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Sunday, May 13th, 2012

  • Ecologist Talks Park Economics in Oz

    With taxpayers all over the world thinking about how to sustain national parks, an ecologist in Queensland Australia is stirring up national debate saying it might be time for the country to reduce the number of its parks.

    Professor Hugh Possingham, of the Australian Research Council's Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions, says t

  • Homesteaders flooding the American heartland in the 1860s couldn't have imagined electric lights, so if it were possible for any of them to return to Nebraska on May 20, 2012, they would be astounded indeed.

  • If you've ever driven through the Zion-Mount Carmel Highway and Tunnel at Zion National Park, you know what kind of engineering marvel it is. Well, it's now official. The highway and tunnel have been designated a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark.

    On Friday the president of the American Society of Civil Engineers, Andrew W.

Saturday, May 12th, 2012

  • Fishing with crossbows? Yep, you can do that in Indiana.

  • A Washington, D.C.,-based concessionaire with operations in a number of national parks has added a property in North Cascades National Park to their portfolio.

    Guest Services, which has operations at Mount Rainier National Park and in the National Capital Region of the Park Service, is the new concessionaire at North Cascades Lodge at Stehekin (formerly Steh