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Sonntag, 23. Februar 2020, 21:50

Ein paar nette Bilder aus dem All von der NASA - „earth observatory“.

Reservoirs, Bends, and Canyons on the Colorado Plateau
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Mittwoch, 26. Februar 2020, 20:42

Graffiti Clowns Vandalize Joshua Tree National Park

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Graffiti clowns have been frequent visitors this year to Joshua Tree National Park, where they wielded cans of spray paint and other tools to vandalize areas of the park.
There have been a number of cases since January where graffiti has turned up in places such as Rattlesnake Canyon, the Skull Rock Natural Trail, and along Geo Tour Road.
"Joshua Tree National Park belongs to all of us. Using paint or chisels on rocks and trees destroys the beauty we are trying to protect in our parks," said Joshua Tree Superintendent David Smith in a release issued Tuesday. "It is our hope that anyone with knowledge of these incidents will come forward so that we can eliminate future problems. It is illegal to deface any of the resources in the park."
Anyone with information about these incidents, or the persons involved, should contact the park’s law enforcement staff by emailing the chief ranger at Eric_Linaris@nps.gov.
Joshua Tree officials are asking for help from visitors who spot graffiti or any other form of vandalism; they can call the park or email jotr_graffiti@nps.gov. The park also relies heavily on the efforts of volunteers to patrol areas of the park. Park volunteers help with a variety of essential tasks, including staffing park visitor centers, managing campgrounds, and helping clean up graffiti. Opportunities are available on volunteer.gov. Most volunteer opportunities are best-suited for people who can provide long-term time commitment to the park.
Vandals also hit Joshua Tree, which straddles the geographic divide in California that splits the Mojave Desert from an element of the Sonoran Desert, in January 2019 during the partial government shutdown, when they cut down at least one Joshua tree and drove out of bounds into the desert.

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Mittwoch, 26. Februar 2020, 22:45

Denali National Park road closure from landslides could mean problems for Alaska tourism

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Landslides that caused road closures last year have raised concerns about whether there will be full access to Denali National Park and Preserve during the upcoming tourism season.
The National Park Service has said it plans to open the entire Denali Park Road by early June, The Anchorage Daily News reported Saturday.
The 92-mile road running through steep mountain passes provides the only driving access into the park's 7,344 square miles.
“Despite the concern it has raised lately, the park is committed to devoting the resources necessary to opening the Park Road as close to its traditional schedule as possible,” Denali National Park spokesman G.W. Hitchcock said in an email.
The park service repeatedly closed parts of the road last summer amid heavy rains, rockfall and mudslides.
Recent National Park Service surveys found the speed of a landslide at Pretty Rocks section of the road has increased dramatically since September, and the road was slumping nearly 2 inches every day after August.
Private vehicles are restricted beyond Mile 15 of the road. But hundreds of thousands of visitors each year use buses run by commercial operators to take them into the park. A 2011 study estimated about 60% of peak-season visits to the park went beyond Mile 15.
Business owners inside the park rely on the road to bring in supplies for guests.
Alaska’s House of Representatives passed a resolution urging the federal government to help with solutions to the road’s problems.
Republican Gov. Mike Dunleavy wrote a letter this month to the U.S. Interior Department requesting short- and long-term help.
“A long-term road closure during the summer tourism season (of) the Denali road would have a disastrous cascade effect on businesses throughout the State,” Dunleavy wrote.

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