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National Parks

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  • Ai Weiwei to create art installations for Alcatraz

    Ai Weiwei to create art installations for Alcatraz
    Ai Weiwei is an artist who knows a thing or two about doing time in jail. Next year the activist Beijing artist will exhibit a series of new installations at Alcatraz, the former island prison in San Francisco Bay. The project, which was officially...
  • Botswana accused of allowing fracking in national parks

    Botswana accused of allowing fracking in national parks
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – The government of Botswana has quietly allowed international companies to explore for natural gas in some of the country's most sensitive national parks using the controversial drilling method of hydraulic fracturing,...
  • Holiday gifts to fuel that wanderlust

    Holiday gifts to fuel that wanderlust
    A pop-up book and a smartphone prop. A pretty little poncho and a sturdy, stylish tripod. A comfy new pillow and a little lamb that lulls you to sleep. These are some of the finds that just might wind up on your wish list — or your shopping list for...
  • Dozens of whales trapped in Everglades National Park; 10 die

    Dozens of whales trapped in Everglades National Park; 10 die
    Ten short-finned pilot whales were dead and more than 40 marooned in shallow water in a remote area of Everglades National Park in Florida, and officials warned Wednesday they were not likely to survive. "Most of these mass strandings that occur do...
  • Stranded Florida whales move to deeper water; outlook still grim

    Stranded Florida whales move to deeper water; outlook still grim
    Florida whales that were trapped in water only a few feet deep Wednesday moved to deeper waters Thursday morning, but prospects for the animals remained grim, wildlife officials said.  More than 50 short-finned pilot whales were stranded in shallow...
  • A hopeful turn for whales stranded in Everglades

    A hopeful turn for whales stranded in Everglades
    Brian Sanders, a charter boat captain in Everglades National Park in Florida, was returning from a fishing expedition when he thought he saw black kayaks trying to come ashore. After moving closer, he realized the strange black forms were pilot whales...
  • Interior secretary outlines priorities for public lands

    Interior secretary outlines priorities for public lands
    WASHINGTON -- Just as Interior Secretary Sally Jewell started her job in April, her department was faced with across-the-board budget cuts known as sequestration. Then there was the 16-day partial government shutdown last month, where the National Park...
  • Interior chief emphasizes conservation in first major speech

    Interior chief emphasizes conservation in first major speech
    Interior Secretary Sally Jewell on Thursday called on Congress to move past partisan bickering and fully fund the nation’s parks and wildlife refuges, invoking Teddy Roosevelt’s call to conservation as a "moral issue." Delivering her first...
  • North Dakota oil boom brings worry to Theodore Roosevelt National Park

    North Dakota oil boom brings worry to Theodore Roosevelt National Park
    WASHINGTON — On a stretch of ranchland nestled in the North Dakota Badlands, under dark, star-filled night skies, serene landscape and solitude, Theodore Roosevelt formed his strong conservationist ideals more than a century ago. But the night...
  • Yosemite plans to remove most development from Mariposa Grove

    Yosemite plans to remove most development from Mariposa Grove
    Yosemite National Park is proposing to remove most of the development from Mariposa Grove as part of a $24 million restoration of the famed grove of giant sequoias. Most public parking, the gift shop and the tram operations would be eliminated to improve...
  • Mountain lion killed on 101 Freeway was from north, officials say

    Mountain lion killed on 101 Freeway was from north, officials say
    A mountain lion killed last month by a motorist on the 101 Freeway in Agoura Hills was a visitor from the north that would have brought new genetic material to the isolated cougar population in the Santa Monica Mountains, the National Park Service said...