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3 hrs ago | Greenwich Citizen

Homestead monument plans prairie burn

Homestead National Monument of America will conduct a prescribed burn on more than 60 acres of its restored tallgrass prairie in southeast Nebraska.


Related Topix: Homestead National Monument Of America, US National Parks

7 hrs ago | Greenwich Citizen

Seabird from Atlantic spotted on Alcatraz

Biologists have flocked to Alcatraz Island to get a glimpse of a seabird that is believed to have never previously visited the waters of the Pacific.


Related Topix: Alcatraz Island

11 hrs ago | KELO-TV Sioux Falls

Trial Set In Proposed Tribal National Park Dispute

A judge has reserved three weeks this summer for a trial involving a proposed tribal national park in southwestern South Dakota.


Related Topix: Badlands National Park

15 hrs ago | Business Journal

Best. View. Ever. Tickets to go on sale for reopening Washington Monument

After $15 million in repairs and a shutdown of some 32 months, the Washington Monument is reopening in May - and you can start reserving your tickets Wednesday.


Related Topix: US National Parks, Washington Monument

20 hrs ago | National Parks Traveler

Is The Human Footprint Strangling Old Faithful In Yellowstone National Park?

We all go through growing pains as we get older, and that seems to be the case with the Old Faithful Geyser in Yellowstone National Park , as the geyser isn't as faithful as it once was and could eventually go dormant.


Related Topix: Yellowstone National Park, US National Parks

Tue Apr 15, 2014


Hundreds of earthquakes strike central Idaho, ratt...

Hundreds of low-level and medium-sized earthquakes have struck central Idaho since last month, puzzling geologists who wonder whether the ruptures portend a much larger temblor to come or are merely the rumblings of a seismic fault previously thought to be dormant.


Related Topix: Geology, Science, Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Challis, ID, Yellowstone National Park

Ospreys Return this Spring To Raise A Family

For the past dozen years or more, during the first full week of April, I have celebrated the return of spring to Sandy Hook Bay and Raritan Bay with an all-day Osprey count along the edge of the estuary.


Related Topix: Staten-Island, NY, New York, NY, Gateway National Recreation Area

'Dead' dog rescued from the mud in Washington

According to Monday's News Tribune, a dog who was believed to be dead was rescued from the mud by rangers at the Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area in Washington.


Related Topix: Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area

Estes Park Trail-Gazette

Earth Day celebration at Rocky Mountain National Park on April 19

Come celebrate Earth Day at Rocky Mountain National Park. A special Earth Day event will be held Saturday, April 19, at Beaver Meadows Visitor Center from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Earth Day is a great way the world can unite around the importance of environmental service.


Related Topix: US National Parks, Rocky Mountain National Park

KTVB Boise

Yellowstone elk count marred by weather

Wildlife officials say the annual count of a major elk herd that migrates between Yellowstone National Park and Montana was unable to be completed this year.


Related Topix: Yellowstone National Park, US National Parks

ABC News

T. Rex Gets New Home in Smithsonian Dinosaur Hall

A Tyrannosaurus rex is joining the dinosaur fossil collection on the National Mall on Tuesday after a 3,000-mile journey from Montana.


Related Topix: Dinosaur, Science, Paleontology, T. Rex, Pop/Rock, National Mall

Wheeling News

Fallen Headstones At Mount Wood Are Getting a Lift

Trying to reset a granite obelisk is not a task to be taken lightly - especially when it weighs 1,400 pounds.


Related Topix: Wheeling, WV, Wheeling National Heritage Area

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Voice of America

Mass Pillow Fight Turns Washington into Urban Playground

Hundreds of people gathered in more than 100 cities around the world this month to celebrate International Pillow Fight Day.


Related Topix: us Travel, North America Travel, Travel, Washington D.C. Travel, US National Parks, National Mall, Washington Monument, National World War Ii Memorial

WBIR-TV Knoxville

A lot of road work slated to begin soon in the SmokiesA lot of road...

A woman is in the hospital after reportedly staying in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park for nearly two weeks.


Related Topix: US National Parks, Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Greenwich Citizen

River undercutting historic Olympic Park chalet

The East Fork of the Quinault River is moving faster than plans to save the historic Enchanted Valley Chalet in Olympic National Park.


Related Topix: US National Parks, Olympic National Park

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Suicide suspected in man's fall in Yosemite

Authorities say suicide is suspected in the death of a man who apparently jumped from the top of a popular climbing spot in Yosemite National Park.


Related Topix: Yosemite National Park, US National Parks

Estes Park Trail-Gazette

Five finalists announced for One Book One Valley 2014

Now through April 25, the Estes Valley Library invites cardholders to cast their vote for this year's One Book One Valley all-community reading event.


Related Topix: US National Parks, Rocky Mountain National Park, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire

Sun Apr 13, 2014

National Parks Traveler

Anonymous Donor Gives $2.2 Million For Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Some of the $2.2 million donation will go towards paying down the debt on the park's Oconaluftee Visitor Center near Cherokee, N.C./Great Smoky Mountains Association.


Related Topix: US National Parks, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Cherokee, NC, us Travel, Travel

WILX-TV Lansing

Work Begins to Complete Sleeping Bear Dunes Trail

Construction gets underway this spring to complete a bicycle trail between Glen Arbor and Empire in the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.


Related Topix: Empire, MI, Glen Arbor, MI, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, US National Parks, Traverse City, MI


Study looks at Old Faithful area and development

A new study on the geology and hydrology in the area around Old Faithful in Yellowstone National Park provides suggestions on how to avoid harming the famous geyser.


Related Topix: Geology, Science, Yellowstone National Park, US National Parks