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Ward Charcoal Ovens State Historic Park in Ely, Nevada

Near Ely, Nevada, six stone charcoal ovens dominate the desert landscape and give this historic site its peculiar name. The Egan Mountain Range is just a mile or two to the west, but down here in the basin it’s the thirty-foot “beehives”...Show More Summary

Elderly Yellowstone Grizzly Named Scarface Shot And Killed — Death Being Investigated

An elderly Yellowstone grizzly nicknamed Scarface had survived 25 harsh winters and violent scraps with other bears in the national park. What ultimately felled him wasn’t old age, but a gunshot wound. Now state authorities and the U.S. Show More Summary

Kentucky Has a Science Problem

With the opening of the Noah's Ark theme park just over two months away, buttressed by up to $18 million in tax breaks from taxpayers, people are starting to reflect on what it means for the state of science in Kentucky. The editorial...Show More Summary

Land of Giants

Established in 2003, Congaree is one of the country’s newest national parks, yet it boasts the southeastern United States’ largest expanse of old-growth bottomland hardwood forest.

Experience glamping at Sweetwater Creek State Park’s new yurt village

Camping gets a glamorous makeover at Sweetwater Creek State Park. With the opening of Yurt Village, which consists of ten wooden-and-canvas structures nestled in the woods and overlooking the most sapphire of lakes, you can appreciate the rustic camping experience while still getting a restful night’s sleep. I was surprised by how much I enjoyed […]

Colors of the Canyon: Spring fashion at Providence Canyon State Park

This spring, fashion’s vibrant earth tones—rusts, mustards, ochres, siennas—play well with the dramatic landscape at Providence Canyon State Park, about two hours south of Atlanta.

Virginia's 'Foamhenge' Is Getting Evicted by a State Park

The foam Stonehenge is looking for a new home "Foamhenge," the foam replica of Stonehenge that artist Mark Cline built in Rockbridge County, Virginia as an April Fools joke 12 years ago (it turned out to be a very enduring joke) is getting kicked out of its home because the land that it sits on is being turned into a state park. Show More Summary

India Approves 200 MW Solar Park In Rajasthan

Originally published on CleanTechies. The Indian government has approved a large solar power park in the western state of Rajasthan in a bid to push public sector companies to invest in renewable energy infrastructure. According to media reports, the central government gave approval to a 200 M W solar power park at Jetsar, Rajasthan. Show More Summary

Highlights and Analysis from The Opening New Jersey Regional

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — The Opening's nationwide spring tour rolled into the Garden State on Sunday, as athletes from across the Northeast traveled to compete at New York Jets headquarters. The facility hosted several top-tier committed players, along with many recruits who've yet to declare their college football intentions. Show More Summary

After removing the rotting whale carcass from beach, crews decontaminate sand

3 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

After removing the estimated 60,000-pound carcass of a rotting whale from a San Clemente beach, crews then took on the task of decontaminating the sand below. A contractor working for the state parks department spent two days using an excavator to cut up the 40-foot whale, which was hauled off...

The Global Travel Conspiracy, Episode 39 – The National Park Service

This week I talk about the National Park service and its 100th anniversary. I also talk about my project to visit every national park in the United States and Canada. Subscribe on iTunes

Watch the Gross Removal of the San Onofre Whale Carcass

An excavator and bulldozer execute a parks department plan to chop up and haul away a decomposing whale Well, it actually happened. Yesterday, state parks officials announced a plan to hack apart a decomposing gray whale at San Onofre State Beach and haul the parts off to a landfill. Show More Summary

? Travel: The North Carolina Blue Ridge Parkway

The Blue Ridge Parkway is a National Parkway and All-American Road in the United States, noted for its scenic beauty. The parkway, which is America’s longest linear park,[3] runs for 469 miles (755 km) through 29 Virginia and North Carolina counties, mostly along the Blue Ridge, a major mountain chain that is part of the...

'Everybody stay away': Workers begin cutting up whale carcass at Trestles surfing area

Workers on Thursday began the process of cutting up and carting off a 40-foot whale carcass that washed up at San Onofre State Beach in Orange County earlier this week, a California state parks official said. Kevin Pearsall, a public safety superintendent for California state parks in Orange County,...

A Group of Determined Turtles Struggle to Maintain Their Balance on a Slippery Log in a Murky Pond

6 days agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

While touring through Mason Neck State Park in Fairfax County, Virginia, visitor Nancy Hwa captured the amusing sight of four turtles who were struggling to maintain their balance on a slippery log after a fifth one tried to join them. The four turtles had been peacefully sunning themselves amidst the very murky “Turtle Pond” before […]

North Dakota Taxpayers Have Been Subsidizing Doug Burgum’s Out Of State Investments

Doug Burgum talks about the walkability of areas in downtown Fargo in comparison to development along the edges of the city Wednesday morning, Oct. 28, 2015, during a 1 Million Cups event at the Stage at Island Park. Dave Wallis / The...Show More Summary

Late Night Creepster Open Thread: Dude, You Text Your Mother With That Device?

Context, from Petula Dvorak at the Washington Post: … Fairfax County firefighter Nicole Mittendorff, 31, killed herself in Virginia’s Shenandoah National Park, the state medical examiner concluded. But even after the search for her was over, her body was identified and memorial candles began to burn, the cyberbullies — who claimed they were her fellow […]

'It's going to be very messy': Whale carcass to be cut up and trucked away

The decaying carcass of a whale that washed ashore at San Onofre State Beach recently has attracted a steady stream of lookie-loos, but a California parks official warned residents Wednesday that they might want to avoid the area very soon.  Kevin Pearsall, a public safety superintendent for California...

A Waffle House Parking Lot Is the Perfect Place to Film a Music Video

A waitress even makes a cameo As far as places to film a music video go, a Waffle House parking lot seems like a pretty solid choice: The chain is basically everywhere, at least in the southern part of the United States; it's (probably)...Show More Summary

Essential California: One neighborhood declares drought is over

Good morning. It is Wednesday, April 27. “No Trump Anytime” parking signs are popping up across Los Angeles. They’re not from LADOT but an artist known as Plastic Jesus. Here's what else is happening in the Golden State: TOP STORIES Take me out to the ball game California lawmakers often enjoy...

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