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Oil Drilling Encroaching On National Park Atop Bakken Shale

AP | JOSH WOOD | Posted 08.22.2014 | Green

THEODORE ROOSEVELT NATIONAL PARK, N.D. (AP) — After the last hints of sunset dip behind the hills, the North Dakota horizon comes alive with flicker...

Painting Through Peru

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 07.01.2014 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

I was up for the sunrise and climbed the Inca ruins with my paints. Words cannot adequately capture how truly spectacular this site is, and how amazing that they could build these structures in this inaccessible place.

Not Your Typical View Of The Grand Canyon

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 03.11.2014 | Travel

Whether you're taking in the landscape from a roadside stop or snapping photos on the South Rim, there's no wrong place to view the Grand Canyon. And ...

How Can You Miss America's National Parks If They Never Go Away? (VIDEO)

Christopher Elliott | Posted 10.21.2013 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

National parks define us as Americans. They represent everything that's right about us. In a country built on capitalism that celebrates the free market, national parks are quiet reminders that we aren't defined by the success of our economy, or even our government. There's more to us than that.

Yosemite Is Open!

AP | Posted 12.17.2013 | Green

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — Yosemite National Park is reopening to visitors Wednesday night with the end of the 16-day partial government ...

Top 5 Best Experiences From the Best Interns on Earth

Daniel Cespedes and Izzy Weisz | Posted 12.02.2013 | Green
Daniel Cespedes and Izzy Weisz

1. Seeing the Grand Canyon for the first time 2. Camping in the city of Chicago 3. Getting kissed by a wolf 4. Watching the sunset in Seq...

Lunar National Park Idea Called 'Lunarcy'

Space.com | Leonard David | Posted 07.29.2013 | Science

A new bill introduced into the U.S. Congress would establish the Apollo Lunar Landing Sites National Historical Park on the moon. However, the propos...

The Rhino War Zone

Natalie Lapides | Posted 09.28.2013 | Green
Natalie Lapides

Despite all of these tactics and efforts, rhino poaching continues. These endeavors make a big difference, but they are ultimately just a Band-Aid over a deep, seeping laceration, and we need to make many changes to win this war.

Friday Talking Points -- Time to Dust Off the 14th Option

Chris Weigant | Posted 03.13.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

There are times, when writing about the political world, when it is impossible not to feel like I am trapped inside a Jonathan Swift satire. This is one of those times. Real life and farce blur into one, and we all pretend this is normal. Sigh.

They Did Not Pave Paradise... and We're So Thankful!

The Nature Conservancy in California | Posted 01.20.2013 | Green
The Nature Conservancy in California

We're thankful for three remarkable locations that were destined for the bulldozer but were saved from a future under asphalt: the Marin Headlands, the Ramona Grasslands and the Santa Rosa Plateau.

Do You Know Your Drinking Water?

The Nature Conservancy in California | Posted 12.22.2012 | Green
The Nature Conservancy in California

Stand at your kitchen sink and fill up a glass of water from the tap. Can you guess where that water comes from? Or how far it traveled to get to your tap? What about how adequately -- or not -- the land at the source is protected?

What Will It Take to Win the Gold in Rainforest Defense?

Rebecca Tarbotton | Posted 10.17.2012 | Green
Rebecca Tarbotton

In the Olympics of forest defense, protection of natural rainforests from destruction by the companies feeding voracious markets is what will make the difference between a gold medal and unimaginable loss... and optimistic it may be, but I'm putting my money on a win.

Yosemite Rangers Search for Hikers Believed Swept Over Falls

AP | TRACIE CONE | Posted 09.18.2011 | San Francisco

FRESNO, Calif. — A search and rescue operation at Yosemite National Park is set to resume at first light Wednesday in an area below a popular wa...

Cuts to National Park Budgets Could Impact Local Economies and Summer Vacations

Tom Kiernan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Tom Kiernan

Is the bell about to toll for our national parks? We must ensure the places that protect America's heritage are adequately funded for future generations to enjoy.

PHOTOS: Death Valley in Winter

Trazzler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Text courtesy of Trazzler.com. By Megan Cytron The sky is blue, the sunsets in technicolor, and the temperature well below broiling--winter is when ...

Free National Park Days Announced

The Huffington Post | Zoe Triska | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar has officially announced the 2011 free days for all U.S. national parks, according to a Wednesday press release....

PHOTOS: Desert Dreaming: Escape To Joshua Tree

2010-12-10-overhead_Trazzler.jpg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Text courtesy of Trazzler.com By Megan Cytron With sunny highs in the 60s and bright blue winter skies, December and January are excellent month...

PHOTOS: Roadtrip To Mono Lake In Search Of Alien Life Forms

Trazzler.com | Megan Cytron | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Text courtesy of Trazzler.com By Megan Cytron NASA's big announcement will surely inspire many to head up to beautiful Mono Lake, peer into the ...

Fire burns 40 acres in Rocky Mountain Nat'l Park

Vail Daily. | Vail Daily | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK, Colorado - Officials say a grass fire in Rocky Mountain National Park has burned 40 acres. Park spokesman Larry...

Lightning strikes hiker on Longs Peak

Fox 31 | Fox 31 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK, Colo. - A man from Minnesota is recovering after being hit by lightning on one of Colorado's tallest mountains....

Utah Approves Strip Mine Near Bryce Canyon National Park

AP | PAUL FOY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

SALT LAKE CITY — A coal company claimed victory Tuesday when a Utah state board rejected a legal challenge brought by environmental groups that ...

Officials plan to cull Rocky Mountain Nat'l Park elk herd

Vail Daily. | Vail Daily | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK, Colorado - Planes and helicopters will fly over Rocky Mountain National Park over the next five months to estimate the n...

Best Government Dollar Spent: The National Park System

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

I encourage everyone, no matter what part of these United States you live in (or even if you live elsewhere), to take a "trip out West" at some point in your life. Get in a car, and go explore everything west of Denver.

Band-e-Amir Pictures: Photos Of Afghanistan's First National Park

AP / Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Afghanistan designated it's first national park this year, Band-e-Amir. The 228-square-mile park is a group of six lakes situated high in the Hindu Ku...

Visits to Rocky Mountain National Park rise compared with last year

Sky Hi Daily News | SkyHi Daily | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK, Colo. (AP) - Visits to Rocky Mountain National Park are up so far this year compared with last year....