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Thursday, May 24th, 2012

  • A Finnish mountaineer descending Mount McKinley on skis became the second climber to die on the mountain this spring when he fell and tumbled 2,000 feet and became lodged in a crevasse, Denali National Park officials said Thursday.

    Last week another climber died when he fell 1,100 feet to his death after losing his balance when trying to stop a sliding backp

  • Want to get a feel for the sound and fury of cannon fire? Plan to stop by Fort Pulaski National Monument in Georgia on a weekend this summer when cannon firings will occur.

    Starting Sunday, June 10, the monument staff will offer cannon firings on both Saturdays and Sundays throughout the summer.

  • Non-native trout, while prized by anglers who fish the Colorado River below Glen Canyon Dam, threaten to wipe out native species in the river that can't compete with them.

  • A drive along the Blue Ridge Parkway is a scenic delight any time of the year, but spring and early summer travel offers a bonus: blooming shrubs and wildflowers. Here are some tips for travelers on what to see and where to enjoy the show.

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012

  • Top Interior Department officials, with an eye toward restoring some semblance of natural rhythms to Grand Canyon National Park, on Wednesday announced plans to resume high-flow releases from Glen Canyon Dam into the Colorado River.

    In years past such releases, designed to transfer heavy sediment loads from Lake Powell into the Colorado to help rebuild beaches