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Stuart Sumida, CSUSB biology professor, interviewed on NPR program ‘Science Friday’

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Stuart Sumida, CSUSB biology professor, interviewed on NPR program ‘Science Friday’
Science Friday/WNYC
Sept. 28, 2018

Stuart Sumida, a paleontologist and professor of biology at Cal State San Bernardino, was one of the experts interviewed for a segment on the rollback of protected land in two of Utah’s national monuments: Grand Staircase-Escalante and Bears Ears.

Back in December, the Trump administration announced reductions to two of Utah’s national monuments: Grand Staircase-Escalante, which runs from the Grand Canyon to Bryce Canyon National Park, and Bears Ears, newly established by the Obama administration just a year before. The reduction opened up nearly 2 million acres of previously protected federal land to fossil fuel and mineral exploitation, angering Native Americans, for whom the land is historically and spiritually significant, as well as environmentalists, archaeologists, and paleontologists

Read the complete article – and listen to the online audio when it is posted – at “What’s Next for Utah’s Bony Treasures?

This news clip and others may be found at “In the Headlines” at inside.csusb.edu.

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