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2008-07-11 06:00:24

By Steve Tetreault By STEVE TETREAULT stephens washington bureau WASHINGTON - The Bureau of Land Management on Wednesday renewed a call for Congress to release 10,240 acres of federal land at Sunrise Mountain from wilderness study, which the agency said would make it easier to remove trash and manage other evidence of sprawl on the eastern outskirts of Las Vegas. The BLM's request has gained little attention on Capitol Hill. In Nevada, leaders of several environmental groups were...

2008-07-05 15:00:11

By STACI MATLOCK Tom Udall leads a push to recognize the 17,638-acre Sabinoso Wilderness World: Public access relies on landowners SABINOSO WILDERNESS, N.M. -- Sam DesGeorges rested his buckskin horse on a rocky trail midway up a mesa in northeastern New Mexico. Above and below, jumbled stands of junipers and pinons, cholla cactus and scrub oak grew out of the steep slope. More terra cotta- colored mesas and golden grasslands stretched away to the eastern horizon. When human voices...


Word of the Day
call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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