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Snake in the Grass! Huge Everglades Python Shows Invasive Issue

A giant python — about as long as a shipping container — that was captured in Everglades National Park in Florida earlier this month has now been …

California’s Redwoods Are Dying From The Drought

Drought closes part of Joshua Tree trail

A portion of the 49 Palms Oasis Trail in Joshua Tree National Park has been closed off to humans to allow animals to hit the trail in search of water.<p>…

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See how Mount Rushmore was SUPPOSED to look

Mount Rushmore attracts over 2 million visitors each year… all with cameras out, he busts of Washington, Jefferson, Roosevelt, and Lincoln are …

Mount Rushmore

No More Grand Canyon? Why The Site Is Considered Endangered [Video]

Is the Grand Canyon in jeopardy? The historic location was listed as endangered by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. There are 11 …

Scientists in Petrified Forest discover ancient village. Who lived there?

Deep in Arizona's Petrified Forest National Park is a village estimated to be 1,300 years old. It is the second such village discovered within about …

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park recognized for environmental efforts

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is being recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for its sustainable practices and efforts to reduce …

Lightning starts wildfire in Banff National Park backcountry

A crew from Banff National Park is fighting a wildfire caused by a lightning strike in the Clearwater river valley.<p>Around 10 a.m. Tuesday, the fire …

The World's Rarest Fish is Where? The Most Restricted Vertebrate Habitat on Earth

There is a lonely nondescript mountain of limestone in the barren desert east of Death Valley National Park. There is a hole at the base of the …

On World Oceans Day, Biscayne National Park Paves the Way for Protecting Corals and Fish Populations with New Marine Reserve

World Oceans Day celebrates the incredible bounty of our irreplaceable oceans and raises awareness around issues facing the Earth's largest resource. Oceans are responsible for many essentials we take for granted -- from oxygen and food to livelihoods and recreation, not to mention limitless …

Utah’s famous Canyonlands rock art unexpectedly recent

8/26/2014 04:00:00 PM<p>A study by Utah State University scientists could shed new light on the ancient culture or cultures that created the haunting …

Why Niagara Falls isn’t really frozen after all

It’s a stunning site: Niagara Falls, the world’s most famous waterfall, apparently frozen in place. The icy spectacle, brought on by weeks of severe cold, has drawn a steady flow of intrepid tourists. But are the Falls really frozen? Not exactly.<p>Ice forms on the American side of Niagara Falls. …

History of Arches National Park

<i>Getty Images</i><p>Book Travel<p>Hotels<p>Cars<p>Flights<p>Vacations<p>Same Location<p>Different Location<p>Return at a different location?<p>Native Peoples<p>The first humans to …

You can camp California’s own Galapagos, the Channel Islands

It’s one thing to encounter the more than 150 endemic animal species in the Channel Islands (nicknamed California’s Galapagos) when the sun is shining. It’s a little different at night.<p>Just glowing eyes in the dark. And there’s no way to leave.<p>While the great majority of visitors to the islands off …

Endangered ferrets to be released at once-toxic Rocky Mountain refuge

Endangered black-footed ferrets soon will hunt prairie dogs at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge — a sign that land once deemed …

What’s Glacier National Park Without Glaciers?

1 of 21<p>The Agassiz Glacier in 1913. The glacier is located southeast of Kintla Peak and west of the Continental Divide. Source: USGS<p>2 of 21<p>The …

Burning rain forest raises concern about future

PARADISE CREEK, Olympic National Park — Fire crews call them “cat faces,” deep holes that flames have burned into the trunks of the centuries-old …

The Ultimate Guide to Shenandoah National Park

Visiting the mountains of Shenandoah National Park will never get old. They make up some of America's most beautiful scenery, and the quirky and …

How Utah’s Bryce Canyon Got Its Bizarre, Beautiful Sandstone Formations

Author: Jonathan Keats. Jonathan Keats Magazine<p>Date of Publication: 10.28.14.<p>Time of Publication: 6:30 am. 6:30 am<p>As the story goes, the iconic …

Yellowstone's geyser Old Faithful erupts regularly 'because of loops in its plumbing'

Geysers erupt at regular intervals because of loops in their underground plumbing systems, volcanologists have said.<p>Old Faithful in Yellowstone …

Polar Bears to Be Introduced to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in 2016

Listen To This Article - Click Play<p>We are excited to report that 5,000 polar bears will be introduced into the Great Smoky Mountains National Park …

Yellowstone becomes Greenstone: Tourism blamed for famous hot spring's dramatic colour change

Tourism has been blamed for the change in colour at Yellowstone National Park's famous "Morning Glory" geyser which has seen the once crystal-blue …

Yosemite is still one of the most beautiful parks in America — despite the drought in California

The major water shortage is drying out reservoirs, lakes, rivers, and farmland. But rest assured that California's most precious landmarks are surviving.<p>A simple Google search for "most beautiful national park" yields results for California's very own Yosemite National Park. And there's good reason.<p>…

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