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National Parks

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  • For future generations

    When the U.S. Army decommissioned Fort Monroe and began the transfer of ownership to the commonwealth, a great debate emerged over how best to protect the property for future generations.
  • Putting the color in Yellowstone's famed thermal springs

    Putting the color in Yellowstone's famed thermal springs
    They've thrilled visitors to Yellowstone National Park for well over a century -- simmering ponds of brilliant, rainbow colors with unforgettable names like Grand Prismatic Spring and Sapphire Pool. Yet not all of Yellowstone's famed thermal pools...

    The great fear of the great outdoors

    The great fear of the great outdoors
    Americans find ourselves in a period — arguably, the first in our nation's history — when our unease about being in nature is coming to outweigh our desire for it. We have a growing intolerance for inconvenience, a feeling well captured by the...

    Inspections prompt changes at mismanaged Yellowstone, Yosemite jails

    The National Park Service says it has revamped operations at jail facilities in two of its largest and most popular parks after a review by federal auditors revealed that the detention sites were being improperly managed. But the agency has been slow...

    Chamberlin plans to expand; Fort Monroe has no say

    Chamberlin plans to expand; Fort Monroe has no say
    A Hampton Roads icon, Old Point Comfort's The Chamberlin, is planning to expand, officials of the Fort Monroe Authority disclosed Thursday -- and then hastened to say it has nothing to do with them. The former hotel is now a senior living center...