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Graffiti A Continuing Problem At Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Graffiti in national parks is not necessarily a recent problem, and while it did receive national attention a year ago with the "art" left on park landscapes by a woman known as "creepytings," it continues to be a problem. At Great Smoky Mountains National Park, graffiti most recently has marred the Lakeview Drive tunnel.
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How You Can Help Yellowstone National Park's Bears

Much has been made of the recent decision by Yellowstone National Park officials to put down a grizzly bear that was tied to the fatal mauling and partial consumption of a hiker. Is there a way you can perhaps help another bear from being put down? Perhaps, by donating to efforts to see bear-proof boxes installed at camgrounds throughout the park.
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Corporations Lend A Hand To Insulate And Provide Sustainable Power To Yellowstone National Park Buildings

Keeping warm in Yellowstone National Park in winter can be extremely challenge, especially when the temperature drops to 40 below zero and the winds pick up to 20+ mph. But thanks to some corporate help, staying warm in some buildings is easier than in the past.
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Plan To Open Everglades National Park To Python Hunt Condemned By PEER

A plan to open Everglades National Park up to the "Python Challenge" early next year is both wrong and probably illegal, according to Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, which wants the National Park Service to prevent the hunt from being conducted within the park.
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Reservation System Established For Visiting Rapidan Camp At Shenandoah National Park

A slice of American history lies deep within the rumpled mountains of Shenandoah National Park at Rapidan Camp, the predecessor to today's Camp David presidential retreat. While rangers lead tours to Rapidan Camp, President Herbert Hoover's vacation hideaway, beginning this week you'll have to reserve your tour on-line.
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