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National Geographic and the U.S. National Parks

When the National Geographic Society was founded in 1888 the United States had exactly one national park—Yellowstone. In many ways the Society and the parks grew together, each helping the other reach its full potential in a relationship still going strong after nearly a century.<p>In 1915 wealthy …

National Parks

The Charlie Hebdo attack accentuated a longer-term decline in trade for the French capital’s high-end accommodation sector<p>Rather than yield to the ambient gloom, the most recent of Paris’s luxury hotels, the Peninsula, chose to crack open the bubbly and forget about the crisis. Having opened last …

Hospitality

Dreamy Portraits of Flower Wreath-Wearing Pit Bulls Challenge the Stereotypes Surrounding the Breed

Pit Bulls, more so than most other breeds, are subjected to a great deal of prejudice and misrepresentation. Granted, there are times when said …

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On A Rocky Maine Island, Puffins Are Making A Tenuous Comeback

Rocky, windswept Eastern Egg Rock, about 6 miles off the coast of Maine, was once a haven for a hugely diverse bird population. But in the 1800s, fishermen decimated the birds' ranks — for food and for feathers.<p>When ornithologist Stephen Kress first visited 40 years ago, the 7-acre island was …

The father of fracking

THE United States has of late been in a slough of despond. The mood is reflected in a spate of books with gloomy titles such as “That Used to Be Us” …

Pass the painkillers

<b>Crazy Rich: Power, Scandal and Tragedy Inside the Johnson & Johnson Dynasty.</b> By Jerry Oppenheimer. <i>St Martin’s Press; 496 pages; $27.99 and £18.99.</i> …

More of the Best Nature GIFs on the Web | Colossal

<p>Back in February we first explored an ongoing project called Head Like an Orange (previously) by a Netherlands-based artist named Marinus who …