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National Parks

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Top National Parks Articles

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  • Deep cleaning: Cave lovers help remove grime left by park tourists

    Deep cleaning: Cave lovers help remove grime left by park tourists
    Down here in the subterranean stillness, the beam from Paul Kemp's headlamp slices through the gloom like a lighthouse beacon — his tool to unearth evidence of the invaders who have long descended into this alien world. With the studied care of an...
  • Chicago area among noisiest as measured by National Park Service

     Chicago area among noisiest as measured by National Park Service
    In the mosaic of brilliant blues and dazzling yellows on this map, Chicago shines among the brightest. But that's not a good thing. The lighter the yellow, the noisier the city. Chicago is bordering on white. Scientists at the National Park Service...
  • Outdoors calendar

    Outdoors calendar
    March 1: The third King of the Glades Open Team Series qualifier on Lake Okeechobee out of Clewiston. Entry fee is $75 per team. Call Mike Lendl at 954-393-5596. March 1-April 30: Snook season in Gulf of Mexico state and adjacent federal waters,...
  • Outdoors notebook

    Outdoors notebook
    Saltwater seminar: The Salt Water Sportsman National Seminar Series is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 28 at the Port St. Lucie Civic Center in Port St. Lucie. An expert panel will cover how and where to catch fish from Jupiter to Fort Pierce, as well as in the...
  • Today in History

    Today is Thursday, Feb. 26, the 57th day of 2015. There are 308 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Feb. 26, 1815, Napoleon Bonaparte escaped from exile on the Island of Elba and headed back to France in a bid to regain power....
  • Ford's Theatre museum reopens after water leak

    The museum at the Ford's Theatre National Historic Site in Washington has reopened a week after a water leak flooded the museum floor. The museum reopened Wednesday and resumed normal hours for the week. The museum had been closed since Feb. 18 due to...
  • Sharpshooting, deer cull plan at Ohio national park approved

    A national park in northeast Ohio will use sharpshooting under a recently approved plan to help reduce its deer population. The National Park Service announced Wednesday its approval of the population management plan at Cuyahoga Valley National Park....
  • Hear scientists discuss new ways to save rare Everglades plants

    Hear scientists discuss new ways to save rare Everglades plants
    A landmark report on rare plant species at Everglades National Park is being released March 2. And you're invited to its unveiling. Representatives from the park and the Institute for Regional Conservation, the private nonprofit that drafted the report,...
  • Follow-up: More tales of the Prometheus tree and how it died

    Follow-up: More tales of the Prometheus tree and how it died
    On Friday, I had a front-page article on the story of Prometheus, the 5,000-year-old bristlecone that was chopped down in 1964 in the name of science — and whose memory was resurrected by Los Angeles artist Jeff Weiss. A number of readers wrote in...
  • The ghost of Prometheus: a long-gone tree and the artist who resurrected its memory

    The ghost of Prometheus: a long-gone tree and the artist who resurrected its memory
    Somewhere in the high desert of eastern Nevada, a few turns off Route 50 — "the loneliest road in America" — a station wagon sat parked by the side of the highway. Before it lounged a young couple on red lawn chairs. A crudely painted wooden...
  • Southland leaders urge release of Rim of the Valley Corridor study draft

    Southland leaders urge release of Rim of the Valley Corridor study draft
    In a letter sent yesterday, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank), along with Reps. Judy Chu (D-Pasadena) and Ted Lieu (D-Torrance), urged the National Park Service to release the Rim of the Valley Corridor Special Resource Study draft, stating the report was...