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Ruins of the Columbian Cannon Foundry in Washington, D.C.

The National Parks Service hasn’t had a chance yet to erect an explanatory plaque beside newly uncovered ruins in the overgrowth along the Potomac River. The nondescript stone walls don’t offer many hints about their former purpose,Show More Summary

Secretary Zinke Outlines Action Plan to Combat Harassment and Discrimination

Survey finds 38% of NPS employees harassed, discriminated against GRAND CANYON, AZ– Today, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke and Acting Director of the National Park Service Mike Reynolds announced an immediate action plan to...Show More Summary

Zinke Vows to End ‘Virus’ of Harassment in Park Service

3 days agoNews : NYTimes: News

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke outlined new initiatives to deal with harassment in the National Park Service after the release of an internal survey.

Interior Secretary Zinke vows to end culture of harassment and intimidation in Park Service

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke on Friday announced a plan to combat sexual harassment, bullying and intimidation of employees within America’s national parks system and to hold managers accountable if inappropriate behavior is ignored. The plan aims to change an embedded culture that Zinke said...

New survey shows National Park Service has a serious workplace harassment problem

In a week that has exposed the pervasiveness of sexual harassment in Hollywood, a new federal survey released Friday by the Department of the Interior points to a similar culture within the agency’s National Park Service (NPS). According to the survey, some 39 percent of NPS employees say they have experienced harassment or discrimination on […]

The Latest: Park Service employees hopeful for change

The Latest on harassment and other conditions in the National Park Service (all times local): 12: 30 p.m. National Park Service employees say they're hopeful the culture of harassment within … Click to Continue »

Wireless upgrade would give Yellowstone a black eye: environmentalists

PINEDALE, Wyoming (Reuters) - A U.S. government proposal to improve cellphone service at Yellowstone National Park, including the installation of microwave dish antennas, will mar views at one of the park's most scenic spots, Mt. Washburn, an environmental group said on Thursday.

National Park Service: 10 hidden gems that deserve a visit

The big parks get all the attention, but don't miss these underappreciated spots.        

Did National Park Service Disrespect the Rainbow Flag?

Organizers of a flag dedication ceremony near the Stonewall Inn denounce the Park Service's withdrawal, while the Park Service apologizes for sending mixed signals.

Rainbow flag flies at US monument, but not on federal land

Gay rights activists who worked to get a rainbow flag installed at the new Stonewall National Monument in New York City are upset the National Park Service says the flag … Click to Continue »

National Park Service Pulls Sponsorship Of Ceremony Dedicating Rainbow Flag At Stonewall Monument

6 days agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Andy Humm reports at Gay City News: What should have been a celebration dedicating the raising of the Rainbow Flag at the Stonewall National Monument in Greenwich Village on October 11 at noon turned into another attack on LGBTQ people by the Trump administration in a week full of such attacks. Show More Summary

Beasts of the Grand Staircase!

This Wednesday, October 11, is National Fossil Day in the US, during which science organizations around the country hold paleontology outreach events. The National Park Service and partner organizations are holding a major Fossil Day event on the National Mall in Washington, DC. Show More Summary

31 Facts About National Parks

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The National Park Service turned 101 this year.

A rare moment: Roughly 100 baby loggerhead sea turtles hatch in Maryland

The sea turtles came from one nest on Assateague Island and have recently made their way to sea, according to the National Park Service.

This 45-foot statue of a naked woman could be coming to the Mall for four months

The National Park Service still needs to finalize permits, but organizers are forging ahead with plans.

Court backs hovercraft ban in Alaska's national preserves

The National Park Service can ban hovercraft operating on Alaska rivers that flow through national preserves, a federal Appeals Court ruled Monday, in a case that has implications for who … Click to Continue »

FAA just banned drones from flying near national landmarks

The National Park Service prohibited drone flying inside its parks in 2014. Now, the federal government is banning drones from even getting near 10 specific landmarks, including the Statue of Liberty and Mount Rushmore. On Thursday,Show More Summary

Without Warning, a Building-Sized Rock Falls in Yosemite

Tragedy at Yosemite National Park: A visitor was killed and another injured when a massive chunk of rock fell off the El Capitan granite monolith, one of the world's most famous climbs. The National Park Service says the huge rockfall happened near the "Waterfall Route," a popular climbing route on...

Midday open thread: A third of Native, black children impoverished; terminated H20 bottle ban worked

Today’s comic by Matt Bors is Where's the 'free speech' Right when you need them? • Ban on bottled water in National Parks worked. So they got rid of it: Last month, the National Park Service ended a six-year experiment prohibiting the...Show More Summary

One Dead After Rockfall On Yosemite's Famed El Capitan

One person has died and another has been injured after a rockfall on a popular climbing route in Yosemite National Park, the National Park Service said Wednesday.

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