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Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

  • A federal judge has ruled that the National Park Service acted without sound reasoning in 2007 when it reopened more than 22 miles of off-road vehicle trails in Big Cypress National Preserve in Florida and ordered that the routes be closed before month's end.

    "Simply stated, NPS’s decision to convert 1.58 miles of primary trail to secondary trail, to re-open 1

  • We're just entering the peak of the summer vacation season, but 2012 has already set some unwelcome records, including destructive wildfires and all-time high temperatures in many states.

    The scorching weather may make some parks—including lakes, seashores and higher elevation locales—even more appealing, although the publicity from major western fires may give some vacationers pause.

  • Gateway National Recreation Area now has more room for some happy campers, as the Park Service has opened a seven-site campground at Fort Wadsworth on Staten Island.

    The tent sites, built in part by volunteers from Staten Island Boy Scout Troop 37, are nestled among trees and historic fortifications, and offer outstanding views of the Verranzano Bridge and N

  • Climbing is a tricky thing, even for the most experienced.

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

  • 2012 already is going to be interesting election year, what with the presidential election, but in San Francisco the election could prove even more intriguing as voters might have a chance to vote on the future of the Hetch-Hetchy Reservoir in Yosemite National Park.

    On Monday, City Hall officials were presented with nearly 16,000 signatures on a petition to place an initiative on the November