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Ian T. Grey – $1,000 Winner of the Richard C. Smith NPG Essay Scholarship

By Ian T. Grey, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Prescott, AZ The natural resources necessary for sustaining human life are running out in the United States, but most Americans refuse to acknowledge either the problem or the real and obvious reason for it. It is not due to shortages of fresh water, food, energy, fresh air or physical space; […]

Gregory Ross – $1,000 Winner of the 2014 NPG Essay Scholarship Contest

Let’s Keep It “America the Beautiful” By Gregory Ross, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL Despite the 100-degree Arizona heat, the Colorado River was freezing cold. My toes, dipped in its muddy waters, told me the Grand Canyon is not in its natural state. I was studying the Canyon’s ecosystem on a nine-day river-rafting trip. Fifty years ago, […]

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