National Parks

Nearly all members of National Park Service advisory panel resign in frustration

Three-quarters of the members of a federally chartered board advising the National Park Service abruptly quit Monday night out of frustration that Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke had refused to meet with them or convene a single meeting last year.<p>The resignation of nine out of 12 National Park System …

Politics

Citing ‘Inexcusable’ Treatment, Advisers Quit National Parks Panel

<i>Want the latest climate news in your inbox? You can sign up here to receive Climate Fwd:, our new email newsletter.</i><p>WASHINGTON — The majority of members of the National Parks System Advisory Board, which advises the federal government on management of the country’s national parks, have jointly …

U.S. Politics

Zion National Park Bans Tripods in Photo Workshops

Zion National Park has banned tripods in photography workshops. The newly unveiled regulations will affect commercial photographers visiting the …

Outdoors

Alligator Versus Python: Fierce Predators Battle on Florida Golf Course

On Friday, golfers witnessed a battle of two fierce predators on a golf course in Florida: An American alligator and a Burmese python were seen …

Florida

This Hotel is Opening in the Middle of an Alaskan Glacier — and it Looks Incredible

The Sheldon Chalet is a new Alaskan resort inviting “guests to become part of the landscape” — while enjoying hotel luxuries including a concierge, …

Travel

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<b>Ferron •</b> As he scanned the horizon in a shallow basin under central Utah’s Molen Reef, Jonathan Bailey’s eye fell on red markings he had never …

Outdoors

Over 20,500 people have signed a petition to keep Starbucks out of Yosemite

Should Starbucks be present in a national park like Yosemite? More than 20,500 signers of a Change.org petition don’t think so. The petition says …

Outdoors

The federal government may shut down Friday, what will that mean for you?

The federal government has shut down 18 times in the last four decades and the 19th could begin Friday at 9 p.m. California time if lawmakers hung up …

Government

Yellowstone bison promised to Fort Peck Tribes escape holding area

More than 50 Yellowstone National Park bison have escaped through a cut fence at a containment area where the animals were being prepared for …

Montana

The Battle Over America's Wilderness

Not since the days of the Wild West has the public land picture seemed so unsettled.<p>0<p>SHARES<p>For less than a year, Utah’s Bears Ears National Monument …

Backpacking

Peru's New National Park Protects the Amazon and the People Who Call It Home

Two flights and two days by boat. That’s what it takes to reach the Parque Nacional Yaguas, or the Yaguas National Park, in Peru’s Amazon Rainforest. …

Environment

Body of missing Pittsburgh hiker found in New River Gorge area

The body of a hiker who went missing in the New River Gorge was found Tuesday.<p>Searchers found the body of George Andrew Gross near the Diamond Point …

How would a government shutdown affect you?

WASHINGTON — Funding to keep the federal lights on will run out at midnight on Friday unless Congress passes a new spending bill and President Trump …

Government

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Everglades

Baltimore Orioles Greats: The Mount Rushmore of Birdland

BALTIMORE, MD – SEPTEMBER 24: The Baltimore Orioles mascot waves the American Flag during the seventh inning stretch against the Tampa Bay Rays at …

Baltimore Orioles

First Day snowshoe adventure on the Pacific Crest Trail

First Day snowshoe adventure on the Pacific Crest Trail <br>posted by John : January 1, 2018<p>First selfie of 2018<p>If only Treen were smiling...<p>We've been …

Adventure Travel

New gay dance club to take over former Embers Avenue space

Though Portland's beloved gay club Embers Avenue closed last winter, the space won't sit empty for long.<p>Potentially as soon as this summer, a new gay …

Badlands

What to Expect During a Grand Canyon Mule Ride

Of mules and men and the Grand Canyon<p>Ever watch an old John Ford movie and see yourself in place of John Wayne, cantering through the scenic vistas …

Outdoors

7 Ideas for your Travel Bucket-List

Travel has never been more accessible and now is the time to experience some of the most iconic attractions in the world. If you have a bucket-list …

List-Worthy

Why Do We Need to Mine Uranium in the Grand Canyon?

Havasupai elders taught us that a young woman created all the Grand Canyon’s springs, springs that flow into Havasu Creek to fill our blue-green …

Outdoors

Glacier National Park breaks visitation record in 2017

KALISPELL — The National Park Service says more than 3.3 million people visited Glacier National Park in Montana last year, making it the busiest in …

Outdoors

10+ Amazing Mountain Peaks In B&W You Gotta See

Thank you to all the photographers that shared their B&W photos showing mountain tops in the Black And White Mountain Peaks Photo contest with …

Mount Rainier

Trump creates the first national park to honor an African American

The President creates Martin Luther King Jr. National Park in Georgia.<p>0<p>SHARES<p>There hasn’t been a lot to celebrate in terms of protecting national …

Black History

Japanese region, known for its sand dunes, promotes dark sky tourism

A region of Japan known for its large sand dunes of volcanic ash is hoping to draw in travellers with another natural wonder – star-filled night skies.<p>Located to the west of Kyoto, Tottori Prefecture is not a massive draw in a country that is filled with beguiling attractions. The region is …

Astronomy

Great Kobuk Sand Dunes

The massive mounds of golden sand look like a desert landscape randomly plopped in an Arctic forest.<p>One of the least-visited national parks in the …

Outdoors

President Trump Retweeted An MLK Tribute Video & Twitter Is So Divided

Even though Martin Luther King Jr. was never the POTUS, when the national holiday honoring him comes around, we expect whoever is in office to …

Black History

How much effort does it take to fill one job?

Debra Stark has been trying to fill one job at her Concord natural foods business for two years.<p>It’s a decent position — full time, $15 an hour, with …

Boston

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 2018: What Stores & Restaurants Are Open & Closed?

Happy Martin Luther King, Jr. Day! Since Jan. 15 is a national holiday, some businesses are closed. Here’s a rundown of what’s closed and open!<p>This …

Black History

Entry to National Parks and Forests Is Free in Honor of MLK Day

National parks and national forests across the U.S. that charge entrance fees will be free for visitors Monday in honor of Martin Luther King …

Outdoors

Two plays tackle American history, from police brutality to the presidency

Domestic harmony erupts into intractable American dissonances in Tracey Conyer Lee’s “Rabbit Summer.” A world premiere from Ally Theatre Company and part of the Women’s Voices Theater Festival, the play centers on Ruby and Wilson Faison, an African American couple with a seemingly blissful marriage …

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