The National Trust for Historic Preservation annually complies a list to identify “important examples of the nation’s architectural and cultural heritage that are at risk of destruction or irreparable damage.” The designation can help galvanize grassroots and political support for protecting sites, but isn’t always welcomed by locals. Here are looks at eight from this year’s cohort, many of which are in urban areas.
There are an estimated 100,000 archaeological sites within a 1.9-million acre area of Utah’s red rock country that a coalition of American Indian tribes and environmentalists want President Barack Obama to designate as a national monument to ensure protections of lands considered sacred. The latest indication that the Obama administration is giving serious consideration to the “Bears Ears” monument proposal has drawn both proponents and opponents. The issue has become the latest battleground in the debate over public lands in the West.
A federal judge declined Monday to halt same-sex marriages in Utah as the state appeals his earlier ruling that overturned Utah’s same-sex marriage ban and declared it unconstitutional.halt while the state appeals Shelby’s ruling that Utah’s same-sex marriage ban is unconstitutional. Reuters reports that about 900 couples lined up in Salt Lake City early Monday to obtain marriage licenses, which the Salt Lake County clerk’s office began issuing Friday.
In the early days of space flight, the pictures harvested by the National Aeronautic and Space Administration (NASA) were blurry gray images that resembled a bad weather map. With the advent of new technology and better platforms to photograph from, such as the space shuttle and International Space Station, NASA is able to provide us with an amazing viewpoint of Earth.
In honor of Earth Day, view memorizing photos of the blue planet from space.
A look at the Mars Desert Research Station (MDRS), which aims to investigate the possibility of a human exploration of Mars and takes advantage of the Utah desert’s Mars-like terrain to simulate working conditions on the red planet. Photos taken by Jim Urquhart of Reuters.
Apparently, Doomsday is upon us.
For some time, grim prophesiers have pointed to Dec. 21, 2012, as the date of the apocalypse predicted by the Mayan calendar. Already spread by some Western scholars, the rumors have only increased in number (aided by the Internet) since the last end-of-the-world scare fizzled out on January 1, 2000.
The Darkroom introduces contributor Joe Sterne, who recently hit the road with a GoPro Hero2 HD on the roof of his Kia Soul, as well as a Canon 1D mark II and Canon T2i, driving from Annapolis, MD to Sunnyvale, CA, with his fiancee and two pups.