Sightseeing

Park Service nixes rafting proposal after backlash over fees

Aug 10, 2018

National Park Service cancels bids for commercial rafting trips in Grand Canyon after criticism of higher franchise fee

Outgoing Yellowstone boss says he feels he was punished

Aug 9, 2018

National Park Service officials told Yellowstone's departing superintendent that he wasn't being forced out over a disagreement with Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke

Company disputes complaint over refinery by national park

Aug 9, 2018

The company planning to build an oil refinery near Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota is asking state regulators to dismiss a complaint filed over the site.

Rigging error may be cause of climber's death in Wyoming

Aug 1, 2018

Investigators believe an improperly rigged belay device likely caused the 300-foot (91-meter) fall that killed a New York professor on a popular Grand Teton National Park climbing route in northwest Wyoming

Frog symphony and ancient trees in a verdant Louisiana swamp

Jul 31, 2018

Frog symphony and ancient trees in a verdant Louisiana swamp

Trump administration backs Obama in national monument clash

Jul 26, 2018

A dispute over a national monument in Oregon has the Trump administration supporting former President Barack Obama, pitting itself against timber interests and taking a stance in court that President Donald Trump could later do a 180-degree turn on

Michigan teen fined $1,000 for climbing Mount Rushmore

Jul 25, 2018

A 19-year-old Michigan man has been fined $1,000 for climbing Mount Rushmore

Armored dinosaur with spiky head unveiled at Utah museum

Jul 20, 2018

A dinosaur covered in bony armor from its spikey head to its clubbed tail is newest fossil addition to a Utah museum

Study: National parks get fewer visits when pollution rises

Jul 18, 2018

Researchers say pollution levels in some U.S. national parks are similar to cities like New York and Los Angeles and are leading people to avoid visiting

Groups sue North Dakota over oil refinery near national park

Jul 13, 2018

Three environmental groups are suing North Dakota over an air quality permit that allows construction of an $800 million oil refinery about 3 miles from Theodore Roosevelt National Park

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