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Friday, November 9th, 2012

  • Though it's only a temporary fix, the Statue of Liberty will cast her out-stretched glow once again Friday night as a bright beacon of hope to storm ravaged residents of New York and New Jersey as the recovery from the massive damages inflicted by Hurricane Sandy continues.

  • Three new warming huts are going up in Voyageurs National Park in Minnesota thanks to a donation from a major player in the snowmobile industry.

    Polaris Industries Inc. and Voyageurs National Park Association recently partnered to enhance snowmobile safety and trail access in the national park.

  • Though November finds relatively few bird species nesting or fledging chicks in the United States, at Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park this is the time of year when one of the state's rarest endemic seabird species, the Hawaiian petrel, watches its youngsters take wing.

    The ‘ua‘u, or Hawaiian petrel (Pterodroma sandwichensis), is a federally endangered n

  • A 300-year-old house and its surrounding farm have been restored and added to Minute Man National Historical Park in Massachusetts, bringing to the park a Revolutionary War landmark.

Thursday, November 8th, 2012

  • A ballot initiative designed to move San Francisco away from reliance on the reservoir that submerged the Hetch Hetchy Valley in Yosemite National Park was overwhelmingly rejected by voters.

    Proponents of the initiative, though, said the more than 55,000 votes the measure received demonstrated some success in "inspiring San Franciscans to imagine a different futu