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Hero of the week: Dr. Wallace Broecker (1931-2019)

Hero of the week: Dr. Wallace Broecker (1931-2019)

Wallace Broecker, a climate scientist at Columbia University who brought the term “global warming” into the public and scientific lexicon, died on Monday at the age of 87. NPR reported that as a professor in the department of earth and environmental science at Columbia, Broecker was among the early scientists who raised alarms about the drastic […]

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Interview of the week: Kendra Pierre-Louis, climate reporter for the New York Times

Interview of the week: Kendra Pierre-Louis, climate reporter for the New York Times

Exclusive interview with the New York Times’ Kendra Pierre-Louis

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One cool thing: world’s oldest junior ranger

One cool thing: world’s oldest junior ranger

The News Eagle reported yesterday that on a recent visit, a 103-year-old woman became a junior ranger for Grand Canyon National Park. Rose Torphy is three years older than the park! The junior ranger program is open to anyone aged four or older and encourages people to learn about preserving and protecting national parks. While Torphy and […]

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Fighting sexual harassment at federal agencies

Fighting sexual harassment at federal agencies

Last week Democratic Reps Raúl M. Grijalva, the Chairman of the Committee on Natural Resources; Elijah E. Cummings, the Chairman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform; and Jackie Speier, the Chairwoman of the Armed Services Subcommittee on Military Personnel, expressed their concern over sexual harassment at the US Forest Service in response to a new report from the Department of Agriculture Inspector General identifying numerous failures by management to protect women.

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FDR’s Expansion of National Parks

FDR’s Expansion of National Parks

As part of the New Deal, President Franklin Roosevelt greatly expanded the National Park Service and its mission to include history and culture as well as nature and re-organized it for an expanded role in preserving our national treasures. 

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One cool thing: presidents enjoying public lands

One cool thing: presidents enjoying public lands

  Check out these great shots of former presidents enjoying our national parks. Our public lands are our national treasures!

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