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Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

  • A 4-year-old grizzly bear has been put down at Yellowstone National Park for a growing history of habituation to humans that was capped when he charged a man along the northern edge of Yellowstone Lake.

    The boar weighed 258 pounds and had nearly 15 percent body fat, normal for this time of year, say park biologists,

  • How should national parks deal with vegetation that has grown up and, in some cases, altered landscapes or blocked views?

    At Yosemite National Park, officials are debating what to do with vegetation that obscures nearly 200

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

  • A Missouri man who intended to climb the Grand Teton in Grand Teton National Park in one day was killed by a fall of roughly 2,500 feet, according to park officials.

    Park rangers began searching for Don Ivie, 45, of Springfield, Missouri, after his wife reported him missing Sunday evening shortly before 9 p.m.

  • How do grizzly bears and wolves in Yellowstone National Park carry on when they don't think anyone is watching?

  • It took a 60-mile day right near the end, but Jennifer Pharr Davis has succeeded in setting the speed record for a thru-hike of the 2,180-mile-long Appalachian National Scenic Trail.

    The North Carolina woman, whose rise to thru-hiking fame grew immensely with the publication of a book recounting one of her A.T. hikes, ended her trek at 3:26 p.m.