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Wednesday, January 14th, 2009

  • For all, including Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne, who thought the rules change concerning carrying concealed weapons in national parks would simplify life, Yellowstone National Park is proving the case of some of what's wrong with that rule change.

  • For most people, the name Everglades National Park conjures up a variety of mental images: alligators, birds and other wildlife; tropical swamps and a "River of Grass;" mosquitoes and hurricanes.

Tuesday, January 13th, 2009

  • There seems to be a looming critical mass that, if reached and nurtured, could bring far-reaching improvements to the National Park System. Of course, key is reaching that critical mass, and it's impossible to say if that will be achieved.

  • Winter photography is a wonderful thing. I love putting on my macro lens and looking for frost and ice. The macro world of frost and snow really is quite amazing. That said, cold weather itself presents three very real challenges: fogging, battery life, and correct snow exposures .

  • Ever since the phrase "economic stimulus" was launched last year, there seems to have been more and more clamoring for these kinds of bailouts, or incentives, or infusions of capital, or whatever you want to call them.

    Conservation groups haven't been silent in this arena, either.