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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.

Comment Card Scolds National Park For Failing To Train Bears Better

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 08.28.2015 | Weird News

For some people, the problem with the great outdoors is ... it's outdoors. Take this visitor to Yellowstone National Park, for instance, who fail...

From Trophy Hunting to Species Extinction

Julia Orr | Posted 08.26.2015 | Green
Julia Orr

Taking selfies, quack medical cures and collecting ornaments are all more important than protecting animals. A mounted head or showing off your wealth is apparently more valuable than a species threatened with extinction.

The Forgotten History Of 'Violent Displacement' That Helped Create The National Parks

The Huffington Post | Julian Brave Noisecat | Posted 08.26.2015 | Politics

Tuesday marked the 99th anniversary of the National Park Service, perhaps the most-loved division of the federal government. For many Americans, excu...

Getting Wild: This Latina Finally Gets to Experience the Thrill of the Outdoors

Ana Beatriz Cholo | Posted 08.26.2015 | Latino Voices
Ana Beatriz Cholo

So much was off-limits to me because of my culture and my traditional parents. I was not allowed to have sleepovers or sleep at anyone's house. When I wanted to skateboard, I was firmly told no. That was for boys. Besides, good girls stay home to mind their business, but boys could stay out because, well, they were boys. It was their birthright.

Touring National Parks: 'All This Beauty Is Wearing Me Out!'

Audrey Peterman | Posted 08.25.2015 | Green
Audrey Peterman

The agonizing state that our country is in shows that the majority of leaders and citizens neither feel love for ourselves nor for the world. You cannot love anyone until you first love yourself, and the place to discover a healthy helping of self-love is in our national parks.

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.

Jared Leto Shares Crazy Photos From Yosemite, Yellowstone Trips

The Huffington Post | Madeline Kaplan | Posted 07.23.2015 | Entertainment

Jared Leto does not do things halfway. The method actor once gained 60 pounds for a role (to play Mark David Chapman in "Chapter 27") and th...

10 Tourist Traps You Absolutely Cannot Miss

Trippy | Posted 07.16.2015 | Travel

Just because a tourist attraction is popular doesn't mean it isn't absolutely fantastic. To find out which tourist traps should go on his shortlist, television host and advisor to travel website Andrew Zimmern asked the site's members which ones are worth the trip.

10 Secret Spots In America's Top National Parks

SmarterTravel | Posted 07.02.2015 | Travel

Short of visiting in winter and hiking deep into the backcountry, the parks' popularity can make it tricky to find your own slice of solitude. Tricky, but not impossible. Here are 10 scenic spots you can have all to yourself.

Making More Room to Roam for Yellowstone Bison

Clark Bunting | Posted 07.01.2015 | Green
Clark Bunting

What is it about bison that could have a dozen different people from wildly different backgrounds grinning like Cheshire cats? And why do we have an obligation to protect them?

Not Even This Ghastly Warning Stops Tourists From Provoking A Bison Attack

The Huffington Post | Katie Sola | Posted 06.03.2015 | Weird News

This comically terrifying illustration sends a stern warning: Beware the bison. Seriously. The unfortunate man's blank eyes and wailing mouth shou...

Bison Seriously Injures Second Yellowstone Tourist In 3 Weeks

AP | Posted 06.02.2015 | Green

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — For the second time in three weeks, a bison seriously injured a tourist in Yellowstone National Park who appa...

Massive Magma Chamber Discovered Under Yellowstone

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 04.29.2015 | Science

The giant "supervolcano" that lies beneath Yellowstone National Park is hiding a deep secret: a massive chamber containing enough hot, partly molten r...

5 Must-See National Parks | Posted 06.13.2015 | Travel

Encompassing mangrove forests, massive glaciers, active volcanoes and towering mountains, these protected areas provide adventurous visitors with a firsthand look at the unique beauty of the untouched American wild.

You've Never Seen Yellowstone Like This Before

The Huffington Post | Alison Spiegel | Posted 06.04.2015 | Travel

If you're a travel or nature enthusiast, chances are you've seen your fair share of time lapse videos featuring a sunny day at Yellowstone National Pa...

New App Lets You Watch Old Faithful Erupt, Wherever You Are

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 02.11.2015 | Green

Clocks in Yellowstone National Park might be set to Mountain Standard Time, but everyone there knows “Old Faithful Time” is the only time that mat...

200 Yellowstone Bison Allegedly Sent To Slaughter

Reuters | Posted 03.25.2015 | Green

Jan 23 (Reuters) - Yellowstone National Park has shipped at least 200 bison near the park boundary with Montana to slaughter as the famed tourist de...

A Whole Lot Of People Visited Yellowstone Last Year

AP | Posted 03.14.2015 | Green

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — The number of people visiting Yellowstone National Park last year exceeded 3 million for the eighth consecuti...

7 Things You Absolutely Must Try in a National Park | Posted 01.08.2015 | Travel

President Franklin Roosevelt once said, "There is nothing so American as our national parks.... The fundamental idea behind the that the country belongs to the people." If you have yet to explore "your" parks -- there are 401 of them -- then Veterans Day is just the excuse you need.

Is Grand Teton Hunt Right in 21st Century?

Todd Wilkinson | Posted 12.27.2014 | Green
Todd Wilkinson

Tom Mangelsen savors the quiet fall. The renowned Jackson Hole wildlife photographer, who has traveled to every continent in search of remarkable animal imagery, considers the autumn mating ritual of North American elk to be among the greatest spectacles of nature.

There's ANOTHER Grand Canyon

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 10.23.2014 | Travel

Just when we thought we'd seen it all, we were shocked as anyone to find out that there's another Grand Canyon in this nation. It's in Yellowstone ...

How Traveling To Montana Rejuvenated My Soul

Lisa Konczal | Posted 10.08.2014 | Travel
Lisa Konczal

When I am in Montana, mostly I simply embrace being in wide-open nature - just being, more than doing. With Montana's refreshing expanse of space and only the sound of the leaves and long, golden grasses moving with the breeze, my body responds strongly. I feel rejuvenated.

Inspired by Poverty Point, New Orleans could seek UN heritage status

Susan Buchanan | Posted 11.28.2014 | Travel
Susan Buchanan

The Paris-based United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization in June designated an ancient Native American complex known as Poverty Point, east of Monroe, as Louisiana's first World Heritage site.

DIWhyNot: DIY Snakeskin Sneakers

Mr. Kate | Posted 11.18.2014 | Style
Mr. Kate

DIYing is fun, theraputic, budget friendly and above all else, creative! This new series, 'DIWhyNot' is dedicated to saying "why not!" and trying yo...