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Thursday, December 8th, 2011

  • Everglades National Park officials are turning to technology -- an app, not surprisingly -- to help them stay on top of non-native snakes and other plant and animal species invading the park.

    The park, working with the folks at the University of Georgia, have released via iTunes "IveGot1," a real-time invasive species reporting tool.

  • It's the true grit stuff of legends and dreams, the inspiration for TV series and countless books: homesteaders overcoming adversity to gain free land on the American frontier.

  • Depending on your perspective, the Endangered Species Act is either an incredible waste of money and effort, or a highly successful tool that protects species from extinction.

  • One way or another, Yellowstone National Park will open for the winter season a week from today.

    As of Wednesday there wasn't enough snow cover throughout the park to allow for over-snow travel, but officials were ready to permit wheeled travel for commercial vehicles if need be, said park spokesman Dan Hottle.

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Wednesday, December 7th, 2011

  • Nearly six years after a statue honoring the 4th New York Battery's role at Gettysburg was vandalized, it has been repaired and returned to its pedestal.

    Monument preservation staff at Gettysburg National Military Park reset the bronze figure of an artilleryman onto the pedestal of the 4th New York Battery monument, also known as