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Is This The Worst Wilderness Congress in History?

Every congress since 1964 has designated new wilderness areas, often drawing support from both major political parties, except the one currently enthroned.
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The Mars Curiosity Landing (Live Updates)

Live updates for the landing of Curiosity, the roving Mars Science Laboratory.
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Bigger, More Frequent Storms Hit Southern California, Finds Global Warming Study

"Southern California and parts of the Central Valley are experiencing up to 72% increase in the frequency of extreme storms with a 7% increase in the intensity of the storms as well," says the Environment California Research & Policy Center.
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More Wilderness for Southern California? Lawsuit Leads to Several Public Meetings

Various environmental groups recently sued the U.S. Forest Service in the hopes of achieving a goal: more potential wilderness area.
The Sierras from Mammoth by  Clinton Steeds | Image via Creative Commons
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Snow Survey: Water Supply Low, but Buffered by a Snowy 2011

In its final snow survey of the year, the Department of Water Resources (DWR) trekked up into the mountains near Sacramento on Tuesday to check on our "frozen reservoirs."
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Over 20 California State Parks on the Brink of Reprieve

There is some light at the end of the tunnel. Of the 70 state parks on the closure hit list, 11 have been temporarily saved, and there are currently 24 in rescue negotiations, according to a list from the state.
California condor #412 soars above the Los Padres National Forest | Photo by Pacific Southwest Region U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service via Creative Commons
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Los Padres National Forest: Wilderness Bill Introduced, But Provisions Worry Some

A new bill would designate 64,000 acres of Los Padres National Forest as wilderness, among other things, but attached provisions would allow more off-road vehicle areas and more.
Inyo Aspen Grove | photo by USFS Region 5 via Creative Commons
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Three California Forests Selected for New National Program

The Inyo, Sierra and Sequoia national forests are among the first public lands that will undergo a proposed national forest planning rule that will dictate how they manage activities like hiking, hunting, road construction and mining.

Millions of Wilderness Acres in California Threatened Under Legislation, Warns Group

Imagine a new Joshua Tree National Park: Operated by a Border Patrol that allows unregulated building of roads, ignores environmental standards, and shuts down access in the name of national security.
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Occupy Black Friday?

As the country comes to grips with an ongoing recession and massive unemployment, the early sales and a bad economy are sparking contrasting responses.
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