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FrostKing70

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US Government Shutdown Impact on Science?
« on: January 10, 2019, 06:29:52 PM »
Wondering what the lingering effects of the US Government shutdown might be, care to share any thoughts on the subject?

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Re: US Government Shutdown Impact on Science?
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2019, 12:19:37 AM »
Kristallnacht on Nature: Joshua Trees Cut Down By Vandals During Government Shutdown 
https://www.axios.com/government-shutdown-national-parks-joshua-trees-98350e1b-496b-4508-a0d5-45bd4074e42b.html

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Vulnerable Joshua trees in Joshua Tree National Park in California have been cut down by visitors who illegally drove into areas where vehicles are banned during the partial government shutdown. As a result, the park is closed indefinitely, its superintendent said Thursday. 

Joshua trees already face threats of extinction from climate change. 


https://mobile.twitter.com/johnupton/status/1083387896403505153

... now-former Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke ordered to keep the national parks open during the shutdown 

I think it's time to call in the Ents to clean out Isengard ....

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“There are three classes of people: those who see. Those who see when they are shown. Those who do not see.” ― Leonardo da Vinci

Insensible before the wave so soon released by callous fate. Affected most, they understand the least, and understanding, when it comes, invariably arrives too late