Friday, January 27, 2023

Tag: national parks

A historic chance to protect America’s free-flowing rivers

“This legislation will be good news for anyone who likes clean drinking water, fish and wildlife habitat, and public lands recreation. It will protect some of the most scenic rivers we have in Oregon.”

Say goodbye to your national parks road trips?

Get your hikes and other recreation in while you can. A new study finds warming temperatures could mean big changes in how we use our public lands.

Great American Outdoors Act passes through Senate

"Passage of the Great American Outdoors Act will move us one step closer to fulfilling the LWCF’s promise and secure the future of our parks and public lands for the next generation."

‘Plastic rain’ is pouring down in national parks

The plastic is trapped in fundamental atmospheric processes and falling all over the world, making plastic rain the new acid rain.

Trump reverses water bottle ban in national parks

The 2011 “Water Bottle Ban” gave national parks the allowance to prohibit the sale of plastic water bottles, which helped reduce park...

Senate passes massive public lands conservation bill

The measure is the largest public lands bill considered by Congress in a decade.

Park rangers return to work to assess ‘irreparable’ damage as government...

"What's happened to our park in the last 34 days is irreparable for the next 200 to 300 years."

Volunteers protect our national parks during shutdown

Many national parks are open but since staff are furloughed amid the longest shutdown in U.S. history, services such as maintenance, visitor services, and law enforcement are not being performed, or are severely limited.

National parks overflow with trash, human waste as gov’t shutdown approaches...

Park experts are now warning that the damage may take years to undo.

Human-caused climate change severely exposes the US national parks

Our newly published results reveal that climate change has exposed the national parks to conditions hotter and drier than the country as a whole.

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The United States bears its share of responsibility for this crisis that is destroying Ukraine and placing the world in "unprecedented danger," as the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists' new Doomsday Clock statement calls it.

US follows Germany’s lead to send battle tanks to Ukraine

The U.S. agreed to send 31 tanks, and Germany agreed to 14.
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The one thing that would make elections better for everyone 

Ranked choice voting makes elections less painful, less expensive, and can help make our government more inclusive and responsive to what people actually want.

Why union workers are a first line of defense to protect Social Security

Is the Republican plan to move the goalposts on those already paying into Social Security going to force younger Americans to work themselves into the grave?

Today’s jaw-dropping quandary: High awareness yet low clout to fix badly-broken systems

The more that reason serves as bedrock,/ The more we’re vexed by lethal gridlock.