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Fire over Tunnel View

Christine Falls

Glacier - Breakfast for Two

Q&A: Peruvian Ecologist Vows "You Fight Until You Fall Dead"

As Peru relaxes environmental safeguards, a prominent ecologist explains why he resigned from his government post.<p>COCHA CASHU BIOLOGICAL STATION, Peru-Ernesto Ráez-Luna, a prominent Peruvian ecologist and environmentalist, has spent his career fighting for the Amazon rain forest. In 2011, he was …

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National Parks to Hike Entrance Fees

The National Park Service has proposed raising entrance fees in 131 of the 401 public properties under its management, according to a report in the <i>Denver Post</i>. In a memo sent last month, Park Service director John Jarvis credited a desire to complete improvements before the 100th anniversary of the …

National Parks

National Geographic Travel

Loved the city of Kilkenny! Beautiful and friendly. That is the Irish way! #PlanetDIreland @TourismIreland http://t.co/in9GHxpRR4

Earth has lost half of its wildlife in the past 40 years, says WWF

Species across land, rivers and seas decimated as humans kill for food in unsustainable numbers and destroy habitats<p>• See picture gallery of wild animals facing decline<p>• George Monbiot: It’s time to shout stop on this war on the living world<p>The number of wild animals on Earth has halved in the past …

Sunset at Sunset Cliffs National Park

Avalanche Creek

The Color of Sunrise

National Geographic Travel

The Search for Missing Frogs Brings Some Species Back From the Dead

Researchers spent months hunting for frogs and salamanders that either had been declared extinct or hadn't been seen in decades.<p>In August 2010, more than 120 scientists spread out over five continents looking for animals that supposedly didn't exist anymore. The search for lost amphibians was on, …

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6 Travel Fees You Can Easily Avoid

For all of the memorable and potentially life-changing experiences it can provide, travel is not cheap. The U.S. Travel Association estimates that in 2013, domestic and international travelers spent $621.4 billion on leisure vacations alone. Even if you manage to hack a deal on your flight or hotel …

Hospitality

France sans frontières: the best French border towns

Looking for a new angle on the well-trodden paths of France? Then travel to its borders. These three melting-pot cities showcase the best of France while giving a tantalising glimpse into the rest of Europe - Lille skims the Belgian border in the north; to the east, Strasbourg grazes Germany; and …

France

The Big Problem With Mini-Pigs

When pint-size pigs grow bigger than promised, they wind up euthanized or in overburdened shelters. Can education, regulation, and more sanctuaries solve the problem?<p>In 2012, as a favor to a friend, Canadians Steve Jenkins and Derek Walter adopted a three-pound (1.4-kilogram) "mini-pig" named …

The beauty of Yangshuo, China http://t.co/X2M7wWPawr

Northern Lights and Bardarbunga collide in Iceland

Visitors to Iceland may get to see an erupting volcano. Or perhaps – if they’re lucky – a glimpse of the Northern Lights. Very rarely do they get to see both at the same time.<p>The remarkable image above was captured this week by Hörður Finnbogason in the vicinity of the Bardarbunga, which began …

The Body Electric

Michael Utley does not remember much about his death.<p>Over the years, he has woven together a narrative of what happened using threads collected from witnesses, friends, and family. On May 8, 2000, Utley, a 48-year-old stockbroker, was golfing with his coworkers Dick Gill and Bill Todd, along with …

Pledge of Allegiance

Denali

Glacier - Swiftcurrent Falls

lees falls

gorge

lake josephine

an honor to share the trail

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beargrass

fine lupine