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Monday, September 10th, 2012

  • Vice President Joe Biden will deliver the keynote address Tuesday during the annual September 11th observance at the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

    Joining the vice president will be Interior Secretary Ken Salazar.

    The public is invited to attend the observance, which begins at 9:30 a.m. at the Memorial Plaza.

  • The question for leaf lookers heading to Eastern national parks is—what’s the foliage forecast for fall 2012?

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Sunday, September 9th, 2012

  • Surprising Rise in World Park Acreage Still Isn’t Enough

    Nearly thirteen percent of the world has been dedicated to parks, preserves, and wildlife preservation—an area the size of Russia—but more acreage needs to be added to meet a 2020 goal, says a new report from the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

  • If you're planning to be in Theodore Roosevelt National Park on Monday, you might want to keep an eye out for aerial weed-spraying operations.

    Crews will be spraying a herbicide to control leafy spurge and Canada thistle. Spraying will continue, weather permitting, until 1,400 acres have been treated.