The tribes are getting help from the environmental nonprofit Conservation Fund to buy back part of their homelands. The lands will be held under conservation easements with the state so they can’t be developed into housing.
Landsat 9, launched in September by NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey, offers ultra-detailed views of Earth’s surface and “will help us make science-based decisions on key issues including water use, wildfire impacts, coral reef degradation, glacier and ice-shelf retreat and tropical deforestation,” said USGS acting director David Applegate.
“Gun owners are not going to tolerate being ignored,” warns one gun-rights figure, but others in Virginia signaled they would give the Republican governor-elect space to first tackle less controversial issues.
Washington’s homegrown program, broadcast on WOOK-TV, broke new ground in the 1960s. It’s the focus of a work — with book and lyrics by Jiiko Ozimba and music by Tony Berry and Peter Chatmon — streaming on Vimeo pay-per-view.