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Conservation Ecology National parks California Land management Archives Wildfires

Emily Lin, University of California, Merced Editor’s note: As wildfires came dangerously close to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks in September 2020, the curator...

National parks – even Mount Rushmore – show that there’s more...

Jennifer Ladino, University of Idaho July 4th will be quieter than usual this year, thanks to COVID-19. Many U.S. cities are canceling fireworks displays to...

Trump’s border wall threatens an Arizona oasis with a long, diverse...

Jared Orsi, Colorado State University A few hundred yards from the Mexican border in southern Arizona lies a quiet pond, about the size of two...

E-bikes are coming to federally owned trails: 4 questions answered

John Freemuth, Boise State University Editor’s note: In August, Interior Secretary David Bernhardt announced an order stating that electric bicycles will be allowed on all...

Visiting national parks could change your thinking about patriotism

Jennifer Ladino, University of Idaho When I took a post-college job as a seasonal ranger at Grand Teton National Park 23 years ago, I noticed...

Grand Canyon National Park turns 100: How a place once called...

Stephen Pyne, Arizona State University Few sights are as instantly recognizable, and few sites speak more fully to American nationalism. Standing on the South Rim...

To preserve US national parks in a warming world, reconnect fragmented...

Stephen Nash, University of Richmond The Trump administration’s decision to keep many U.S. national parks open during the current federal government shutdown, with few or...

Listening to nature: How sound can help us understand environmental change

Garth Paine, Arizona State University Our hearing tells us of a car approaching from behind, unseen, or a bird in a distant forest. Everything...

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Why stock markets crash – lessons from recent history

Enrico Onali, Aston University Stock markets around the world suffered sudden, heavy losses on February 5 and 6. Following a 4.6% drop in the Dow...