National Wilderness Month marks a time for considering what wilderness means to us as individuals and as a nation. Ironically, this Wilderness Month comes during one of the most anti-wilderness Congresses in modern history.
This unique spot in central California, just east of Soledad, may soon become our nation's newest national park. This summer, the U.S. House of Representatives approved a proposed bill that would change Pinnacles’ status from monument to national park.
Fish and marine mammals are important sources of food for the town’s residents. Like other communities on Alaska’s North Slope, Barrow faces direct threats from the threat of oil spills, pollution from industrial development, and climate change.