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Monday, July 23rd, 2012

  • Come November, San Francisco voters will get a chance to start a process that could result in the draining of the reservoir that now fills the Hetch Hetchy Valley of Yosemite National Park.

    The San Franciso Department of Elections late last week approved the petition drive by the Yosemite Restoration Campaign to

  • In the aftermath of major fires near Fort Collins and Colorado Springs earlier this summer, smoke rising from a heavily wooded mountainside in Rocky Mountain National Park last week wasn't a welcome sight.

Sunday, July 22nd, 2012

  • Oz Names Massive New Limmen National Park

    Australia's Northern Territories Chief Minister Paul Henderson went to a remote location in the Gulf of Carpentaria last week to declare a new national park.

  • Spring blooms are gone in many areas of the National Park System, but they're really showing their true colors at Mount Rainier National Park, where the locals are rallying around "Wildflower Watch 2012."

    According to the folks at Visit Rainier, the Mount Rainier area was just voted "Best Wildflower Spot in The United States."

    "It is an exciting

  • Summer is a great time to star-gaze, thanks to the normally comfortable night-time temperatures. If you find yourself near Stanton, North Dakota, this week, stop by the Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site and you can gain some insights into how Native Americans interpreted what they saw overhead.

    This Tuesday, July 24, Dr.