Posted inEnvironment, News

Wildlife roam where U.S. once made nuclear and chemical arms, like at Colorado’s Rocky Mountain Arsenal and Rocky Flats

By Dan Elliott, The Associated Press From a tiny Pacific island to a leafy Indiana forest, a handful of sites where the United States manufactured and tested some of the most lethal weapons known to humankind are now peaceful havens for wildlife. An astonishing array of animals and habitats flourished on six obsolete weapons complexes — mostly […]

Posted inSunLit, SunLit Interviews

After growing up in proximity to military contamination, author felt moved to examine how lands were converted to wildlife refuge

David G. Havlick is a professor in the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs. He is the author of “No Place Distant: Roads and Motorized Recreation on America’s Public Lands” and co-editor of “Restoring Layered Landscapes: History, Ecology, and Culture.” The following is an interview with Havlick. Each […]

Posted inBusiness, Environment, News, Outdoors, Politics and Government

Rocky Mountain National Park begins tapping recreation fees to pay some workers

Update on Jan. 14, 2019: A Rocky Mountain National Park spokesman said Monday the park began using recreation fees to temporarily pay about 10 percent of furloughed workers to clean up the park. They’ve been plowing roads, cleaning restrooms and collecting trash since Saturday. Other staff, such as law enforcement rangers, continue to work without […]