Posts tagged with "preservation"

Cliff formations at Bears Ears National Monument
Politics · 15. December 2017
Uranium mill owners lobbied Interior officials to protect corporate interests.

Cliff formations at Bears Ears National Monument.
Politics · 15. December 2017
President Trump has drastically reduced the amount of land included in Bears Ears National Monument.

portrait mummy of young Roman Egyptian girl
Archaeology · 11. December 2017
A rare 1,900 year old Roman-Egyptian portrait mummy has been scanned using a high tech synchrotron machine in an effort to unravel the mummy’s mysteries.

Jacobite revolution depicted in LEGOs
History · 05. December 2017
Move over William Wallace, Scotland's Sterling Castle has a new display - the Jacobite uprisings portrayed in LEGOs.

Politics · 18. April 2017
Happy World Heritage Day everyone! What the heck is that you ask? Let us introduce you. World Heritage Day (a.k.a. International Day for Monuments and Sites) is an annual event held every April 18. It is promoted by the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS), a global non-government entity dedicated to the preservation of heritage sites around the world, and by the United Nations World Heritage Centre. Every year there is a different theme and this year’s theme is “Cultural...

Politics · 16. February 2017
Fines for violating the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGRPA) are being adjusted for inflation thanks to the 2015 Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act. As its name implies, the 2015 Act requires Federal agencies to adjust penalties based on inflation. Agencies initially have to make a “catchup” adjustment after which they are required to adjust penalties annually so that fines remain deterrents of bad behavior. Effective February 16,...

National Park Service awards over $7.5 million to preserve civil rights movement sites.
Politics · 18. January 2017
The National Park Service announced it will fund 39 projects across the country in order to preserve sites critical to the African American Civil Rights Movement. The projects were chosen as part of a competitive grant application with the money coming from the Historic Preservation Fund. Grant monies will be used for various tasks such as surveying properties, site documentation, education and public outreach, conducting oral histories, planning, and physical site preservation. National Park...

Medieval Grazing Land Saved From Solar
Politics · 18. January 2017
Natural England recently intervened to save medieval grazing land from being turned into a solar farm. Rampisham Down, as it’s called, is in Dorset, England and consists of huge tracts of land full of acid grassland and heath plant communities. According to Natural England Rampisham Down is also “a rare example of the marginal common land associated with medieval grazing systems….It is the largest expanse of unimproved lowland acid grassland in Dorset and one the largest in the...

Highway Tunnel Under Stonehenge Site Proposed
Politics · 16. January 2017
Right now folks wanting to drive to Stonehenge or the surrounding areas take the A303, a single lane highway adjacent to the stone monument. The highway is heavily traveled and thoroughly congested so Highways England is proposing to build a 1.8 mile tunnel under the World Heritage site. Highways England says the tunnel would rid Stonehenge of the sight and sound of heavy traffic and would improve commute times. The tunnel would be within the archaeological site boundary, but south of the...

A.G. Gaston Motel. Photo by Carol Highsmith courtesy of the Library of Congress, Carol M. Highsmith Archive.
History · 13. January 2017
President Obama designated three sites, critical to this nation’s civil rights movement, National Monuments today. The Birmingham Civil Rights National Monument, the Freedom Riders National Monument, and the Reconstruction Era National Monument now take their place with such luminaries as Chaco Canyon and Montezuma Castle. In designating the new monuments the President said, "Today, I am designating new national monuments that preserve critical chapters of our country’s history, from the...

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