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National Parks

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Top National Parks Articles

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  • Extreme athlete Dean Potter dies in BASE jumping accident

    Extreme athlete Dean Potter dies in BASE jumping accident
    Dean Potter knew the risks every time he flew off a cliff in a wingsuit. The extreme athlete lost a friend to a BASE jumping accident last year, and at that friend's memorial service he spoke about the death-defying nature of the sport. "He always...
  • Exchange student gored by bison in Yellowstone Park

    Exchange student gored by bison in Yellowstone Park
    A 16-year-old girl has been gored by a bison in Yellowstone National Park while posing for a picture near the animal. The National Park Service says the unidentified girl's injuries were serious but not life-threatening. The agency described her as an...
  • U.S. national parks are badly in need of repair

    U.S. national parks are badly in need of repair
    The National Park Service has been challenged for decades by deteriorating roads, bridges and infrastructure located within park boundaries. Earlier this year, the agency identified numerous deferred transportation and maintenance projects in its...
  • Exchange student injured by bison in Yellowstone Park

    A 16-year-old girl has been gored by a bison in Yellowstone National Park while posing for a picture near the animal. The National Park Service says the unidentified girl's injuries were serious but not life-threatening. The agency described her as an...
  • Bear necessity: FWC advises pepper spray for residents of area's bear corridor

    Bear necessity: FWC advises pepper spray for residents of area's bear corridor
    Bears roam Rebecca DiMarco's neighborhood like ants at a picnic. They're in trees and garbage. Her dog, Nala, went muzzle to muzzle with a big one in December with only a flimsy fence separating pet and bear. So when she steps outside now, DiMarco...
  • Pilot program studying public paddling in Cuyahoga River

    The National Park Service is working with Kent State University to look at opening up the Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH'-guh) River for canoeing and kayaking. Small private groups will be taking trips over the summer in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park so...
  • Cost to enter Yellowstone National Park going up

    Beginning June 1, it will cost more to visit Yellowstone National Park. The National Park Service announced Monday that the entrance fee to the first national park will increase to $30 per vehicle. The current fee is $25. The pass is good for seven days....
  • Officials to use dogs to run off geese at National Mall

    National Park officials say dogs will be used to move Canada geese from parts of the National Mall because the bird droppings are damaging the pumps and filters of the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool. WUSA-TV (http://on.wusa9.com/1HjqDb3) reports Border...
  • In rural Colombia, ban on anti-coca herbicide is bittersweet

    Manuel de Jesus Sanchez holds up a green poncho to protect his skin from the midday sun. The farmer says he was working in a rice paddy four years ago when a crop duster buzzed by, dumping large quantities of what everyone here refers to as "the poison."...
  • Montana want to keep wolf hunt rules for upcoming season

    Montana wildlife officials want to keep the existing rules in place for the upcoming wolf hunting and trapping season, saying Thursday they think they've hit on the right formula in how they manage the predators. John Vore, the game management bureau...
  • Navajo president takes firm stance against Grand Canyon tram

    Newly inaugurated Navajo President Russell Begaye stood before hundreds of people at his inauguration ceremony and signed a document stating he would pursue development of an aerial tram at the Grand Canyon. A day later, on Wednesday, Begaye issued a...