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Grand Canyon Cloud Inversion

The Grand Canyon National Park Service shared this time-lapse of a temperature inversion at the beautiful canyon. Trapped by warm air, a huge mass of fog blanketed the canyon, ebbing and flowing like water at a beach.

Sandy Hook Bay Partially Covered In A Weird Mystery "Sheen"

Sandy Hook Bay is covered in a...sheen. That's the terminology that a coalition of government agencies—including the U.S. Coast Guard, the Department of Environmental Protection, the National Parks Service and New Jersey Office of Emergency...Show More Summary

Sea of clouds cover the Grand Canyon in rare weather event

A sea of thick cloud covers the Grand Canyon. Image from the National Park Service. Imagine showing up for a once-in-a-lifetime chance to view the Grand Canyon in Arizona only to find the deep ravine completely covered by clouds. If you went today, that’s what you saw — a rare total cloud inversion just below the rim. Show More Summary

Private land in Wyoming's national park is now open to hunters

JACKSON, Wyoming — Wildlife on private land within Grand Teton National Park is now under jurisdiction of the state of Wyoming and can be hunted, the National Park Service decided. For decades, wildlife on the approximately 950 acres...Show More Summary

James Corner Field Operations wins major competition to design a new national park in San Francisco

The Presidio Trust, Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, and the National Park Service oversaw the seven-month long Presidio Parklands design competition, which sought conceptual ideas on reintegrating a portion of the Presidio that for seven decades had

Let's All Watch This or Read the Transcript Because It Is Terrific and We Need All the Terrific Things

Below, video of the rescue of a baby elephant from a muddy pond, and his reunion with his mother, care of the Kenya Wildlife Service and Amboseli Trust for Elephants at Amboseli National Park in Kenya: Video Description: Text onscreen...Show More Summary

Landmarks panel OKs latest Wrigley sign plans

The Commission on Chicago Landmarks on Thursday approved another revised plan from the Chicago Cubs to renovate Wrigley Field, with this one coming after the National Park Service made recommendations amid concerns over the team's plans for expanded advertising in the outfield.

Source: Cubs to strike 1 sign, shrink another in revised Wrigley plan

3 weeks agoSports : Globetrotting

The Chicago Cubs have agreed to remove one of seven outfield signs and scoreboards the team plans to install at Wrigley Field to address concerns of the National Park Service, which has to approve the renovation plans for the team to receive federal tax credits, according to a source familiar...

Kids can program the White House's Christmas tree lights this year

3 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

The National Park Service's annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony dates back to 1923, but this year it's getting a software update. Google's Made with Code Holiday Lights project will let any kid (or adult for that matter) animate the trees at the...

Ocean Roundup: Nearly 1,000 Sea Turtles Strand off Cape Cod, Suez Canal Expansion Poses Environmental Risks, and More

A nesting Kemp’s ridley sea turtles. Nearly 1,000 sea turtles, most of them Kemp’s ridleys, stranded off Cape Cod over the past month. (Photo: National Park Service [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons) - Scientists are sounding the...Show More Summary

Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson to host National Christmas Tree Lighting

The National Park Service announced today, Nov. 26, that husband and wife Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson will host this

Fracking Approved in Virginian National Forest Area

WASHINGTON — Fracking, a divisive energy issue, has been approved in the George Washington National Forest in the state of Virginia. Fox News reported the U.S. Park Service initially banned fracking in the forest, which is the largest national forest on the East Coast, but rethought their plans after energy companies protested the ban. Fracking, or […]

Dominic Esquibel, Navy Cross recipient, in legal tiff with Park Service

John sends us a link to an article about Dominic Esquibel, a Marine who earned the Navy Cross in Iraq in 2004 and was roughed up by a National Park Service forest ranger in a dispute over a Sequoia National Park handicap parking space. According to Esquibel, the park employee handcuffed him and mistreated the […]

National parks consider raising entry fees

FLAGSTAFF, Arizona — Visiting the Grand Canyon and other national parks could get a little pricier. The U.S. National Park Service said 115 of its 401 park units plan to seek public comment on entrance fees that could go up starting next year. Show More Summary

Man Arrested In Second Wife’s Fatal Fall Off Mountain Also Investigated In First Wife’s Gory Death

Harold Henthorn, a Colorado native, was arrested Thursday by authorities with the National Park Service and the FBI, in connection with first-degree murder for the Sept. 29, 2012 death of… READ ON

Yellowstone National Park: Now with Wi-Fi?

If some officials at Yellowstone National Park get their way, you soon may be able to get a Wi-Fi signal while looking at Old Faithful. That's because the National Park Service is considering running a $34 million fiber-optic line through...Show More Summary

Vice President Biden's lodge vacation comes under scrutiny

Vice President Joe Biden is causing controversy after TIME reported he, at least four Cabinet secretaries, and other Obama administration officials used a lodge in the Grand Tetons for vacations. The National Park Service is now reviewing...Show More Summary

National Parks to Raise Entrance Fees in 2015

2 months agoLifestyle / Travel : Jaunted

You best review those freebie days for your national park visit once 2015 rolls around, as it looks like Uncle Sam and friends might be raising admission prices. Nothing is set in stone as of yet, but the National Park Service is kicking around the idea of increasing admission costs. Show More Summary

Hiker’s Poor Paintings on National Parkland Pique Feds

2 months agoArts : Hyperallergic

A hiker who has been painting portraits on cliffs, rocks, and slopes at national parks in the western United States and posting images of the acrylic compositions on social media is now the subject of a National Park Service (NPS) investigation.

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