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A Wolf at Grand Canyon: Will She Survive?

For the first time since the 1940s, there's a wolf roaming the Grand Canyon. The wolf has been repeatedly photographed at the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park and the nearby Kaibab Plateau since early October. DNA tests on feces...Show More Summary

This Is Why You Shouldn't Try to Outrun a Grizzly Bear

yesterdayOdd : Neatorama

(Video Link) This video shows a grizzly bear running in Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming. Can you keep up? The Daily Telegraph (warning: auto-start video) says that grizzly bears can run up to 35 MPH, which is well over Usain Bolt's top speed of 27 MPH. But as the old joke goes: I don't have to outrun the bear. I just have to outrun you.

Texas May Soon Be Forced To Clean Up Air At Iconic National Parks

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality plan proposed a few years ago relied mostly on natural improvements in air quality. The post Texas May Soon Be Forced To Clean Up Air At Iconic National Parks appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Glacier Memorial National Park

I suppose I should visit Glacier National Park and Glacier Bay National Park before the glaciers become one of our starkest memorials to human-caused climate change. The loss of these glaciers will have widespread negative impacts on the humans and ecosystems in entire region, as they will around the world, including in China and Bolivia.

Silly Headline of the Day – NYT: Climate Change Threatens to Strip the Identity of Glacier National Park

Guest Post by Bob Tisdale And the opening of the NewYorkTimes article reads: GLACIER NATIONAL PARK, Mont. — What will they call this place once the glaciers are gone? My suggestions are at the end of the post. There is a redeeming paragraph in the NYT article. It reads (my boldface): The retreat is not…

Around Town - Chinamans Beach

This small sheltered beach looks across Middle Harbour to Clontarf and Sydney Harbour National Park, where the water always seems to be glistening. Rosherville...

Caves in the Coast Ranges? Really? And a National Park? A Peek at Pinnacles

Bear Gulch Cave at Pinnacles National Park California's Coast Ranges hide some real gems (literally: check out benitoite, for instance). One of my favorites is also the nation's newest national park: Pinnacles National Park. The park...Show More Summary

Art of the Day: Still Life with Danish Pastry

Greetings from Seville, Spain, actually, from a biological field station south of there in Doñana National Park. Just trudged in from a long day in the field, but had, for starters: wild boars, griffon vultures, sardinian warblers and a pink flock of flamingoes. And right now some owl … Continue reading ?

Man Accused of Killing Wife Had Map With 'X'

Prosecutors say that a 58-year-old Colorado man accused of shoving his wife off a cliff in Rocky Mountain National Park in September 2012 planned her death, fibbed about his employment, and, after marrying her for her money, controlled most aspects of her life, ABC 7 reports. The details: According to...

Just Back: Shenandoah National Park

National Geographic Traveler Features Editor Amy Alipio (on Twitter @amytravels and on Instagram @amyalipio) recently returned from a family day trip at Shenandoah National Park, one of the crown jewels of America's East Coast. Here are some of the high points of her trip in her own words.

Harold Henthorn Pushes Wife From Cliff? Sinister And Gruesome Details Emerge

Newly unsealed court documents reveal a tremendous amount of incriminating information against Harold Henthorn. Henthorn has been charged with shoving his wife to her death from a cliff in the Colorado Rocky Mountain National Park. Huffington...Show More Summary

Marysville: Vibe Hotels in Australia is Grooving a Little Differently Now

4 days agoTravel / Hotels : HotelChatter

Australian hotel brand, Vibe Hotels, is tackling two things at once--expansion and rebranding--when they open their newest property next year, near the Yarra Ranges National Park, outside of Melbourne. The new Vibe design is a far departure from the lime green and purple color scheme sported at other properties. Show More Summary

Tantalising Tanzania… just for her

From the thunderous sounds of stampeding hooved wildlife to the roar of lions heard while drifting over the Serengeti in a hot air balloon, or the less-travelled Tarangire National Park, Africa is a luxury traveller?s portal to glimpse a place on earth where little has changed over the last few millennia. Show More Summary

Poachers have killed a record number of rhinos in South Africa

Since January 1, 1,020 rhinos have been killed for their horns by poachers in South Africa, with Kruger National Park being hit the hardest with the slaughter of 672 rhinos. The number of poached rhinos is up from 333 in 2010 and 668 in 2012, Bloomberg reports. Show More Summary

New Paintings for Kolb Studio, Grand Canyon National Park

I've just delivered ten paintings to the gallery at the historic Kolb Studio at Grand Canyon National Park. As you may recall, the exhibition from the September "Celebration of Art" (the Grand Canyon Plein Air Festival) will run until mid-February. Show More Summary

Black-Owned Food Trucks Give New Meaning to Meals on Wheels

Once a month from April through October, in a vacant Washington, D.C., lot near the famed Nationals Park, about 20 food trucks convene for an evening of music, food and dancing. Hundreds of D.C. locals have the opportunity to purchase everything from lobster rolls to Korean tacos, from homemade ice cream to gourmet hot dogs.

A Birthday Wish for America’s National Parks

Yellowstone became the world’s first national park in 1872, leading the British diplomat James Bryce to declare national parks “the best idea America ever had.” Indeed, it was, and is. But celebrations and plaudits aside, look at what we have done to our national treasures. Show More Summary

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