National Parks

Environmental Activist Offers Solutions to Climate Change Disasters

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By Glynn Wilson — WASHINGTON, D.C. — It’s hard to get any official sources in the nation’s capital to talk openly about the reality of climate change due to global warming from the burning of fossil fuels. With the climate change denier in chief in the Oval Office ordering federal agencies to wipe science information…

Privatizing National Parks Puts America’s Best Idea At Risk

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By Glynn Wilson – WASHINGTON, D.C. — Nothing is more American than the iconic National Park Ranger hat. The idea of protecting nature and providing public access to natural beauty began in the United States and has spread across the world, but now it’s at risk. While the National Park Service and the U.S. Forest…

An Update on Thoreau’s Necessities of Life

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“The necessaries of life for man in this climate may, accurately enough, be distributed under the several heads of Food, Shelter, Clothing, and Fuel; for not till we have secured these are we prepared to entertain the true problems of life with freedom and a prospect of success.” – Henry David Thoreau, Walden By Glynn…

Trump’s Federal Hiring Freeze Makes America Less Safe

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Even Members of Congress and Trump Voters and Fans Who Visit Washington – By Glynn Wilson – WASHINGTON, D.C. — When New York celebrity businessman Donald J. Trump took office in January, one of his first acts as president was to immediately sign a symbolic memo calling for a “hiring freeze” on federal employees. The…

Ryan Zinke of Montana Sworn in as Trump’s Secretary of the Interior

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Should Environmentalists Be Concerned? – By Glynn Wilson – Americans who value national parks and other public lands have a right to be concerned about President Donald Trump’s pick to head the Department of the Interior, Ryan Zinke of Montana. Zinke, whose record on protecting the environment shows some promise, but also potential problems, was…

President Donald Trump Issues Media Blackout at Federal Agencies

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Full Scale War on Science Begins – By Lauren McCauley – Though the majority of President Donald Trump’s controversial cabinet nominations have not yet been confirmed, his so-called “beachhead” teams have arrived at their respective agencies, carrying out orders that make clear that the “War on Science” has begun. On Tuesday, the news broke that…

Republican Congress Moves to Privatize Public Land

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By Glynn Wilson – Editor-in-Chief – We hate to say we told you so. But it is what it is. Donald J. Trump has not even been inaugurated president yet and the privatization of public land has already begun. On the very day we published a video trailer talking about the commercialization and privatization of…

President Obama Declares Bear Ears in Utah a National Monument

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By Glynn Wilson – Navajo hideout Bears Ears in southern Utah will now be protected as a national monument. President Barack Obama signed the proclamation Wednesday to protect this land for future generations “Thanks to his action, this land will be finally given the legal reverence and protection it deserves,” said Russell Begaye, President of…

President Obama Proposes Boost in Funding for National Parks on 100th Anniversary

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Barack Obama released his proposed federal budget for fiscal year 2017 on Tuesday, calling for significant increases in funding for the National Park Service as the agency celebrates its centennial year. “The president’s proposed budget, which significantly increases funding for national parks, further shows the president’s commitment to protecting and restoring…