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Obama National Parks

Obama Warns Of Climate Change Threat At Yosemite

Reuters | Andrew Hart | Posted 06.19.2016 | Politics

The moon was just rising over Half Dome, the setting sun reflected off its sheer granite face, as President Barack Obama and his family landed by heli...

Who Needs Congress?

Michael Brune | Posted 05.28.2013 | Green
Michael Brune

Here's some more good news that happened in spite of the current Congress, which has been more interested in weakening the Clean Air Act than enforcing it. During the past two decades, the air in our national parks has dramatically improved.

Obama's Monumental Opportunity

Michael Brune | Posted 06.02.2012 | Green
Michael Brune

Last November, Obama used the Antiquities Act to protect Virginia's Fort Monroe, an important and symbolic Civil War site. It was an admirable choice, but so far it has been his only choice. If I were president for a day, I'd start with these three.

Obama's Promise & America's National Parks: A Source of Green Jobs and Growth

Tom Kiernan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Tom Kiernan

Our National Park System is part of what makes America great. Congress should invest in our national parks because it makes sense for the parks, for our people, and for our economy.

Will Ken Burns' New National Parks Documentary be Boring?

Levi Novey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Levi Novey

Friends had asked me, a former national park ranger, if I think "the national park story" will be interesting enough to capture and maintain an audience's attention (read: theirs). I emphatically told them yes.

First Family Departs For West, Michelle Obama Beats The Heat (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

The first family took off for their western adventure on Friday, looking ready to brave temperatures even hotter than Washington's. First Lady Michel...