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National Parks

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  • Cannon backfired during Star-Spangled celebration at Fort McHenry

    Cannon backfired during Star-Spangled celebration at Fort McHenry
    A reproduction historic cannon backfired at Fort McHenry during the recent Star-Spangled Banner bicentennial celebrations, injuring a member of the cannon crew, according to the National Park Service. The breech of the cannon, or the mass of metal at...
  • 2014 Fall Gear Guide for the Outdoors

    2014 Fall Gear Guide for the Outdoors
    ARCHERY TIME      Accurately judging the distance of your target as well as it’s elevation from your blind, stand or treestand is critical for success during archery hunting.    Bushnell’s new G-Force DX laser range finder (www.bushnell....
  • Go Away With ... Derek Hough

    Go Away With ... Derek Hough
    More famous than many of the celebrities with whom he is paired on "Dancing with the Stars," professional dancer Derek Hough is a star in his own right. Hough, 29, has won an Emmy Award for his choreography on the series, as well as an unprecedented...
  • Scientists probe secrets of Dry Tortugas

    MIAMI In the remotest part of the Florida Keys, 70 miles west of Key West and accessible only by boat or seaplane, there's an underwater world filled with habitats as happening as Miami's hottest nightclubs. Several species of grouper, snapper and...
  • North Carolina cracks down on Venus flytrap poachers

    RALEIGH N.C. (Reuters) - Being the rare kind of plant that eats living things, the Venus flytrap tends to be thought of as an aggressor, its spiked leaves trapping insects with a murderous snap before devouring them. But in the plant's only natural home...
  • 'Save L.A. Cougars' campaign calls for Agoura Hills wildlife crossing

    With the Griffith Park mountain lion as their poster puma, the National Wildlife Federation and the Santa Monica Mountains Fund have joined forces to raise money for a wildlife crossing at the 101 Freeway in Agoura Hills. The "Save L.A. Cougars"...
  • San Diegans build replica sailing ship in honor of first explorer

    San Diegans build replica sailing ship in honor of first explorer
    John Popp, a retired physics teacher, is making sure the cannons on the 16th century Spanish galleon under construction here are functional and historically precise. Each cannon is more than 9 feet long and weighs more than 1,000 pounds. Each must be...
  • Beauty awaits the adventurous at Utah's Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

    Beauty awaits the adventurous at Utah's Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument
    Lying on the ground in Coyote Gulch, the night sky framed by openings in a natural arch and a curved canyon wall, I peer at the cosmos as through a Mardi Gras mask. My legs and shoulders ache near the end of a 70-mile backpacking hike in the Grand...
  • What to do along the Blue Ridge Parkway

    What to do along the Blue Ridge Parkway
    Picture the Blue Ridge Parkway as a crooked spine running through the Appalachian Mountains. Government stewardship of public lands is splashed across the map in confusing variety a national park at either end, national forests, historic sites,...
  • Hundreds flee California wildfires as homes burn

    Hundreds flee California wildfires as homes burn
    Several California wildfires have forced hundreds of residents to evacuate as firefighters contend with hot weather and steep, dry terrain. The region of Yosemite National Park has been hit particularly hard, with a new wildfire in the area destroying...
  • Montana 'BASE jumper' falls to death in Glacier National Park

    Montana 'BASE jumper' falls to death in Glacier National Park
    MISSOULA Mont. (Reuters) - A Montana hiker reported as missing after he set out alone to perform a BASE jump in Glacier National Park over the weekend has been found dead below the summit of Mount Siyeh, authorities said on Monday. Authorities identified...