible to do it legally, private sector companies will actually step up and get it done without being told. They have to do it just saying this needs to get done. So we're going to get a done. That's right. These companies really rely on the parking open. That's where they get a lot of their revenue. A lot of cases private businesses actually complement the amenities that are offered in national park. Not even better reason for the National Park Service to consider working with these companies, find more responsible ways to manage the parks that make them less resilient to political discussion. The ones doing the job of a a dose, and you know, somebody who guides people around the park or gives lectures on the scenic wonders of national parks. I can't think of a good reason why that could job couldn't. Be done just as well by somebody in the private sector paid for by the visitors, of course, as it's done by somebody who's on the federal payroll. I don't think it really matters where they draw their paycheck from or am I wrong about I think you're right that we could certainly find people with those skills. People who are qualified to fill those roles and private companies would probably step up and provide those services and flake. I've described that's already happening here with the government shutdown. I think the question is do we want our the funding for those jobs to be dependent on political discussions in Washington? Or do we want the funding for the job to be tied to entry fees for the people who are actually entering those parks unionist services? And I think that tying USA parks more closely to fees is a good way to make sure that the people who are enjoying our parks are hoping paper there whether maintenance and further conservation because when I walk into a private museum, and my wife, and I like museums you walk around. And if there's some people there to help you understand what you're looking at those people are paid privately, but they know the. Subject matter. Well, if that's the kind of job they're doing I don't see any reason why couldn't be done by done by somebody on the private payroll instead of the public payroll, and in fact, you could more closely tie. What does it cost to provide this guide service? Okay. That's what we charge people forgetting that guide service or we included out of their entrance fees. I could see that. That's both fairer to the taxpayer and fairer to the people who want to use the parks at the same time. Megan. Thanks london. Thanks for what you do at the center for growth and opportunity. You bet that's making Hansen with us. We'll be back in a moment. I'll get to your calls at eight six six four three nine five to seven seven emails. Go to talk at LARs.

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"national park service" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

02:07 min | 3 years ago

"national park service" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Fascinates me. Because so many things about her are unexpected she's got this career dedicated to US national parks, but she grew up in a gritty neighborhood in London. She raced cars for fun. I grew up by Heathrow airport. So it was at planes, and right send congestion and stuff. Like that. I think that's why I got into environmental science. It was just so foreign to me. He's like, wow, I'd love to have a job, right? Actually, get to go out and be in nature. That's a little different. She's an idealist she picked climate change because she hoped her science would have a positive impact on the world under President Obama addressing climate change was a top priority. So being a climate. Scientists was kind of like being an astronaut in the nineteen sixties. That's when president Kennedy challenged Americans to beat the Soviet Union to the moon in twenty twelve Maria launched her big mission to come up with estimates of how much flooding could be expected in national parks because of climate change. It was heavy stuff. She was a university of Colorado, scientists contracted by the National Park Service. She just started on this work. When New York got hammered by hurricane sandy, sandy has killed more than ninety people in ten states. Even the doc on liberty island has been. Washed away, the statue of liberty is off limits because the island on which it stands was damaged by rising floodwaters, lady liberty her not even park. Rangers could get their Maria was still in her PJ's when her phone rang at home early that morning Park Rangers urgently needed her estimate of how high floodwaters have gotten at the statue of liberty. She crunch the numbers in about an hour and got her estimate to park managers, but she felt park should have had that kind of information long before storms hit it's really important to have that information. Wayne advance before that storm ever happens when a storms coming in pox off are scrambling to get ready for the storm. Right. So they can't sit on the phone call. We scientists. It took a long.

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"national park service" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

02:07 min | 3 years ago

"national park service" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Maria, fascinates me. Because so many things about her are unexpected she's got this career dedicated to US national parks, but she grew up in a gritty neighborhood in London. She raced cars for fun. I grew up by Heathrow apple. So it was airplanes and roads and congestion and stuff like that. Say that's why I got into environmental science. It was just so foreign to me. I was like, wow, I'd love to have a job, right? Actually, get to go out and be nature. That's a little different. She's an idealist she picked climate change because she hoped her science would have a positive impact on the world under President Obama addressing climate change was a top priority. So being a climate. Scientists was kind of like being an astronaut in the nineteen sixties. That's when president Kennedy challenged Americans to beat the Soviet Union to the moon in twenty twelve Maria launched her big mission to come up with estimates of how much flooding could be expected in national parks because of climate change. It was heavy stuff. She was a university of Colorado, scientists contract by the National Park Service. She just started on this work. When New York got hammered by hurricane sandy, sandy has killed more than ninety people in ten states. Even the doc on liberty island has been washed away. The statue of liberty is off limits because the island on which it stands was damaged by. Rising floodwaters lady liberty her not even park. Rangers could get their Maria was still in her PJ's when her phone rang at home early that morning Park Rangers urgently needed her estimate of how high floodwaters had gotten at the statue of liberty. She crunched the numbers in about an hour and got her estimate to park managers, but she felt park should have had that kind of information long before storms hit it's really important to have that information. Wayne advance before that storm ever happens when a storms coming in talk off are scrambling to get ready for the storm. Right. So they can't sit on a phone call. We scientists. It took a long.

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"national park service" Discussed on Reveal

Reveal

04:13 min | 3 years ago

"national park service" Discussed on Reveal

"For investigative reporting in PR X. This is reveal I'm outlets, and we just heard about National Park Service officials trying to censor climate change sites. They pressured a researcher to get her. Okay. Changes to report, but she refused. Elizabeth Shogren is our science reporter who broke the story about what was happening to a scientist named Maria Kathy. Elizabeth what happened next well out after all the attention. The censorship. Got the park service published Murray as report almost exactly the way, she wrote it I'm Steven, and I felt very strongly that these leads had to remain. And so I think by staying fem on that then they decided that they were sick of fighting. The park service posted the report without any fanfare, but it didn't post the data that went with it or an idea Maria came up with to help parks and ordinary people visualize the threat, it's an interactive website. My report doesn't do it Justice. Right. You can use wets to describe it. But a pitch Paixao sweats. The website would let park service employee or anyone really see with their own eyes, which shorelines marinas monuments or archaeological digs could be underwater in twenty fifty or twenty one hundred it would be a really powerful tool for helping people. See how dangerous climate change really is to places Americans. Love their national parks Maria built it with park service, computer experts. They worked on it for years. And did you see the website when you went to Colorado to talk to Maria? Well, that was the plan. That's not exactly what happened. Here's how it went. Maria takes me to the university of Colorado boulder, we walk into the swanky building and stop at a map to find the conference room where we're supposed to meet her colleagues have three degrees geography. I felt about Maria call someone who gives her step by step instructions to the room. Well, it'll be there in a minute. Okay. She introduces me to her colleagues and starts the meeting with a surprise announcement. Demo the sea level rise viewer. So I sought permission from the national public service to have someone come here and demo it, and I was refused Murray is clearly irked, but then all of a sudden her face lights up. She turns to her colleague, leeann less tag lands the one who actually crunched the sea level rise data the up since. Do you have the date or computer up says you've you mean the data? Oh, yeah. Yeah. That's allow we could pull it off. While her Peter. We at maps we go upstairs to LIAM's cubicle and cluster around her computer, this takes a while to refresh. It's hard to navigate finally a map appears on her screen. It's national park land at North Carolina's Outer Banks. So this is Kitty Hawk on the east coast. Let's zoom in right to the tip of Cape Hatteras section of the Paulk. This is kind of what the swipe tool how the swipe till works in the viewer as land moves the cursor dry. Land becomes flooded. See the imagery without the layer. And then see with the layer the image shifts between two possible futures on Hatteras. It's the year twenty one hundred in the first future greenhouse gas. Pollution has kept growing and large areas of hetero. Siland are permanently underwater? It's compelling, isn't it? The big change. Yeah. And that's not even the storm said. Yeah. You get the right storm at right time. I mean, we're talking about twenty one hundred in those images. But really if you get the right stolen at the right time that section could be gone land swipes back could go back to them. And shows us the second future. What the island would look like if we've cur tailed our use of coal oil and other fossil fuels. The areas are dry. With this peak into the future national park could make better informed decisions about how or whether.

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