George Hunter Associated Press Published 8:06 PM EDT Sep 30, 2018 South Haven — A 12-year-old Boy Scout has died after he was buried in a sand dune near a southwest Michigan state park, police said. Gage Wilson of Portage died after he dug into the side of a sand dune during a Scout outing on a beach just north of Van Buren State Park on Saturday and crawled into the small space, according to a press release from the South Haven Police Department. Police said two boys who were with Gage didn’t notice his disappearance for up to 30 minutes. At some point, Gage was located, and someone dialed 911. An officer arrived and found Scout leaders performing CPR, South Haven Police Chief Natalie Thompson said in the release. "The police officer and a volunteer from the South Haven Area Emergency Services took over CPR until an additional officer arrived with an AED (automated external defibrillator)," Thompson said. " The early resuscitation efforts were … [Read more...] about Boy Scout, 12, dies in sand dune collapse near Michigan park
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The Red Planet has the blues -- blue sand, that is. NASA has shared photos taken by its Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter that show turquoise-colored sand dunes on the surface of Mars. "This particular dune, appearing like turquoise blue in enhanced color, is made of finer material and/or has a different composition than the surrounding," NASA writes of the large azure dune. It appears almost as if it is a lagoon surrounded by ripples of gray sand. The image offers a closer look at a field of sand dunes that's accumulated on the floor of the Lyot Crater. It was taken by a HiRISE camera, which is operated by scientists at the The University of Arizona. The color was enhanced to make the unique patch of sand stand out more. In other words, as Space.com reports, "the dune isn't actually blue." HiRISE principal investigator Alfred McEwen, a planetary geologist at the University of Arizona, told the website Inverse, "The dunes are actually gray, but appear relatively blue … [Read more...] about NASA shares photo of blue sand dune on Mars
Never too old: People of all ages enjoy playing in the sand. VNS Photo Trương Vị Viet Nam News QUẢNG BÌNH — Besides beautiful beaches, white sand dunes are another attraction for tourists in the central province of Quảng Bình. Fun for all: The site is suitable to individuals, families or companies. VNS Photo Trương Vị Laughs: Or just simply jumping from a peak. VNS Photo Trương Vị Quang Phú Commune hosts said sand dunes are located just 8km from Đồng Hới City. Some of the dunes are up to 100m high. Tourists will have a chance to see the pristine beauty of this unexpected feature in Việt Nam, which transforms before your eyes due to a constant strong wind from the sea. Go boarding: With self-made sand boards, visitors are kept entertained for hours. VNS Photo Trương Vị Tourists can also go sand skating on the dunes, with … [Read more...] about Sand dunes of Quảng Bình
0 View Comments Every Democrat in the Colorado Senate has signed a letter opposing the Trump administration's proposal to sell off public land for energy development near Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve. But Gov. John Hickenlooper is not joining them in challenging the plan, noting that the parcels involved are on the opposite side of the towering Sangre de Cristo mountains from the famous dunes. The administration aims to auction off mineral rights on about 18,000 acres of federal land. That would allow oil and gas developers to set up shop within several miles of the dunes, which are on the eastern edge of the San Luis Valley. Related: Colorado regional advisory councils for BLM frustrated with Trump administration Senate Democrats addressed their letter to the state leader of the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, Gregory Shoop, instead of President Donald Trump or Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke. Zinke, after all, declared the war on America-made energy was over at … [Read more...] about Colorado Senate Democrats take a stand on the Great Sand Dunes
Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper will not protest a Trump administration effort to allow oil and gas drilling on 18,000 acres near the Great Sand Dunes National Park, even though Democratic state lawmakers and environmentalists are challenging the plan. Hickenlooper, a two-term Democrat and former energy industry geologist, initially expressed concerns and planned to send a letter opposing the federal Bureau of Land Management’s plan to auction mineral rights on 11 parcels, one of which critics say is within a mile as the crow flies from the dunes. “Obviously I’m not excited about it,” he told reporters March 13. “And I am concerned about it and plan to look into it.” But the governor since softened his stance — and let Friday’s deadline for public comment pass without an objection — because he learned that the energy development would take place on the eastern side of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, not on the western side, where … [Read more...] about Trump administration plan to auction mineral rights near Great Sand Dunes National Park draws protests. But not from Hickenlooper.