National Parks

Democrats on the House Natural Resources Committee voted repeatedly to reject Republican amendments to bills that would limit mining around the Grand Canyon and slow uranium mining, before voting to pass the bills out of committee Wednesday. (Miranda Faulkner/Cronkite News)

Arizona State University
Democratic lawmakers beat back a series of Republican amendments before advancing bills to restrict mining around the Grand Canyon and on other tribal lands, Miranda Faulkner reports.
Colorado State University
With our public lands under attack, I imagine a future where our parks are celebrated, not for the natural wonders within them, but for the resources we extract from them.
ANWR intrinsic value

Polar bears are one of the many wildlife residents of ANWR (Alan D. Wilson/Wikimedia Commons).

George Washington University
Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge has value that exceeds the benefits we could reap from drilling or even visiting. Correspondent Matilda Kreider explains why intrinsic value is important to keep in mind in conservation. 

Blue Ridge Parkway planners designed the Linn Cove Viaduct to protect the fragile habitat of Grandfather Mountain. The Blue Ridge Parkway is just one of the spots students have worked with the Conservation Leaders Program. (National Park Service)

Warren Wilson College
The Conservation Leaders Program, a partnership between the National Park Conservation Association and participating universities, aims to increase student engagement with national parks.
Syracuse University
Can changing the way we think about our planet help us fight back against the erosion of our most treasured natural areas?