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Alaska Gov. Shuts Down Dam Project Near Denali National Park

Economic factors, not sound environmental policy, doomed the Susitna-Watana Hydroelectric Project, but who's complaining?

One dead, 34 homes destroyed in massive Big Sur wildfire

8 hours agoNews : NY Daily News

A man is dead and 34 homes are destroyed in the raging wildfire that has forced the closure of national parks along Route 1.

South American National Parks Field Grenade Launchers

It appears that South American National Parks has teamed up with the South African weapons manufacturer MILKOR to provide the parks anti-poaching team with some heavy firepower. Milkor has added at least two of the 40mm launchers to the park’s growing armory, a lightweight UBGL launcher and  Milkor’s multiple grenade launcher. Show More Summary

Floods ravage northeast Indian state, kill 58 in Nepal

GUWAHATI, India/KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Severe floods in India have affected more than 1.6 million people, buried hundreds of villages and almost submerged a national park, forcing wildlife to seek refuge on roads, authorities said on Wednesday.

Hawaii reopens national parks after Tropical Storm Darby loses punch

Partly to mostly sunny skies returned to Hawaii on Monday, and two popular national parks were again welcoming visitors after Tropical Storm Darby brought high winds, dangerous surfs and heavy rain over the weekend. At 8 a.m. Pacific time Monday, Darby was downgraded to a tropical depression by...

National Park Radio Gives Credibility to Folk Revival on ‘The Great Divide’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

Americana and Folk has seen a large revival over the last ten years with acts like The Avett Brothers, Mumford and Sons, and The Lumineers headlining festivals. There is an excess of new Americana bands and singer/songwriters trying to replicate the sounds of these popular acts with no originality  that separates them from the pact. Show More Summary

Atomic Show #256 – Tom Turner Talks About David Brower

David Brower had a profound influence on the Environmental Movement and its gradual transition from groups of outdoors enthusiasts and conservationists who focused on protecting public lands and establishing national parks to a powerful...Show More Summary

Roads Are Modern Hunting Fields

I drove to a national park with my husband for a nature-filled retreat this summer. The drive was long and the hour twilight. The roads were gray and shadowed, trees forming triangular apparitions on either side. I was driving fast --...Show More Summary

PR Disaster in the Making: National Park Service in the Crosshairs after Sexual Harassment Allegations

Summary: The National Park Service (NPS) has very quietly hired a crisis communications expert at former posts at the Department of Defense and the military. Tom Crosson is now Chief of Public Affairs & Spokesperson at National Park Service. An environmental journalist who is reporting on the NPS scandal...

Late Night/Early Morning Open Thread: All You Can Eat Buffet

Thanks to commenter JCJ for the recommendation, here’s the Brook’s Falls live feed bear cam from Katmai National Park in Alaska. So tune in and watch the grizzlies eat all the salmon they can eat!

The Libertarian Economic Theory That Might Be Secretly Driving Pokémon Go

Finding Pokémon at the observation point of Zion National Park, Utah. (Photo: Tydence Davis/CC BY 2.0) A version of this post originally appeared on Tedium, a twice-weekly newsletter that hunts for the end of the long tail. There's something...Show More Summary

Georgia News Anchor Dies After Falling Off North Carolina Waterfall

MACON, GA – Georgia news anchor Taylor Terrell died the day before her 25th birthday after falling over a North Carolina waterfall. On Thursday, Terrell was with a friend at the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, wading in the waters at the top of Rainbow Falls. At some point Terrell’s friend noticed she was no longer in the water. Show More Summary

Court Rules In Favor of Nuke Plant Near Canyonlands National Park

Appellate ruling leaves the door open for a power generating plant on the Green River.

Wyo. mountain guide falls to his death while leading group down

3 days agoNews : NY Daily News

The Exum Mountain Guide company says Gary Falk, 42, was leading a group down from a successful ascent of Grand Teton National Park's highest peak when he fell at 10:30 a.m.

10 Rams in 12 Years: Lessons in Sheep Hunting

Photo by Lon Lauber A trophy Alaska Dall sheep. This Denali National Park ram is close to 10 years old and has horns in the 39- to 40-inch range. There’s a distracted, distant look that old sheep hunters have—a sense that they’re not entirely present in the moment.  As a resident of Alaska, I see this look pretty frequently. Show More Summary

New Grand Canyon park chief on sexual misconduct: ‘Some of our colleagues have suffered immeasurable harm’

  Now that eliminating sexual harassment is a top priority for the National Park Service, Director Jonathan Jarvis is laying out the steps he is taking to create a “zero tolerance” culture. “First, some have asked what it means for the National Park Service to have a zero tolerance policy for sexual harassment,” Jarvis wrote in an email last week to […]

Grand Teton Mountain Guide Gary Falk Falls To Death In Canyon

A mountain guide at Wyoming’s Grand Teton National Park died on Saturday after falling about 2,400 feet into a canyon. Gary Falk, 42, was leading a group of clients to the summit of the Grand Teton when he fell into the Valhalla Canyon, according to a statement released by the National Parks Service. Show More Summary

Dog Hired To Protect Wildlife At Glacier National Park

A border collie named Gracie is the first dog to be employed by a national park. Her job should come to her naturally. Gracie herds sheep for her owner, Mark Biel, and her job will be to keep bighorn sheep and mountain goats out of the way of tourists at Glacier National Park in Montana.... Show More Summary

Exum Mountain Guide Dies After Tragic Fall While Guiding The Grand Teton

IFMGA and AMGA Mountain Guide Gary Falk Dies After Falling 2,400? While Guiding Clients Down The Grand Teton In Grand Teton National Park Moose, Wyoming – On Saturday, July 23, 2016 Gary Falk, an IFMGA and AMGA mountain guide working...Show More Summary

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