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Monday, January 30th, 2012

  • Badwater Basin is located in the southern part of California's Death Valley National Park. Almost everybody who takes the trouble to visit the place knows that Badwater is the lowest elevation in the Northern Hemisphere (at 282 feet below sea level), and that it is extremely arid, hot, and mantled with vast salt flats. However, until recently nobody k

  • Yellowstone National Park, with its geothermal plumbing, amazing wildlife diversity, and spectacular vistas, is one of the most magnificent landscapes on Earth.

Sunday, January 29th, 2012

  • For many national parks, their best partners are their neighbors in surrounding communities.

  • Not quite a year after restoration of the Bodie Island Lighthouse at Cape Hatteras National Seashore was halted due to unforeseen problems, nearly $2 million has been obtained to finish the project.

    The lighthouse had been undergoing an extensive restoration last year when the contractor came upon something unexpected: "...significant str

Saturday, January 28th, 2012

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