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‘It’s my homeland’: the trailblazing Native lawmaker fighting fossil fuels

Deb Haaland, one of the first Native American women elected to Congress, has become a powerful voice for US public lands While she was campaigning for a seat in the US Congress last year, Deb Haaland went camping for four days. It was less a surprisingly timed vacation and more a return home. Her destination was notable: Utahs Bears Ears national monument, which Donald Trump controversially downsized in 2017 as part of a bid to encourage resource extraction. She wanted to experience a living landscape where the art and artifacts…

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How to protect yourself on hiking trails

(CNN)Alarming headlines about missing hikers or worse can trigger panic about trail safety and the risks of exploring remote areas. Whether you’re alone or in a group, it’s wise to tell someone else where you’re going and when you intend to return. Establish a plan for checking in and follow through with it. If your plans change, let your contacts know. Carry trail maps and know how to use them There’s no harm in bringing your phone (except for taking perilous selfies), but it would a mistake to rely on…

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Yoga instructor who went out for a hike in Maui is missing

(CNN)A yoga instructor who went for a hike in Maui last week has not been seen since, and police are asking for the public’s help in locating her. “Amanda’s really well loved in the yoga community and there are people coming from all over the island coming in and hiking and trying to find her,” said Haynes. On her personal website, Eller said she is a physical therapist who has made Maui her home. “Living on this island has also inspired extraordinary changes, including the completion my yoga teacher training,”…

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China’s chief trade negotiator says Washington must remove extra tariffs to reach a deal

Beijing (CNN)China’s Vice Premier and chief trade negotiator Liu He said the United States must remove all extra tariffs before a trade deal can be reached. The United States escalated the trade dispute with China on Friday by hiking tariffs from 10% to 25% on about $200 billion worth of goods. The hike came after a truce as Washington and Beijing sought to ink a trade pact. Trump said in a tweet this week that Beijing “broke the deal” after months of negotiations. He also said there was “no need…

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A cold-water cure? My weekend with the Ice Man

Wim Hof claims cold-water immersion can help fight modern diseases. As outdoor swimming becomes ever more popular in the UK, photojournalist Jonny Weeks joined him for a weekend to experience it firsthand Look at this beautiful tree. An oak, Quercus robur. Its yelling at us, Helloooo! says Wim Hof, the doyen of cold endurance stunts, as we head across Hampstead Heath, north London, for a swim in one of the ponds. Soon hes catapulting himself into a gaping hole in its trunk, peeping out excitedly like a child. Here I…

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