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Yellowstone National Park

Of bears and biases: scientific judgment and the fate of Yellowstone's grizzlies

The Conversation US | Posted 06.21.2016 | Green
The Conversation US

The grizzly, or brown, bear in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem is posed to lose protections under the Endangered Species Act. Jim Peaco, Yellowstone...

Yellowstone Fines Tourist $1,000 For Collecting Water From Hot Springs

The Huffington Post | Nina Golgowski | Posted 06.16.2016 | Crime

Yellowstone National Park officials are through with warnings. After a tourist died falling into a hot spring and two others kidnapped a baby bison --...

Black Bear Casually Opens Car Door, Sends Family Into Fit Of Terror

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 06.17.2016 | Green

A family out for a drive got more than they bargained for when a large and curious American black bear casually opened their car door. A spokeswoman f...

Yellowstone Says 'No Remains Left To Recover' Of Visitor Who Fell Into Hot Spring (UPDATE)

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 06.08.2016 | Green

UPDATE: June 8 -- Yellowstone National Park rangers have suspended efforts to recover the body of an Oregon man who fell into a boiling hot spring on ...

Yellowstone Bison Tourists Speak Out After Nationwide Shaming

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 06.03.2016 | Green

The Canadian tourists who were lambasted on social media after putting a newborn bison into the trunk of their SUV during a trip to Yellowstone Nation...

New Video May Change Your Mind (A Little) On Tourist Who Put Bison Calf In SUV

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 05.19.2016 | Green

The Internet has mocked and condemned a Canadian tourist who put a bison calf in his SUV last week at Yellowstone National Park, and the man clearly m...

WATCH: Wolf Instantly Regrets Attacking This Badass Baby Bison

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 05.12.2016 | Science

This little baby bison looks like it would be no match for a hungry wolf on the prowl at Yellowstone National Park. But looks can be deceiving. Separ...

Vital Ground: Grizzly Bears and Greater Yellowstone

Dan Chu | Posted 05.06.2016 | Green
Dan Chu

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently proposed removing endangered species protections for Yellowstone grizzly bears. When the bear was first placed on the Endangered Species list 40 years ago, the population was less than 140 bears.

Yellowstone's Most Famous Grizzly Bear Was Shot And Killed

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 05.03.2016 | Crime

To officials at Yellowstone National Park, the 25-year-old grizzly was known simply as bear #211. To tourists, photographers and nature lovers everyw...

Should Grizzlies in the Yellowstone Area Be Delisted and Trophy Hunted? Protecting Animals in the Rage of Humanity

Marc Bekoff | Posted 04.29.2016 | Denver
Marc Bekoff

Protecting animals in the Rage of Humanity: A conversation with world renowned photographer Tom Mangelsen and environmental writer Todd Wilkinson who ...

Rare Video Captures 'Bear Bathtub' In Full Use In Yellowstone

The Huffington Post | Andrew Hart | Posted 04.26.2016 | Green

Rare video taken by National Geographic shows bears in Yellowstone National Park slipping into a natural washbasin for a cooling bath -- irrefutable e...

6 U.S. National Parks To Visit This Year

Joy Pecknold | Posted 04.12.2016 | Travel
Joy Pecknold

There are 84 million acres of protected national parkland in the U.S., and this year the National Park Service (they take care of it all) celebrates i...

You Might Be Able To Outrun A Supervolcano

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 03.08.2016 | Science

You probably don't spend a lot of time thinking about the "supervolcano" lurking beneath Yellowstone National Park, but should that behemoth decide to...

Gorgeous Photos Show Yellowstone National Park Only Gets Better With Age

The Huffington Post | Chris McGonigal | Posted 03.01.2016 | Politics

On March 1, 1872 President Ulysses S. Grant signed the Yellowstone National Park Protection Act into law, making Yellowstone the first national park a...

The Top 10 Places In Visit In America Will Surprise You

Lonely Planet | Posted 03.01.2016 | Travel
Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet's travel experts have scoured the U.S. to create the ultimate travel wish list for 2016. Some of our choices are perennial favorites, while others are just stepping into the spotlight, but all have one thing in common: now is the time to go.

Yellowstone Park Services Sentence Iconic Bison to Death

Julia Orr | Posted 02.26.2016 | Green
Julia Orr

We've seen it before with the wild mustang horse roundups, the hunting of wolves, coyotes and other predators, black bear hunts and now Yellowstone Park is going to send over 900 bison to slaughter to appease local cattle ranchers.

Wrangling An Authentic Cowboy Experience In The West

Kari Haugeto | Posted 01.18.2016 | Travel
Kari Haugeto

If you've seen one dude ranch you've seen 'em all, right? Horse hockey! Dude ranches can be as varied and multifaceted as any hotel experience. Yo...

Take A Look Inside One Of America's Wildest Places

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 12.06.2015 | Science

The National Park Service, the agency tasked with championing America's 59 national parks, will celebrate its 100th birthday next year. Those parks en...

Disney•Pixar's "The Good Dinosaur" Evokes Wyoming's Grand Teton National Park

Dave Parfitt | Posted 11.16.2015 | Entertainment
Dave Parfitt

Wyoming's Grand Teton National Park provided the setting for a number of films: The Big Sky (1952), Shane (1953), even Rocky IV (1985) - now make room...

How We're Loving our National Parks to Death

Trent Sizemore | Posted 10.22.2015 | Travel
Trent Sizemore

Yellowstone is not the only National Park experiencing overcrowding. The Grand Canyon, Yosemite, and the Great Smoky Mountains all have crowds during peak season.

Now That Yellowstone Killed Blaze Bear, What About Her Cubs? Let Them Go Free

Marc Bekoff | Posted 08.31.2015 | Denver
Marc Bekoff

Blaze, a mother bear who was killed -- not euthanized -- by park employees in Yellowstone National Park after she killed and partially ate an intruding human, has become the "poster bear" for all that is wrong with killing a mother with young cubs at her side.

Rewriting the Human Story

Robert Koehler | Posted 08.27.2015 | Politics
Robert Koehler

Oh, sacred planet. The terror of climate crisis is a long time in the making. As I read about the mass mobilization forming around the upcoming U.N. climate change convention, which is likely to accomplish far too little, I feel a desperate impatience, a tearing at my soul.

Compassionate Conservation, Cecil the Murdered Lion, and Blaze the Slaughtered Yellowstone Bear

Marc Bekoff | Posted 08.20.2015 | Denver
Marc Bekoff

The broad and interdisciplinary field of conservation biology has received a good deal of attention that has stimulated researchers and others to weigh in on what sorts of human-animal interactions are permissible as we try to save animals and their homes.

Urgent: Spare the Bear Who Killed Hiker

Bernie Shine | Posted 08.12.2015 | Green
Bernie Shine

Last week an individual in Yellowstone National Park was reportedly hiking alone, off trail, and without bear spray (all against park recommendations)...

Killing the Grizzly Bear Who Killed a Man in Yellowstone and Her Cubs Is a Horrific Idea

Marc Bekoff | Posted 08.14.2015 | Denver
Marc Bekoff

My heart goes out to the man who was killed and to his family and friends. And, I know others would agree that this is an incredibly sad event -- but that the bears shouldn't be killed. Killing the bears is not euthanasia, but rather premeditated slaughter or murder.