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Friday, December 7th, 2012

  • In a bid to stop enlargement of a transmission corridor through three units of the National Park System, a coalition of conservation groups has asked a federal judge to halt the project.

    At stake is whether Pennsylvania Power and Light Electric Utilities and Public Service Electric and Gas Company will be able to replace an existing 230kV transmission line across the Appalachian National Scenic

Thursday, December 6th, 2012

  • [i]Editor's note: Updates with comment from Theresa Pierno, executive vice president of NPCA, reaction from the Coalition of National Park Service Retirees, and adds that Mr.

  • Though winter is spreading across the country, Cumberland Island National Seashore off the coast of Georgia, sounds like it could be a great place to visit in winter.

    For starters, through the year-end holidays and into next year the Seashore has some special events and tours at Plum Orchard, in downtown St.

  • An exhibit that looks at the contributions African-Americans made as nurses, surgeons, and hospital workers during the Civil War will be on display at New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park from December 17 through January 26.

    The exhibit, Binding Wounds, Pushing Boundaries, is a traveling exhibit developed and produced by the National Libr

  • A hearing has been scheduled for December 12 at Denali National Park and Preserve to take public comment on proposed changes to bear, wolf, and coyote hunting in National Park System units in Alaska.

    The proposed changes would prohibit taking brown bears over bait stations, using artificial light to take black bears at dens, taking black bear cubs and sows with cubs, and would shorten the seaso