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Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

  • A trio of U.S. senators has asked the Government Accountability Office to review the National Park Service's spending habits and recommend ways the agency can save money.

    The request, sent Monday by Sens. Tom Coburn of Oklahoma, Mike Enzi of Wyoming, and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, states that the ever-growing maintenance backlog for the National Park System needs to be reversed.

  • Rachel Carson, author of Silent Spring, understood nature and the value it holds for us.

    "Those who dwell among the beauties and mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary of life."

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  • Timing, as they say, is everything. Particularly in springtime, when you're waiting for the tulips to bloom, the dogwoods to flower, and the crocuses to appear. At Mammoth Cave National Park in Kentucky, officials hope you'll alert everyone when you see that first bud burst into color.