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National Monuments

Reconstruction Is Finally Getting The Historical Recognition It Deserves

The Huffington Post | Zach Young | Posted 01.19.2017 | Politics

The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s base in Birmingham, Alabama. A bus station where segregationists attacked Freedom Riders. These civil rights sites...

Sea of Hope

John Bridgeland | Posted 01.14.2017 | Impact
John Bridgeland

by Sylvia Earle and John Bridgeland Citizens with big ideas and the will to act have often transformed our country and world. The national park idea...

'Green News Report' - January 5, 2017

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 01.05.2017 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: While we were out: President Obama created two new national monuments; Wi...

Bears Ears And Gold Butte National Monuments Honor Our Service

Garett Reppenhagen | Posted 12.30.2016 | Green
Garett Reppenhagen

Thanks to President Obama, the new national monuments at Bears Ears and Gold Butte will provide areas for future generations to enjoy exploring nature...

Monumental Reject

Edward Flattau | Posted 12.20.2016 | Politics
Edward Flattau

Creation of national monuments has been an important aspect of President Obama's legacy. That makes the monuments a target for those vindictive Republ...

Preserving America's Landscape, An Obama Legacy

Kim Glas | Posted 12.08.2016 | Green
Kim Glas

It is critical that President Obama acts swiftly to preserve land that is at risk of external threats before the end of his term as it has become blatantly clear that the next administration will not hold the same value for our environment over the next four years.

Creating Civil Rights National Monuments in Alabama

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 12.08.2016 | Black Voices
National Trust for Historic Preservation

By Stephanie K. Meeks, president and CEO, National Trust for Historic Preservation Theresa Pierno, president and CEO, National Parks Conservation Asso...

Obama's Hawaiian Marine Preserve: Massive Potential, Monumental Challenges

The Conversation US | Posted 08.31.2016 | Green
The Conversation US

By Char Miller, Pomona College The endangered Hawaiian monk seal is one of the 7,000 species that gained a measure of protection.U.S. Fish and Wildlif...

'Green News Report' - August 30, 2016

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 08.30.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Standing Rock Sioux Tribe takes a stand against massive new oil pipeline ...

Thousands Of Acres Of Maine Woods Are Now Federally Protected

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 08.25.2016 | Green

President Barack Obama designated tens of thousands of acres of Maine forest as a national monument on Wednesday, one day before the 100th anniversary...

National Park Service Centennial Is A Time For Celebration, Redoubling Efforts For Diversity

Maite Arce | Posted 08.24.2016 | Latino Voices
Maite Arce

While our national public lands don't currently fully reflect our country's demographic and ethnic diversity, especially as the face of our country continues to change at a rapid pace, it can.

Maine's North Woods Monument a Fitting Celebration of the National Park Service's Legacy

Bradley Campbell | Posted 08.24.2016 | Green
Bradley Campbell

If you've spent time in the woods in Maine, you know how hard it is to describe the peace and wonder that come with being amidst such natural beauty. ...

Puffin Wintering Grounds Need To Be Protected

David Yarnold | Posted 09.14.2016 | Green
David Yarnold

Atlantic Puffins. Photo: Derrick Jackson/Audubon Photography Awards. A long-running mystery in the bird world has been solved: Where do the little cl...

Stonewall National Monument - Celebrating Love Over Hate

Dan Chu | Posted 07.05.2016 | Green
Dan Chu

On Monday, my teenage daughter and I attended a powerful dedication of our nation's newest addition to the National Park System, the Stonewall Nationa...

Obama Designates New National Monument At Stonewall Inn

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 06.25.2016 | Politics

President Barack Obama will officially designate a new national monument at the site of the Stonewall uprising to honor the struggle for lesbian, gay,...

The Power of Place

Theresa Pierno | Posted 06.22.2016 | Queer Voices
Theresa Pierno

There are places in America where events occurred that are so powerful, they helped shape our nation's history and culture--and must never be forgotte...

Upcoming Latino Conservation Week Shines Spotlight on Latinos and the Outdoors

Maite Arce | Posted 06.02.2016 | Latino Voices
Maite Arce

The kickoff of the third annual Latino Conservation Week, which will be held July 16 - 24, is quickly approaching. For those unfamiliar with LCW, it's a platform for organizations, business and government agencies to engage Latinos in our nation's parks, public lands and conservation efforts.

5 DC Monuments to Visit This Memorial Day

Kat Haselkorn | Posted 05.27.2016 | DC
Kat Haselkorn

There are numerous memorials downtown -- all with spectacular architecture and quiet significance. To help make the most of this Memorial Day, here are five of the most memorable monuments worth exploring in our nation's capital.

One Of Obama's Legacies: A Park System That Looks Like All Of Us

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 05.09.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is expected to declare the Stonewall Inn a national monument in the coming weeks. Stonewall, located in Greenwich...

The Missing Monument on the National Mall - A Tribute to Norman Borlaug on His 102nd Birth Anniversary

Kenneth M. Quinn | Posted 03.23.2017 | Impact
Kenneth M. Quinn

When Speaker Paul Ryan walks out onto his balcony on the west side of the Capitol, he has the breathtaking view of the National Mall sweeping to the w...

Celebrate, Not Denigrate, Latino Involvement in California Desert Protections

Maite Arce | Posted 03.19.2017 | Latino Voices
Maite Arce

I recently received the following Twitter message, "why does it matter the race of the people protecting our desert? I am so tired of bias." The Tweet...

Kosovo Prime Minister Isa Mustafa at the Oxford Union: Takeaways from his Speech on Socioeconomic and Political Issues in Kosovo

Samuel Ramani | Posted 03.01.2017 | Home
Samuel Ramani

On February 22, 2016, Isa Mustafa, the Prime Minister of Kosovo made a speech at the Oxford Union, addressing a range of political, geopolitical and s...

Happy Birthday, Grand Canyon National Park

Margie Alt | Posted 02.26.2017 | Green
Margie Alt

On this day nearly 100 years ago, in 1919, the Grand Canyon National Park was born. To celebrate the park's birthday, we're calling on President Obama...

Memorials to Shattered Myths, New Book Examines Monument-Building

Kate Kelly | Posted 02.23.2017 | Home
Kate Kelly

As a nation, what do we commemorate, and how do we commemorate it? This is the thoughtful question posed by Harriet F. Senie in her new book, Memor...

Our National Parks - A Lifetime of Adventure

Dan Chu | Posted 02.22.2017 | Green
Dan Chu

Last year, visitation to our nation's more than 400 national parks hit an all-time high of 300 million visitors, generating jobs and economic opportunities for millions of Americans.