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Yosemite National Park

Yosemite's 'Firefall' Is Even Larger Thanks To Raging Rain

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 02.16.2017 | Green

Every year in February, Yosemite National Park’s Horsetail Falls in California pours out a fiery blood-orange for two weeks in a natural wonder that...

16 Iconic Sites in Yosemite National Park

Stefanie Payne | Posted 09.14.2016 | Travel
Stefanie Payne

Yosemite National Park has been touted by many to be among the most beautiful places in the world. In the world. That is a very tall measure!

Newlyweds Had No Idea They Were Posing For The Photo Of A Lifetime

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 09.09.2016 | Weddings

Wedding photographers know that good timing is of the utmost importance. But sometimes, the greatest wedding photos are captured at the most unexpecte...

They Won't Feed the Bears at This Birthday Bash

Bob Wyss | Posted 08.26.2016 | Green
Bob Wyss

At times park managers over the last century have engaged in such contrary actions as exploiting wildlife, running carnival-like spectacles, allowing wholesale development and even permitting massive destruction of what makes the parks so special.

Remembering John Muir on the centennial of the National Park Service

Mark Stoll | Posted 08.25.2016 | Green
Mark Stoll

This year, Americans celebrate the centennial of the National Park Service. On August 25, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson signed the National Park Serv...

USAGov's 11 National Parks You Can't Miss in 2016 | Posted 08.24.2016 | Travel

Time flies whether you're inside or outside. On August 25, the National Park Service turns 100 and the celebrations are a century in the making. In fa...

Turns Out An Obama Family Vacation Looks Much Like Ours

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 06.20.2016 | Travel

When the Obamas take a family vacation, you can bet it's going to be three days of all-out, all-American fun. The first family visited two national p...

The President, a Muir & the Buffalo Soldiers in Yosemite This Weekend?!

Audrey Peterman | Posted 06.15.2016 | Green
Audrey Peterman

Wow!! The very thought fills me with ecstasy. They say time is circular, not linear, and the time has come around again for a President of the United ...

At Yosemite -- Pull Up A Rock And Have A Seat

Barbara Falconer Newhall | Posted 06.13.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Barbara Falconer Newhall

In Yosemite's high country: Is that grapefruit-sized rock all that's keeping the boulder from rolling down the hillside? Photos by Barbara Newhall. B...

The Yosemite Trademark Battle -- A Rose By Any Other Name...

Matt Emerson | Posted 03.16.2017 | Travel
Matt Emerson

I'm sure it's safe for me to say that it wasn't Super Tuesday for most Yosemite fans. The trademark battle for the names of iconic Yosemite landmarks continues and as of March 1st, the Park's new concessionaire, Aramark, took the reigns.

Why You Should See The Yosemite Firefall In Real Life

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 02.19.2016 | Travel

Sometimes, nature puts on a show you have to see to believe. Such is the case with the Yosemite firefall. Every year for about two weeks in late Febr...

A Large Corporation Claims It Owns The Trademark To "Yosemite National Park"

Courthouse News | Nico Pitney | Posted 01.14.2017 | Politics

SACRAMENTO (CN) - Yosemite National Park is changing the names of several iconic sites due to trademark concerns after awarding a $2 billion federal c...

Go Climb a Rock! How Branding Can Get You Sued

Hank Yuloff | Posted 01.17.2017 | Business
Hank Yuloff

With the United States National Park Service (NPS) having its centennial in 2016, I have been noticing a lot of branding opportunities that go along with that event. Some of their making and some because of litigation.

16 LGBT Must-Dos in 2016

Jim Werner | Posted 01.12.2017 | Queer Voices
Jim Werner

It's that time of the year again: resolutions! Before you resolve to volunteer more, drink less and eat healthier you should jot down ways to improve your 2016 travel calendar.

Time's Flaming Arrow

Mary Ellen Hannibal | Posted 11.11.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Hannibal

A little more than a week ago, I drove into Yosemite National Park for a week-long, California Master Naturalist immersion course. I was euphoric, about to sequester in beauty to study deeper levels of what Shakespeare called "nature's infinite book."

20 Best National Parks For Families

Fodor's | Posted 11.06.2016 | Travel

There's never really a bad time to take the family on a trip to one (or more!) of the country's stunning national parks, but now is an incredibly opportune time to start planning your next group getaway to the great outdoors.

5 Family-Owned Hotels to Consider This Fall

Greg Archer | Posted 10.26.2016 | Travel
Greg Archer

At a time when the world seems more disconnected -- ironic, considering how much more connected to each other our technology strives to make us -- there's growing popularity in family-owned properties; places that offer more attention to the needs of individuals or groups, and make a rare connection to travelers that stand out and remain memorable long after a guest's stay.

Rewriting the Human Story

Robert Koehler | Posted 08.27.2016 | 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.

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, excur...

Falling Tree Kills Two Young Campers At Yosemite National Park

Associated Press | Kim Bellware | Posted 08.14.2015 | Crime

Officials say an oak tree limb fell on a tent in the heart of Yosemite National Park killing two young campers. Park spokesman Scott Gediman on Friday...

7 Must-Do Adventures in Yosemite Valley

The Outbound Collective | Posted 07.24.2016 | Travel
The Outbound Collective

When I'm hitting the drawing board and thinking of places to travel to, one of the first places that comes to mind is Yosemite National Park..

You Can Climb El Capitan Right This Minute If You Want

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 06.29.2015 | Technology

It's the largest granite monolith in the world, and now you can climb it from your couch. On Wednesday, Google launched its first ever vertical Str...

8 Trips You HAVE to Take Before You Die

Oyster | Posted 04.21.2015 | Travel

Made up of 26 atolls scattered in the Indian Ocean, the Maldives is a beach destination that's totally set apart from other tropical getaways like the Caribbean and Mexico.

How to Photograph Yosemite Like a Pro

Global Yodel | Posted 04.20.2015 | Travel
Global Yodel

Situated in the Sierra Nevada mountain range in east central California, the boundaries of Yosemite National Park envelope more than 1,200 square miles of wilderness, including monolithic granite faces, lush grasslands, magnificent forests, tranquil lakes, and thundering waterfalls.

'Green News Report' - January 29, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 03.31.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

IMF calls for end to fossil fuel subsidies; PLUS: Some good news: fracking banned in Scotland, and great 'Fox News' for a change!... All that and more in today's Green News Report!