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Navajo Nation, EPA question plan to open land near Great Sand Dunes for oil, gas drilling 25.5.2018 Denver Post: All Political News
A federal push to open some of Colorado's most pristine and delicate high country to oil and gas drilling -- land near two sacred Navajo mountains touching the Sangre de Cristo Wilderness --  faces growing opposition.
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These winning photos of America's national parks and public lands will make you want to go right now 24.5.2018 LA Times: Commentary
The National Park Foundation's annual Share the Experience contest winners provide inspiration enough for planning your next road trip.
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Walk with us, Ryan Zinke, and see the folly in what you’ve done 24.5.2018 Washington Post: Op-Eds
A good interior secretary does everything to hold on to our stunning public lands.
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Surprise! The Park Service Can Say “Climate Change” After All 22.5.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Reveal and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Backing away from attempts at censorship, the National Park Service on Friday released a report charting the risks to national parks from sea level rise and storms. Drafts of the report obtained earlier this year by Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting showed park […]
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Study: Lake Superior water in Apostle Islands has high plastic pollution 20.5.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Samples collected from the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore had an average of 170 to 225 pieces of microplastic per kilogram of sand.
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Central America cruise visits Costa Rica, journeys through the Panama Canal 18.5.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Cruise the tropical waters of Central America on a 10-day trip that includes visits to national parks in Costa Rica and to the Panama Canal. The region is known for its diverse animal and marine life, including sloths, monkeys and turtles. The One Ocean Expeditions tour begins in San Jose, Costa...

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See Canada by train and bus on a tour that includes national parks, Niagara Falls 17.5.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Skip the road trip and hit the rails on a trip through Canada, where you'll see old-growth rainforests, raging rivers and diverse wildlife at an easygoing pace through panoramic windows. This 12-day Vacations by Rail Adventure combines two rail journeys with bus tours, winding through the Canadian...

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At U.S. parks and zoos, it’s prime time for baby animals 6.5.2018 Washington Post
Where visitors can see new arrivals including bison calves, white-tailed deer, grizzly bears, goats and storks.
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Proposed shake-up at National Park Service could make senior leaders hit the road 28.4.2018 Washington Post
Proposed shake-up at National Park Service could make senior leaders hit the road
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The Energy 202: Inside the Trump team's push to stop its Park Service board from quitting 25.4.2018 Washington Post: Politics
Trump officials pleaded with angry board members to stay on.
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Hurley and Pendleton to honor U.S. national parks with a special collection for Earth Day 19.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Collaborations have become a rite of passage in the fashion world, but on occasion, well-known brands have come together to not only create something fresh but do some good. That’s the case with Costa Mesa-based Hurley’s new collection with Pendleton Woolen Mills and the U.S. National Park Service.

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I did the first long-term study investigating illegal ivory traders. Here's what I learned. 18.4.2018 Washington Post: Politics
This is what Facebook -- like most people -- doesn't understand.
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National Park Week is coming up. That means free entry at Yosemite, Death Valley, Joshua Tree and other parks 18.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary

National parks that charge admission fees — including Yosemite, Death Valley, Joshua Tree, Sequoia and Kings Canyon in California — will be free Saturday to mark National Park Week. It’s one of just four free entry days at national parks in 2018.

Visitors who go Saturday will save $25 to $30 per...

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National Park Service to 'modestly' raise entrance fees in plan to cut repair backlog 13.4.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The National Park Service will increase entrance fees at 117 national parks by at least $5. The increases are far smaller than had previously been proposed by the Trump administration.
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The Energy 202: Scott Pruitt gets top deputy despite Democratic opposition 13.4.2018 Washington Post: Politics
Andrew Wheeler's role is especially critical right now.
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Public outrage forces Interior to scrap massive increase in park entry fees 13.4.2018 Washington Post
Americans widely condemned the first proposal to raise entry fees from $25 to $70 at some national parks. The new plan for a smaller increase tracks more closely with inflation.
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Popular national parks to raise fees to $35, not $70 13.4.2018 AP National
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Interior Department is increasing fees at the most popular national parks to $35 per vehicle, backing down from an earlier plan that would have forced visitors to pay $70 per vehicle to visit the Grand Canyon, Yosemite and other iconic parks....
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Three office workers experience burning eyes and throats after exposure to unknown powder in Greenwood Village 13.4.2018 Headlines: All Headlines
South Metro Fire Rescue is investigating a hazardous material situation after three office workers were exposed to an unknown powder while moving boxes.
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Video: Here's what Yosemite's recent flooding looked like. Oh, those thundering waterfalls 12.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary

When rains pummeled the Yosemite Valley last Friday and Saturday, visitors never got a chance to see the power of nature bearing down at one of America’s most beautiful national parks — until now.

The park Wednesday released a video taken during and after the storm that shows thundering Horsetail,...

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The Trump Administration Scrubbed Climate Science From an Important New Report 7.4.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Reveal and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. National Park Service officials have deleted every mention of humans’ role in causing climate change in drafts of a long-awaited report on sea level rise and storm surge, contradicting Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s vow to Congress that his department is not censoring […]
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