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Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

  • Holiday tours have been scheduled for the James A. Garfield National Historic Site in Ohio.

    Tours of the Garfield home during the week between Christmas and New Year’s will be available between 12 p.m.-5 p.m.

  • An upcoming mid-December event at Valley Forge National Historical Park has nothing to do with the holiday season, but plenty to do with the story of our nation: a reenactment of the desperate march by Washington's army to Valley Forge in search of shelter and safety.

  • It might have been the weather, the doldrums of the economy, or the fact that Great Smoky Mountains National Park's 75th anniversary is two years gone.

Monday, December 12th, 2011

  • It took John Muir 42 years to write of the personal discoveries and observations he made during his first trek high into the Sierra landscape that today cups Yosemite National Park.

    For Tommy Caldwell, perched on the side of El Capi

  • The Obama administration is proposing a change in the language of the Endangered Species Act that is worrisome to some conservation groups concerned that it could significantly diminish the preservation of species.

    At issue is whether the "historic" range of a species should be considered when evaluating its need for protection under the act.