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Monday, September 10th, 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.

Saturday, September 8th, 2012

  • The bodies of two climbers have been found on a glacier at Mount Rainier National Park, a month after melting snow uncovered the body of a climber missing since January.

    The bodies, that of a woman and a man, were recovered from the Paradise Glacier on Friday, park officials said Saturday.