J. Weston Phippen

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This Film Shows What Trump's Wall Would Destroy

If you repeat a word too often, it loses all meaning; it becomes air on your tongue, without texture or a tie to anything real. Now say “the border.” In the past four years, we’ve heard about this...

J. Weston Phippen
Mar 14, 2019

Lawsuit Challenges Trump's Potomac Closures

Twenty-five miles northwest of the White House is a two-mile length of the Potomac River where the water relaxes before it crosses an earthen dam near the Seneca Break rapids.

J. Weston Phippen
Sep 27, 2018

The Terrible State of Our National Parks—in Photos

The government spends a lot of our tax money on things of questionable need. Our public lands, however, are only becoming more loved, more used, and in dire need of repair. Thanks to some photos...

J. Weston Phippen
Jul 5, 2018

People Keep Finding Bodies in Joshua Tree

Within a month, the remains of two people—one of them half-buried—were found inside the park's boundaries, a place with a storied relationship to death.

J. Weston Phippen
Jun 20, 2018

The AT Pipeline Protesters Come Down from the Trees

For three months they defied weather and intermittent sieges on their food supplies by law enforcement. But after Catherine “Fern” MacDougal and a man known only as “Deckard” came down, it seemed...

J. Weston Phippen
Jun 5, 2018

Why Are NPS Park Police Headed to the Border?

The park police typically help keep the peace at urban monuments, but the Department of Interior is sending a group to the U.S.-Mexico border to chase smugglers. Sort of.

J. Weston Phippen
May 9, 2018

The Deadliest Days on the Alps in Decades

In all, the Italian newspaper La Republica reported that 14 people died during the storm, with victims reported in the Italian, French, and Swiss portions of the Alps. 

J. Weston Phippen
May 2, 2018