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Apr 21, 2014 03:00 PM ET // Discovery News
Our National Park System is a true treasure. Here are 10 great reasons to visit it right now.
Oct 15, 2013 02:30 PM ET // Sheila M. Eldred
Closing the national parks is costing $76 million daily. Should parks be deemed essential and remain open?
Mar 28, 2013 07:00 AM ET // Sheila M. Eldred
A plan to take out a skating rink and swimming pools from Yosemite National Park has some up in arms.
Mar 12, 2013 05:54 AM ET // Larry O'Hanlon
The U.S. Forest Service is in a tough spot. They haven't the money or ecological reasons to follow Smokey Bear's fore suppression message advice to the letter. Nor can they easily let fires burn. Maybe it's time for a little less Smokey and a little more Pooh: "Think, think, think." ->
Dec 12, 2012 03:00 AM ET
Check out photos of 9 Sacred Sites You Won't Believe Exist.
Sep 28, 2012 07:23 PM ET // Derek Markham
As if you really needed another excuse to get out and enjoy the great outdoors, tomorrow is National Public Lands Day, which means it's also fee-free day at many federal public lands, including national parks! National Public Lands Day is expected to bring 170,000 volunteers to more than 2,000 site...
Aug 31, 2012 07:25 PM ET // David DeFranza
"Environmental changes confronting the National Park System are widespread, complex, accelerating and volatile," says a new report from the National Park Service. "These include biodiversity loss, climate change, habitat fragmentation, land use change, groundwater removal, invasive species, over de...
Aug 30, 2012 09:37 PM ET // David DeFranza
Labor Day weekend is a popular time to head outdoors with the family, fire up the barbecue, and do some camping. Unfortunately, rangers at the Curry Village campground in Yosemite National Park--a popular destination for families--are warning visitors to the site after two people died from a danger...
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