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2 Inches of Rain Shutters
Death Valley for Weeks
Sep 15, 2023 9:05 AM CDT
2 Inches of Rain Shutters Death Valley for Weeks
Heavy rainfall, flooding from Hurricane Hilary has caused 'extensive damage' in super-dry park
- The hottest place on the planet has been shut down for weeks, but not because of the excessive heat. Instead, Death Valley National Park, the driest national park in the nation, has been closed off to visitors after receiving more rain in one day last month than the park typically...
In 'Texas' Gift to the
Nation,' a Big Ol' Mess
Jun 21, 2023 8:45 AM CDT
In 'Texas' Gift to the Nation,' a Big Ol' Mess
Park rangers remind public to clean up after photos show Big Bend National Park strewn with trash
- On Saturday, rangers at Big Bend National Park, affectionately dubbed "Texas' Gift to the Nation," didn't find any gifts on a trail near the park's Panther Junction Visitor Center. Instead, the
reports that they discovered piles of plastic bags, chip containers, soft drink cups,...
in National Park,
an 'Intriguing Find'
May 3, 2023 1:46 PM CDT
Underwater in National Park, an 'Intriguing Find'
1861 grave of Fort Jefferson laborer is discovered submerged within Dry Tortugas National Park
- The graves of dozens of people—including US soldiers—who died at Florida's Fort Jefferson in the late 19th century are now believed to be underwater. In August 2022, divers identified a grave carrying the name John Greer and the year 1861 on a submerged island near Garden Key...
273 Cubans Stopped at Sea
After Florida Patrols Increase
Jan 9, 2023 5:55 PM CST
273 Cubans Stopped at Sea After Florida Patrols Increase
Around 700 migrants arrived in the Keys over New Year's weekend
- The US Coast Guard repatriated 273 migrants to Matanzas, Cuba, over the weekend following interdictions off the Florida Keys. More than 4,400 migrants from Cuba and Haiti have made their way by boat to the state since August, including 700 who arrived in the Keys over New Year's...
Hiker Runs Out of Water,
Dies in Badlands National Park
Jul 24, 2022 10:25 AM CDT
Hiker Runs Out of Water, Dies in Badlands National Park
Men celebrating graduation were on an unmarked trail linked to social media challenge
- A hiker on a trip to celebrate his college graduation died after running out of water and collapsing on an unmarked trail in Badlands National Park. Sheriff's officials said Maxwell Right, 22, of St. Louis died Wednesday of "suspected dehydration and exposure,"
reports. A 21-year-old Missouri...
Fossils More Than
200M Years Old
Stolen From Utah Park
May 11, 2022 12:31 PM CDT
Fossils More Than 200M Years Old Stolen From Utah Park
NPS offers $1K reward after Capitol Reef National Park theft
- Fossils of reptile tracks in Capitol Reef National Park have been dated to the Triassic period more than 200 million years ago—and their theft has been dated to some time between August 2017 and August 2018. The National Park Service, which describes the fossils as "irreplaceable paleontological resources,...
This Is the Least-Visited
National Park in America
Feb 22, 2022 4:37 PM CST
This Is the Least-Visited National Park in America
Gates of the Arctic National Park & Preserve in Alaska is where you can head for some solitude
- Looking to avoid crowds while visiting a national park? A CNN travel story highlights the 15 least-visited parks in the nation, with Alaska's Gates of the Arctic National Park & Preserve topping the list. It logs only about 7,000 visits each year, largely because visitors must fly there,...
New Rx From Canadian Docs:
Date With Mother Nature
Feb 2, 2022 11:29 AM CST
New Rx From Canadian Docs: Date With Mother Nature
Canadian doctors can prescribe free yearlong pass to 80 national parks, historic sites to boost health
- Just what the doctor ordered: a stroll through your local national park. That's the new prescription that patients in several Canadian provinces might now receive from health care professionals, thanks to a program being backed by Parks Canada. The
reports the government agency has joined PaRx: A...
Vandals Scratch Names
Over 'Priceless' Rock Art
Jan 18, 2022 10:21 AM CST
Vandals Scratch Names Over 'Priceless' Rock Art
Repaired Big Bend petroglyph will never be the same
- Some 4,000 to 8,500 years after a Native American artist made an etching in a 30-million-year-old volcanic boulder at what is now Texas' Big Bend National Park, visitors decided to leave their mark, too—directly on top. Four names and the date—Dec. 26, 2021—were carved across...
Beach DiCaprio Made Famous
Reopens Years Later
Nov 17, 2021 2:13 PM CST
Beach DiCaprio Made Famous Reopens Years Later
Thailand's Maya Bay features in the 1998 film 'The Beach'
Nearly three years after the public was barred from the idyllic beach that featured in the Leonardo DiCaprio movie
tourists will once again be welcomed back. The closure of Thailand's Maya Bay was supposed to last just four months but was extended to achieve a rehabilitation...
Again in Danger
Sep 17, 2021 1:45 AM CDT
California's Massive, Ancient Trees Again in Danger
Wildfires bear down on giant sequoias
- Some of the largest trees on the planet are in danger as wildfires rage in Sequoia and Kings Canyon national parks in California. Some of the sequoia trees in the Giant Forest area were being wrapped with fire-resistant aluminum material Thursday, the
Los Angeles Times
reports. The area around some...
Woman Falls to Her Death
in Zion National Park
Jun 7, 2021 12:44 PM CDT
Woman Falls to Her Death in Zion National Park
NPS says woman was canyoneering alone
- A 26-year-old woman has died after falling in a canyon at a US national park in Utah, officials said. The woman's body was recovered Sunday evening from Mystery Canyon at Zion National Park, the National Park Service said in a news release . According to visitors, the woman was canyoneering...
Suspected Rhino Poacher
Meets His End—Via Elephants
Apr 19, 2021 8:17 AM CDT
Suspected Rhino Poacher Meets His End—Via Elephants
Man killed in South Africa's Kruger National Park over the weekend while running away from rangers
- Rangers busted a trio of suspected poachers in a South African game reserve over the weekend, with tragic consequences for one of them. ABC News reports that on Saturday, rangers spied the three men, who were believed to be trying to poach rhinos, in Kruger National Park, where a chase...
This Is How to Right the Wrongs
Done to Native Americans
Apr 18, 2021 11:00 AM CDT
This Is How to Right the Wrongs Done to Native Americans
David Treuer makes the case that our National Parks should be given to them
- David Treuer's piece for the
is peppered with so many bold lines it's hard to whittle down which to share. But this is a strong one: "The American West began with war but concluded with parks." In his lengthy piece, Treuer, himself a Native American...
Grizzly Kills Hunter in
Biggest US National Park
Sep 23, 2020 1:33 PM CDT
Grizzly Kills Hunter in Biggest US National Park
Alaska victim was on a 10-day moose hunt
- For the first time in the 40-year history of America's largest national park, a visitor has been killed by a bear. The National Park Service says a moose hunter was mauled and killed by a grizzly bear Sunday in the Chisana River area of Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and...
Vandals Leave Dead Bear,
'Black Lives Don't Matter'
Sign at National Park
Sep 23, 2020 6:58 AM CDT
Vandals Leave Dead Bear, 'Black Lives Don't Matter' Sign at National Park
Great Smoky Mountains rangers are offering a reward for information
- A dead black bear and a sign reading "Black lives don't matter" were found on an entrance sign for the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Tennessee on Saturday morning. Rangers are asking anyone with information to reach out, and a $5,000 reward is being offered, the...
National Park Mails
Trash Back to Tourists
Sep 18, 2020 9:46 AM CDT
National Park Mails Trash Back to Tourists
'You forget these things,' note to Thai campers says
- Some visitors to Thailand's beautiful Khao Yai National Park will be receiving a memento of their trip—all the trash they left behind. In a series of Facebook posts , Environment Minister Varawut Silpa-archa slammed campers who left garbage strewn around a campsite over the weekend and said officials should...
Move Is Called
Jul 11, 2020 12:00 PM CDT
Trump's Grizzly Move Is Called 'Purely Political'
Trump has scrapped plans to reintroduce grizzlies into North Cascades National Park
- The forested mountains in and around North Cascades National Park in north central Washington state have long been considered prime habitat for threatened grizzly bears, so environmental groups are upset the Trump administration scrapped plans to reintroduce the apex predators there, the AP reports. US Secretary of the Interior David...
Apr 2, 2020 1:05 AM CDT
Grand Canyon Closes Indefinitely
'It is a relief to a lot of the people in the park and community members'
- The Grand Canyon closed indefinitely to visitors Wednesday, joining other national parks seeking to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Staff at the Grand Canyon had been shutting down visitors services piecemeal as the federal government initially rebuffed its request to shutter completely. On Tuesday, visitors still had access to...
Early Morning Hike Ends in
Tragedy at National Park
Nov 30, 2019 6:30 AM CST
Early Morning Hike Ends in Tragedy at National Park
Authorities investigating how 2 tourists died, one got hurt at Delicate Arch in Arches National Park
- An early morning hike near a world-famous arch ended in tragedy for a group of tourists on the day after Thanksgiving. An online post from the Grand County Sheriff's Office in Moab, Utah, says that at around 7:30am Friday, three people fell into the area below Delicate Arch...
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