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Chicago area among noisiest as measured by National Park Service

In the mosaic of brilliant blues and dazzling yellows on this map, Chicago shines among the brightest. But that's not a good thing. The lighter the yellow, the noisier the city. Chicago is bordering on white. Scientists at the National...Show More Summary

2 vandalism suspects rescued from cliff

3 days agoNews / Crime : Crimesider

Park service spokeswoman Alexandra Picavet said the men got stuck on a cliff at the waterfront of Fort Baker in Golden Gate National Recreation Area

Casey Nocket’s Trail of Defacement: An Interactive Map

4 days agoFitness / Hiking : SoCal Hiker

October 29 Update:  The National Park Service has issued a press release naming 21-year old Casey Nocket of New York as the primary suspect in vandalism cases across eight national parks.  They state that “Investigators continue to collect evidence of the crimes, conduct interviews, and are consulting with the U.S. Show More Summary

Muir Monday: Our National Park Service

4 days agoFitness / Hiking : SoCal Hiker

Walk away quietly in any direction and taste the freedom of the mountaineer. Camp out among the grass and gentians of glacier meadows, in craggy garden nooks full of Nature’s darlings. Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. Show More Summary

Westerners Continue to Have a Strong Connection to Public Lands

Those of us who spent our careers in the National Parks Service know full well that the allure of the American West is hard to shake off. Call it an affinity, or a closeness--but whether it's the sawtooth ridges of the Grand Tetons or...Show More Summary

What the National Parks Plan to Do With an Extra $408 Million

Obama's proposed National Park Service budget would be a huge boon to the agency.

National Park Service: A Boy’s Life as a Powder Monkey

Explore the USS Constitution while you learn what life would be like as a powder monkey during the War of 1812.

Map: America’s quietest places

This post comes via Know More, Wonkblog's social media site. America basically has a noisy half and a quiet half, new data from the National Park Service shows. Researchers carried out 1.5 million hours of acoustical monitoring to create the map below, of noise levels across the U.S. on an average summer day. Except for […]

Alaska led U.S. in least-visited national parks in 2014, but Skagway historic park saw a record

America's national parks drew tourists in record numbers last summer, according to the U.S. National Park Service, but most of the agency's Alaska units remain starved for attention. The five least-visited parks in the 49th state attracted...Show More Summary

You Can Soon Use Apple Pay at National Parks

Apple CEO Tim Cook said that the service is likely to take off in September

US National Parks and other federal services will support Apple Pay come September

Today saw the United States federal government announce that they intend to support Apple Pay with their own payment cards, but a more consumer-facing Apple Pay implementation is coming as well later this year. According to Apple CEO...Show More Summary

Visit Washington’s Headquarters, 19 Jan.

On Thursday, 19 February, Ranger Garrett Cloer of the National Park Service will lead special tours of the Cambridge mansion that was Gen. George Washington’s home and headquarters from July 1775 to early April 1776. That estate is now...Show More Summary

Research: 25 percent of broadband homes find energy monitoring appealing

According to recent research by Parks Associates, 25 percent of the broadband households across the nation find an energy monitoring service “very appealing.” In more good news for cable operators that offer home automation services,...Show More Summary

President and Mrs. Obama - Please Don't Approve the Taking of Public Parkland for the Obama Presidential Library

Dear President and Mrs. Obama: Next year is the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service (NPS) Organic Act, which led to the Park Service's creation, established "to conserve the scenery and the natural and historic objects and...Show More Summary

President To Protect Historic Chicago District As Newest National Monument

The country’s first planned industrial town, Pullman Historic District, was determined to be of “national significance” by the National Park Service in 2013 and was identified as a “national treasure” last year by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The post President To Protect Historic Chicago District As Newest National Monument appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Watch Bigfoot Hunters Stalk Bison At Yellowstone National Park

Four “Bigfoot” have been captured on camera apparently stalking bison near the Old Faithful geyser at the Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming. The footage, from the streaming webcam of the U.S. National Parks Service, has sparked an online debate between Bigfoot believers and skeptics. Show More Summary

Links: Yellowstone Romance, A 3 Question Survey, and Oh, Australian, That was Unfair

From Allison:  It looks like the librarians at the National Park Service (talk about an awesome job!) are serializing an old book (“Yellowstone Park Romance” from 1911, I think) in the run up to Valentines Day. Apparently you will “follow...Show More Summary

How Mobile and Social Services Bring Nature to You

I wrote a while back about the Natural Capital Project, which was using the photos people had uploaded to Flickr to try and gauge the popularity of various national parks in the US. Since then, of course, there have been a raft of new social and mobile apps that allow nature lovers to participate in conservation work in some way.

First Yosemite Rare Fox In 100 Years (INTERVIEW)

You remember the spectacular rock climb at Half Dome a few weeks ago? In a more remote part of California’s Yosemite National Park, a motion-sensitive camera placed by Forest Service wildlife biologists has twice recorded another unusual phenomenon. Show More Summary

Michael Baker International Wins $50M Environmental Contract

The National Park Service has awarded a five-year, $50 million contract to the Michael Baker International/AMEC team to provide technical environmental support services for the National Park Service’s Park Facility Management Division and Environmental Management Systems program. Show More Summary

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