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Little-Known Wilderness And Natural Area In Alabama Is Full Of Surprises

Just 15 minutes from Mobile, Alabama, the Greater Mobile-Tensaw River Area features biodiversity so rich that it has been called “America’s Amazon,” and a recent report aims to shine a light on this natural and cultural landmark in hopes of protecting it and its surrounding areas from development.
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Good Books For Visiting...Shenandoah National Park

There's nothing like a good book or two to help you prepare for a national park visit, whether you're looking for some historical background, a trail or two to hike, or interested in the natural resources. With that in mind, here are a few titles you might consider in preparation of a visit to Shenandoah National Park in Virginia.
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Chunk Of Land Falls Into Ocean, Nearly Kills 5 At Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park

A large section of newly created land in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park collapsed into the ocean on New Year’s Eve, launching showers of volcanic rock into the air and creating a flurry of large waves that eroded away a portion of the older sea cliff and viewing area, leading to “a really close brush with death” for five visitors.
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National Park Service Moving To Protect Geothermal Resources At Valles Caldera National Preserve

Boiling, acidic calling cards of Valles Caldera National Preserve's volcanic past, some bearing such whimsical names as Stomach Trouble Spring and Laxitive Spring, should be protected under the Geothermal Steam Act List of Significant Thermal Features, according to the National Park Service.
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College Students From 13 Countries Converging On Glen Canyon National Recreation Area

On January 10, more than 200 college students representing 13 countries will revitalize one of the most important historic sites on the Colorado River as part of an education and service-based collaboration between the U.S. Department of State’s Community College Initiative Program and the National Park Service.
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