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Thursday, February 16th, 2012

  • While desert-thriving vegetation commonly is thought to love heat, too much heat and reduced precipitation can doom them.

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

  • While Congressional Republicans are investigating alleged misconduct of the National Park Service in its handling of an oyster farm at Point Reyes National Seashore, California officials are pushing the company to explain why it is out of compliance with its operating permit.

    The inquires come as the Drakes Bay Oyster Co.

  • It was back in 1998 that a dedicated search for all forms of life in Great Smoky Mountains National Park began. Now, as the All Taxa Biodiversity Inventory moves into its 15th year, the project is being celebrated with a gathering headlined by Dr. E.O.

  • When I was a volunteer at the desk at Oconaluftee Visitor Center at Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the most frequent question on the phone was, "Is US 441 open through to Gatlinburg?"

    That was easy to answer officially, either "yes" or "no."

    But they were not all that easy.

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

  • Editor's note: The Traveler is expanding the coverage we devote to national parks in other nations. Throughout the year we'll be rolling out a major series of stories on international park destinations with plenty of travel insight, but we're also launching recurring smaller stories such as this one that bring you park news from other nations. Stay tuned for more on global parks.