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Wednesday, February 8th, 2012

  • The League of Conservation Voters has released its annual ranking of congressional delegations from around the country, and it's not very pretty for most members of the House of Representatives.

    In short, "the Republican leadership of the U.S.

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

  • Several areas of Big Bend National Park have been closed to the public in the wake of a mountain lion attack on a young boy, who received non-fatal injuries to his face.

    The unidentified 6-year-old was attacked Sunday evening as he and his family were leaving the Chisos Lodge after dinner, according to witnesses.

    A park visitor who posted an account of the

  • Editor's note: With nearly 400 units of the National Park System, one probably is close enough for you to visit in a day. But how should you organize those visits? Karen Beck-Herzog, the management assistant at Shenandoah National Park, put together the following primer for exploring her park.

  • Might there be a new concessions company running the lodgings and retail outlets at Shenandoah National Park?

  • A grant from the National Park Foundation will help officials at Dinosaur National Monument develop a monitoring and preservation plan for 150-million-year-old fossils in the monument's new exhibit hall.

    "Preserving fossils in-place, as at Dinosaur, presents many challenges not experienced in a traditional museum setting," said Dinosaur Superintendent Mary Ris