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Obama Orders One-Year Moratorium on Road-Building in Forests

The Obama administration is ordering a one-year moratorium on most road-building and other development on about 50 million acres of remote national forests.
"Despite numerous attempts to undermine the roadless rule, America's pristine roadless areas remain almost completely intact."
- Kristen Boyles, roads-opposing attorney

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Obama Orders One-Year Moratorium on Road-Building in Forests

Source: Flathead Beacon, Fri May 29, 2009
The Obama administration is ordering a one-year moratorium on most road-building and other development on about 50 million acres of remote national forests.

Obama signs wide-ranging conservation law

Source: Terra Daily, Wed April 01, 2009
Washington, D.C., USA - President Barack Obama signed legislation on Monday expanding and protecting US public parks and wilderness areas from oil and gas development, billed as the largest US conservation measure in more than 15 years.

Senate Votes ‘Yes’ on Public Lands Protection Package

Source: ENS, Fri January 16, 2009
Washington, D.C., USA - The U.S. Senate today passed the Omnibus Public Lands Management Act with a bipartisan vote of 73-21, ending a year-long standoff between the Democratic majority and a small group of lawmakers who blocked the conservation measures.

Skies to be swept for alien life

Source: BBC News, Sat October 13, 2007
Hat Creek, California - The switch has been thrown on a telescope specifically designed to seek out alien life.

Al Gore & IPCC Share Nobel Peace Prize For 2007

Source: Scoop, Sat October 13, 2007
Oslo, Norway - The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided that the Nobel Peace Prize for 2007 is to be shared, in two equal parts, between the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and Albert Arnold (Al) Gore Jr. for their efforts to build up and disseminate greater knowledge about man-made climate change, and to lay the foundations for the measures that are needed to counteract such change.

Forest Service Teams with Nonprofit Foundation to Combat Global Warming

Source: ENN, Thu July 26, 2007
Washington, D.C., USA - The U.S. Forest Service is teaming with a nonprofit foundation to allow consumers to participate in a voluntary program to "offset" their carbon dioxide emissions.

Fly Away: Man Uses Balloon, Lawn Chair to Float Away

Source: ABC News, Fri July 20, 2007
Bend, Ore. - When the mischievous children's book monkey Curious George wanted a lift, he simply grabbed onto a bunch of brightly colored balloons and sailed away.

Plant Lovers Want Nurseries To Stop Selling Invasive Plants that Threaten Environment

Source: ENN, Fri June 29, 2007
Toledo, Oh - Environmental groups hope to slow the spread of decorative but invasive plants by persuading nurseries to stop selling them and instead promote native species.

Double amputee inspires fellow triathletes at Ironman

Source: KXLY, Thu June 28, 2007
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, USA - Scott Rigsby, the Georgia man who tried to become the first double amputee to ever compete in an Ironman on prosthetics, says his goal was breaking down barriers and inspiring others to look outside themselves.

Route 66 motels stamped historic

Source: USA Today, Mon June 18, 2007
Washington, D.C., USA - Neon-lit motels along Route 66, once considered tacky, have now been officially stamped as historic landmarks.

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