Outdoor World

Amid plutonium fears, schools ban visits to new Colorado wildlife refuge

A nearby town is suing over fears that the land, once home to a nuclear weapons facility, still poses a threat The nations newest national wildlife refuge, filled with swaying prairie grass and home to a herd of elk, is slated to open next month just outside Colorados largest city. But seven Denver metro area school districts have already barred school-sanctioned field trips to the preserve. A top local health official says he would probably never hike there. And a town is suing over what the soil might contain. Rocky…

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Richard Powers: It was like a religious conversion. I realised the natural world isnt ours

After writing novels on artificial intelligence, neuroscience and genetics, Powers has turned to trees. While on a hike through the Great Smoky Mountains, he talks about environmentalism and not having children To reach the latest work, The Overstory . As a botanist in his narrative explains, trees and humen share a common ancestor, and a one-quarter of their genes.” For five years I’ve been telling people I’m writing a novel about trees ,” he says, with a smile,” and they’ve said:’ Really ?’” ‘ The book was like a five-year-long…

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‘I dont want ships to kill me’: Marseille fights cruise liner pollution

Shipping is estimated to account for 10% of city air pollution, and campaigners are targeting cruise industry in particular From his balcony above Marseille’s port, Jean-Pierre Eyraud has a prime position of the giant, luxury Venice and Barcelona. He and other environmentalists in Marseille want to force a move to cleaner energy and to stiffen rules on the levels of ultra-fine particles in the air. Cruise ship engines are kept running all day in port to fulfill the energy needs of the floating hotels. There has been no study on…

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