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Monday, September 10th, 2012

  • The question for leaf lookers heading to Eastern national parks is—what’s the foliage forecast for fall 2012?

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Sunday, September 9th, 2012

  • Surprising Rise in World Park Acreage Still Isn’t Enough

    Nearly thirteen percent of the world has been dedicated to parks, preserves, and wildlife preservation—an area the size of Russia—but more acreage needs to be added to meet a 2020 goal, says a new report from the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

  • If you're planning to be in Theodore Roosevelt National Park on Monday, you might want to keep an eye out for aerial weed-spraying operations.

    Crews will be spraying a herbicide to control leafy spurge and Canada thistle. Spraying will continue, weather permitting, until 1,400 acres have been treated.

  • A September 15th geology program at Shenandoah National Park’s Byrd Visitor Center offers proof that scientists may be objective about research—but very subjective about where they pursue their studies.

    “Geologists have sometimes been accused of finding a beautiful place to work and then finding a project to work on there,” says Dr.