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Once-Rare Channel Island Foxes Proposed To Be Delisted From Endangered Species Act Protections

In what the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is calling "the fastest successful recovery for any Endangered Species Act-listed mammal in the United States," the agency is proposing to remove three subspecies of the island fox native to the Channel Islands from ESA protection.
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Utah Delegation Asks President Obama Not To Use Antiquities Act In Utah

In quick reaction to President Obama's use of the Antiquities Act to designate three national monuments in California, members of Utah's congressional delegation have asked the president specifically not to use his powers under that Act to designate a monument in southeastern Utah.
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President Obama Designates Three National Monuments In California

Most Americans woke up Friday with three new national monuments in the country. Located in California, the three -- Castle Mountains National Monument, Sand to Snow National Monument, and Mojave Trails National Monument -- were all hewn from federal lands and long have been called for by U.S. Sen. Diane Feinstein.
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National Park Service Developing New Guidelines For Resource Stewardship

There is a collision, perhaps in slow motion, involving the National Park System. It's a collision of technology, of surrounding growth, of generational differences in how to experience nature. For the sake of the parks, how the National Park Service reacts to that collision arguably is more critical now than ever before in the first 100 years of the agency.
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Consider Packing A Vapur Water Bottle On Your Next Park Trip

Concerns over landfill waste, litter, and energy have grown right along with the global population. For the National Park Service, one attempt to address those concerns has been to ban the sale of disposable water bottles in the park system. By using refillable water bottles, you can handle keep the parks a bit cleaner while keeping yourself hydrated.
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Congressmen Call For More Wi-Fi In Parks, But Can National Park Service Manage It?

A small handful of days before the National Park Service announced that its maintenance backlog had crept up to nearly $12 billion, five congressmen called for more funding for Internet connectivity in the National Park System. But here's the rub: Can the National Park Service easily provide that service if told to provide it? The experts don't think so.
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