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Ask Dr. Universe: How does the moon glow?

As you see the moonlight shine down and illuminate the night sky, remember that this night light wouldn’t be possible without help from the biggest object in the solar system – our sun.

Zinke: no changes to Idaho, Washington monuments

Craters of the Moon National Monument in Idaho and the Hanford Reach National Monument in Washington state are no longer under review for possible modification, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said Thursday. The monuments were among 27 covered by President Donald Trump’s April executive order calling for a review of monuments created since 1996.

Zinke recommends no changes to Idaho, Washington monuments

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke says that Craters of the Moon National Monument in Idaho and the Hanford Reach National Monument in Washington are no longer under review for possible modification of their protected status.

Zinke recommends no changes to Craters of the Moon monument, based on local input

Craters of the Moon National Monument in Idaho and the Hanford Reach National Monument in Washington state are no longer under review for possible modification, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said Thursday. The monuments were among 27 covered by President Donald Trump's April executive order calling for a review of monuments created since 1996...

No need to review Hanford, other monuments

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said the review is needed “to give state and local communities a meaningful voice in the process.” That happened the first time around. The president’s comments suggest other motives.

US cattle grazing plan for Idaho monument draws criticism

Federal officials have released a cattle grazing plan for central Idaho's Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve that immediately came under fire from an environmental group. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management's Final Environmental Impact Statement released Friday allows cattle grazing on nearly all of the roughly 275,000 acres...

Bill to create national park in Idaho introduced

A key state senator is backing legislation urging Congress to turn Idaho's Crater of the Moon National Monument into a national park, the AP reports. Sen. Jeff Siddoway, chairman of the Senate State Affairs Committee, introduced his proposal to legislative leaders on Wednesday...

Idaho Farm Bureau balking at transformation of Craters of the Moon to a national park

The Idaho Farm Bureau is the lone opponent of a proposal to give national park status to Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve in Central Idaho, but the organization has offered scant evidence of how the change could negatively affect agriculture. Farm Bureau officials worry changing the designation would restrict trucks hauling hay or other agricultural products on highways that run through the national monument. Yet organizers and legislative backers of the name change say they have no interest in pushing legislation that includes such restrictions.