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The Grand Canyon and Highest and Best Land Use

On this day in 1908, President Theodore Roosevelt declares the massive Grand Canyon in northwestern Arizona a national monument. In 1903, Roosevelt had visited the…

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Posted in Economy Environment History

The Day Big Oil Was Born

On this day in 1901, the American oil industry is born as a gusher named Spindle Top blows; the United States would never be the…

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Posted in Environment History Human Interest

A Lesson to be Learned from the Great Smog

On this day in 1952, The Great Smog, a deadly air-pollution event, descends upon the British capital of London. When it finally lifted, government medical…

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Children Have to Call out Adults

We need to recognize that something is, indeed terribly, terribly wrong when the children understand what’s needed
and the adults act like frightened children and pretend that monster in the closet is just imagined..

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Tug Boat Sinks On The Mississippi With 100,000 Gallons Of Petroleum

Around 4:30 p.m. on Monday, a vessel carrying nearly 100,000 gallons of petroleum products were reportedly struck a submerged object and sunk in the Mississippi…

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Puerto Rico's Famed Glowing Bay Lost Its Glow — Why?

For decades, people have traveled from all over the world to take a boat tour through what they call a glowing bay off of the…

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