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Looking to the Next Century of Forest Conservation

2This year marks the centennial celebration of what some have called “America’s greatest idea” — the National Parks system. As the country looks back at 100 years of National Parks and the successes and complexities that have come with them, it’s also a chance to look forward to the future. Here are some possibilities for the next century of conservation.

3p Weekend: 8 Ways America is Already Great

And amidst all this talk about making America great again, it’s easy to forget how far we’ve come as a society. Before you go hide under your covers all weekend, take a moment to remember the ways America is already great.

What Happens If Millennials Vote?

Millennials are the second largest generation in the U.S. But they have never voted in numbers representative of their population size. What will it mean for America’s future if they decide to vote this time around?

Obamacare Rate Increases Aren’t the Federal Government’s Problem

Insurance rates under Obamacare will go up next year, according to the Department of Health and Human Services. It’s bad news for many consumers, but especially those in states like Arizona who expect to see a triple-digit increase in their premiums. But with all the public advocacy on this issue, is it really the feds that should be taking the heat right before federal election day?

The Rise of Water and Energy Self-Sufficiency

The trend toward sufficiency filters all the way from the largest cities to the smallest towns as communities and businesses invest in locally-renewable water and energy.