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National Parks

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  • In defense of John Muir

    In defense of John Muir
    To the editor: The article on the relevance of John Muir's legacy featured academics who cast doubt on his advocacy for wild-land preservation and say a better way to serve the public would be to create more urban parks. ("John Muir's legacy questioned as...
  • John Muir's legacy questioned as centennial of his death nears

    John Muir's legacy questioned as centennial of his death nears
    John Muir is the patron saint of environmentalism, an epic figure whose writings of mystical enlightenment attained during lone treks in California's wilderness glorified individualism, saved Yosemite and helped establish the national park system. As...
  • Nov. 17 Letters: Obamacare, transgender student, Fort Monroe

    Obamacare support Re: The Nov. 12 editorial By what convoluted thinking did the Editorial Board come to the conclusion that 250,000 Virginians are being harmed by having to replace inadequate health insurance policies with more robust policies? The...
  • Charles R. Morrison, Poly teacher

    Charles R. Morrison, Poly teacher
    Charles R. Morrison, a former Polytechnic Institute teacher who later joined the faculty of what is now the Community College of Baltimore County at Catonsville, died Nov. 2 at the Little Sisters of the Poor-St. Martins Home in Catonsville of cancer. He...
  • For the record

    Pinnacles National Park: In the Nov. 16 Travel section, an article about Pinnacles National Park reversed the driving directions to the park's entrances. The correct routes are: To drive to the west entrance from Los Angeles, take Highway 101 north to...
  • Hitting a peak at Pinnacles National Park with spires, condor sightings

    Hitting a peak at Pinnacles National Park with spires, condor sightings
    I wasn't thinking about condors as I drove through the dusty foothills of Central California approaching Pinnacles National Park. The surreal scenery within Pinnacles, America's newest national park, was too distracting. Rocky spires and craggy buttresses...
  • BLM rejectes application for Silurian Valley energy project

    BLM rejectes application for Silurian Valley energy project
    The Bureau of Land Management on Thursday denied a Spanish company's application to build a controversial renewable energy facility in the Mojave Desert's remote Silurian Valley, deciding the sprawling project “would not be in the public interest.&...
  • Nov. 24 Letters: Hampton projects, Fort Monroe, veterans support, assault victim

    Debt in Hampton Once again, will the last person to leave Hampton please turn off the lights. For if the Hampton City Council continues to come up with costly, unneeded capital improvement projects, then the city is likely to wind up in bankruptcy...
  • Florida's unique turkey species gobbles on

    Florida's unique turkey species gobbles on
    As families gather Thursday over platters of turkey, an elusive variety of the giant bird will be gobbling, clucking and flying at surprisingly high speed through South Florida's fields and forests. The Osceola turkey, also called the Florida wild...
  • Grand Canyon gets surprise visitor — a gray wolf

    Nobody is sure who saw it first. A handful of National Park Service employees think they were among the first, in early October. A turkey hunter snapped a fuzzy photo of it as the animal moved through a large open meadow surrounded by dense conifer...
  • Delaware Water Gap divers battle conditions, emotions

     Delaware Water Gap divers battle conditions, emotions
    "Go make history," U.S. Park Ranger Michael Croll said. Over the side of his boat, men in wet suits played with meters and tested goggles. They bobbed up and down in a metal-colored ooze, the surface of which reflected the autumnal foliage of the...