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National Parks

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  • New rules needed to govern drones

    New rules needed to govern drones
    Imagine a quiet Sunday afternoon at the beach interrupted by a hovering drone and camera. Sound far-fetched? Delray Beach Mayor Cary Glickstein is one of a growing number of local officials who don't think so. They wonder if laws are keeping pace with...
  • It's Freebie Friday! Free museum visits, gas for $2.50, $25 off at Starbucks

    It's Freebie Friday! Free museum visits, gas for $2.50, $25 off at Starbucks
    Happy Freebie Friday! It's time for another fabulous freebie free-for-all! This weekend, get into museums and natonal parks for free, pocket a free Apple iPhone 6 models with trade-in through Tuesday, gas up in Coral Springs for $2.50 a gallon and...
  • Champion tree confirmed at Biscayne National Park

    Champion tree confirmed at Biscayne National Park
    The largest seven-year-apple tree in the United States has been confirmed at Biscayne National Park. The tree's fruits are not apples, and they don't take seven years to ripen. But it is one of five champion trees, the largest of their species in the...
  • South Florida butterflies win federal protection

    South Florida butterflies win federal protection
    Two South Florida butterflies won federal protection as endangered species Monday, with wildlife managers planning to scorch their former habitats with fire to clear the way for the return of the plants they eat. The Bartram's scrub-hairstreak and...
  • A cooling dip with the bears at Alaska's Katmai National Park

    A cooling dip with the bears at Alaska's Katmai National Park
    Today’s “A Minute Away” video -- “Bathing bears, falling man, Naknek Lake, Alaska” -- comes from Katmai National Park, where bears spend the long days catching and gobbling salmon every July. To reach one of the best...
  • Fire in Everglades intended to kill non-native plants

    Fire in Everglades intended to kill non-native plants
    Ten thousand acres of Everglades National Park will burn Tuesday, as the park attempts to destroy an infestation of plants from Asia and Africa that can kill native vegetation. Unless bad weather forces a postponement, a helicopter will drop plastic...
  • Feds to give $20 million for Tamiami Bridge

     Federal transportation officials are about to provide a $20 million grant for expansion of the Tamiami Trail bridge, a major project to allow fresh water to flow into Everglades National Park.  U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., said the grant award will...
  • Free park-ing: Exploring the gratis parts of Maryland's National Park system

    Free park-ing: Exploring the gratis parts of Maryland's National Park system
    Maryland residents often take the history and beauty gracing the state for granted, but there’s always a new way to view the area that takes into account just how special a place it is to explore. Take Baltimore, for instance. “It’s...
  • Everglades report shows restoration progress, needs

    Everglades report shows restoration progress, needs
    An Everglades restoration progress report released Tuesday identifies signs of success as well as a long, expensive to-do list to save Florida's fading River of Grass. Florida and the federal government are in the midst of a decades-long, multibillion-...
  • South Florida's parks support more than wildlife

    South Florida's national parks do more than just provide homes for alligators, panthers and manatees. They brought $206 million into the economy and supported more than 2,700 jobs, according to a report released this week by the National Park Service....
  • Drones: Spur technology, protect privacy: Editorial

    Drones: Spur technology, protect privacy: Editorial
    Imagine a quiet Sunday afternoon at the beach interrupted by a hovering drone armed with a camera. Sound far-fetched? In Florida, Delray Beach Mayor Cary Glickstein is one of a growing number of local officials who don't think so. They wonder if laws...