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Monday, November 3rd, 2008

Sunday, November 2nd, 2008

  • In honor of Veterans Day, U.S. military veterans, members of the U.S. armed forces and their families will be admitted without charge on November 11th to public recreation lands managed by the National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation and U.S. Forest Service.

  • 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.