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National Parks

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  • 'Save L.A. Cougars' campaign calls for Agoura Hills wildlife crossing

    With the Griffith Park mountain lion as their poster puma, the National Wildlife Federation and the Santa Monica Mountains Fund have joined forces to raise money for a wildlife crossing at the 101 Freeway in Agoura Hills. The "Save L.A. Cougars"...
  • North Carolina cracks down on Venus flytrap poachers

    RALEIGH N.C. (Reuters) - Being the rare kind of plant that eats living things, the Venus flytrap tends to be thought of as an aggressor, its spiked leaves trapping insects with a murderous snap before devouring them. But in the plant's only natural home...
  • Monkey see, monkey kill: The evolutionary roots of lethal combat

    Monkey see, monkey kill: The evolutionary roots of lethal combat
    The killings are often swift and brutal: An overwhelming force of chimpanzees will pin their fellow primate to the ground as dozens of attackers commence to biting, punching, kicking and ripping at the victim's body.  "They'll tear off pieces of the...
  • No place to hide for Africa's pangolins amid China buying spree

    DAKAR/LIBREVILLE (Reuters) - Alongside dirt roads twisting through the dense tropical forests of Gabon, the scaly bodies of lifeless long-snouted pangolins dangle from sticks stuck in the ground by hunters. The pangolin, a mammal that looks like an...
  • What to do along the Blue Ridge Parkway

    What to do along the Blue Ridge Parkway
    Picture the Blue Ridge Parkway as a crooked spine running through the Appalachian Mountains. Government stewardship of public lands is splashed across the map in confusing variety a national park at either end, national forests, historic sites,...
  • Scientists probe secrets of Dry Tortugas

    MIAMI In the remotest part of the Florida Keys, 70 miles west of Key West and accessible only by boat or seaplane, there's an underwater world filled with habitats as happening as Miami's hottest nightclubs. Several species of grouper, snapper and...
  • Montana 'BASE jumper' falls to death in Glacier National Park

    Montana 'BASE jumper' falls to death in Glacier National Park
    MISSOULA Mont. (Reuters) - A Montana hiker reported as missing after he set out alone to perform a BASE jump in Glacier National Park over the weekend has been found dead below the summit of Mount Siyeh, authorities said on Monday. Authorities identified...
  • Beauty awaits the adventurous at Utah's Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

    Beauty awaits the adventurous at Utah's Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument
    Lying on the ground in Coyote Gulch, the night sky framed by openings in a natural arch and a curved canyon wall, I peer at the cosmos as through a Mardi Gras mask. My legs and shoulders ache near the end of a 70-mile backpacking hike in the Grand...
  • Hundreds flee California wildfires as homes burn

    Hundreds flee California wildfires as homes burn
    Several California wildfires have forced hundreds of residents to evacuate as firefighters contend with hot weather and steep, dry terrain. The region of Yosemite National Park has been hit particularly hard, with a new wildfire in the area destroying...
  • Fighting fern with fire in Florida's Everglades National Park

    MIAMI Fla. (Reuters) - Wildlife officials are preparing to set a 10,000-acre fire on Tuesday to combat an invasive fern in Florida's Everglades National Park, hoping to burn away a vine that is blocking sunlight to native plants. The controlled burn is...
  • San Diegans build replica sailing ship in honor of first explorer

    San Diegans build replica sailing ship in honor of first explorer
    John Popp, a retired physics teacher, is making sure the cannons on the 16th century Spanish galleon under construction here are functional and historically precise. Each cannon is more than 9 feet long and weighs more than 1,000 pounds. Each must be...