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Outdoor Updates: How will you celebrate Earth Day

Today is Earth Day. How will you celebrate? Today is Earth Day, an annual day of support and advocacy for our planet. The first Earth Day was held in 1970 and founded by Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson as an environmental teach-in. Senator Nelson was later awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom for his work. More than 170 countries celebrate Earth Day across the globe and monumental environmental legislation has been passed on Earth Day, including the 2016 Paris Agreement, a landmark gre...
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John Muir - The Godfather of Conservation

Over the weekend artist Paul Puckett posted a sketch of John Muir on his social media and it was perfect timing, not only since Earth Day is today but also since my family and I were wrapping up a spring break road trip that took us from San Fransisco, California on an over 2,000 mile trip that ended in Las Vegas, Nevada where we visited five National Parks, a National Monument and passed through multiple National Forests along the way. The references to John Muir were especially evident at Yos...
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How to Virtually Visit 31 National Parks Using Google Maps

All of the National Parks in the United States are free to visit today thanks to the start of National Park Week.Read more...
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Visit National Parks For Free This Saturday

If you’ve been holding off making a trip to one of the US’s National Parks, then Saturday might be your day.Read more...
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National Parks are offering free entry on April 20 to celebrate National Park Week

Take advantage of the warmer weather by visiting any number of the hundreds of national parks across the country on April 20 for absolutely free. The National Parks Service is celebrating National Park Week by offering free entry into all of the 418 parks spread throughout the United States. If you have never been to a national park or if it has been a while since your last visit, you may be surprised to learn about all the fun and excitement that awaits you. Here is a quick guide on some of th...
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Outdoor Updates: Glen Onoko Falls hiking trail to close + Golden Eagle dies of Lead Poisoning

Pennsylvania to close one of its most scenic and popular hiking trails The Pennsylvania Game Commission is closing one of the state’s most popular hiking trails due to concerns about the trail’s safety. Beginning May 1, the Glen Onoko Falls Trail in Lehigh Gorge State Park will be closed to the public. Over the years, there have been dozens of serious accidents along the trail and several deaths. Each rescue mission puts a strain on the all-volunteer fire departments that act as first respon...
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Nonfiction: A Meditation on Our Relationship to the Landscapes We Inhabit

In “The Absent Hand,” Suzannah Lessard dissects a diverse swath of America, looking to understand the malls, green expanses and urban sprawl that surround us.
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Admission to all National Parks is free this Saturday

To kick off National Parks Week the National Park Service is granting free admission to all of the country’s 61 national parks and over 300 other sites across the United States this Saturday. National Parks Week is a nine-day celebration of the parks and includes special events such as National Junior Rangers Day (4/20), Military and Veterans Recognition Day (4/21), Earth Day (4/22), Transportation Tuesday (4/23), Wild Wednesday (4/24), Throwback Thursday (4/25), Friendship Friday (4/26), Ba...
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Outdoor Updates: Amphibian fungus is wiping out frogs around the world

An amphibian fungus is wiping out frogs around the world A fungal outbreak that has been wiping out frogs for decades is far worse than anyone thought, according to a worldwide analysis by 41 scientists. Since the outbreak began in the 1970’s, over 500 species of frogs have declined in population and at least 90 have gone extinct, a figure that is double earlier estimates. The fungus, called Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis, or Bd for short, infects frogs when they come in contact with other a...
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Living near national parks healthy

If you’re struggling to keep your resolution to become healthy this year, turns out you can in fact cancel your gym membership — you just have to live next to a national park. A new study, published in Science Adventures, found that people living near protected areas like national parks, wilderness areas, and nature reserves, are generally healthier and more financially stable than those living far from such natural areas. Researchers looked at 60,000 households in 34 developing countries ar...
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Elizabeth Warren Proposes Broad Plan to Protect Public Lands

Ms. Warren said she would aim to undo the Trump administration’s environmental rollbacks and prohibit new leases for fossil fuel drilling on public lands.
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Argument preview: Justices to consider meaning of “confidential” in Freedom of Information Act

The U.S. Department of Agriculture issues specialized debit cards to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits recipients. Although the data that USDA gathers under SNAP are not quite so rich and revealing as those collected by private credit- and debit-card issuers, they do include commercial information about the retail grocery stores at which SNAP recipients purchase their groceries. The Argus Leader newspaper (based in Sioux Falls, South Dakota) requested this data under the Freed...
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How to get hiking permits

Backpacking season is here , and it’s time to start planning out your summer backcountry trips. US national parks are among the most beautiful places for backcountry hiking and camping — and also the most popular. To control crowds and properly prepare trekkers for the hazards of the wildlands, the National Park Service requires backcountry permits for camping outside of developed campgrounds. If you’re ready to venture beyond car camping and RV hookup sites, here’s everything you need to know...
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National parks will be free April 20

The snow is almost gone and the weather is warming up, so it’s time to get out in the wilderness in some of the country’s most beautiful national parks. To encourage people to make the most of spring and the long Easter weekend, the National Park Service is kicking off National Park Week on April 20, beginning with a free entrance day for all 418 national parks in the US. As recommended by Will Shafroth, president of the National Park Foundation, visit (or EncuentraTuParque....
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Wapusk National Park, Manitoba

Wapusk National Park Overview Wapusk National Park is a Canadian National Park located outside of Churchill, Manitoba. It is a sub-arctic park which is located along the shore of Hudson Bay and it is home to one of the largest polar bear denning areas in the world. The word “wapusk” comes from the Cree word ... Read more Wapusk National Park, Manitoba The post Wapusk National Park, Manitoba appeared first on Everything Everywhere Travel Blog.
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‘Dr. Seuss’s Garden’ Yields a Deep-Sea Discovery, but It Already Faces Threats

Researchers said Tuesday they had found two new species of coral in undersea canyons off New England, an area where ocean temperatures are expected to increase sharply because of global warming.
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How to see five UK national parks by public transport

For National Parks Fortnight we pick ways walkers can dodge the traffic and explore these areas in a more eco-friendly wayJewelled by emerald islands, fringed by beautiful wooded shores and surrounded by grand hills and mountains, Loch Lomond – where the Scottish Highlands “begin” – often feels much further from civilisation than it actually is. Balloch, on the southern shores of the loch, is just a 50-minute train ride from Glasgow Queen Street. From there, a network of waterbuses links a const...
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Best national parks in spring

Spring is perhaps the best time to plan a visit to one of America’s national parks. Staying ahead of the crowds that bustle through these natural jewels from June to September gives you more time to enjoy their natural beauty relatively undisturbed. There’s a lot going on, from super blooms to supermoons, as spring wakes up the plants and animals that call these places home. Here are the best national parks to visit this spring. Saguaro National Park, Arizona Photo: Anton Foltin/Shuttersto...
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If the RV is bumping, it just means these DJs are home making music

In the midst of a winter marked by storms that pounded Southern California, you might think that Christi Mills and Chris Nalbandian would be over RV life. “That’s probably my favorite part,” Mills admits about the weather. Last year, the two DJ/producers (Nalbandian works under the name Mr. Bootsauce) moved their lives, and their recording studio, into a 2004 Fleetwood Jamboree, Class C. They’ve spent most of the winter in the hills above San Bernardino, on a property owned by a friend who is al...
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California national parks must-sees

California is pretty mind-blowing. Within a few hours, you can explore some combination of incredible landscapes — from rugged coastlines and jagged mountains to lush forests, dark caves, or captivating deserts. The fact is, the Golden State has some of the country’s most stunning and unique scenery. It’s no wonder that it has more national parks than any other state. But deciding which of California’s nine parks to visit can be tough. We’ll help you decide by listing the single best things a...
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Vietnam’s Empty Forests

The Asian nation is a hot spot of biological diversity, but local and international conservation groups are struggling to halt what amounts to animal genocide.
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California Is Swooning Over a Heavenly Super Bloom of Wildflowers

Exceptional beauty is a welcome respite in a place that has been battered by extreme climate conditions.
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Sky-high trekking: taking on California’s High Sierra Trail

This demanding adventure amid granite domes and giant trees ends in a climb up Mount Whitney – and it’s worth every lung-busting stepAs soon as we set foot on California’s High Sierra Trail, the clamour of the world fell away, replaced by the rhythm of our footsteps, the chatter of forest birds and a feeling of stillness. A week of wonder lay ahead. It was euphoria of the purest kind.We would follow the metre-wide path from the beauty spot of Crescent Meadow in Sequoia national park to the other...
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American Travel Experiences Everyone Should Try

In recent years I’ve spent a lot more time traveling around my own country and, for the most part, it’s been wonderful. The experiences I’ve enjoyed most times truly surprised me and I’ve learned how to better appreciate the full width and breadth of the U.S. In an effort to encourage other people, American or not, to experience more of what makes the country so much fun to explore, today I want to share some of my own personal experiences that I think best portray what the nation is all about....
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Senegal Dispatch: In Forlorn Park, Lion Cubs Play in Traffic and Elephant Dung Is Met With Delight

At Senegal’s largest national park, poachers seem to outnumber the wildlife, and a highway runs through the middle. So rangers celebrate even small victories, like hints of a pachyderm’s presence.
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Forget Trump’s Border Wall. Let’s Build F.D.R.’s International Park.

A joint U.S.-Mexico park along the Rio Grande would send a message of cooperation when the loudest words are of division.
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18 Amazing Things to do in Tucson, Arizona with kids or without!

Tucson, Arizona is a big little city. Although it’s spread out with over 1 million people, it still has that feel of a small town with a laid-back atmosphere. Tucson is a college town, being the home to The University of Arizona, and a snowbird destination in the winter months due to its legendary year-round sunshine. But it’s stunning natural landscapes, foodie scene, and arts and culture attracts travelers from all walks of life, even families like us! Tucson AZ is famous for its dramatic bea...
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Concrete Cabin?

Howdy all! I've been a long time lurker here, gaining knowledge as time allows, but now I'm coming to a point where I'm starting to have questions. Ohhhh the questions! I figured this would be an interesting choice of first time posts... When visiting several National Parks from Montana down to Utah I've noticed that many of the newer latrines placed in the back country or lesser used campgrounds in the parks are made of concrete panels that resemble stacked logs- ala cabin style. These panels ...
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Kenya Helicopter Crash Kills 4 Americans, Police Say

The Kenyan police said the crash occurred on Sunday evening in a national park near the border with Ethiopia. The victims’ names were not released.
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8 Amazing Things to Do in Saguaro National Park Tucson, Arizona

The Saguaro cactus are captivating. Their presence commands your attention and musings. It’s almost as if they are watching you, standing guard protecting you and ensuring that you are behaving and taking care of Saguaro National Park and the natural beauty surrounding you. Like a scene from the Wizard of Oz, I half expected them to start moving and talking to me. It took all of my will power not to go up and hug one. They seem like they’d be so cuddly. I won’t dare you to try it though. Once y...
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