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Melania Trump Hails Park Service Birthday. Guess How Well That Went Over.
Twitter reminds the first lady of her husband's dismal record on public lands.
Man Arrested After Allegedly Taunting Yellowstone Bison In Viral Video
Harassing a bison isn't just disrespectful to wildlife, it's extremely dangerous.
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From Trails To Exhibits, National Parks Aim To Increase Accessibility
By Rebecca Reynolds Yonker, AP
Nine parks have received more than $10 million to design and build accessibility projects as examples for other parks.
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Statue Of Liberty Climber Forces Liberty Island Evacuation After Earlier Protest
Six ICE protesters were arrested, along with the climber. The protesters said the climber wasn't part of their group.
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Internal Watchdog Just Dinged The Park Service Director For 'Inappropriate' Workplace Conduct
By Dan Spinelli, Mother Jones
This is only the most recent problem at NPS.
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Virunga National Park, Home To Imperiled Gorillas, Closes For The Year Due To Violence
"It is the only responsible decision that we can make under the current circumstances," the park's warden said.
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Environmentalists Rip Ryan Zinke For Booting Yellowstone Bison Protector
"It's a hell of a way to be treated after four decades," says park superintendent Dan Wenk.
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Hiker Dies After Falling From Yosemite's Iconic Half Dome Trail
It's the park's first fatality of the year.
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The Curious Case Of The Russian Oligarch And National Park Service Latrines
A crappy situation involving a Putin crony, Trump sanctions and the bathrooms of a government building.
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The Gingriches Were Very Alarmed About A 45-Foot-Tall Naked Sculpture
The former House Speaker went straight to Ryan Zinke upon learning of an effort to display the statue on the National Mall.
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What The Heck Is Ryan Zinke Running For?
A dark money group with ties to Mike Pence ran a campaign-style ad praising the interior secretary for a budget proposal to service national parks.
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Trump’s Cut To Utah Monument Is A 'Worst-Case Scenario’ For Historic Sites
The new Bears Ears National Monument boundary strips protections for approximately three-fourths of known archaeological treasures.
Massive Anti-Gun Rally Bumped From National Mall For Talent Show
The National Park Service says a student group sought permission to use the mall first.
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Californian Falls To His Death From Cliff Trying To Rescue His Dog
The uninjured dog was later coaxed to safety.
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Trump Wants To Give Ryan Zinke The Power To Approve Pipelines In National Parks
Obtaining congressional approval is "time consuming," the administration's infrastructure plan states. So the president wants to defer to his Interior Secretary.
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The Arctic Refuge Still Bears Scars From Oil Exploration In The 1980s
And the Trump administration is looking to green light new surveys — a move scientists warn comes with significant risks.
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The Shutdown Ended. Utah Wants Its Money Back.
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As Congress stares down yet another deadline, state leaders once again may have to decide whether to open their own wallets to protect their local tourism industries.
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Chile Establishes 10 Million Acres Of National Parks in 'Gigantic' Move For Conservation
By Jeremy Hance, On assignment for HuffPost
While in the United States, Donald Trump announces plans to gut public land protections.
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Ryan Zinke Said SOTU Would Include 'Big News' On National Parks. It Never Came.
The Trump administration has pledged to address the National Park Service's $12 billion maintenance backlog.
Dashcam Video Shows ‘Senseless’ Killing Of Iranian-American By Federal Cops, Lawyers Say
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“I believe that the people who shot and killed Bijan should be held accountable. Doesn’t matter if they are police officers or civilians."
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Government Shutdowns Are Actually Really Expensive
Lost wages, canceled vacations, and dampened consumer confidence all make government shutdowns the ultimate own goal.
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Trump’s Decision To Keep Parks Open During Shutdown Puts Politics Before Safety
Former Interior Department officials warn the move endangers both visitors and America's priceless resources.
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Former National Park Advisers Swing Back At Interior Department's 'Slanderous' Claims
A spokeswoman for Secretary Ryan Zinke accused the volunteer body of turning a blind eye on sexual harassment — without providing any evidence.
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Interior Department Says It Welcomes Mass Exodus Of Advisory Board Members
By Alex Dobuzinkis and Richard Valdmanis, Reuters
Interior Department spokeswoman Heather Swift said she expected "nothing less" than members who turned a blind eye to sexual harassment.
National Parks Advisors Quit In Frustration
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has forced most of the National Park Service Advisory Board to resign after repeatedly refusing to meet them to discuss policy.
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Zinke Pushes Majority Of National Park Service Advisory Panel To Resign
Nine members of the citizen board are reportedly leaving because the Interior secretary has refused meetings and discussions.
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