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Who Really Owns Our National Parks? PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Susan DeVan   
Saturday, 18 April 2009 10:58

      Americans may think we have complete sovereignty over National
Parks, Monuments, and other places of historical or geographical value
within our own borders.  The truth is shocking.  In 1972 the United Nations
Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) drew up a treaty
called The Convention Concerning Protection of the World Cultural and
Natural Heritage.  UNESCO's official website says, "World Heritage
sites belong to all the peoples of the world, irrespective of the territory
on which they are located."  Under Carter, Reagan, the first Bush, and
Clinton, the following U.S. National and State Parks were put on the World
Heritage list: Mesa Verde; Yellowstone; Everglades; Grand Canyon; Redwood;
Mammoth Cave; Olympic; Great Smoky Mountains; ...

Last Updated on Saturday, 25 April 2009 15:57
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Earth Day Reflection: April 22, 2009 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Craig Etchison   
Saturday, 18 April 2009 10:38

 

We don't seem to get it.  By "we," I mean the majority of people around the world, especially people in developed countries.  By "it," I mean the simple fact that global warming-along with a few other indignities perpetrated by humanity on Mother Earth-is killing the planet.  A decade or more ago, I would have said killing the planet slowly.  No longer.  The scientific evidence clearly indicates that our environment is heading down the tubes, from glaciers receding at ever increasing rates, to deserts expanding, to tropical diseases moving outward from the equator, to progressively more violent storms.  And, for the most part, the developed countries-those who have set Earth on this catastrophic course through burning of fossil fuels-continue business as ...

Last Updated on Monday, 20 April 2009 07:58
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Allegany County Residential Electronics Collection Event for Recycling PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Woody Getz from info provided by Allegany County Dept. of Public Works / Recycling   
Wednesday, 15 April 2009 07:34
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Citizens Conservation Corps of West Virginia and the Appalachian Coal Country Watershed Team Honored PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Kevin Devine   
Wednesday, 11 March 2009 07:52

   The Citizens Conservation Corps of West Virginia (CCCWV), a Beckley based nonprofit organization with multiple offices throughout the state, was recently honored at an awards ceremony on Capitol Hill with the 2009 National Strategic Partnership Award for its exceptional collaboration with the Appalachian Coal Country Watershed Team (ACCWT).

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SRWA Prepares for a Stream Corridor Assessment PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Kevin Devine   
Wednesday, 11 March 2009 07:45

 

The Savage River Watershed Association (SRWA) will hold their regular meeting at the Route 40 Elementary School on Thursday, March 19th at 7 p.m.  Each meeting brings local citizens and SRWA members together to talk about issues within the watershed and to host an expert from an assortment of professions. The guest speaker for this meeting will be Leah Miller from the Izaak Walton League of America to talk about the stream corridor assessment that is planned for the Savage River watershed this spring.

 

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