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Biden creates two national monuments in the Southwest

The Spirit Mountain area in Nevada and Castner Range in Texas will be off limits to development.
Utah lawsuit threatens Antiquities Act

John Leshy: Utah wants to disable the law that led to the creation of four of its magnificent National Parks

A lawsuit all but invited by the country’s chief justice threatens one the most consequential authorities granted to presidents by Congress.
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Tom Kizzia: End-times tourism in the land of glaciers

Uncertainty, if not grief, is now part of the Alaska traveler’s experience.

Yosemite wildfire plan calls for cutting trees to protect park

Yosemite wildfire plan calls for cutting trees to protect park

With treasured forests perennially threatened by fierce wildfires, many experts say it’s time to cut and burn protectively. A lawsuit is standing in the way.
U.S. taking emergency steps to protect sequoias from wildfires

U.S. taking emergency steps to protect sequoias from wildfires

The U.S. Forest Service will expedite plans to clear brush that fuels fires and take other measures to protect the centuries-old trees.
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