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Trump single(small)handedly destroys the foreign tourism industry in the U.S.

11 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

This isn't how you create jobs in the airlines, in the hospitality industry, in the recreation industry, for restaurants, for national parks—the list goes on and on. Though they may differ as to the wisdom of the move, the travel press...Show More Summary

Magnitude 5.7 quake strikes Lake Tanganyika area: USGS

(Reuters) - An earthquake of magnitude 5.7 struck the southern area of Lake Tanganyika early on Friday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The epicenter of the quake, initially reported as a magnitude 6.1, was in a national park area in northern Zambia close to Lake Tanganyika. Show More Summary

A Heroic Man Drives For Miles to Deliver Much Needed Water to Wild Animals in a Kenyan Park

12 hours agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

When an incredibly compassionate man named Patrick Kilonzo Mwalua noticed that the animals of Tsavo West National Park were completely without water due to extreme drought conditions in Kenya, he began making long daily trips in a large water delivery truck to replenish empty waterholes. The park is home to a large variety of wild […]

How We Plan Frugal Family Vacations in National Parks

It’s never too early to start thinking about your travels, particularly if you want to enjoy the beauty of the world on a nice, tidy budget. One of the best ways to do that is to camp and, at the same time, take advantage of one of the best bargains offered to American citizens, our national park system. Read more...

Study of transnational flows of rhino horn

Kruger National Park and other public and private game reserves have become battlefields where state security forces and game wardens fight for the rhinos' survival. Despite their efforts, conservative estimates give rhinos another seven years before they go extinct in the wild. Annette Hübschle is carrying out research into why the protection of rhinos is failing.

Cuyahoga Valley National Park: 10 tips for your visit

The park’s nearly 33,000 acres include waterfalls, forests, rolling hills and farmlands.        

RhodoDOONdrons.

“Rhododendron threat raised in Dáil” is a brief but piquant news story well summed up in the first sentence: “Independent TD Michael Healy-Rae has claimed that the spread of rhododendron in Killarney National Park is so bad that the army may have to be called in to sort it out.” I bring it here solely […]

The Water Man

yesterdayHumor / odd : Neatorama

Kenya's Tsavo West National Park has seen no rainfall at all since last June. The waterholes have dried up, and wildlife is suffering. But Patrick Kilonzo Mwalua spends hours every day driving a water truck to concrete-lined waterholes in the park to make sure elephants, zebras, buffalo, and antelopes have enough water to survive. Show More Summary

Man travels hours every day to bring water to thirsty animals

The wild animals that inhabit Kenya's Tsavo West National Park have a hero -- and his name is Patrick Kilonzo Mwalua. Read more...

The Park Service's $12 Billion Backlog Is No Excuse to Sell Our Public Land

A new report details how complicated the National Park Service's deferred maintenance backlog really is—and why it shouldn't be used as a political weapon to privatize our parks

Jason Chaffetz finds a new way to waste your taxpayer dollars

The camera-hogging congresscritter wants a full-scale probe of a tweet. Yes, a tweet. a months-old tweet from his state’s Bryce Canyon National Park. Chaffetz reportedly suspects that the tweet, which was posted in December the day after President Obama designated the more than 1.35-million-acre Bears Ears National Monument in southern Utah, may reveal that the [...]

When investigating, Chaffetz has an odd definition of 'serious'

House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) is ignoring Donald Trump's scandals, but timing of a tweet from a national park is "serious."

Park service tweet draws congressional probe

By Matt Hoffman, Veuer A tweet posted on December 29 by the National Park Service is now the subject of a congressional probe. Welcome to the family Bears Ears (& Gold Butte) NM! A hopeful slot in our front desk maps has long been held...Show More Summary

Dueling consultants question what’s a Yosemite National Park name worth

A Yosemite National Park trademark challenge now turns, in part, on two dramatically different estimates of what some famous names are worth. In a new court filing, the government made … Click to Continue »

Forest Elephant Populations Have Seen An ~80% Decline In Central Africa’s Most Important Preserve Because Of Poaching

Forest elephant populations in Central Africa’s most important nature preserve, Gabon’s Minkébé National Park, have declined by between 78^ and 81% over recent times as a result of poaching, new research from Duke University has found. Show More Summary

Extra Fencing Around The White House To Come Down By March 1

It isn't related to the protests, according to the National Park Service. [ more › ]

Chaffetz probes National Park's tweet over Bears Ears

Republican U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz is probing a tweet that a national park sent a day after then-President Barack Obama designated a new national monument in the southeast part of … Click to Continue »

'Refugees Welcome' banner draped on Lady Liberty

3 days agoNews : USAToday: News

The National Park Service quickly removed the sign, but not before images spread on social media.        

Statue of Liberty – The welcome is engraved in the pedestal

This afternoon, we have the following alert from the National Park Service: New York, NY – At approximately 12:50 PM this afternoon, a banner reading “Refugees Welcome” was unfurled atop the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty National Monument. The banner, approximately 3...Read more

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