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Interior Department banned from Twitter after retweet of smaller-than-usual Trump inauguration crowd

The Interior Department was ordered Friday to shut down its official Twitter accounts — indefinitely — after a National Park Service employee shared two tweets that noted President Trump’s relatively small inaugural crowds compared to the numbers former president Barack Obama drew in 2009. “All bureaus and the department have been directed by incoming administration to […]

Day Around The Bay: National Park Service Banned From Tweeting Because Of Anti-Trump Retweets

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National Park Service Banned From Tweeting After Anti-Trump Retweets

3 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

The National Park service retweeted some sick Donald Trump burns, noting how, uh, lightly attended his inauguration was compared to Barack Obama’s in 2009. But now, the NPS has been ordered by its Washington support office to “immediately cease use of government Twitter accounts until further notice,” according to an… Read more...

The National park service’s message to the President

3 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

The person in charge of running the National Park Services’ Twitter account seems to have a message for President Donald Trump. The account retweeted the following tweet to their 304K followers. And earlier, they aired their concerns about the future of America, as the new administration...

National Park Service Teases Donald Trump Over Small Inauguration Crowds

4 hours agoNews : Mediaite

At one point this afternoon, whoever runs the NPS's official Twitter account decided to retweet the following observation by the New York Times' Binyamin Applebaum.

Someone at the National Park Service is obviously not happy about Trump's inauguration

Today's peaceful inauguration of President Donald J. Trump won't stop disgruntled government employees from passive aggressively using Twitter. Though today is supposed to represent a calm transition of power, at least one branch ofShow More Summary

National Park Service Owns Trump on Twitter One Last Time

6 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

President Trump’s administration apparently hasn’t gotten its hands on the National Park Service Twitter account just yet, because the agency is retweeting some things that would likely hurt our new president’s feelings. Read more.....

National Park Service Updates Umbrella Policy for Inauguration Day

With forecasts calling for rain during incoming President Donald Trump's inaugural ceremonies on Friday, the National Park Service has revised its rules to allow some styles of umbrellas on the National Mall for the swearing-in ceremony and along the parade route in downtown Washington, D.C.

Government Abruptly Kills Proposed Vaping Ban in National Parks but Won't Explain Why

2 days agoSports : Deadspin

Earlier this month, the US National Park Service proposed a ban on vaping in the National Parks. The rule would have expanded the ban on smoking in designated areas to include electronic cigarettes. Today, folks at the NPS had a change of heart. But the agency won’t tell us why. Read more...

When it comes to inaugural crowds, does size matter?

Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, one of the march organizers, threatened to sue the park service, arguing its count was motivated by "racism, white supremacy and hatred for Louis Farrakhan." "No matter what we said or did, no one ever felt we gave a fair estimate," U.S. Show More Summary

"America the Beautiful" in Every National Park

2 days agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

Conor Knighton is a correspondent for CBS Sunday Morning. During the course of 2016, he visited all 59 U.S. national parks in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service. At every park, he stopped and recorded himself singing “America The Beautiful,” and made this compilation video in which you can get a glimpse of them. Show More Summary

Don't You Dare Step on That National Mall Grass, Your Father Spent a Fortune Putting It In

Early last year, the National Park Service spent a ton of money—$40 million—re-doing the iconic grass panels of the Washington Mall. And I will be li-vid if I see you and your friends ripping it up with your MAGA cleats and burning crucifixes. Read more...

The Park Service Just Spent $40 Million on Grass and Will Not Let Inauguration Ruin It

In 2009, after the first inauguration of President Barack Obama, which was attended by a record 1.8 million people, the ground of the National Mall was wrecked. As those hoards had moved over the lawn, they ground the crown of the grass plants, the part where new growth originates, into the frozen soil. Show More Summary

Death Valley sees more damage from visitors driving off-road

Rangers are taking stronger measures to try to prevent visitors from driving on dry lake beds and other fragile areas at Death Valley National Park. The National Park Service said Tuesday that there have been additional incidents since last summer when someone drove on the famed Racetrack playa,...

U.S. National Parks Attendance Hit Record High in 2016

More than 325 million people headed outdoors to celebrate the National Park Service's 100th birthday.

Delisting of Yellowstone Grizzlies Delayed Pending Review of 650,000 Public Comments

Field Notes The decision to lift endangered species protections for over 700 grizzly bears near Yellowstone National Park is being delayed after the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

All the Days You Can Visit National Parks for Free in 2017

National parks are great any time of year (yes, even in winter), but if you don’t want to shell out for the park pass, take advantage of the National Park Service’s fee free days this year. Here are all of them. Read more...

Why Is Smokey Never a Polar Bear?

Yesterday, President Obama issued a “Presidential Memorandum — Promoting Diversity and Inclusion in Our National Parks, National Forests, and Other Public Lands and Waters.” It orders the National Park Service and such agencies to do...Show More Summary

Obama adds Alabama civil rights area to Park Service

last weekReligion / Islam : On Faith

President Barack Obama signed an order Thursday designating an historic civil rights district in Alabama as a national monument, placing several blocks of a city once rocked by racial violence on par with landmarks including the Grand Canyon.

Park Service Names 24 Diverse National Landmarks

The choices reflect an effort to tell what a news release called “a more inclusive and diverse story of America’s history.”

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