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National Parks

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Top National Parks Articles

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  • NPS: report shows 23 million visited Va. attractions

    The National Park Service says its Virginia attractions saw nearly 23 million visitors in 2014. A report released Thursday by the park service shows that those visitors spent nearly $1 billion in the state, resulting in 14,753 jobs. The sesquicentennial...
  • Report: Southern W.Va. national parks help local economy

    A new report says southern West Virginia's national parks contributed more than $60 million in economic benefits to the local economy in 2014. Economists with the National Park Service and the U.S. Geological Survey analyzed visitor spending at parks...
  • In Ai Weiwei show at Alcatraz, tourism and human rights go hand in hand

    In Ai Weiwei show at Alcatraz, tourism and human rights go hand in hand
    Cheryl Haines sat with China's dissident artist and activist Ai Weiwei in his Beijing studio in 2012 — not long after his release from 81 days in secret detention. She could tell he was suffering. "I'm here as your friend," Haines, a San Francisco...
  • Floridians celebrate National Park Week

    Floridians celebrate National Park Week
    This week (April 18–26), the Florida Department of Health encourages all Floridians to get outdoors for National Park Week. Sponsored by the National Park Foundation and the National Parks System, this week is dedicated to exploring amazing places,...
  • South Africa's image suffers after anti-immigrant attacks

    Only a few kilometers (miles) separate Alexandra, a gritty Johannesburg township where South Africans attacked immigrants last week, from Sandton, a district jammed with high-end stores, restaurants and gleaming office towers symbolizing the upper reaches...
  • Obama visits Everglades to call for action on climate change

    Obama visits Everglades to call for action on climate change
    President Barack Obama used an Earth Day visit to the Everglades to make South Florida the poster child for fighting climate change. In his first trip to Florida's famed River of Grass, the president Wednesday tried to build national support for cutting...
  • Obama in Everglades: Threats from climate change 'can't be edited out' of conversation

    MIAMI With a sawgrass prairie at his back and spring rain clouds darkening the sky, President Barack Obama on Wednesday cast the beleaguered Everglades as the poster child for climate change. Obama called for quick and aggressive action in a speech...
  • Park tourism helps offset Wyoming's oil, gas drilling slump

    A steady stream of visitors to national parks promises to help absorb the hit Wyoming's economy has suffered as a result of low oil prices, a National Park Service report released Wednesday suggests. Oil prices down around half of what they were a year...
  • Workshop kicks off to plot Pullman monument's future

    Workshop kicks off to plot Pullman monument's future
    In the two months since President Barack Obama named the Pullman factory district the city's first national monument, Chicagoans have been left to ponder what that designation will mean. The Chicago chapter of the American Institute of Architects and the...
  • Rim of the Valley Corridor study released, recommends expansion over new park

    Rim of the Valley Corridor study released, recommends expansion over new park
    Following multiple delays and the urging of local lawmakers to publish its findings, the National Park Service released its draft report Tuesday on the Rim of the Valley Corridor study, recommending a boundary adjustment as a less costly and more...
  • Obama's visit prompts closures in Everglades National Park

    Everglades National Park will be closing its main road and some buildings near its main entrance because President Barack Obama is visiting. Obama will visit to the park Wednesday afternoon to talk about global warming's threat to the U.S. economy. The...