by Joanna M. Foster Posted on May 14, 2014
Two World Wildlife Fund (WWF) staff members have received death threats for speaking out against oil exploration in Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
by Jeff Spross Posted on May 1, 2014
Marc Jacobs, one of the GOP's candidates for Iowa's Senate seat, has an unusual idea for lowering government debt: sell off publicly-owned mineral rights.
by Katie Valentine Posted on April 18, 2014
“This is a wake-up call,” one Park Service researcher said.
by Matt Lee-Ashley - Guest Contributor Posted on March 26, 2014 Updated: September 8, 2014
"Guys on the West Coast ... west of the Mississippi, they know they've got oil and gas under the land that they can't touch because it's on a national park or some sort of federal land,” said Rep. Pete Olson.
by Matt Lee-Ashley - Guest Contributor Posted on March 20, 2014 Updated: September 8, 2014
The House of Representatives is planning to vote next week to overturn a 108 year-old law that presidents of both parties have used to protect iconic American places, including the Grand Canyon, the Statue of Liberty, and Arches National Park.
by Joanna M. Foster Posted on March 11, 2014 Updated: March 12, 2014
On Tuesday, President Obama used his executive authority to create a new national monument, signaling he is serious about bypassing congressional inaction when necessary.
by Matt Lee-Ashley - Guest Contributor Posted on March 3, 2014 Updated: September 8, 2014
National parks and the communities that depend on them took a major hit as a result of last year's government shutdown.
by Joanna M. Foster Posted on December 17, 2013 Updated: December 17, 2013
The 2013 California wildfire season began in early May and now an unusually late fire in Big Sur, is extending the season well into December.
by Joanna M. Foster Posted on December 11, 2013
The latest Vital Signs report on Yellowstone National Park shows that the world's first national park has a fever.
by Jessica Goad - Guest Contributor Posted on November 21, 2013 Updated: November 22, 2013
The bill, sponsored by Representative Don Young (R-AK), would allow states to petition to take over management of any federal lands within their jurisdictions, including national parks.