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Sunday, November 2nd, 2008

  • Fearing that Democrats may win the White House as well as strengthen their control of Congress, our lame duck president is rushing to eviscerate as many environmental protection laws as he can before the moving trucks arrive. There is an almost palpable sense of urgency.

Saturday, November 1st, 2008

  • The ruins at Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument near Mountainair, New Mexico, do more than just remind us of Spain’s shattered dreams of empire in the American Southwest. They also remind us that climate change is an old phenomenon that has powerfully influenced human well-being through the centuries.

  • A favorite destination in Olympic National Park for locals and tourists alike is Hurricane Ridge. A 17-mile drive up the Hurricane Ridge Road takes you from near sea level to an elevation of 5,242 feet. In the summer, this is a great spot for postcard-quality summer views, hikes, and picnics.

  • Millerton Lake near Fresno, California is a 1940s era impoundment resulting from dam construction on the San Joaquin River for the Central Valley Project.

Friday, October 31st, 2008

  • At 2,219,789 acres (3,472 sq. mi.), Yellowstone National Park reigned for 122 years as the largest national park in the 48-state U.S.