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President Announces Plan to Reconfigure National Monuments President Trump formally reconfigured two big national monuments in southern Utah on Monday, shrinking them by more than 2 million acres and establishing five smaller units within them — a public lands declaration unlike any ever made by...
Are We About to Forget America's Best Idea?
Are We About to Forget America's Best Idea? Since President Trump assumed office, the government has taken what some historians are calling an “unprecedented” approach to the protection of U.S. land. This summer, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke reviewed and suggested modifying 10 national monume...
Genetic Data Indicate Scale of Contact-Era Native Population Decline
Genetic Data Indicate Scale of Contact-Era Native Population Decline A study published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences using both modern and ancient mitochondrial DNA from Native Americans concludes that about 500 years ago, the number of reproductively active Native...