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National Park Service Approves Seismic Testing For Oil In Big Cypress National Preserve

In a move that baffled and angered national park advocates, the National Park Service has given the go-ahead for an oil company to explore for deposits beneath Big Cypress National Preserve in Florida, even though the company's test of its equipment was judged "clearly a failure" by park observers.
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Climate Change Poses A Threat To Deep Blue Water At Crater Lake National Park

Will Crater Lake National Park continue to be such a popular park if its deep blue water wasn't so blue, but perhaps a murkier hue due to algae blooms? That's a question to consider in light of predictions that warming air temperatures will affect both the late's water temperature and water column mixing.
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Volunteer Helps Los Angeles Discover Its Place On Juan Bautista De Anza National Historic Trail

On May 14, volunteers will celebrate their heritage in a first-of-its kind event for Los Angeles’ Griffith Park — Anza Rides Again, a colorful re-enactment of the 1775-76 Anza Expedition. A volunteer team of equestrians will portray Spanish soldiers and their wives, depicting the arrival of settler families to Alta California.
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Everglades National Park Offering $5 Million To Lure Concessionaire To Flamingo

In a bid to see lodging facilities established at Flamingo in Everglades National Park by September 2018, the National Park Service is offering a $5 million enticement to the concessionaire that wins the contract. The money would be used to pay for construction of lodging and visitor facilities at Flamingo.
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