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National Treasures: America’s Best Idea

More than 400 sites make up the U.S. National Park Service, which celebrates its 100th birthday in 2016. But here’s what just might be overshadowed in the hubbub: the parks themselves, particularly the lesser known ones. A new National Geographic book pays homage to them all.

Pedal your way through Glacier National Park on a new bike excursion

Next year is the centennial of the National Park Service, and to mark the occasion. Trek Travel is offering a new bike trip in Montana's Glacier National Park. The six-day tour features cycling on the Going-to-the-Sun Road and through the Blackfeet Reservation as well as a ride through Flathead...

National Park Service considering killing off 1,000 bison at Yellowstone Park due to livestock concerns

last weekNews : The Raw Story

1,000 Yellowstone National Park Bison Could Be Culled The Yellowstone National Park bison herd could be shrunk by as many as 1,000 animals this year amid worries about the herd infecting nearby cattle, park officials told Reuters this week. Yellowstone has about 4,900 bison, but annual culling is...

Cuba and U.S. Announce Cooperation on Marine Conservation

HAVANA, CUBA – Today the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the National Park Service (NPS) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Cuba’s Ministry of Science, Technology, and Environment (CITMA)  to faciliate collaboration in marine science, stewardship, and management of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs). Show More Summary

Most national parks can be final resting place

Your favorite getaway could be your final resting place. Cremated remains can be scattered in most national parks and other sites overseen by the National Park Service. My in-laws wanted their ashes scattered in Yosemite National Park, their favorite place for camping and backpacking. After they...

Why Does This Nuclear Reactor Have a National Park Sign?

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

This is the historical X-10 Graphite Reactor at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Weirdly enough, it now has a National Park Service sign—but why? Read more...

Web cam in Alaska park captures two mysterious bear deaths

JUNEAU, Alaska (Reuters) - 'National Park Service officials are investigating the unexplained deaths of two brown bears in Alaska, one of them a cub, captured in real time by a video camera as thousands of bewildered nature enthusiasts were watching on the Internet.

Guest Editorial: We Must Do More to Change Racist Geographic Place Names in Our National Parks

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

The writer, a Washington State Legislator from Seattle, was part of the struggle to change the name of "Coon Lake" and "Coon Creek" in this state's North Cascades National Park. The National Parks Service is expected to recommend just such a change today. Show More Summary

Veterans Day Specials: National Parks, Starbucks, Olive Garden

2 weeks agoNews : Newsweek: US

Many companies are thanking former and active military for their service with free meals and promotions.

Puma found dead in Point Mugu State Park killed by rat poisons

A once-photogenic mountain lion whose carcass was found by a runner in Point Mugu State Park on Sept. 30 died of exposure to rat poisons, the National Park Service confirmed Tuesday. A necropsy of the puma known as P-34, conducted by scientists at the California Animal Health and Food Safety Lab...

Park Service Celebrates but 'All I Can Do Is Try to Keep the Worst From Happening'

In a parallel universe the National Park Service is preparing to celebrate its 100th anniversary as caretakers of our National Park System with a tepid outreach campaign, even as the system faces demolition on our watch. The "Find Your...Show More Summary

Navy, Olympic National Park Look into Jet Noise

The Navy and National Park Service will continue to cooperate on finding a solution to jet noise over Olympic National Park.

Retro Travel Posters Show a Scary (Possible) Future for our National Parks

As the National Parks Service prepares to celebrate its 100th birthday, advocates warn of nine #ParksInPeril

Women of Color Leading Essential, Activist Work in Cultural Institutions

3 weeks agoArts / Museums : Museum 2.0

A new poster from the National Park Service,based on Rich Black's 2009 image. Over the past few months, I've been doing research for a forthcoming book on relevance. One of the best parts of developing a book is learning new stories....Show More Summary

Essential California: Untangling the L.A. County Fair

Good morning. It is Tuesday, Nov. 3. The National Park Service is hoping to clean up trash on the Ocean Beach promenade by removing garbage cans. Hmm, how will that turn out? Here's what else is happening in the Golden State: Subscribe to the newsletter TOP STORIES More than a fair Seventy-five...

In Confusing Bid To Reduce Litter, National Park Service Pulls Ocean Beach Trash Cans

It seems that some people — perhaps confused, perhaps lazy — are simply piling their trash where the cans used to be. [ more › ]

Deal: Fourth-graders go free on these all-inclusive adventure tours of national parks

Some lucky kids are going to travel for free in 2016. First, President Obama launched an initiative that gives fourth-graders free admission to national parks in honor of the National Park Service's 100th anniversary next year. Now, Montana-based Austin Adventures ups the ante by offering all-inclusive,...

NM: Bandlier Ends Shuttle-Bus Service for Winter

Oct. 27--Seasonal shuttle service between Bandelier National Monument and the White Rock visitor center ends Tuesday, Oct. 27. Starting Wednesday, visitors will be able to drive directly to the Bandelier parking lot. Operated by Atomic Cit

Sandbags offered as high surf, tides prepare to hit Southern California coast

Unusually high tides are expected to begin hitting Southern California on Tuesday morning and could bring water up to beachside home doorsteps and parking lots, the National Weather Service said. Fueled by high surf and a full moon, the tides are expected to peak about 9:20 a.m. in Los Angeles...

American Voices: Sunscreen Harming Coral Reefs Worldwide

last monthHumor : The Onion

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has found that the global die-off of coral reefs is partially due to a toxic chemical in sunscreen, leading the National Park Service to recommend wearing only “reef-friendly” varieties while swimming in the ocean. What do you think?

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