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'Conflict Oysters': Feds Face Greens in California Food Fight

Curtis Ellis | Posted 04.02.2014 | Green
Curtis Ellis

The conflict isn't between armed factions in an African kleptocracy, but between a family farm north of San Francisco and the federal government that wants to shut it down.

World Water Day: Reflections From Our National Parks

Theresa Pierno | Posted 03.21.2014 | Green
Theresa Pierno

Across the country, our Great Waters, which are recognized for their national significance, provide drinking water for millions, support critical jobs...

Arlene Torres or Why Anthropology Still Matters (Part II)

Gina Athena Ulysse | Posted 08.30.2013 | College
Gina Athena Ulysse

As politicians continue to debate immigration policy, efforts to better grasp the particularities of life in diverse communities have become even more relevant.

Homeless To Chow Down On National Park's Deer

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 05.02.2013 | DC

The National Park Service delivered 600 pounds of frozen venison earlier this week to D.C. Central Kitchen (DCCK), which will distribute the meat to D...

Paul Brady

PHOTOS: In Search Of Missile Silos In South Dakota

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Brady | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel

The most terrifying thing about the mothballed missile silo in South Dakota is that it's just sitting there, right off Exit 116 on Interstate 90, a fe...

Honoring Achievements of Hispanic Food Producers, But No Engagement With Their Struggles

Gary Paul Nabhan | Posted 11.01.2012 | Latino Voices
Gary Paul Nabhan

Secretary Salazar may also be on the wrong side of history if he maintains that sustainable food production is inherently antithetical to healthy national parks.

National Parks: Rational Access

Edward Flattau | Posted 07.10.2012 | Green
Edward Flattau

Local merchants have protested that these moves damage business by closing off areas popular with fishermen, even though a depressed economy and high gas prices might well explain any recent visitor decline.

Less Lip, More Action: Time to Connect Kids With Nature

Susan Smartt | Posted 06.11.2012 | Education
Susan Smartt

The needs are clear -- environmentally literate youth who are prepared for the future. The solution is simple -- connect children to nature via informal science education. It's not a new concept.

Occupy the Maine Woods!

Cynthia Dill | Posted 12.19.2011 | Politics
Cynthia Dill

Angry anti-government guys calling the gift of private property for the purpose of creating a public park a "government takeover," is not going to solve Marine's welfare problem, or any other problem.

Tree Hugging Is Back in Style

Charles A. Birnbaum | Posted 06.01.2011 | Green
Charles A. Birnbaum

The Olmsted Elm served as one of the most symbolic living witnesses to the birth of landscape architecture and city shaping in America.

Whitewashing Scientific Misconduct at the Department of the Interior: Into the Intellectual Wilderness

Peter H. Gleick | Posted 05.29.2011 | Green
Peter H. Gleick

A report on the Point Reyes National Seashore debacle from the Department of the Interior has been released that acknowledges the scientific arguments of damage from the oyster farm are false.

Park Service Puts Brakes On Bike Race Through Monument

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — The National Park Service is still saying "no" to staging a portion of the Quiznos Pro Challenge bicycle race in the Col...

National Parks Vital to Preserving America's Great Outdoors

Tom Kiernan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Tom Kiernan

We hope the Obama Administration makes national parks a cornerstone in any forward-thinking initiative on public lands.

What Have You Got to Give? How to Add Action to Hope

Ken Dychtwald Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ken Dychtwald Ph.D.

America's largest contributors to charity are not the rich, but everyday hard-working men and women like yourself.