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Here's What We Used to Think #Dinosaurs Looked Like | @NatGeo | #paleoart #book #interview

Simon Warrall interviews Zoe Lescaze on her Paleoart: Visions of the Prehistoric Past book.

Today many of the first "paleoart" masterpieces lie gatheing dust in museum storage rooms, their creators forgotten. But these paintings once attracted large audiences, aroused intense controversy, and deeply influenced later visions of prehistory, from King Kong to Fantasia, ...

Grand Staircase-Escalante was set up to fail | @highcountrynews | #nationalmonuments #future

An interview with a retiring BLM assistant manager decribing the conflict of cultures managng the Utah national monument.

On the one side are environmentally minded folks from outside the confines of Mormon culture, people like Shelton, who believe fervently in the federal public lands. Their ranks grew following the monument’s establishment in 1996 with the funding then available for hiring new staff, many of whom were trained at world-class science institutions. On the other side, said Shelton, I see a powerful anti-conservation interest, an anti-science interest, and certainly an anti-climate change position. I’ve sat in meetings with high-level people in Utah BLM who will roll their eyes when you mention climate change and say, ‘Well, if you believe it.’ You might as well be asking them to convert to Zoroastrianism. So our staffs are at odds with each other. There’s a lot of antagonism. It’s a really difficult place to work.”

Tales of a Baby #Dinosaur | News | Macalester College

The announcement of the Kristi Curry Rogers et al. paper in Science on the baby Rapetosaurus. The announcement includes a 3:18 video interview.