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  • President Obama released his 2013 budget request to Congress on Feb. 13, and it contains strong funding for conservation and renewable energy programs. In a tough budget climate like the one that we’re currently in, finding bright spots in the federal budget can be difficult.

  • The first news from Alaska’s North Slope reads like the beginning of a disaster movie. Oil workers on a drilling rig hit a pocket of gas and quickly evacuate to avoid the hazard of an explosion as gas bursts from the ground.

  • Looking forward to your next ski trip or fantasizing about the return of spring weather for hiking adventures? Then indulge your eyes with an outdoor adventure slideshow!

  • The need to protect our wild places has never been greater than it is now, which is why we're starting the countdown to Earth Day early this year. The official celebration is Sunday, April 22, 2012 but the many threats wilderness is facing make it critical to declare every day Earth Day.

  • There has been a lot of attention paid to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) lately with many unfounded attacks on their efforts to keep our air healthy and water safe to drink.

  • America needs its roads and bridges – without them, we couldn’t get to work, ship goods, and get to the wild places where we love to go hiking, biking, and camping.  But we also need to get away from climate-change causing fossil fuels – not make ourselves more dependent o

  • Editor's Note: The following piece appeared in the Las Vegas Sun on Saturday, February 4, 2012.

    Why are there public lands? Good question.

  • Half a billion acres. Thirteen bills -- ranging from giving away our great outdoors to mining in the Grand Canyon -- that would attack our nation’s lands and waters have been introduced this Congress.

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  • America’s National Parks, one of the greatest conservation legacies in the world, contain more than 84 million acres of American treasures, from untouched wilderness to historic battlefields marred by war - all protected by the National Park Service.

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