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America's National Parks: Money for Nothing, Sunsets for Free

Ellis Richard | Posted 05.19.2015 | Green
Ellis Richard

Eventually we will run out of fossil fuel and we'll be operating on solar, wind, wave, and maybe fusion power. Who knows? But there will be an end to oil and gas... and coal. But it isn't the same for our nation's national parks, unless we fail to plan wisely.

Ten Ways Those Who Want to Give Your Land Away are Misleading You

Ann Morgan | Posted 05.01.2015 | Green
Ann Morgan

It is hard to imagine that anyone would believe the fallacies peddled by the American Lands Council trying to convince politicians to give away our pu...

'Green News Report' - April 14, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 04.14.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Another GOP climate science denier enters the 2016 race; And a non-deni...

Transferring National Lands to the States Is the Wrong Policy Solution

Ann Morgan | Posted 04.07.2015 | Green
Ann Morgan

The Property and Environment Research Center (PERC) recently released a report that found state lands managed for school trust purposes earn higher revenue than our national public lands managed by such agencies as the U.S. Forest Service.

A Way of Life: Juan Palma's Leadership on Public Lands

Rod Torrez | Posted 04.02.2015 | Latino Voices
Rod Torrez

I recently had the opportunity to speak with Juan Palma, a warm, friendly and highly respected leader in managing public lands, who retired last month after five years as the State Director of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in Utah.

'Green News Report' - March 19, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.19.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

Got comments, tips, love letters, hate mail? Drop us a line at GreenNews@BradBlog.com or right here at the comments link below. All GNRs are always archived at GreenNews.BradBlog.com.

Tres Rios: A Crime in Progress Against Land and People

Rod Torrez | Posted 05.09.2015 | Latino Voices
Rod Torrez

There are so many reasons to protect this land and, yet, the chorus of public voices calling for protection of agricultural lands, recreational areas and cultural and natural treasures apparently means nothing when set against the clamor of industry, and its drive for temporary gain.

If You Need a Sense of History, Read a Map

Ann Morgan | Posted 05.03.2015 | Green
Ann Morgan

Stewart culled through scholarly works, diaries of expeditions, local histories, maps, railway guides and government documents to trace how Americans placed names on the land. But it is his insight and ability to comment on our culture that pulls all of this data into a story.

LCV Releases 2014 National Environmental Scorecard

Gene Karpinski | Posted 04.28.2015 | Green
Gene Karpinski

We are grateful to our allies in Congress and the Obama administration for opposing the House Republican leadership's anti-environment agenda and will count on them more than ever to stop the inevitable polluter attacks of the 114th Congress.

Kate Sheppard

The One Thing Conservation Groups Are A Little Excited About This Congress

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 02.20.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As the new chair of the House Natural Resources Committee, Rep. Rob Bishop may be ready to spar with the Obama administration on some ke...

Sometimes, It Takes a President

Rod Torrez | Posted 04.08.2015 | Latino Voices
Rod Torrez

I am also remembering my moment with Mom and César Chávez for another reason: I am angry. I am angry that the very Antiquities Act, which gives presidents power to set aside National Monuments, is about to be gutted.

Small Communities' Public Lands

Jason A. Atkinson | Posted 04.04.2015 | Green
Jason A. Atkinson

The Endangered Species Act had its place, and ESA was a critical turning point, absolutely. But the world has changed dramatically since 1973, and so must our management of forests and deserts.

Do We Take the Beauty of the Open Road for Granted?

Ann Morgan | Posted 03.29.2015 | Green
Ann Morgan

The next time you take a road trip, remember to thank those who thought creatively about conservation and the connection between people and nature.

Trending in the New Year: Americans' Love for Public Lands

Dan Chu | Posted 03.10.2015 | Green
Dan Chu

Hello 2015! At the start of the New Year I often find myself looking ahead to what may come, eagerly anticipating new opportunities and preparing for new challenges. Looking ahead also requires celebrating victories in 2014.

Browns Canyon Is a Sanctuary for Our Veterans

Garett Reppenhagen | Posted 02.25.2015 | Green
Garett Reppenhagen

I can't think of a better place to recover than on a stretch of the Arkansas River renowned for its prized trout fishing and incredible whitewater rafting.

'Green News Report:' December 16, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 02.15.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Congress wraps up for the year with Republican anti-environment initiatives to be signed by the President; UN climate summit wraps up in Peru

Protecting the Lands We Swore to Defend

Garett Reppenhagen | Posted 02.11.2015 | Green
Garett Reppenhagen

As service members, we joined the military to ensure that our distinctive American identity remains robust. That identity includes the iconic landscapes that Americans can enjoy on our public lands, from sea to shining sea.

Transfer Public Lands? Why Would We Do That?

Ann Morgan | Posted 02.09.2015 | Green
Ann Morgan

Convincing Congress to forgo billions of dollars of annual revenue for the U.S. Treasury and to embark on a program to give away economically important national assets would surely be an uphill battle. Why would we do that?

10 Advances for the Environment I'm Grateful For This Thanksgiving

Margie Alt | Posted 01.26.2015 | Green
Margie Alt

There's a lot to be thankful for -- from historic progress on climate to groundbreaking environmental laws that can serve as a model for the rest of the nation. Behind each of these accomplishments was grassroots activism, engaged citizens, and committed individuals who just didn't give up; and it's that kind of people power that I'm most grateful for this holiday season.

This Land Is Our Land

Paul Allen | Posted 01.24.2015 | Green
Paul Allen

Our global climate is warming due to the unprecedented amounts of carbon dioxide we are emitting through the combustion of fossil fuels.

A Monument For Los Angeles

Steve Dunwoody | Posted 12.13.2014 | Los Angeles
Steve Dunwoody

Although the San Gabriel Mountains are an integral part of Los Angeles' economy and way of life, these public lands have been in dire need of attention. Graffiti and trash are abundant; restrooms, educational programming and community outreach are insufficient.

Obama Preserves San Gabriel Mountains in LA's Backyard

Frances Beinecke | Posted 12.10.2014 | Green
Frances Beinecke

We get to experience these wild places because previous generations had the wisdom to preserve them. Now it's our turn to do the same for our children and grandchildren.

San Gabriel Mountains National Monument -- The Wild Is Where You Find It

Dan Chu | Posted 12.09.2014 | Green
Dan Chu

In a wise move, President Obama recently designated about 350,000 acres of the San Gabriel Mountains, east of Los Angeles, as our country's newest national monument. It's a decision that came as the result of years of collaboration.

Wildlife Killing Contests and the Failure of Government

Travis Bruner | Posted 12.08.2014 | Green
Travis Bruner

This winter, wildlife in the northern Rocky Mountains will likely be terrorized by a swarm of armed humans elbowing and off-roading each other out of the way in a frenzied race to see who can kill the most animals in 72 hours during Idaho's "Predator Derby."

It Might Not Sound Sexy, But It's the Future of Our Public Lands

Ann Morgan | Posted 12.01.2014 | Green
Ann Morgan

These decisions are crucial to those who live in nearby communities, hunt and fish and camp on public lands, cherish and record the vast archeological resources hidden there, or make their living ranching or outfitting on public lands.