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National Parks

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  • Body found in search for Seattle hiker missing near Mt. Rainier

    Body found in search for Seattle hiker missing near Mt. Rainier
    National Park Service rangers have suspended the search for a missing Seattle hiking enthusiast and author after finding the body of a woman in the search area around Mount Rainier, park officials told Reuters on Saturday. The body had not been...
  • As hobby drone use increases, so do concerns about privacy, security

    As hobby drone use increases, so do concerns about privacy, security
    Some Los Angeles Kings fans were celebrating the team's Stanley Cup win outside the Staples Center last week when they noticed a Phantom-model quadcopter drone buzzing above, surveying the scene. Angry at the intrusion, they knocked it down using a T-...
  • Carnett: Wake up to the glory of nature

    The scenery was stunning, but he hardly noticed. His mug was stuck in a pulp novel. "Book Report Boy," as I came to call the 50ish guy traveling with his travel agent wife, didn't seem the least bit interested in the creator's glorious design. My wife,...
  • Chicago wins George Lucas museum

    Chicago wins George Lucas museum
    “Star Wars” creator George Lucas has selected Chicago over Los Angeles and San Francisco as the future home of his collection of art and movie memorabilia, according to a spokeswoman for the museum. The museum's board Wednesday is expected...
  • 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...
  • Free park-ing: Exploring the gratis parts of Maryland's National Park system

    Free park-ing: Exploring the gratis parts of Maryland's National Park system
    Maryland residents often take the history and beauty gracing the state for granted, but there’s always a new way to view the area that takes into account just how special a place it is to explore. Take Baltimore, for instance. “It’s...
  • A year after Arizona fire, more lawsuits, little preventive action

    A year after one of the nation’s deadliest wildfires tore through Arizona’s high desert hills, killing almost all of an elite firefighter unit outside the town of Yarnell, officials are still struggling to figure out what to do to prevent a...
  • Supreme Court declines to hear Point Reyes oyster farmer's case

    Supreme Court declines to hear Point Reyes oyster farmer's case
    The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to take up the case of the oysterman who has waged a years-long fight to continue operating at Point Reyes National Seashore. The decision was the last chance for Kevin Lunny to undo the decision of the U.S. 9th...
  • Nepal: See Mt Everest from a helicopter, and do a little trekking too

    Nepal: See Mt Everest from a helicopter, and do a little trekking too
    Get a close-up view of Mt. Everest and other Himalayan peaks on a tour of Nepal that includes travel in a private helicopter. Participants take hops from capital city Kathmandu to see elephants in Chitwan National Park and mountain villages around Pokhara...
  • National Park Service calls development plans a threat to Grand Canyon

    National Park Service calls development plans a threat to Grand Canyon
    At the rim of the Grand Canyon, busloads of Chinese tourists jostled on a recent day with twentysomething backpackers and an Amish family with rambunctious boys in suspenders and straw hats, all eager for a prime viewing spot. They gazed out on a...
  • Yellowstone grizzly bears are on the rebound and outbound

    At the age of 5 in Yellowstone National Park, I saw my first grizzly. With my family, I watched a mother and two cubs walk along the shore of Yellowstone Lake. The sighting was a highlight of our trip to America's oldest national park. It also helped...