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Explore the hidden worlds of the National Parks

In the Kenai Fjords, the ice is so dense it forms blues brighter than the clear Alaskan sky above. The molten rock around the (very) active K?lauea Volcano appears to swirl and move — and sometimes it really does! At Bryce Canyon, one of the darkest places in North America, you can see the massive Milky Way glittering across the night sky. Show More Summary

Google marks National Park Service's centennial with virtual tour - CNET

2 hours agoTechnology : CNET: News

Animated doodle takes us on a tour of some of the natural beauty that has been set aside for our enjoyment in the past 100 years.

Celebrate National Parks Centennial With Free Admission

The National Park Service is turning 100 years old today and to celebrate, the NPS is giving free admission to everybody from August 25 to 28. Experience over 400 of America’s most scenic parks and monuments without the usual entrance...Show More Summary

Park-to-Park Adventure: Glacier to Yellowstone

Logan Pass, at the Continental Divide in Glacier National Park, delivers delicate subalpine pines and flowers, mountain goats, and even snow in July (one of the many highlights of our park-to-park adventure!). (Michele Firpo-Cappiello) From...Show More Summary

GOP Climate Denier To Celebrate Park Service Centennial Amid Melting Glaciers

4 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

Sen. Steve Daines (R-Mont.), a self-proclaimed climate change “skeptic,” is scheduled to visit Montana’s Glacier National Park on Thursday in celebration of the National Park Service’s 100th birthday. Daines, who would deny that humans...Show More Summary

Wildfire forces south entrance to Yellowstone National Park to be closed

4 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

Burning trees and thick smoke from a large Wyoming wildfire have prompted authorities to close the main connecting road between the south end of Yellowstone National Park and the northern border of Grand Teton National Park. The closure order, which was made earlier this week and remained in effect...

Happy birthday, National Park Service! You’re overcrowded, underfunded

National Park Service sites in California, both real and imagined, challenge the agency as it celebrates its 100th anniversary Thursday. The existing parks must manage more tourists – and their … Click to Continue »

Liveblogging History: August 25, 1916: National Park Service

All-len-All: _[Congress Establishes the National Park Service][]_: >By 1916, the Interior Department was responsible for 14 national parks and 21 national monuments but had no organization to manage them. Interior secretaries had asked the Army to detail troops to Yellowstone and the California parks for this purpose. There military engineers...

Park service starts 2nd century with $12B maintenance backlog

Grand Canyon's aging, leaky water pipe is the No. 2 priority on the National Park Service's long maintenance backlog.        

Katie Ledecky throws out first pitch at Nationals-Orioles game

Bryce Harper helped Ledecky with her medals as she threw out the first pitch for the third time at Nationals Park.

Wildfire forces closure of south entrance to Yellowstone National Park

CODY, Wyo. (Reuters) - Burning trees and thick smoke from a large Wyoming wildfire have prompted authorities to close the main connecting road between the south end of Yellowstone National Park and the northern border of Grand Teton National Park.

Thousands Of Acres Of Maine Woods Are Now Federally Protected

9 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

President Barack Obama designated tens of thousands of acres of Maine forest as a national monument on Wednesday, one day before the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service. The area, known as the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument, spans 87,500 acres of the state’s stunning northern woods. Show More Summary

Obama creates new national monument in Maine forest

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Wednesday designated 87,500 acres in Maine's North Woods as a national monument, as the administration prepares to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service.

Guest Editorial: 100 Years On, the National Parks Are Still Telling America's Story

10 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Lorena González The author, Seattle City Council member Lorena González, says, "Watching the National Park Service join hands with those marching at this year’s Pride parade represented a critical moment, symbolizing the opportunity...Show More Summary

The National Park Service celebrates its 100th anniversary

For the past 100 years, the NPS has cared for our most treasured lands and history.        

Minorities are fans of national parks, despite obstacles that keep them out

Only 57 percent had ever set foot in the parks, but 85 percent want more of them -- especially in cities.

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