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Rich Fossil Trove Found on Land Removed From Bears Ears Monument

The discovery calls attention to rollbacks on national monuments, which have weakened protections for important fossil sites.

Mexico's Mayan monuments are DISSOLVING

An expert at the National Autonomous University of Mexico in Mexico City has warned the country's cultural heritage is at risk of being wiped out unless pollution is cut down.

Road Trip: El Morro National Monument & Ramah Lake, New Mexico

Winter Garden 12x16 Oil - $450 UnframedPurchase (Paintings on this page are available at a special price for a short time, unframed and with shipping to the continental US included.) To finish off our road trip to Canyon de Chelly and back, M.L. Show More Summary

Canyon de Chelly Paintings

Eastward Blues 9x12 Oil - $250 unframed(Junction Overlook)Purchase Here As I promised in my recent post on my adventure to Canyon de Chelly National Monument, here are some paintings from that trip. For a short while, I am making these available at special low prices. Show More Summary

Road Trip: Canyon de Chelly National Monument, Arizona

Spider Rock at Canyon de Chelly Once a year, I like to get together with my painting friend M.L. Coleman and hit the road. We'd been waiting for snow—who doesn't like to paint the patterns and colors of snow in canyon country?—but it's been a dry winter, and we were eager to paint. Show More Summary

Hundreds gather at Bangkok's Democracy Monument to demand election

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Around four hundred people gathered at a monument to democracy in the Thai capital on Saturday to urge the military government not to delay a national election planned later this year, in one of the biggest anti-junta demonstrations since the military took power in 2014.

See the Finalists for the National Mall’s First Memorial to Native American Veterans

2 weeks agoArts : Hyperallergic

Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian shared five potential concepts for the permanent monument in Washington, DC. The post See the Finalists for the National Mall’s First Memorial to Native American Veterans appeared first on Hyperallergic.

Artists and Arts Workers Call on Institutions to Reject Calling Trump’s Border Wall Art

2 weeks agoArts : Hyperallergic

Twenty-five artists and cultural workers have signed an open letter blasting art institutions' support of a project to have the prototypes for Trump's border wall designated as a national monument. The post Artists and Arts Workers Call on Institutions to Reject Calling Trump’s Border Wall Art appeared first on Hyperallergic.

A Timeline of Donald Trump's War on Public Lands

Shrinking the national monuments was just the tip of the iceberg

Louisiana never wanted to advertise it was the first state to have a black lieutenant governor

2 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

Oscar James Dunn was elected the first black lieutenant governor in Louisiana, and the nation, just three years after the Civil War ended. Though, no monument was ever built in his honor. Instead, New Orleans is pulling down statues of Confederate generals dotting the landscape. Brian Mitchell is...

National Monuments

America’s National Monument Long 1960 How about a vintage travel book? I can hear everyone say “but that stuff doesn’t change”. It actually does. Hours, access, directions have all changed to some extent after over 50 years. In the case of a book about national monuments, quite a few have been added since 1960. Show More Summary

Bears Ears Officially Opens to Oil and Gas

Companies focused on resource extraction now have access to huge chunks of the former national monument

Land Stripped From Utah National Monuments Opens To Mining Claims Friday

WASHINGTON — More than 2 million acres of Utah wilderness — land that President Donald Trump cut from a pair of protected national monuments — will be opened early Friday to new mining claims.

Land Stripped From Utah National Monuments Opens To Mining Claims Friday

In December, President Donald Trump cut more than 2 million acres from a pair of protected Utah sites.

Trump administration tears down regulations to speed drilling on public land

3 weeks agoHealth : The Checkup

A memo laying out the changes came one day before companies and individuals could stake mining claims in national monuments.

The national monuments slashed by Trump will officially be open to mining on Friday

At 9 a.m. EST Friday, the extractive industry will gain drilling and mining access to previously protected American land, according to an order issued by President Donald Trump late last year. Trump took an unprecedented step for a U.S. president in December — signing a proclamation that dramatically reduced the size of two national monuments. Bears […]

US Senators Introduce 2018 Antiquities Act

US Senators Introduce ANTIQUITIES Act to Protect National Monuments from Trump Administration’s Attempts to Roll Back Protections

Alexis Krauss Releases New Benefit Single “Our Land” For National Parks And Monuments Protection

3 weeks agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Sleigh Bells' Alexis Krauss has released a new song called "Our Land" in order to raise awareness of the new administration's attack on this country's national monuments and parks. All proceeds from the song and related merchandise will go to fund Utah Diné Bikéyah's effort to reinstate protection for the Bears Ears National Monument. An…

Glen Canyon, Rainbow Bridge are accessible during shutdown

Authorities say the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and Rainbow Bridge National Monument are accessible to the public during the government shutdown. National Park Service officials say park roads, lookouts, … Click to Continue...

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