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Preserving the Owyhee Canyonlands
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Preserving the Owyhee Canyonlands: the push for monument status

Local advocates are urging President Biden to create new national monuments in order to meet his administration's conservation goals, but the push has encountered resistance from some locals in the region.

Wyatt Myskow reports for Inside Climate News.

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Senate grills Haaland over energy
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Senators grill Haaland on Biden's energy strategy​​

Interior Secretary Deb Haaland faced intense scrutiny from senators regarding the Biden administration’s energy policies during her appearance before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee.

Michael Doyle reports for E&E News.

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Biden Public Lands management

New rule prioritizes conservation on US public lands

A new rule introduced by the Biden administration aims to balance conservation with economic activities on America's public lands, enhancing protections and sustainable use.

Catrin Einhorn reports for The New York Times.

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public land oil & gas
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New Interior Department policy to increase costs for oil drilling on public land

A long-awaited Interior Department policy will raise financial assurance and royalty rates, aiming to ensure cleaner operations and better returns for the public.

Nick Bowlin reports for High Country News.

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Okefenokee Swamp proposed mining

Georgia eyes approval for a controversial titanium mine near Okefenokee Swamp

A titanium mine proposed near the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge has sparked significant opposition, raising concerns about the impact on North America's largest intact blackwater swamp.

Brady Dennis reports for The Washington Post.

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Great Salt Lake mineral extraction

Utah introduces new regulations for mineral extraction at the Great Salt Lake

A recent bill passed by the Utah Legislature introduces significant changes to the regulation of mineral extraction at the Great Salt Lake, aiming to address the lake's declining water levels.

Brooke Larsen reports for High Country News.

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Nairobi UN environment Assembly
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UN nations gather in Kenya to address global environmental challenges

Members were urged to work toward making “a tangible difference to people’s lives.”

Carlos Mureithi reports for the Associated Press.
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