Living in Chicagoland and submerged in the world of constant college activities, the great outdoors seem pretty far removed. Especially now, when leaving the building means exposure to numbing temps and piercing winds. However, exposure to nature—even just looking at it!—could have positive affects on your mental health, productivity and more. Read more in Emily Jahn’s Ecopinion.
The government shutdown affects us all—Congress, teachers and even National Parks. With nearly all of the NPS furloughed, parks like Yosemite and Yellowstone are a dangerous free-for-all. Read more in Emily Jahn’s article.
Congressman Ryan Zinke is a mixed bag when it comes to his prospects as a wilderness advocate. Ginny Ip takes a closer look at his track record and what his leadership might mean.
Ever wondered where your national park entrance fees go? Leta Dickinson has the scoop.