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Wanted: Volunteer shooters to thin Grand Canyon bison herd (Update)

The National Park Service plans to thin a herd of bison in the Grand Canyon through roundups and by seeking volunteers who are physically fit and proficient with a gun to kill the animals that increasingly are damaging park resource...

The Early Master Plans for National Parks Are Almost as Beautiful as the Parks Themselves

In the beginning, there was Yellowstone: more than 2,000,000 acres of mountains, fields, forests, geysers, and rivers, a place of such commanding beauty that, according to an early account describing the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone,...Show More Summary

The 10 best National Parks to visit in fall

Fewer crowds and stunning foliage make for an epic trip For most of the 58 National Parks in the United States, summer is high season. Tourists from around the world come to see the Grand Canyon, hike Rocky Mountain National Park, or watch a geyser explode in Yellowstone. Show More Summary

Get Free Admission to National Parks Friday, August 25

To celebrate their 101th Birthday, on Friday, August 25 the National Park Service is waiving the entrance fees to the 117 parks that charge admission, including Denali National Park & Preserve in Alaska, Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona, Crater Lake in Oregon, and Haleakal? National Park  in Hawaii. Show More Summary

Trump's decision to allow plastic bottle sales in national parks slammed

Grand Canyon national park: selling bottled water will be allowed there again. The Trump administration’s decision to reverse a ban on the sale of plastic water bottles in some of America’s most famous national parks, such as the Grand Canyon shows “the corporate agenda is king and people and the environment are left behind”, campaigners have said. Show More Summary

White House kills ban on bottled water at National Parks

The Trump administration has put the kibosh on a six-year-old ban on selling bottled water at some national parks. The National Park Service announced on Wednesday that, effectively immediately, parks like the Grand Canyon will no longer be able to block the sale of plastic water bottles in a bid to reduce litter. Show More Summary

National Park Service ends ban on disposable water bottles

last monthHumor / odd : The Sideshow

PHOENIX (AP) — The federal government announced Wednesday it will eliminate a policy that allowed national parks like the Grand Canyon to ban the sale of bottled water in an effort to curb litter.

Al Roker took 3 NYC kids to the Grand Canyon and their reactions are the best

Al Roker shares his love for the Grand Canyon with three Brooklyn student leaders, who took a trip with him to the national park.

How eclipses were regarded as omens in the ancient world

2 months agoNews : The Raw Story

By Gonzalo Rubio, Associate Professor of Classics & Ancient Mediterranean Studies, History, and Asian Studies, Pennsylvania State University. A solar eclipse observed over Grand Canyon National Park in May 2012. Grand Canyon National Park On Monday, August 21, people living in the continental...

But Wait! THIS Summer isn't even over yet! Explore the Colorado Plateau, June 2-17, 2018 (Put it on your calendar now!)

2 months agoAcademics / Geology : Geotripper

North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park (yes, Gaelyn, we'll be on the North Rim, hope to see you there!) "Wait!", you are saying, "it's still the summer of 2017! Why are you talking about the summer of 2018?" It's a fair question, and the answer is predicated on an unfortunate truth: our parks are too small and too crowded. Show More Summary

Majestic views and grand adventures await on a weekend escape to Kings Canyon National Park

Who doesn’t love the grandeur of Sequoia’s redwood trees? But this year for a more adrenaline-spiked adventure, we traveled farther north to Kings Canyon National Park. An eight-mile round-trip hike up Mist Falls Trail offered cascade views alongside the rapidly rushing, muscular Kings River. A...

Size matters: 10 landmarks smaller than the Antarctic iceberg

The chunk of floating ice is nearly the size of Delaware and is bigger than Grand Canyon National Park, among other landmarks.        

Creationist allowed to chisel away at Grand Canyon under Trump's new religious freedom order

3 months agoNews : The Newsroom

An Australian creationist has received permission to collect rocks from the Grand Canyon in an attempt to prove the occurance of a great biblical flood - thanks in part a recent executive order from Donald Trump. The National Parks service...Show More Summary

Creationist Drops Grand Canyon Lawsuit After Park Approves His Research Permit

Dr. Andrew Snelling's research request wasn't rejected because he's Christian. It's because his proposal revealed a significant lack of expertise in the subject matter.But Grand Canyon National Park officials approved his proposal instead of fighting it in court, so he dropped the lawsuit today.

Beyond the High Line: 8 linear parks that have transformed cities

When aging infrastructure is revamped into public green space The U.S. is full of jaw-dropping parks, from expansive National Parks like the Grand Canyon to carefully cultivated botanical gardens like Portland’s Japanese Garden. ButShow More Summary

11 Instagram accounts that show our National Parks in all their glory

The U.S. has never looked so beautiful Professional photographers make big bucks selling top-notch photos of Yellowstone, the Grand Canyon, or the Smoky Mountains, but these days some of the most impressive National Park images can be...Show More Summary

Geologist believes Grand Canyon was caused by Noah’s flood — so he’s suing the Park Service to prove it

3 months agoNews : The Raw Story

According to an article by the Daily Beast, an Australian geologist who identifies as a “young-earth creationist” is suing the National Parks Service so he can remove rocks from the Grand Canyon in an attempt to prove that the Biblical flood happened there. Dr. Andrew Snelling, the...

Grand Canyon National Park: Always more to see

No matter how many times you visit, you'll always find something new to explore.        

A Creationist Wants Rocks to Study. The Grand Canyon Says No.

A lawsuit by a creationist geologist brings to light a dispute between science and religion at Grand Canyon National Park.

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