Tag: conservation

The National Park Service turns 100!

The National Park Service turns 100 on August 25, 2016. One hundred years ago President Woodrow Wilson signed the Organic Act, and Yellowstone became America’s first National Park. It was the beginning of a worldwide national park movement. Find Your Park To celebrate the National Park Centennial, the National Park Service and National Park Foundation are…

The National Park Service turns 100! was originally published on Aware & Fair

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The Heroic Grand Canyon National Park

Preserving the Grand Canyon Night Sky

The Grand Canyon has a rare natural lightscape that is unimpaired by artificial lighting. The night sky looks amazing from there! Journey to a place where the Milky Way stretches across the heavens. Experience the mystery and wonder of Grand Canyon’s night sky with Astronomer Tyler Nordgren and […]

President Obama Vetoes Keystone XL

On Tuesday President Obama vetoed a Congressional bill that had approved the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. The Keystone XL tar sands oil pipeline threatens North America’s boreal forest, Midwest farms and water, and the entire planet’s climate. Thank you, President Obama, for helping NRDC defend our land, […]

I 'heart' soil

2015: International Year of Soils

Happy New Year – 2015 is the International Year of Soils! The 68th UN General Assembly declared 2015 the International Year of Soils (IYS)…. The IYS 2015 aims to increase awareness and understanding of the importance of soil for food security and essential ecosystem functions. — Food and Agriculture Organization […]