The following blog post is written by Negah Mouzoon, a Public Policy intern with The Wilderness Society in Washington DC. She works on Land and Water Conservation and Renewable Energy issues and can soon be found at Public Citizen, a non-profit group that works to ensure that all citizens are represented in the halls of power.
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The Southeastern panhandle of Alaska is a uniquely remote, stunning place — a network of more than 1,000 islands, jagged coastlines, and dense, mist-shrouded forests that have been home to thriving human, animal, and plant communities for millennia. Nearly 80% of this wild region, 16.8 million acres, is the Tongass National Forest, the largest primarily intact temperate rainforest in the world.
This January's launch of the New Year wasn’t like any other that came before it.
On Jan.2, while many people were just switching gears from holiday schedules back to their five-whole-days-of-work-every-week, no-more-Christmas-cookies-in-the-break-room, regular work schedule, something a bit more momentous was happening elsewhere - America began treating carbon pollution like what it is: pollution.
Historian and prolific author Douglas Brinkley has topped bestseller lists with his unique explorations of American history, spanning topics as diverse as the life of Rosa Parks, Henry Ford and his company, and Hurricane Katrina.
The forest patch in my Maryland backyard has always been a part of my life and is filled with fond memories. This patch is one of the last remaining outposts of nature amongst the rapid development in Frederick’s outskirts, cut off from its brethren.
Yet this small patch has been thriving for decades.