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10 Fabulously Free Things to Do in D.C.!

Budget Travel | Posted 04.10.2014 | Travel
Budget Travel

Did you know that amid the trappings of office, pomp and ceremony, and glitz and glamor of Washington, D.C., you'll find more high-quality freebies than anywhere else on earth?

Five Reasons We Support the Antiquities Act (And You Should Too)

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 04.03.2014 | Politics
National Trust for Historic Preservation

Written by Denise Ryan, Director of Public Lands Policy, Government Relations and Policy View from the Effigy Mounds National Monument, north of Mar...

Latest Assault on Public Lands an Affront to the Public

Ann Morgan | Posted 03.28.2014 | Green
Ann Morgan

Citizens want to continue the proud American tradition of investing in the wildlife, open spaces, remote spots, clean air and fresh water that make this country stand out among other industrialized nations.

Monumental Folly

Ellis Richard | Posted 03.26.2014 | Green
Ellis Richard

The Antiquities Act is often our last hope for conserving our treasured landscapes. Now a new bill is attempting to gut it.

Kate Sheppard

House Republicans Push Bill Curbing Obama's Ability To Designate National Monuments

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- The House is expected to vote Wednesday on a Republican-backed bill that would make it more difficult for the president to declare new...

A Victory for the Mendocino Coast

Rep. Jared Huffman | Posted 03.21.2014 | Green
Rep. Jared Huffman

The environment and economy of the North Coast just scored a big victory. Last Tuesday, President Obama designated the Point Arena-Stornetta Public Lands as part of the California Coastal National Monument, protecting these pristine and breathtaking coastal lands.

Protecting Pristine Lands for Future Generations

Dan Chu | Posted 04.16.2014 | Green
Dan Chu

Last week my wife and I drove up the legendary Highway One on the California coast. Our destination was somewhere about 100 miles north of San Francisco, planted on the windswept bluffs perched above the ocean.

10 Places Every American Should See

Budget Travel | Posted 03.26.2014 | Travel
Budget Travel

Think you know America's essential sights? Compare your past trips with our picks for domestic destinations every citizen should visit -- from pop culture icons to patriotic landmarks.

Kate Sheppard

Democrats Push Interior Department To Take Action, Protect New Land

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -– A group of 109 Democratic House members is urging the Obama administration to use its executive authority to protect new public land. ...

Local Veterans and Senators Support Proposed Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument

Mark Starr | Posted 03.10.2014 | Green
Mark Starr

They do a lot of things well in New Mexico. It is truly a Land of Enchantment. However, one area to address is the protection of significant historical sites and artifacts within the state's borders.

Kate Sheppard

Will Congress Go ANOTHER Year Without Designating New Wilderness?

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green

WASHINGTON -- This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act, the law that created a new designation for public lands that retain their "p...

Secretary Jewell to Congress: Protect Our Lands -- Or President Obama Will

Gene Karpinski | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Gene Karpinski

Just as the government shutdowns in the 1990s did, this year's shutdown highlighted the extent to which Americans treasure our parks for the recreation they provide and the stories they tell about our society.

Kate Sheppard

Interior Secretary Jewell Dings Congress For Failure To Fund Conservation Work

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 10.31.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In her first big public address since taking office, Department of Interior Secretary Sally Jewell laid out a vision for expanding conse...

New Monument Will Honor These Guys

AP | Posted 12.21.2013 | Travel

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The first national monument honoring the war dogs that have fought and died with U.S. troops while also bringing them comfort is ...

Government Shutdown Crushes Wedding Plans Nationwide

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 10.01.2013 | Politics

Amid a budget impasse, the government shutdown has now resulted in the closure of federally funded monuments and parks across the country. That means ...

Mount St. Helens Blew Apart Southwest Washington, But Now It's a Mighty Economic Engine

Ryan Cooper | Posted 10.26.2013 | Business
Ryan Cooper

Statements like "a cubic mile of rock" take on new meaning when that cubic mile is laid out in plain sight, like God attacked the mountain with a cosmic ice cream scoop.

Last Stop -- The Grand Canyon

Michael Brune | Posted 09.04.2013 | Green
Michael Brune

Shouldn't the Grand Canyon be considered sacred by all Americans? Do we want to risk contaminating it for what amounts to forever -- just so mining companies can profit from high uranium prices?

A Red Rock Ramble: Protecting the Canyonlands

Dan Chu | Posted 08.21.2013 | Green
Dan Chu

Now is the time for those who manage our federal public lands to prioritize protecting the recreational, cultural and natural treasures of those lands, rather than promoting dirty fuels development and contributing to our climate crisis.

From Spectacular to Unthinkable

Michael Brune | Posted 08.14.2013 | Green
Michael Brune

Tar-sands mining is a terrible idea anywhere for all kinds of reasons, but the idea of doing it right next door to some of our greatest national parks, in one of the most spectacular wilderness landscapes of North America, is like slashing the Mona Lisa with a box cutter.

Telling the Whole Story of America

Sec. Ken Salazar | Posted 06.11.2013 | Green
Sec. Ken Salazar

When I took office, too few national historic landmarks focused on the lives of women, Asian Americans, African Americans, Latinos or other diverse communities that make up the fabric of our nation.

National Parks: Antiquities Act Strengthens Our Best Idea

Tom Kiernan | Posted 06.08.2013 | Green
Tom Kiernan

We applaud President Obama for listening and responding to the voices of countless Americans who share our desire to protect and preserve places of great natural, cultural, and historical wonder.

What Your Kids Should Know About The Newest National Monuments

Posted 03.29.2013 | Parents

This week's Family Dinner Table Talk, from HuffPost and The Family Dinner book: Over 100 years ago, President Theodore Roosevelt made Devils Tower ...

Obama's New National Monuments a Win for Future Generations and Local Economies Today

Gene Karpinski | Posted 05.28.2013 | Green
Gene Karpinski

President Obama's second term has only recently begun, but it is off to a great start when it comes to preserving and protecting America's natural and historical treasures.

Biden Photobombs Obama

The Huffington Post | Gabrielle Dunkley | Posted 03.25.2013 | Politics

Vice President Joe Biden was caught photobombing President Barack Obama during a ceremony in the Oval Office Monday, at which the president designated...

Obama Designates Five New National Monuments

AP | Posted 03.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama has designated five new national monuments, using executive authority to protect historic or ecologically signifi...