Nine fires were started in the Everglades in two months. Federal authorities want to know who caused them

While human-caused fires are not unheard of at the park, officials with the National Park Service said they haven't seen them at this frequency.
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Opinion: Women of Bears Ears are asking you to help save it

Will sacred lands protected by President Obama be protected once again?

Tracking environmental actions under Biden

President Biden is unwinding Donald Trump’s environmental legacy, while forging his own. The Washington Post is chronicling every step.

Timothy Egan: Visited a national park this year? Now, help save it

More people than ever visited national parks during the pandemic. We need to harness that interest for change.

David Roberts: A sacred place undone by Trump must be saved by Biden

Bears Ears is one of the nation’s most compelling and mysterious landscapes and a place of worship for Native Americans.

Avalanche warnings are issued in Northwest

The warnings came as heavier-than-usual rainfall and snowfall was expected to hit parts of Washington and Oregon.

Native Americans ‘Left out in the cold' under Trump press Biden for action

After showing political clout in the 2020 election, tribal communities are hoping for more attention and money to address their long-running problems with poverty, health care and other issues.

Traci Morris: 'Indian Country' is excited about the first Native American secretary of the interior

If confirmed, US Rep. Deb Haaland of New Mexico would be the first Native American to run the agency that interacts with tribal nations. But her agenda extends far beyond Indian Country.

Biden set to restore Bears Ears, Grand Staircase-Escalante to pre-Trump size

Little on-the-ground damage to the Utah public lands has been seen since they were shrunk in 2017. But conservationists say the sooner they can be properly protected again, the better.

12 ways to travel sustainably in the new year

The best way to make up for a year without trips? Commit to exploring responsibly—when the time is right.

Four charged over blaze that devastated Australia's Fraser Island

The police said the men started an illegal campfire, but experts said the region would remain vulnerable to more fires as climate change worsens dry conditions.

Alaskan tribes, activists and businesses sue to save America's biggest national forest

Tongass national forest, which plays a key role in fighting climate crisis, poised for logging after US ruling.

Accessible parks for kids and families

Many federal and state park systems offer inexpensive access for children and their families.

After wildfires, mourning the loss of California's giants

For one reporter, documenting the destruction of redwoods and sequoias was a heartbreaking assignment.

They’re among the world’s oldest living things. The climate crisis is killing them

California's epic wildfires in 2020 took deadly aim at the state's most beloved trees. In a relative instant, countless ancient redwoods, hundreds of giant sequoias and more than one million Joshua trees perished.

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U.S. Steel abandons clean tech plans in Pittsburgh region following damning health study

The company scraps planned Pennsylvania investments and will instead shut down three polluting batteries in 2023. The announcement comes a week after a study shows lower lung function in people living near its Pittsburgh-region facility.

LISTEN: The allure of regenerative agriculture

"Every being is the full expression of themselves."

Fertility & Environmental Justice: A conversation with Shanna Swan and Annie Hoang

"These toxics chemicals are affecting you—not just the polar bears, the insects, and the birds."

Fractured: The body burden of living near fracking scientific investigation finds western Pennsylvania families near fracking are exposed to harmful chemicals, and regulations fail to protect communities' mental, physical, and social health.

Can marine protected areas reduce marine disease?

EHN talked to marine disease experts about the role of increasing ocean protection in combating rising disease rates.

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