More and more visitors to the National Park System are discovering the wonderfully fascinating night skies high over head once the sun goes down. But light pollution poses a threat to many of those dark vistas, even at Theodore Roosevelt National Park in western North Dakota.
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On September 25, Metro Atlanta area fourth grade students will camp overnight for free at Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site. The event is presented by the National Park Service in partnership with the Greening Youth Foundation.
One million visitors. That seems like a lot for an entire year, and definitely a lot in one month for Yellowstone National Park, which came within 19,000-odd visitors of reaching 1 million during July.
Corporations Lend A Hand To Insulate And Provide Sustainable Power To Yellowstone National Park Buildings
Keeping warm in Yellowstone National Park in winter can be extremely challenge, especially when the temperature drops to 40 below zero and the winds pick up to 20+ mph. But thanks to some corporate help, staying warm in some buildings is easier than in the past.
A plan to open Everglades National Park up to the "Python Challenge" early next year is both wrong and probably illegal, according to Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, which wants the National Park Service to prevent the hunt from being conducted within the park.
It didn't take long, less than seven or eight minutes, to kill the grizzly. First she was immobilized with a drug, and then the equivalent of a shot to her brain and it was over. While the killing brought an end to a bear that attacked and partially consumed a hiker in Yellowstone National Park, it won't likely bring an end to the controversy that was fanned by Social Media commentators.
A slice of American history lies deep within the rumpled mountains of Shenandoah National Park at Rapidan Camp, the predecessor to today's Camp David presidential retreat. While rangers lead tours to Rapidan Camp, President Herbert Hoover's vacation hideaway, beginning this week you'll have to reserve your tour on-line.
Two women were killed in a fall of about 200 feet from Teewinot Mountain in Grand Teton National Park
Day trippers who failed to properly stow their coolers, packs and tote bags while enjoying a day at String, Leigh and Jenny lakes in Grand Teton National Park are responsible for a sow black bear and her cub being sent to a zoo in South Dakota for the rest of their lives.
The Rocky Mountain Conservancy is leading a fundraising effort to acquire the largest remaining privately-held property within Rocky Mountain National Park. The organization will raise $3.6 million to fund the purchase of this commercially-zoned parcel known as Cascade Cottages. The Trust for Public Land is also a partner in this effort to acquire the property for the park.