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National Parks

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Obama in Everglades: 'Climate change cannot be edited out of the conversation'

    MIAMI President Barack Obama on Wednesday paid his first visit to the Everglades, delivering an Earth Day speech that tied the threat rising seas pose for the imperiled River of Grass to wider climate change risks across the nation. But his choice of...
  • Obama to visit Everglades on Wednesday, highlight climate change threat

    MIAMI In his first ever visit to Florida's Everglades on Wednesday Earth Day President Barack Obama hopes to connect climate change impacts already unfolding in the imperiled wetland to wider risks across the nation. Obama plans to tour the Everglades,...
  • 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...
  • Pearl Harbor center superintendent leaving for new job

    The National Park Service superintendent who was at the helm of the Pearl Harbor visitors' center when tour companies allegedly sold tickets to the site is taking a job in Massachusetts. Paul DePrey said Tuesday he will leave Hawaii in June to be...
  • Scott to Obama: Release cash for the Everglades

    Scott to Obama: Release cash for the Everglades
    TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott wants the federal government to catch up on payments for the Everglades and Lake Okeechobee, as President Barack Obama heads to South Florida on Wednesday to discuss climate change. Obama is set to appear at...
  • More thunderstorms likely today

    More thunderstorms likely today
    Expect another round of showers and storms today, mainly in the afternoon. Some of the storms could be strong and produce lightning, hail, gusty winds or even tornadoes. South Florida's Tuesday forecast calls for mostly cloudy skies with afternoon highs...
  • Correction: Overcrowded National Park story

    In a story April 11 about Rocky Mountain National Park, The Associated Press reported erroneously that park officials are considering closing certain areas at times of overcrowding. Officials say no closures are planned and that they are studying ways...