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Monday, August 11th, 2008

  • What were they thinking at the Sierra Club when they dreamed up their latest solicitation for new members?

    Did the organization, which touts itself as America's "most influential grassroots environmental organization" and "Good Stewards of the Environment," really intend to use a photo of a hiker atop Mesa Arch in Canyonlands National Park?

  • Travel to just about any park with black bears and you'll either be handed information or see signs clearly detailing how to protect yourself and your belongings in bear country. While the accompanying video of a bear breaking into a car at Great Smoky Mountains National Park is nine years old, it could have been taken yesterday.

Sunday, August 10th, 2008

  • Three climbers stood helplessly near the roof of Grand Teton National Park as their friend tumbled 800 feet to his death. The quartet was crossing between the South Teton and Cloudveil Dome when the Montana man slipped on the snow and was unable to halt his slide with his ice axe.

  • On that memorable November 1863 day when President Abraham Lincoln delivered his Gettysburg Address at the dedication of the Soldiers National Cemetery (now Gettysburg National Cemetery), a young [url=http://en.wikipedi

  • It was an event certain to send chills down the spine of evil doers everywhere. For the first time ever, the United States Park Police used information gathered with the use of a radio transmitter-outfitted turtle to arrest a man growing marijuana in a national park.