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  • Half-century later, 'Kennedy Compromise' yields Lake Michigan erosion

    Half-century later, 'Kennedy Compromise' yields Lake Michigan erosion
    The flow of sand on the southernmost tip of Lake Michigan is out of balance, creating serious erosion in some places and too much sand in others, experts say. After decades of treating the problem at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore in a more or less...
  • National Park Service plans to ban drones over 84 million acres

    The National Park Service on Friday announced it was moving to ban drones on all its lands. The move comes amid growing concern about hobbyists using drones to create dramatic videos. The ban would cover more thanĀ 84 million acres of public land....
  • Orchid loss in Md. mountains laid to deer

    Orchid loss in Md. mountains laid to deer
    For as long as anyone can remember, wild orchids have rewarded sharp-eyed hikers in Maryland's Catoctin Mountains with pink, yellow and white blooms peeping from the forest floor. But these "secret beauties," as one researcher dubbed them, are vanishing...
  • National Park Service to find new home for Shaw monument

    YORKTOWN — The National Park Service wants to rid itself of a nearly 120-year-old monument that has fallen into disrepair after being left in the woods for 80 years. Dan Smith, superintendent of the Colonial National Historical Park, which includes...
  • Dark side of adventure

    I had been flirting with the idea of climbing Mount Rainier in July and tried goading a dozen friends into joining me for a trek to the top of the 14,410-foot peak southeast of Seattle. It's a relatively technical trek, involving ice climbing, ropes, axes...
  • Teens launch balloons to edge of space, and so the adventure begins

    Teens launch balloons to edge of space, and so the adventure begins
    High in the Eastern Sierra, a pack of huskies is howling in the shadow of snow-covered peaks. Drawn by their song, 10 teenage members of the Earth to Sky Calculus club break from their work and gather on a cabin deck. Before long, they're howling too....
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  • California wildfire threatens homes near Sequoia National Park

    California wildfire threatens homes near Sequoia National Park
    A California wildfire that has already destroyed three structures and blackened some three square miles of forest land near Sequoia National Park was threatening 1,000 more homes on Monday, officials said. More than 1,100 firefighters were battling...
  • The best way to Death Valley National Park

     The best way to Death Valley National Park
    If you go THE BEST WAY TO DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK From Los Angeles, there are two routes to Death Valley, both scenic and both requiring about five hours. For the eastern route, take Interstate 10 or 210 to Interstate 15 north to Baker, then...
  • Dramatic chopper rescue at Yosemite National Park

    Dramatic chopper rescue at Yosemite National Park
    The harrowing rescue of a man who almost plunged to his death at Yosemite National Park last month was captured on video and released Tuesday by park officials. On May 28, just before noon, a backpacker nearly died when he almost fell over a waterfall,...
  • Excavation vacations

     Excavation vacations
    Regardless of how full her plate is, Lisa Orgren will always make room for her favorite pastime, which involves donning gloves, grabbing a trowel and digging in the dirt. She's not planting flowers or vegetables in her backyard. For the last five...