No doubt, jobs and the economy are important. But if we want to look at this issue through a business lens, let’s remember that our wild public lands are vital to the U.S. economy. Outdoor recreation produces hundreds of billions in consumer spending nationally and about $16 billion in Minnesota alone. It sustains roughly 140,000 jobs in the state known as the “Land of 10,000 Lakes,” which underscores the value of its wild waterways. … [Read more...] about Clean water or mining pollution for the nation’s favorite wilderness?
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Under the proposal, penalties for large gatherings could include water and power shutoff, permit prohibitions or having a certificate of occupancy held or revoked for any “large, close-contact, largely maskless gatherings, in direct violation of City Emergency Orders and County Health Orders”. … [Read more...] about LA Mayor Authorizes DWP To Shut Off Water, Power For Large House Parties
As the scope of the problem became clear on the 300-foot stretch next to a railroad overpass, CDOT fully closed the eastbound side late on July 12, 2019 — about 36 hours after drivers began reporting the initial cracks. In the following days, the retaining wall bulged and sagged even more. … [Read more...] about A year after U.S. 36 highway collapse, Colorado still seeks compensation
For instance, a 2011 study of Bechstein's bat colonies published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society looked at 20,500 individual roostings over five years and determined that "individuals of different age, size, reproductive status and relatedness maintain long-term social relationships." … [Read more...] about Gray reef sharks form long-lasting social groups likely for hunting, study shows
Yunnan province is about a thousand miles from Hubei province, which is where the city of Wuhan saw the early virus outbreaks. A mix of potentially infected wild animals in a wet market could have caused the virus to jump from animals to humans. But zoologists, ecologists and disease experts have said that it's human behaviors — such as destroying natural habitats — that might be to blame for the transfer of the disease. … [Read more...] about 6 reasons why bats aren’t enemies: They help make tequila, and other surprising facts you may not know