On the environmental front, there is a confusing and contradictory mix of bad news along with progress to celebrate.
Oil and gas canals and pipelines have destroyed much of the Louisiana coastal lands.
A swarm of earthquakes that have shaken homes and rattled nerves. Nearby, fracking operations are ongoing, continuously disturbing both the environment and people's peace of mind.
The park, which is home to a great variety of wildlife, 100 miles of hiking and horse trails, and skies where visitors can sometimes witness the Northern Lightsmay soon be marred by oil rigs.
Voices of Meningitis is a disease prevention campaign from the National Association of School Nurses who strive to educate and motivate parents to protect their teens.
President Obama used his executive authority on June 17 to create the world's largest marine sanctuary, banning commercial fishing, mining, and oil exploration in a major portion of the Pacific Ocean.
This is the first time the state has stepped into the issue over the species, which is losing protection and being killed in several states.
In what could become a defining moment in environmental history, President Obama unveiled a plan on June 2 to cut carbon emissions by nearly a third within 15 years.
A heat wave and tinder-dry brush have created a dynamic, dangerous situation with the most menacing brushfires in nearly two decades.
The native nations of the Dakotas have already seen the deadly effects of the "pipelines of death" on the native communities of western Canada.