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700 Acres of Massive 1,000-Year-old Redwoods Are Being Turned into a Public Park

This pristine patch of redwoods has been a well-kept secret for over a century – and soon, it will be ready for everyone to enjoy for free.

Students Ensure Teacher Will See Redwoods and Beaches Before it’s Too Late

This teacher has touched the lives of so many students, they wanted to make sure that she would be able to complete every last thing...

Ireland is Creating the Largest Grove of Redwoods Outside of California

In an effort to preserve the woodland titans, the Birr Castle Gardens in Ireland will plant the largest patch of redwoods outside of California.

Old Growth Redwood Forest Protected in the San Francisco Bay Area

More than 8,500 acres of redwood forest and wildlife habitat in the Santa Cruz mountains will be protected after a coalition of San Francisco...

Largest Remaining Grove of Ancient -Redwoods Saved for Future Generations

Hours before the final deadline, Pacific Lumber agreed to accept federal and state funds totaling nearly a quarter billion dollars in exchange for the...

World’s Largest Remaining Private Giant Sequoia Forest May Soon Be Protected if These Donors Get Their Way

These 530 acres of giant sequoias may soon be a protected national park thanks to a newly negotiated deal with its private owners.

California Becomes First State to Ban Fur Trapping, Saving Animals and Taxpayer Dollars

In addition to legislators agreeing that fur trapping was thoroughly inhumane, the industry was also shown to be a drain on taxpayer dollars.

Park Rangers Hailing Little Girl as a ‘Steward’ of Nature After She Returned a Rock With an Apology Note

Park rangers are praising this anonymous young visitor for helping to preserve the natural beauty of the park one heart-shaped rock at a time.

This Determined Sound-Tracker is Creating ‘Quiet Parks’ As Part of His Mission to Save Silence

This sound expert is fighting to protect the quietest places in the world so that people can experience the sound of silence for generations to come.

It’s Been 127 Years Since California Condors Were in the Pacific Northwest – Now They’re Coming Back

These massive vultures are slowly, but surely, being reintroduced into the wild – and their next destination is the Pacific Northwest.

Counties With More Trees and Shrubs Spend Less on Medicare, Study Finds

An intriguing new study from the University of Illinois has linked trees and shrubland to reduced county-wide healthcare costs.

Advocacy of Stunning Lands Pays Off: New Zealand Approves Largest National Park Expansion in History

The borders of this beautiful New Zealand park have been expanded by 158,000 acres (64,000 hectares), making it the largest addition of land to...

Senate Passes Biggest Public Lands Package of the Decade With Sweeping Bipartisan Approval

The legislation, which was approved in a 92-8 vote, will designate over 1.3 million acres as nationally-protected public lands.

NASA Happily Reports the Earth is Greener, With More Trees Than 20 Years Ago–and It’s Thanks to China, India

This heartening reserach from the last 20 years has spurred NASA researchers to encourage optimism for humanity's future on Earth.

The Best Environmental News of 2018 — Earth Seems to be in Good Hands After All

Reviewing the most popular environmental achievements of 2018 is the perfect way to invigorate and inspire you for the year ahead.

Good News in History, December 18

Happy Birthday to Brad Pitt who was born 55 years ago today in Shawnee, Oklahoma. In his early days, the actor starred in A River Runs...

First-Ever Test Tube Rhino Embryos Give Hope for Functionally Extinct Species

The groundbreaking research shows that there is still hope for the magnificent species that is balancing on the brink of extinction.

California Slashes Emissions to 1990s Level, Reaches Climate Goal Years Early

The California Air Resources Board just announced that greenhouse gas pollution in California fell below 1990 levels for the first time since emissions peaked...

World’s Second Largest Coral Reef Has Just Been Removed From Endangered List

The historic conservational victory is credited towards the government's defiant stance against oil drilling and unsustainable practices.

When Tribe Objects to Auction of Sacred Pipe, Anonymous Buyer Pays Double So it Can Be Returned

When the Lower Sioux Indian Community objected to the sale of a sacred peace pipe last weekend, an anonymous benefactor was spurred to lend a hand.