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Climate Hike Meets Climate Change

Team Emmett — a group of seven women raising money for the Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment — just returned from an incredible trip to Glacier National Park sponsored by the fabulous Climate Ride (Ted posted here about his experience on Climate Ride last year).  We hiked to a glacial lake and […]

Too Much Smoke — And Pelicans!

It's a little hard to tell how smoky it is from this picture, until you realize that Lassen Peak, the central feature of the Lassen Volcanic Center and Lassen Volcanic National Park, should be easily visible just to the left of the distant part of the highway. Show More Summary

The Rocky Mountains in Alberta’s Kananaskis Country

Camera NIKON D300S ISO 200 Focal Length 12mm Aperture f/22 Exposure Time 1/3200 While Alberta has some great national parks, the Rocky Mountains don’t stop at the park boundary. Just below Banff National Park you can find the Kananaskis Country. Consisting of many provincial parks, it is just as beautiful as what you’ll find in […]

South Dakota's Underground Lakes May Hold Purest Water On Earth

10 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

WIND CAVE NATIONAL PARK, S.D. (AP) — Hundreds of feet beneath the Black Hills, a team of scientists and researchers snake through dark, narrow and silent corridors of ancient rock to reach their goal: what is thought to be some of the purest water on Earth. Show More Summary

A Favorite Place: Yosemite

One of my favorite places to visit is Yosemite National Park. Thankfully, since it’s just a few hours drive from home, I have been there dozens of times. Here’s a pretty picture of El Capitan. (Click the image to embiggen.) … Continue reading ?

The “Best” One-Star Yelp Reviews of National Parks

13 hours agoLifestyle / Travel : Vagabondish

Join Vagabondish on Twitter and Facebook. I’m endlessly fascinated by really, really bad reviews on sites like TripAdvisor, Yelp, etc. More specifically: undeserved one-star reviews, especially at places like The Grand Canyon and Yellowstone National Park. Show More Summary

Ontario Road Trip – Episode 474 Transcript

Transcript of Ontario Road Trip – Episode 474 Chris: Amateur Traveler episode 474. Today the Amateur Traveler talks about national parks, the first nations, and wilderness as we go on a road […] The post Ontario Road Trip – Episode 474...Show More Summary

The Wawona Tree - Historic Photos since Its Tunnel was Formed untill Falling

Wawona Tree was a famous giant sequoia that stood in Mariposa Grove, Yosemite National Park. It had a height of 227 feet (69 m) and was 90 ft (27 m) in circumference. A tunnel was cut through the tree in 1881. The Wawona Tree fell in 1969 under an estimated two ton load of snow on its crown. Show More Summary

Victim found shot in SW Washington within minutes of baseball game’s end

Victim shot in SW Washington about one half mile from Nationals Park, within minutes of game’s end

Reconstruction and the National Park Service

Ku Klux Klan member, Tennessee, 1868 This is a good piece summarizing the one area of U.S. history that the National Park Service has done a terrible job commemorating, which is, not surprisingly, Reconstruction. The NPS does a really commendable job of remembering the American past, especially given its increasingly limited resources spread out over […]

Dining in the Wilderness: The Restaurants in America’s National Parks

What does it take to feed 292 million visitors a year? If the Jordan Pond House restaurant in Seal Harbor, Maine, stopped serving its signature afternoon tea and popovers, that wouldn't just irritate the diners who have obsessed over the custom since the 1890s. Show More Summary

Starting Soon, 4th Graders (and Their Families) Can Get Free Admission to Every U.S. National Park for a Full Year

President Obama’s “Every Kid in a Park” initiative makes it easier than ever to get up, get out, and enjoy nature.

Also.Also.Also: Let’s Be Reptile Scouts Tonight and Other Stories For Your Face

Some tip-of-the-iceberg New Orleans/Katrina pieces, Brandi Carlile at Newport Folk, national parks, what even is anything, drunk shopping at Target, hamster on a skateboard, what the drought is doing to native tribes, embalming, sexism...Show More Summary

North American National Park #51: Fundy, New Brunswick

Fundy is located on the Southeastern coast of New Brunswick and is located on the Bay of Fundy, for which it is named. The Bay of Fundy is home to the highest tides in the world, and in the park you can actually walk on the ocean floor during low tide. In addition to the […]

What’s The Actual Impact Of Setting Ivory Stockpiles Ablaze?

While many conservation groups have called on both supply countries and transit countries to destroy the stockpiles of ivory they seize at their borders or collect from national parks as a way to curb demand, the impact of such efforts are complex and not well-studied. The post What’s The Actual Impact Of Setting Ivory Stockpiles Ablaze? appeared first on ThinkProgress.

'Wet Hot American Summer' On a Bus: The Decadent Thrills of Teen Tours

Arches National Park, one of the many itinerary options for teen tours. (Photo: Jean-Christophe Benoist/WikiCommons CC BY-SA 3.0) For the youth of America, camp has an undeniable allure (the lack of parental supervision looming large). Show More Summary

Scientists discover more biodiverse deepwater reef than the Great Barrier Reef

Park officials in the southern Australian province of Victoria say a deepwater reef has been discovered there that may have more coral, sponge, and fish than the Great Barrier Reef. Wilsons Promontory Marine National Park near Melbourne is the spot reef

Tippets: Fishing in Grizzly Country, Basic Entomology

Good fishing and bear country often overlap. Read advice from the National Park Service for how to handle an encounter with a grizzly bear. Via Live Science. While being a walking dictionary of Latin insect names isn’t essential for catching … more ?

Where's the bears? Tourist complains about lack of grizzlies

yesterdayNews : NY Daily News

A tourist to Yellowstone National Park was left disappointed when they failed to spot any grizzlies in their natural habitat. And they left a note detailing their complaint that has now gone viral.

The Grand Canyon is full of mercury

From the ‘Is Nothing Sacred?’ file: Researchers find levels of mercury and selenium exceeding wildlife toxicity thresholds in the beloved national park.

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