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With the lava lake in Halema‘uma‘u Crater visible for the first time since May 2015 and lava flowing into the ocean at the Kamokuna site, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park has seen an influx of visitors after dark who want to get a glimpse of one of the world’s natural wonders.
Cross your fingers for clear skies on October 8, as that's when a stargazing event is planned for Cades Cove in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
In a year that brought many new books crammed with national park photography, Celebrating America's National Parks, Preserves, Monuments, and Recreation Areas by Clyde Butcher is something of a throwback. Its imagery is all black-and-white.
Last month, the National Park Service (NPS) celebrated its 100th birthday. In the days leading up to the celebration, NPS director Jonathan Jarvis said that his agency’s goal for the centennial was “to create the next generation of visitors, supporters, and advocates for our national parks and our public lands.”
A U.S. congresswoman introduced legislation Tuesday that would promote Chiricahua National Monument in southern Arizona to a national park.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park’s Inventory and Monitoring Branch has partnered with the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and the School of Arts at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, to create a new web application called Species Mapper.

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