Shh. Did you hear that? That’s the sound of a loon. He must be up ahead of us. Walk very gently and we might catch a glimpse. Keep your eyes on the open water and we might see some otters, too. They’re all over Michigan’s lakes. Don’t forget to take the lens cap off your cameras — come on.
Haunting beauty of Beaver Basin has drawn Midwesterners for decades
On Jan.16 — the last work day before the Bush Administration closed its doors — the U.S. Climate Science Program finally released five long-awaited government climate reports. Part of an interagency effort to integrate federal research on climate change, the reports began as presidential initiative started by President George H.W. Bush in 1989.
The Supreme Court has ruled that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has the authority to regulate carbon dioxide as a danger to public health. With a new administration in the White House, there’s a good chance that EPA may actually have a chance to exercise this legal authority. Should they? Or should they wait for a climate bill regulating CO2 to come out of Congress?
After all that heart-pumping adventure seeking we did in the West, we’re going to slow it down here in Alabama today. We’ll take a nice stroll through a canyon and talk about the positive economic impact that public lands make on our economy. Nationwide, outdoor recreation contributes $730 billion to the American economy, while supporting 6.5 million jobs. We’ll see a slice of that here.
Let’s leave some for the grandkids: Country music group Alabama said it all
Anyone who is claustrophobic may want to stay on the bus for this stop. If you’re up for some adventure, though, we’re going to go below-ground and see some amazing spectacles — getting a glimpse of just a few of the scientific motivations for passing the Omnibus lands bill.
Untouched by life above, an underground treasure-trove awaits protection
It’s a good day when you can be reasonably assured that a trip to the Windows or Delicate Arch at Arches National Park won’t be tarnished by the thought that most of the public land surrounding the park is in the hands of the oil and gas industry.
Welcome to Colorado! Today on the OmniBUS Tour, we are going to wear out our hiking boots today in one of the nicest day hikes in the country. Keep your cameras and binoculars handy, too...a lot of wildlife ahead. At the campfire where we break for lunch, let’s drop our congressmen some postcards to let them know why we’re here. What do you like most about this place?
More than 100,000 acres of Utah wilderness received protection from oil and gas drilling on Feb. 4 when Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar announced the agency would cancel 77 controversial land leases issued under the Bush Administration.
The action is among the first taken by the Obama administration to protect America’s wild lands.