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Video: Wild Salmon at Stake If Mines Are Built Next to Lake Clark National Park and Preserve

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“What do we do without fish?” asks June Tracey, a resident of Nondalton, Alaska, in a new video by the Story Group. Tracey’s question is not just philosophical. Her community is closest to the site where companies are intent upon building the largest, open-pit copper and gold mine in North America. If developed, the proposed Pebble Mine could spur development [...]

Posted on: May 30 2013
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“How Did They Let This Happen?” Reflections on the Deepwater Horizon Disaster Three Years Later

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By Edward Stierli, Steve & Roberta Denning Land Conservation Fellow Many of us remember the images from the tragic Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion that left 11 people dead. The disaster opened a gushing wellhead that emptied 5,000 barrels of oil per day into the ocean off the coast of Louisiana. I worked as a teacher in Louisiana as these [...]

Posted on: April 19 2013
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Three Years Later: Gulf Coast Still Recovering from BP Oil Spill

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By Tom Kiernan, President of NPCA This Saturday, April 20, marks the third anniversary of the oil rig explosion that devastated coastal communities, waters, and lands in the Gulf of Mexico and imposed tragic loss among 11 families. Nearly three years ago, I flew over the Gulf of Mexico in a small plane, to see firsthand the devastating impacts the [...]

Posted on: April 18 2013
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An Online Tour of Beautiful Biscayne

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Water, water everywhere: That’s the beauty of Biscayne, where 95 percent of the park is covered by the sea. With only one mile of paved roadway in 170,000 acres, this marine wonderland is a perfect place to boat, snorkel, or dive—if you take care not to damage the delicate reefs below. Each month, NPCA puts together a slideshow exploring one [...]

Posted on: January 28 2013
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Two Years Later, the Gulf Oil Spill Is Still with Us

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By Dr. Guy DiDonato, Natural Resources Program Manager for NPCA’s Center for Park Research Today marks the two-year anniversary of the deadly explosion on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig. The resulting underwater oil spill transfixed the nation’s attention, with daily (even hourly) live reports from national television stations, print and internet outlets, and radio programs. For those having trouble visualizing [...]

Posted on: April 20 2012
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