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North American National Park #34: Kootenay, British Columbia

Kootenay is adjacent to two other national parks: Banff (which borders to the east) and Yoho (which borders to the north). It is also a component of the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks UNESCO World Heritage Site. As with Yoho, there is one primary highway which runs through the park, and everything you’d want to see [...]

North American National Park #33: Yoho, British Columbia

Yoho is just over the border from Banff National Park and borders Kootenay National Park on the south. It is part of the Canadian Rocky Mountain National Parks UNESCO World Heritage Site. I’ve always wondered why the 4 adjoining national parks in the Canadian Rockies weren’t just one big park, or at least 2 parks [...]

North American National Park #32: Nahanni, Northwest Territories

Occasionally I visit places which are amazing, yet no one seems to know about. Places like Oman and South Georgia Island. I like to champion those places to get people more aware of them. I have another one to add to the list: Nahanni National Park. I discussed some of the significance of Nahanni in [...]

Travel Photographer Creates Mindblowing Drone Video of China

3 days agoLifestyle / Travel : Jaunted

We've talked before about how drones are are set to upend the travel world, from travel photography to travel safety. Sometimes the developments are newsy, like when the federal government banned drones inside national parks out of safety and noise concerns. Show More Summary

Researchers Use GPS Trackers to Solve Sailing Rock Mystery

DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK, Calif. — For years scientists have theorized about how large rocks — some weighing hundreds of pounds — zigzag across Racetrack Playa in Death Valley National Park, leaving long trails etched in the earth. Now...Show More Summary

Death Valley's 'Sailing Stones' Mystery Solved

The Racetrack Playa — a barren lakebed in Death Valley National Park — is home to one of the world’s natural wonders: “sailing stones” that mysteriously meander across the dried mud, leaving tracks in their wake. Since the 1940s, these rocks have fueled wonder and speculation because no one had seen them in action — until now.A team of U.S. Show More Summary

Damn: Milky Way Galaxy Over Yellowstone National Park

4 days agoOdd : Geekologie

Note: Worthwhile larger version HERE. Full-res version available from NASA here (click the photo). This is a composite of 16 separate photos taken and stitched together by astronomer Dave Lane to create a panorama of the Milky Way Galaxy's central band above Silex Spring in Yellowstone National Park. Show More Summary

Video: Exploring the Wild Side of Portugal in Peneda-Gerês National Park

4 days agoFood & Drink / Wine : CataVino

When you think of Portugal, do you imagine lush green forests teeming with wildlife? What about rushing rivers filled with fresh water eels, trout, perch, carpe, barbell and blue mussels? I’d even go so far to say that you’ve never even considered the possibility of rock climbing, canyoning, hiking or rafting […]

Amazing Photo Of The Milky Way Over Yellowstone's Alien Hot Springs

Briefly: NASA’s Astronomy Picture of the Day has an amazing picture by Dave Lane today, a 16-photo panorama of the Milky Way arching over Silex Spring, Yellowstone National Park. The amazing pool colours — caused by bacteria thriving in the magma-heated waters — make this look like a picture from an alien world. More »      

Long Weekend in Bar Harbor

Perhaps best known and most often visited because of its proximity to Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor is a charming New England fishing village in the Down East region of Maine. Initially popularized by the Rockefellers, who vacationed...Show More Summary

Discover nature at a National Park!

By day: bears. By night: bird & bees. Gee, you’re right, Glacier National Park does sound like a pretty educational experience. (You’re welcome!) related: Cross-country elevator action

Mystery of how rocks move across Death Valley lake bed solved

Researchers Richard and James Norris were awestruck by the ferocity of the cracking sounds as a frozen lake in Death Valley National Park began breaking apart under sunny skies.

Mountain Chickadees at Lassen Volcanic National Park

Mountain Chickadees (Poecile gambeli) are a conspicuous cavity nester and one of the 96 species of birds that nest in...

Gorgeous Photo of the Milky Way in the Night Sky Over Yellowstone National Park’s Silex Spring

5 days agoOdd : Laughing Squid

This stunning image shows the central band of our Milky Way galaxy in the night sky over Silex Spring in Yellowstone National Park. The hot spring is 10 meters across, and colored by bacteria that thrive in its magma-heated water. The photograph is actually a 16-image panorama taken by astrophotographer Dave Lane. photo via Dave […]

AGU: Yellowstone supereruption would send ash across North America

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In the unlikely event of a volcanic supereruption at Yellowstone National Park, the northern Rocky Mountains would be blanketed in meters of ash, and millimeters would be deposited as far away as New York City, Los...Show More Summary

The Battle to Save Yellowstone from Invasive Fish [Slide Show]

5 days agoHobbies / Fishing : Moldy Chum

The National Park Service is scoring some victories in its fight to eradicate nonnative lake trout from Yellowstone’s largest lake. Released by an anonymous angler in the 1980's lake trout have come to dominate Yellowstone Lake—sending native cutthroat trout into steep decline and wreaking havoc on this iconic ecosystem. Show More Summary

The Military Drones — and Detractors — of New York State

Mary Anne Grady Flores, a 58-year-old grandmother of three, was sentenced to a year in jail after photographing an anti-drone protest outside a military base near her home See also: Drone Beat: Amazon Drones in India, National ParksShow More Summary

Pullman a national park? This could be big

Dozens of attempts to revitalize Pullman, the far South Side neighborhood named for one of the nation's first factory towns, have struggled. Dozens of attempts to revitalize Pullman, the far South Side neighborhood named for one of the nation's first factory towns, have struggled.

Ptarmigan Tunnel in West Glacier, Montana

Forged in 1930, the Ptarmigan Tunnel in picturesque Glacier National Park was created to allow horses and tourists a better view of the surrounding natural wonder, and now the thoroughfare remains like the entrance to some underground kingdom. Show More Summary

Happy Birthday, National Parks Service!

The National Park Service celebrates its 98th birthday on August 25, so in honor of the federal bureau that has helped preserve the country's most important and stunning landscapes, we've compiled this list of our National Parks coverage...Show More Summary

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