The Obama administration confirmed that we will see new policies and practices from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the coming months as well as continuing efforts from the Department of Interior (DOI) aimed at reducing methane emissions from public lands.
A thousand years ago, Chaco Canyon was a thriving cultural center for the ancestral Pueblo peoples of the Southwest. Multi-storied Great Houses containing hundreds of rooms lined the canyon and exotic birds and colorful pottery filled ancient marketplaces.
Editor's note: Nicole Whittington-Evans is The Wilderness Society's Alaska Director. In this blog she reflects on the Exxon Valdez oil spill in Prince William Sound and the lessons to be learned for Alaska's Arctic waters today.