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Analysis: If Trump reneges on Bears Ears, it will be latest in long line of broken agreements with Native people

Jonah Yellowman lives in the north end of the Navajo Nation, between Monument Valley, the famous backdrop of many Western movies, and Mexican Hat, Utah, named for a nearby red-rock formation that looks like a sombrero. Yellowman is one of about 70,000 Navajo who live in homes without running water. His house also lacks electricity.

"Catch them kill them, and eat them": Yellowstone NP on way to eradicating non-native trout

From the banks of Yellowstone Lake, visitors snap selfies and landscapes in one of the most beautiful areas in the park, taking in the snow-covered peaks and wildlife-viewing thrill.

"This is what a balanced budget looks like": Zinke responds to bipartisan grilling over Trump's DOI proposal

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke defended the Trump administration’s budget request for the department as “what a balanced budget looks like” in the face of bipartisan criticism on Thursday.

Members of a House Appropriations Committee subcommittee raised a handful of complaints about the $10.6 billion budget request for the Interior Department.

"Early Chicago Skyscrapers" added to US WH Tentative List

A group of Chicago buildings that played an essential role in the development of the steel-framed skyscraper and the modern city has taken a first step on the long and difficult road toward a spot on a United Nations' list of the worl

Brazil: President expands 3 PAs, creates Ferruginous Fields National Park in Pará state

In the midst of a delicate political moment, Brazilian president Michel Temer signed a decree last Monday, on World Environment Day, expanding three federally protected parks, and creating a new one — the Ferruginous Fields National Park, in Pará state.

At Big South Fork NRRA, historic structures are "aging out" all at the same time, posing unique budgetary challenges

The National Park Service is facing a nearly $12 billion backlog of deferred maintenance – but an East Tennessee site is stuck in a unique bind.

Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area protects nearly 200 square miles of land in Kentucky and Tennessee. The Big South Fork of the Cumberland River runs through the park – about 600,000 visitors explore it every year.

Study claims MPAs can help buffer climate change

Even if all the world’s nations fully cooperated to reduce carbon emissions and limit climate change, elevated carbon dioxide levels will continue to harm our oceans in the coming decades. A new paper makes the case that marine protected areas (MPAs) are a cost-effective way to mitigate the worst oceanic consequences of climate change.

Analysis: Could user fees help make up for proposed DOI budget cuts?

When President Donald Trump released his proposed budget, the numbers were met with shock, horror, and chagrin. Various groups lamented the steep cuts to the budgets of the Environmental Protection Agency and the State Department, but these were far from the only government agencies to be confronted with the need to tighten their belts. 

California attorney general vows "any and all legal action necessary" to stop any modification of state's NMons

California’s attorney general argued Thursday that President Trump has no legal authority to revoke or modify national monuments created by previous administrations.

Editorial: Cell phone dead zones in NPs should be publicized as assets

WWhen John Muir wrote to his wife, Louie, in 1888 to say that "only by going alone in silence, without baggage, can one truly get into the heart of the wilderness," he could have in no way imagined the beeping, ringing, clicking, buzzing distractions we would carry with us everywhere in our pockets some 120-odd years later.

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