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Steamboat's big year: World's tallest active geyser mysteriously awakens in Yellowstone

Yellowstone's Steamboat Geyser has erupted five times already this year. That's more than it has in any single year since 1984.

National Parks

Cougar Attacks In Washington: Very Rare, Rarely Deadly

There have been only a few cougar attacks in Washington over the last 100 years. Saturday's was one of the worst.<p>NORTH BEND, WA - When you go into …

Wildlife

The Science of Why We Fall on Mountain Trails

It's called accidentology. Yes, that's a real word.<p>It’s understandable that the headlines we see about death in the Alps tend to focus on climbers plunging off glaciers or cows goring hikers. These are, of course, real dangers, which is why Austrian authorities have produced a safety guide warning …

Extreme Sports

Experts warn against ‘baiting’ wildlife for Instagram photos

MONTREAL — While some wildlife photographers dream of that perfect shot of a majestic moose or a swooping snowy owl, some observers say more and more …

Wildlife

How to Find a Job With the U.S. National Park Service

If you enjoy being in nature and meeting new people, U.S. National Park Service jobs may appeal to you. The work provides opportunities to learn …

National Parks

Our National Parks: A Beautiful Gift

In 1872, then President Ulysses S. Grant established the first national park by signing into law and creating Yellowstone National Park. This was the …

National Parks

Fire restrictions starting at Utah’s national parks and monuments

<b>Moab •</b> Heightened wildfire conditions have prompted the National Park Service to impose fire restrictions at Arches and Canyonlands national parks …

National Parks

Cougar attacks 2 men mountain biking in Washington state, kills one

Mountain lion kills one man, injures another east of Seattle<p>KING-TV, Seattle and USA TODAY<p>SNOQUALMIE, Wash. — One man was killed and another injured Saturday when a mountain lion attacked them as they were riding mountain bikes in remote woods northeast of here, law enforcement said.<p>A 31-year-old …

Wildlife

Study Finds Highest Microplastic Concentration In The Apostle Islands

Madison

Construction on SR-9 leading into Zion National Park complete

SPRINGLDALE (News4Utah) - After months of construction the road leading into Zion National Park is complete. It's no longer stop-and-go traffic in …

National Parks

41 Hiking Tips For Beginners

Preparing to set off for your first long hike is exciting. Whether you are about to embark on a multi-day trek or just a short day hike, there is a …

Backpacking

As wildfire danger looms, Arizona forest lands start closing

PHOENIX (AP) — Tourists and the residents of Arizona mountain towns that rely on them won't have access to parts of some national forests this summer …

Forests

Bear Country Backpacking: Tips for the Trail and in Camp

Whether it’s a trip along a National Scenic Trail or a quick weekend backpacking excursion into an obscure wilderness area – when the mountains are …

Backpacking

The Fat Person’s Guide to Hiking

We all know there’s plenty of information out there for the hardcore hiker. You know, the one who lives in Colorado and goes hiking in the Rockies …

Backpacking

17 Random Facts About Animals You Probably Never Knew

A ~what~ can shoot ~what~ from its eyes?!

Family Activities On Tap For Memorial Day Weekend At Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve

Kids learning about ranch chores by cleaning out the horse stalls at Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve/NPSCome to Tallgrass Prairie National …

National Parks

12 Epic Multi-Day Backpacking Trips in Canada

<b>Multi-day backpacking trips take time to put together.</b><p>Planning is key. In fact, if you have dreams of spending a week under the stars, carrying …

Hiking

13 Turtle-ly Awesome Photos for World Turtle Day

From a tiny baby bog turtle to a massive leatherback, turtles come in many shapes and sizes. Whether gliding through the open ocean or slowly …

Turtles

What’s cuter than a baby bear? 3 cubs on the beach @LakeClarkNPS #Alaska https://t.co/EyJxwJcDkS

10 Most Breathtaking Day Hikes in the U.S.

The United States is home to some of the most diverse landscapes on the planet, ranging from barren deserts and vast canyons to lush forests and …

National Parks

One Obsessed Musician, 299 Birds, and a Very Weird Crime

This is the true story of how a man stole hundreds of exotic birds to sell to salmon fly-tyers so that he could buy a golden flute. Really.<p>When Kirk Wallace Johnson, author of <i>The Feather Thief</i>, chanced on the story of how a young flute player named Edwin Rist had broken into the British Natural …

Nature

Protected areas need to be truly protected

Marine biologists flying over a protected area of the ocean off Cape Cod were delighted to see a plethora of wildlife thriving in the waters, showing …

Biodiversity

The Glorious Misery of Camping

Free camping for novices in New York State parks might not be such a bad idea.<p>The first time I ever went camping was in the Himalayas, in the heart …

Camping

10 of the world's rarest wildlife encounters

To mark Endangered Species Day, Richard Madden suggests 10 responsible ways to spot animals under threat.<p>Amur tigers in Russia<p>Russia’s Durminskoye Reserve is prime habitat for the last remaining Siberian amur tigers. The chance of seeing these tigers is real, albeit slim, but on this unique trip …

Wildlife

Week in Wildlife- Guardian

The week in wildlife – in pictures

Sea otters, an African forest elephant and endangered Francois’ langurs are among this week’s pick of images from the natural world

Wildlife

Grizzly Bears Haven’t “Recovered,” So Don’t Start Shooting Them

Wyoming set to approve bear-hunting season; Yellowstone grizzlies remain isolated<p>On Wednesday, May 23, the Wyoming Fish and Game Commission will vote …

Wildlife

Humans Are Dumb At Figuring Out How Smart Animals Are

And that has major implications for what rights we think they’re owed.<p>If an animal is smart enough, should we treat it like a human? An abstract …

Animals