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This Week in Outdoor Policy with Tom Flynn
Outdoor Advocacy

This Week in Outdoor Policy with Tom Flynn

Tom Flynn tracks policy related to conservation and recreation for the Outdoor Alliance. On Fridays, he summarizes the week’s top outdoor policy related headlines. For questions, comments, and angry hate mail, email him at tom [at] outdooralliance [dot] net. Sally Jewell Sends Confirmation Hearing (5.10 R) Yesterday morning, President Obama’s nomination for Secretary […]

The Fight to Save Europe’s Bee Population
Outdoor Advocacy

The Fight to Save Europe’s Bee Population

On Thursday, Jan. 31, the European Union’s commissioner for health and public policy, Tonio Borg, proposed a measure aimed at protecting European bees.

Who Owns Water?
Mobilization and Events

Who Owns Water?

We all asked ridiculous questions about water when we were kids. “Where does it come from?” or “where does it go after I flush?” and even, “who owns it?” Turns out, these questions aren’t so childish considering that grown folks can’t even figure it out. The fact is, fresh clean water […]

6 U.S. Presidents Who Helped the Environment the Most (and 2 Who Did Their Best to Ruin It)
Outdoor Advocacy

6 U.S. Presidents Who Helped the Environment the Most (and 2 Who Did Their Best to Ruin It)

When it comes to earth-friendly causes, our country’s 44 commanders-in-chief have been a mixed bag. Some have spearheaded revolutionary pieces of green legislation,

Q&A with Annie Dachinger and Jo Birch: The World’s First ‘Dark Sky’ Island
Environment

Q&A with Annie Dachinger and Jo Birch: The World’s First ‘Dark Sky’ Island

Long renowned as a popular weekend destination for British beach-combers, the Island of Sark — smallest among the Channel Islands that separate U.K. from France — quietly made environmental history two years ago by becoming the world’s first ‘Dark Sky’ island community.

OUTDOOR NATION BLOG LAUNCHED
Environment

OUTDOOR NATION BLOG LAUNCHED

After many long months of planning, creating, and executing, we are so proud to bring you…Tadaaa…The Outdoor Nation blog! Please help us spread the word through FB and Twitter (we will be eternally grateful!) This publication will focus on three things –  policy issues that affect the outdoors (Sally Jewell, […]

8 Reasons to Divest from Fossil Fuels
Mobilization and Events

8 Reasons to Divest from Fossil Fuels

On the heels of President Obama’s re-election, in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, and motivated by the urgency of global climate change, Bill McKibben and 350 took to the streets of the U.S. on a nationwide Do the Math tour encouraging students to petition their universities to divest from the […]

How to put on Ski Boots
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How to put on Ski Boots

So you’ve decided to go skiing? Congratulations, and welcome to a world of strange rituals that involve falling down bus stairs, bonking through crowds with ungainly planks and iPods into snow banks. But that’s pro-level stuff. No, first you have to buckle your boots. Fortunately for you, I’ve been doing […]

Real Estate in National Parks
Environment

Real Estate in National Parks

When our National Parks were created, their boundaries encompassed some of the most desolate, dangerous and inhospitable areas in the country, which all but guaranteed their pristine nature. But today, there remains nearly 12,000 private property parcels in our National Park system. While that only comprises three percent of the […]

This Week in Outdoor Policy with Tom Flynn
Outdoor Advocacy

This Week in Outdoor Policy with Tom Flynn

Tom Flynn tracks policy related to conservation and recreation for the Outdoor Alliance. Each Friday (when available) he summarizes the week’s top outdoor policy related headlines. For questions, email him at tom [at] outdooralliance [dot] net. Sally Jewell Nominated for Secretary of Interior Much has been made of the fact that Sally doesn’t […]