New evidence shows oil and coal were central in the decision to reduce Bears Ears

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Despite lip-service to the contrary, new evidence reveals that oil and mining played a central role in the decision to reduce Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante.

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Zinke claimed in December that he had recommended reducing the size of Utah’s protected areas because he wanted to enact take “an approach in which we listen to the voices of the people, not Washington, D.C., special interests,” citing the fact that Utah government leaders were opposed to the designation of Bears… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building



Astronomers uncover echoes of the very first stars

Scientists have identified faint radio signals emitted by the first stars shortly after they shined their light on the universe for the first time. The evidence suggests that the earliest stars formed 180 million years after the Big Bang in a period of transition known as the cosmic dawn. “Finding this minuscule signal has opened a new window on the early universe,” Arizona State University researcher Judd Bowman of Arizona State University told The Guardian. “It’s unlikely we’ll be able… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building