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Earth Matters: Tribal Council charts new path for restored Bears Ears National Monument

Last October, President Joe Biden restored the boundaries (plus a little bit added) that were designated by President Barack Obama for Bears Ears National Monument in 2016. Biden also brought back the co-management arrangement for Bears Ears that the Obama administration had agreed to with a coalition of Zuni, Ute, Hopi, and Navajo, the tribes that […]

May 9th

Linking protected areas from Yellowstone to the Yukon shows the value of conserving large landscapes, not just isolated parks and preserves

As human development spreads ever farther around the world, very few large ecosystems remain relatively intact and uninterrupted by highways, cities or other human-constructed obstacles. One of the largest exceptions is the Yellowstone to Yukon region, or Y2Y, which stretches more than 2,000 miles (3,200 kilometers) northwest from Wyoming into Canada’s Yukon territory. By Charles […]

April 30th

EcoRight Field Trip: Visiting a critical Indiana river system with Rep. Trey Hollingsworth

On April 14 in Jeffersonville, Indiana, Rep. Trey Hollingsworth joined us to see firsthand the adaptation opportunity that lies in the climate inundation dangers on the Ohio River. Unfortunately, climate change is causing larger rainfall events, increasing the chances of flooding on rivers like the mighty Ohio.   By Bob Inglis EcoRight News/ RepublicEN At republicEn.org, we’re […]

April 26th

Evangelical Environmental Network: Caring for creation, within creation

As a kid, I spent days exploring the swamp separating our house from Michigan’s Pigeon River. I’d fish the river for suckers and spawning steelhead, build forts with driftwood, and, in the fall, hunt ducks and deer. I experienced those woods as boundless and captivating and teeming with life. Perhaps, then, it was inevitable that […]

Earth Matters: Tribes seek Yellowstone reboot

March 1 marked the 150th anniversary of Yellowstone National Park. It’s a magical place with spectacular natural beauty, from jagged peaks, boiling mud pots and geysers to roaming bison, elk, cougar, lynx, wolf, beaver, and other wildlife. No wonder that the park drew 4.5 million visitors in 2019 and even the outbreak of COVID-19 barely moved […]

March 6th

Indigenous advocates in Florida say oil drilling in Big Cypress will destroy sacred sites

On an early April morning last year, Betty Osceola, a member of the Miccosukee Tribe of Indians, led a group of 50 people through the marshy swamp of South Florida’s Big Cypress National Preserve for six hours. The 729,000-acre preserve has long held recreational and sacred sites for the Miccosukee people. They harvest plants for […]

January 16th

Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: 57,000 pro-life evangelicals call to protect God’s creation

57,000 pro-life Christians signed the Evangelical Environmental Network’s (EEN) petition calling for the protection of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. The Arctic Refuge is a sacred place, and pro-life Christians know that ongoing attempts to open the land to oil and gas drilling is an affront to God’s creation and the Indigenous sovereignty of the […]

Indigenous leaders hail Biden’s Chaco Canyon drilling ban as ‘Important first step’

A coalition of Southwestern Indigenous leaders applauded President Joe Biden and Interior Secretary Deb Haaland following the announcement of a proposed 20-year fossil fuel drilling ban around the sacred Chaco Canyon in northwestern New Mexico—even as the administration auctioned off tens of millions of acres in the Gulf of Mexico for oil and gas extraction. […]

November 28th

Evangelical Christians applaud Biden’s restoration of Bears Ears and Grand Staircase national monuments

The Evangelical Environmental Network (EEN) applauds President Biden’s proclamation to restore the previous boundaries to Bears Ears, Grand Staircase-Escalante, and Northeast Canyons and Seamounts National Monuments. By Rev Mitch Hescox Evangelical Environmental Network  Just a few years ago, over 200,000 pro-life Christians responded against the previous administration’s unwise decision to reduce the boundaries of these National […]

EEN applauds the restoration of Bears Ears and Grand Staircase national monuments

The Evangelical Environmental Network (EEN) applauds President Biden’s proclamation to restore the previous boundaries to Bears Ears, Grand Staircase-Escalante, and Northeast Canyons and Seamounts National Monuments. By Rev. Mitch Hescox Evangelical Environmental Network Just a few years ago, over 200,000 pro-life Christians responded against the previous administration’s unwise decision to reduce the boundaries of these National […]

Biden restores protection for Bears Ears and Grand Staircase national monuments Trump shrank: 5 essential reads

On Oct. 7, 2021, the Interior Department announced that President Biden was restoring protection for three U.S. national monuments that the Trump administration sought to shrink drastically: Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante in Utah, and Northeast Canyons and Seamounts in the Atlantic Ocean. President Trump’s 2017 orders downsizing these monuments, originally created by previous administrations, […]

October 9th

Tribes urge Biden to take immediate action to restore Bears Ears National Monument boundaries

Back in June, Interior Secretary Deb Haaland recommended that President Biden restore the boundaries of three national monuments: Grand Staircase-Escalante, designated by President Bill Clinton in 1996; Bears Ears, designated by President Barack Obama in 2016; and Northeast Canyons and Seamounts, the nation’s first marine national monument, also designated by Obama in 2016. Donald Trump had significantly reduced their boundaries after assuming office, […]

October 2nd

A century after the Appalachian Trail was proposed, millions hike it every year seeking ‘the breath of a real life’

The Appalachian Trail, North America’s most famous hiking route, stretches over 2,189 mountainous miles (3,520 kilometers) from Georgia to Maine. In any given year, some 3 million people hike on it, including more than 3,000 “thru-hikers” who go the entire distance, either in one stretch or in segments over multiple years. By Charles C. Chester, […]

August 26th

Celebrating Habitat Month 2021: Connecting habitat, climate, and communities

We are excited to kick off Habitat Month at NOAA Fisheries. All month long, we will share our incredible habitat conservation efforts through our website and social media. By NOAA The theme this year is “Connecting Habitat, Climate, and Communities!” We will explain how our habitat work supports resilient communities and ecosystems and connects to climate change. […]

Haaland recommends restoring boundaries and eco-protections to Bears Ears, Seamounts, and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments

Secretary of Interior Debra Haaland has recommended to President Joe Biden that he restore the boundaries and protections of three national monuments—Grand Staircase-Escalante designated by President Bill Clinton in 1996, and Bears Ears and the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts, designated by President Barack Obama in 2016. In the latter case, Republicans whined about the naming as a supposed abuse of authority by Obama. By […]

June 16th