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National Parks

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Top National Parks Articles

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  • Ecological monitoring station proposed at Yellowstone

    By Laura Zuckerman (Reuters) - Yellowstone National Park could become a site for collecting massive amounts of data on climate and land-use changes and the effects of invasive species on the Northern Rocky Mountains under a proposal submitted for public...
  • Will renewable energy ruin an 'irreplaceable' Mojave desert oasis?

    Will renewable energy ruin an 'irreplaceable' Mojave desert oasis?
    In one of the hottest, driest places on Earth, velvety sand dunes surround dry lake beds that, with luck, fill with spring rains. Hidden waterways attract a profusion of wildlife and birds; submerged desert rivers periodically erupt in a riot of green....
  • Freebie Friday: $5 off at Target and Publix, $10 off at Kohl's, JCP

    Freebie Friday: $5 off at Target and Publix, $10 off at Kohl's, JCP
    Happy Freebie Friday!  It's time for another fantastic freebie free-for-all! Just in time for Thanksgiving shopping, I have a coupon to save $5 on deli, bakery and produce,  good at Target and Publix. Also, I have another coupon to save $10 at Kohl's...
  • Free entrance to national parks and forests for Veterans Day

    Free entrance to national parks and forests for Veterans Day
    National parks and forests across the country will waive entrance fees Tuesday in honor of Veterans Day. For the first time, California state parks are waiving fees too. The connection between the healing powers the outdoors has on members of the military...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Family travel five: Let your bird-watching vacation plans take flight

    Grab the binoculars and head to the mountains, the coast or the canyons to observe beautiful creatures in flight. Here are five places to consider: 1. Galapagos Islands, Ecuador. Perhaps you've heard about the cliff-diving blue-footed boobies? Or the 8-...
  • Colorado man indicted for murder of wife in fatal fall at national park

    Colorado man indicted for murder of wife in fatal fall at national park
    A federal grand jury has indicted a Colorado man for the murder of his wife who plummeted 50 feet to her death in Rocky Mountain National Park in 2012, authorities said on Thursday. Harold Henthorn, 58, was arrested by agents from the National Park...
  • California fall colors: If you want this picture of Half Dome, go now

    California fall colors: If you want this picture of Half Dome, go now
    Yosemite Valley in the national park was a bright spot for fall colors this week, and travelers who go this weekend may be lucky enough to catch the tail end of peak colors. Those hues are captured in Nicholas Barnhart's photo of Half Dome reflected...