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[ Thermos-Like Passive Homes Aggressively Save Energy (Video) ]

The passive-building standard is catching on in North America, but it also faces challenges.

[ Fischer Amendment Thwarts Public Lands Protection with Red Tape ]


“The amendment offered by Senator Fischer to the Keystone XL Pipeline legislation proposes to create major roadblocks for popular local programs like the Land and Water Conservation Fund that secures access to popular public lands for sportsmen, recreationists and all Americans.

[ 5 Energy Innovations Dazzle at Detroit Auto Show ]

Annual auto show reveals what cars and trucks of the future might look like.

[ Following State of the Union, our 2015 priorities ]

The Wilderness Society hopes to build on a year of great accomplishments in 2014 by protecting more wilderness and public lands while continuing to defend bedrock conservation and energy policies that keep air and water clean.


[ Progress has been made toward protecting America’s public land ]

“The past year has shown great progress toward the protection of America’s wildest places and provided us many reasons to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act, more than a million acres of new lands protected, new national monuments in California and New Mexico


[ Wildfire and Wilderness: A Brief Primer ]

Dec 12, 2014

The Wilderness Act provides broad and flexible guidance for managing fire in wilderness areas. This primer provides background on wildfire management law and policy within wilderness areas, and includes a specific focus on Forest Service law and regulation.

[ Our Director of Designations weighs in on NBC’s Parks and Recreation ]

On Jan. 14, Jeremy Garncarz, our Senior Director of Wilderness Designations, was interviewed on The Brian Lehrer Show, a radio show on New York’s chief public radio station.

[ Survey says doctors concerned about health impacts of climate change ]

A new survey shows that American doctors are concerned about the effects climate change is having on their patients.

The majority of the medical professionals surveyed said they are already seeing these effects:


[ Solar Panels Floating on Water Will Power Japan’s Homes ]

Floating solar panels are increasingly common—and a new project in Japan is about to make a splash.

[ National monuments & parks under attack in new bill ]

Legislation introduced by Rep. Don Young (R-AK) would add arbitrary obstacles to the process of designating national monuments under the Antiquities Act.