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    Book Discussion on Law of the Jungle

    Paul M. Barrett talked about his book, Law of the Jungle: The $19 Billion Legal Battle Over Oil in the Rain Forest and the Lawyer Who’d Stop at Nothing to Win. br/ He spoke in the…

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    National Garden

    Plant curator Bill McLaughlin gave a tour of the National Garden and explained the history and use of some of America’s indigenous plants. George Washington encouraged the…

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    Kansas v. Nebraska and Colorado Oral Argument

    The Supreme Court heard oral arguments on the question: Did Nebraska violate a compact apportioning the water resources of the Republican River among Kansas, Nebraska, and Colorado?

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    President Obama in San Dimas, California

    President Obama spoke at Frank G. Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas, California, about his decision to designate a portion of the San Gabriel Mountains as a national…

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    Colorado Mining History

    Ed Raines talked about the mining history of Boulder, Colorado. Mining played a major role in the development of the Boulder area. Settlers first came to the city as part of the…

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    Senator Mikulski on Emergency Spending Bill

    Senate Appropriations Committee Chair Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) announced a $3.5 billion emergency supplemental spending bill. It included $2.7 billion for unaccompanied children…

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    Senator Kay Hagan on the Hunting and Fishing Bill

    Senator Kay Hagan (D-North Carolina) came to the Senate floor to speak in support of her legislation to expand hunting and fishing on federal land. The Senate was considering the bill…

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    Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument

    Juliet Ellperin talked about the Obama administration’s effort to expand the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument and resistance from fishing and commercial…

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    Ocean Conservation and Climate Change

    Secretary of State John Kerry made welcoming remarks at the State Department’s “Our Ocean” Conference. He called for a single comprehensive global strategy to protect…

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    Federal Land Policy in Western States

    Panelists talked about federal land policy in the western U.S. Panelists included Representative Rob Bishop (R-UT), who chairs the House Public Lands and Environmental Regulation…

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    Great Salt Lake

    Greg Smoak, director of the American West Center at the University of Utah, talked about Utah’s Great Salt Lake, the Native Americans who used the land, and the European explorers who…

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    Effects of Climate Change on Wildlife and Agriculture

    Environmental specialists from the fishing, forestry, farming, and wildlife sectors testified on the economic effects of climate change on wildlife and agriculture industries.Senator Jon…

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    Hunting and Fishing Rights

    Jared Goodman, from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), talked about the view of animal activists on efforts to enshrine the right to hunt and fish in state…

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    Book Discussion on Drinking Water: A History

    James Salzman talked about his book, Drinking Water: A History, in which he chronicles the history of drinking water and the safety and scarcity of drinking water tin 2014. Professor…

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    State Hunting and Fishing Rights

    William Horn talked by remote video from Miami about efforts to enshrine the right to hunt and fish in state constitutions, as well as federal legislation regarding hunting and fishing…

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    Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument Designation

    President Obama made remarks at the signing of his executive order that designates the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks in southern New Mexico as a national monument. He talked about the…

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    Washington Monument Reopening, Part 3

    David Rubenstein talked by remote video from the National Mall about the reopening that day of the Washington Monument following three years of repairs undertaken after an August 2011…

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    Washington Monument Reopening, Part 2

    Jon Jarvis talked by remote video from the National Mall about the reopening that day of the Washington Monument following three years of repairs undertaken after an August 2011 earthquake.

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    Washington Monument Reopening, Part 1

    Robert Vogel and Caroline Cunningham talked by remote video from the National Mall about the reopening that day of the Washington Monument following three years of repairs undertaken after…

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    Public Land Management

    Representative Rob Bishop (R-UT) talked about his proposal to turn over the management of public land to individual states. He also discussed other issues of the day. br/ C-SPAN…

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