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England: In uncovering mosaic from Roman-era villa, amateur archaeologists credited with making biggest find of its kind in decades

BOXFORD, England — Their ages range from 9 to about 80. They include a butcher and a builder. Some devoted vacation days to laboring on their hands and knees in an open field.

Zinke's NMon report—which was not given to USBLM to fact-check—contains "more than a few simple factual errors," NM Dem senator says

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's draft report on national monuments he believes should be reduced in size or opened to resource extraction was not run by U.S. Bureau of Land Management officials for fact-checking and contains a number of errors, according to agency officials.

Maine NGO threatens lawsuit if Trump moves to allow logging in Katahdin Woods & Waters NMon

Lisa Pohlmann, executive director of the Natural Resources Council of Maine, served notice to the Trump administration that allowing "commercial logging" in the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument would "almost certainly trigger a lawsuit."

Man arrested for defacing Lincoln Memorial

A man was arrested after he vandalized the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. with a penny on Monday afternoon, authorities said. 

Biologists at Great Smoky Mountains NP fight to keep invasive plants out of areas burned in 2016 wildfire

SEVIER COUNTY - On the boundary of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Sevier County, the charred landscape from the 2016 wildfires provided a clean and fertile slate for a new lush landscape.

Brazil: President declares 1.2M-ha indigenous reserve

The Temer government, widely criticized for its attacks on indigenous rights, has approved its first significant measure in favor of the country’s indigenous communities.

Editorial: For Trump, talk of importance of heritage doesn't extend to Native Americans

History and heritage are powerful words in American politics. In the United States, the Founding Fathers are second only to the apostles; the Constitution comes just after the Bible on the bookshelf and the Declaration of Independence is nearly as important an origin story as Genesis.

Change NMons? If Trump tries, prepare to meet in court, enviros say

Environmental and outdoor recreation groups threatened Monday to sue if President Trump adopts Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s leaked proposal to alter nearly a dozen national monuments, while grazing, fishing and other groups welcomed the recommendations.

Indonesia: Birth of baby orangutans in 2 PAs buoy conservationists' hopes for species

The first baby orangutan was born at the Pinus Jantho Nature Reserve in Sumatra, a sign that the species might survive the global extinction crisis now underway.

Enviros concerned about Zinke's recommendation to allow logging in Katahdin Woods & Waters NMon

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s recommendation to allow “active timber management” within Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument is raising new questions about logging on the 87,500-acre swath of federal lands in Maine’s North Woods.

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