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Healthy Parks, Healthy People

Wildlife & wild places

Healthy Parks, Healthy People

A surge in visitors to public lands across the nation during the COVID-19 pandemic has illuminated just how much we crave the outdoors. With visitor numbers expected to remain high, we need to create more opportunities for outdoor recreation and better protect the ones we have. New factsheets created with Environment America describe the surge in visitation to parks and natural areas in Arizona, Colorado and Nevada and the benefits of land preservation programs such as the federal Land & Water Conservation Fund.


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Since March 2020, more than 102 million people in the U.S. have been infected with COVID-19, and more than 1.1 million have died.

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All patients deserve protection from surprise medical bills

Health care

All patients deserve protection from surprise medical bills

A surprise medical bill is an unexpected charge not covered by insurance even though the patient received care at a facility or from a doctor they believed to be within their insurance network. State and federal policies, including some specifically aimed at COVID-19 patients, don't fully protect patients. The nation should expand surprise billing protections to include all patients, now and after the coronavirus pandemic ends.

Toward Healthier Farms

Food & farming

Toward Healthier Farms

Industrial livestock agriculture is a threat to public health and the environment. It’s time to look at alternatives.

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