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Freelance environmental journalist & conservation photographer. Author NOTES FOR THE AURORA SOCIETY. Archaeology. Climate. Migration. Public
Freelance environmental journalist & conservation photographer. Author NOTES FOR THE AURORA SOCIETY. Archaeology. Climate. Migration. Public

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A little more than 10 years ago the Valle Vidal Protection Act was signed into law by then-President Bush.  The act permanently protected the Valle Vidal unit of the Carson National Forest in northern New Mexico from oil and gas development. Now, the…

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Florida Congressman Matt Gaetz, a Republican, has introduced a bill to permanently eliminate the EPA …that is the agency dedicated to protecting human health and the environment.  H.R.861 – To terminate the Environmental Protection Agency. I wrote last…

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Today is World Wetlands Day. Wetlands are lands saturated with water all or part of the year. We know them by many different names. Marshes, bogs, swamps, morass, muskegs, sloughs, fens, fenlands, bayous and boglands.   I’m a big lover of wetlands. They…

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And here we go.  Utah’s Representative Jason Chaffetz has introduced a bill in Congress that will sell off more than 3.3 million acres of public lands. That is about the size Connecticut. H.R. 621, the Disposal of Excess Federal Lands Act looks to sell…

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A year and a half ago my kids and I were on our way to explore Mesa Verde National Park when we ran across an orange river. You’ve heard about it. The Animas River was poisoned by a spill of mine waste from the Gold King mine near Leadville, Colorado. I…

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The Republican attack on America’s public lands and our nation’s most important environmental laws continues. Now, some radical Utah legislators are pushing President Trump to reverse the Bears Ears National Monument designation and radically amend the…

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Last week we learned the Republicans are setting the stage to give away public lands such as National Parks, National Monuments, Wilderness Areas and Wildlife Refuges. This week we learn that the Endangered Species Act is also on the chopping block: In…

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#Havana Imagined! Join My #Photography Tour to #Cuba

Havana Imagined! In April 2017 I will lead a 7-day, 8-night photography tour to Cuba through Espiritu Travel.  The Havana Imagined Photo Tour is ideal for both experienced and amateur photographers. We will spend 8 days and 7 nights exploring this…

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Day one in the new Congress? House Republicans set the stage to give away the public lands that belong to ALL Americans. That includes National Parks, Wilderness areas, National Monuments and more: A new rule, written by House Natural Resources Committee…
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