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National Parks

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  • A last blast of color before winter white-outs

    A last blast of color before winter white-outs
    Leaves the color of sunsets. Wisps of wood smoke. The crackle of bits of summer's past beneath your feet. When fall puts on its finery, those of us who claim allegiance to one state or another rush to proclaim ours king of the road trip. As a native...
  • A man-made attempt to save the rarest fish on Earth

    A man-made attempt to save the rarest fish on Earth
    Olin Feuerbacher took a deep breath and plunged into the warm aquamarine water of a 100,000-gallon concrete and fiberglass tank in the middle of the Mojave Desert. Twenty feet beneath the surface, Feuerbacher inched his way across the bottom,...
  • Improvements to National Mall impressive, more planned

    Improvements to National Mall impressive, more planned
    It's improving. It's better. Americans can be proud of it again. What, you thought we were talking about Congress? We're talking about the National Mall this city's national park that contains everything from the Washington Monument to the national...
  • Fee-free days at Everglades National Park in 2015

    Fee-free days at Everglades National Park in 2015
    The National Park Service will offer free admission to Everglades National Park and other U.S. National Parks on nine days in 2015, according to a release. This year's last remaining  fee-free day this year is on Veteran's Day, celebrated Nov. 11....
  • Maitland Art Center named National Historic Landmark

    Maitland Art Center named National Historic Landmark
    The Maitland Art Center has just joined an exclusive club. The center, founded in 1937 as an art colony by artist Andre Smith, has been named a National Historic Landmark. U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and National Park Service Director...
  • Record number of crocodiles hatch in Everglades

    Record number of crocodiles hatch in Everglades
    A record number of American crocodiles hatched in Everglades National Park last summer, another hopeful sign for a species that had nearly disappeared from Florida 30 years ago. Scientists from the University of Florida caught, marked and released 962...
  • 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...
  • Can't-miss UNESCO World Heritage Sites

    Can't-miss UNESCO World Heritage Sites
    The list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites (whc.unesco.org) grew to 1,007 in 161 countries in June when 26 sites were added. For travelers, this is a veritable buffet of possibilities of great destinations. Among the cultural or natural treasures added...
  • '@Large: Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz' a powerful meditation on repression

    '@Large: Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz' a powerful meditation on repression
    Ilham Tohti, an economist and writer at Minzu University in Beijing, hosted the website Uighur Online, meant to encourage understanding between Han Chinese and ethnic Uighurs in the sprawling but remote northwestern region between Mongolia and Kazakhstan....
  • Discovering Yellowstone

    Discovering Yellowstone
    I could tell it was going to be an extra-special trip when driving from the Jackson Hole airport to Yellowstone National Park. More than 100 bison stampeded across the road in front of us. My husband, our 9-year-old triplets and I were enjoying the...
  • Geology lesson set in stone at Death Valley National Park

    Geology lesson set in stone at Death Valley National Park
    Why would anyone want to visit a place called Death Valley? Ask Grandma and Grandpa, who may remember an early television western called “Death Valley Days” starring a young actor named Ronald Reagan. Now a national park, this was the rootin&...