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Glaciers at Glacier National Park in Montana are melting. Using data from the United States Geological Survey and Portland State University, Nadja Popovich for The New York Times maps the… Tags: environment, glaciers, New York Times
Not wanting to backtrack along the Interstates, I decided to alter my return route to Colorado. This morning, I headed south through the scenic Yellowstone River Valley to the north entrance of Yellowstone National Park. Arriving early,...Show More Summary
Sweden has listed its public parks and beaches on Airbnb to promote its national policy on free-roaming. In a collaboration with VisitSweden, the country’s official tourism site, Airbnb has listed “the entire country” on a separate portion...Show More Summary
U.S. Department of Interior investigators say a National Park Service employee at the USS Arizona Memorial accepted gifts from tour operators in violation of ethics regulations. The department's inspector general … Click to Continue...
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A few hundred feet north of Washington National Airport there’s a small grassy park where locals gather to behold the closeup spectacle of commercial aircraft, which come in directly overhead throughout the day. Aircraft approach Washington over the Potomac River in order to minimize noise disruptions in the city. Show More Summary
Spilled grain, rail-killed ungulates, and the effects on other species of increased light and warmth may all attract grizzly bears to forage along railways in Canada's mountain parks, which could increase their risk of being hit by trains,...Show More Summary
Hikers hoping to scale Yosemite National Park’s Half Dome will have to wait until June instead of summiting over Memorial Day weekend. Park officials have delayed installing the Half Dome cables until at least June 2 because of the heavy snowpack and other hazardous conditions on the trail. The...
Supporters of a new national monument in Maine who are upset at the governor's refusal to allow road signs for the park are taking matters into their own hands. Fans … Click to Continue »
In the caves of Cuba, at Desembarco del Granma National Park, boas hunt in packs. That’s the conclusion of a study published in Animal Behavior and Cognition, reports ScienceAlert. In addition to ambushing rodents, birds, and lizards, Cuban boas sometimes snatch Jamaican fruit bats right out of the air. Show More Summary
San Francisco’s park system bumped up to third place in a poll by the Trust for Public Land, a national nonprofit that helps fund and protect parks, edging ahead of Washington, D.C., and Arlington, Va. “You can’t have a great city without...Show More Summary
Dusty Baker was more agitated than usual Tuesday, plus more notes from a dreary day at Nationals Park.
The proposed budget puts an emphasis on expanded drilling on public lands while providing funds to chip away at a maintenance backlog at national parks.
About 70 miles southwest of Billings, Montana, in the Beartooth Mountains of Custer National Forest, a bizarre snowfield sits at 11,000 feet above sea level. Unlike most glaciers, whose tops are pure white, this formation is a very different...Show More Summary
Route 66, the historic American roadway that linked Chicago to the West Coast, soon may be dropped from a National Park Service preservation program, which would end years of efforts … Click to Continue »
It's a problem in many communities across the nation. Heroin addicts. Shooting up in parks and playgrounds. Leaving dirty needles behind. Needles that may be diseased and which present a threat to our children. San Francisco is considering funding centers where people can shoot up safely. Show More Summary
Authorities in Zimbabwe say a South African hunter died after being trampled by an elephant. A wildlife official said Monday that hunter Theunis Botha was with a client near Zimbabwe's Hwange National Park on Friday when he "unknowingly" walked into a herd of elephants. Simukai Nyasha, spokesman...
For author Wallace Stegner, the West embodied what he called “the geography of promise.” “National parks,” he wrote in 1983, “are the best idea we ever had. Absolutely American, absolutely democratic, they reflect us at our best rather than our worst." Here’s a look at a few ways to stretch your...
After the fires in November of last year, the region has bounced back.