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Atomic clocks could be used to monitor volcanoes and predict eruptions

17 minutes agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

If you've ever been to Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming, you may have been aware of two things; its magnificent grandeur, and the fact that it's an active supervolcano that, if it ever erupted again, would be worst event to hit the Earth since the dinosaur-killing asteroid. Show More Summary

Rock fall at Yosemite National Park could alter popular Half Dome climb

A popular climbing route at Half Dome in the Yosemite National Park may have been altered after part of the iconic granite monolith's face collapsed last week, officials said Tuesday.

Gabon -- The Last Stand For Africa's Forest Elephant?

Sydney, Australia. In this interview with Professor Lee White, Director of Gabon's National Parks, it's easy to feel the frustration he and his team of dedicated conservationists -- turned soldiers -- are feeling towards the recent surge...Show More Summary

American researcher trampled to death by elephant in Zambia

9 hours agoNews : NY Daily News

A 29-year-old American animal researcher was trampled to death by an elephant while studying at a national park in Zambia.

Koch-backed Group Calls for End of National Parks

The National Park Service has been systematically starved of funds, which suits the Kochs just fine. The National Park system is broke, argues Reed Watson, the executive director at the Koch-backed Property and Environment Research Center (PERC) in an op-ed, so the only thing to do about it is stop creating national parks. Show More Summary

The 10 Best National Parks to Visit With Kids

If your ideal Summer travel plans involve breaking free from the lines, gift shops, and gimmicks of many tourist destinations, then a trip to one of the country's 58 national parks may be just what the doctor ordered. The fresh air,Show More Summary

Social democracy is 100% American — here’s why

23 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

We may be latecomers to recognizing a universal right to health care (indeed, we are not quite there yet). But we were first in creating a universal right to public education, in endowing ourselves with ownership of national parks, and, for that matter, in conferring voting rights on males without...

Koch-backed group calls for end of national parks

Kossites plot our own takeover on a tour of Glacier National Park in an iconic Red Bus. The National Park system is broke, argues Reed Watson, the executive director at the Koch-backed Property and Environment Research Center (PERC) in an op-ed, so the only thing to do about it is stop creating national parks. Show More Summary

Yellowstone Grizzly Bear Is Awesome

At 4:30 p.m. last Wednesday, a 600-pound grizzly bear crossed U.S. 287 in Yellowstone National Park, stood up on its hind legs, sniffed the air briefly, and walked away into the brush on the other side of the road. It was awesome, as witnesses would later confirm. “You know, I’d never seen a grizzly bear […]

What’s the Best U.S. National Park?

Regular readers of Adventure Journal might be forgiven for thinking that there are but three parks in the American national park system — Yosemite, Yellowstone, and Grand Canyon. This trio commands the lion’s share of media coverage, here and elsewhere, and not without reason. Yosemite was the first, Yellowstone is wild and stunning, and Grand […]

Outfitters Don’t Want to Pay Minimum Wage

For more than 40 years, Mike Cottingham has been sending teenagers into national parks, forests, and wilderness areas for multi-week backcountry outings. They run rapids, ride horseback, and summit some of the West’s most famous peaks. But Cottingham believes he will be forced out of business by a new Obama administration requirement to pay staff […]

Stephen Strasburg is injured again. And life goes on.

Stephen Strasburg’s every hangnail used to be cause for heart palpitations, because this was the Washington Nationals’ ace, their first, their last, their everything. Sunday night at Nationals Park, they handed out Strasburg bobbleheads...Show More Summary

Nats Journal: Nationals-Giants discussion thread: Game 82

In a rare Sunday night game, the Nationals send Jordan Zimmermann to the Nationals Park mound to face the Giants with a chance for series sweep. Zimmermann will be backed by a lineup that includes Denard Span again. He got a day off Saturday. Show More Summary

Looking For A Great National Park Trip? Look Here

By Michael Lanza When I think about U.S. national parks, I remember hiking with my family to Yosemite Valley’s waterfalls. Seeing Yellowstone’s geysers both in summer (a great park trip with young kids) and cross-country skiing in winter. Sea kayaking … Continue reading ?

The King Is Back: Lions Return To Rwanda Two Decades After Genocide

Seven lions will soon receive a new home at Akagera National Park in Rwanda, where the lion population was completely wiped out 15 years ago.

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(All times Eastern.)In a two-hour episode of “The Bachelorette” (ABC at 8), Kaitlyn and three bachelors tour Ireland’s Killarney National Park, and she has a one-on-one date on Innisfallen Island and begins to have some reservations before the rose ceremony. Read full article >>

Holiday Treat: Impromptu A Cappella ‘God Bless the USA’ by Army Chorus and Lee Greenwood

Lee Greenwood sang his iconic “God Bless the USA” between periods of the NHL’s 2015 “Winter Classic” outdoor game in Washington, DC on New Year’s Day, but the real treat came off-stage in a concourse at Nationals Park. Fortunately, it was recorded on a smart phone, so you can enjoy it this Independence Day. Show More Summary

Nationals win, but without Strasburg

For an hour Saturday at Nationals Park, things felt perfect for the Washington Nationals. They pounced on sleepy San Francisco Giants starter Madison Bumgarner, one of the most fearsome starters in baseball. Five pitches into the game, both Michael A. Show More Summary

Unwind naturally at Yosemite National Park

When you need a quick escape to recharge, there's no better place to find inspiration than among the towering granite spires of Yosemite National Park. On two recent trips to Yosemite, my family and I managed to do just that: first in May for a friend's wedding in Yosemite Valley, then a month...

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