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Friday, October 17th, 2008

  • The Unilever-sponsored National Parks America Tour, a program that provides thousands of volunteers for national park projects each year, has organized a beach cleanup at Padre Island National Seashore.

  • From time to time we see a news story about some government project or proposal that causes us to think, "That sure doesn't sound right," and wonder how it happened. Here's a current example:

  • The most recent rockfalls from Glacier Point in Yosemite National Park are not the first to shower Curry Camp and certainly won't be the last. With that in mind, geologists are taking a close look at Glacier Point to try to determine just how safe, or unsafe, its rock face is.

Thursday, October 16th, 2008

  • It'd be impractical for the National Park Service to station living and breathing interpretive rangers at various points along the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail. But that hasn't stopped the agency from providing interpretation to boaters in the Chesapeake Bay.

  • Whenever talk turns to air pollution and impacts on national parks, Great Smoky Mountains National Park is one of the first parks mentioned. A coalition of conservation groups went to court today with hopes of preventing the park's pollution problems from growing.