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3 hrs ago | The Raw Story

Eruption of Yellowstone supervolcano could spell the end of the US: geologists

According to an article published by United States Geological Survey scientist Larry Mastin in the latest edition of Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems , an eruption of the supervolcano beneath Yellowstone National Park would blanket much of the United States in a meter of ash.


Related Topix: Volcanic Eruption, Natural Disasters, Geology, Science, us Travel, Travel, Yellowstone National Park

6 hrs ago |

Fire in N Az reaches 300 acres to benefit forest

A fire in Northern Arizona has reached about 300 acres since it was located by fire officials on August 26, but crews are going to let the fire benefit the forest.


Related Topix: Fire, Grand Canyon National Park

10 hrs ago | County 10 News

Northern Arapaho Tribe invited to present culture ties to Rocky Mountain National Park

Four eagles greeted the morning, flying above the spectators at Estes Park, Colorado.


Related Topix: US National Parks, Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park, CO, Grand Lake, CO

Sun Aug 31, 2014

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Mystery of Death Valley's moving rocks solved

For years scientists have theorized about how large rocks - some weighing hundreds of pounds - zigzag across Racetrack Playa in Death Valley National Park, leaving long trails etched in the earth.


Related Topix: Death Valley, CA, Death Valley National Park, Oceanography, Science, UC San Diego

Dragons Mouth at Yellowstone National Park

One of the interesting features that you can see during a trip to Yellowstone National Park is called the Dragon's Mouth.


Related Topix: Yellowstone National Park, US National Parks

Norwalk Citizen News

Yellowstone, Grand Teton parks rescues near 90

Rangers have conducted nearly 90 search-and-rescue operations in Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks so far this year.


Related Topix: US National Parks, Grand Teton National Park

The San Diego Union-Tribune

Renowned rock art in Utah is younger than believed

This undated photo provided by Utah State University shows the Holy Ghost group of the Great Gallery, a striking Barrier Canyon-style rock painting in Horseshoe Canyon of southern Utah's Canyonlands National Park.


Related Topix: Sundance Film Festival, Utah, Utah State University, Canyonlands National Park

The Republic

Log jam traps 40 boats in northwestern Indiana

A northwestern Indiana port authority has hired two marinas to clear a log jam that's preventing about 40 boats from reaching Lake Michigan.


Related Topix: Portage, IN, Weather, Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, US National Parks

Canaveral National Seashore bans use of drones

Drone operators take note, Canaveral National Seashore has issued a ban on the operation of unmanned aircraft.


Related Topix: US National Parks, Canaveral National Seashore

The Wichita Eagle

New date estimate for Canyonlands rock art

Utah State University scientists have determined that world-renowned rock art of life-sized figures sketched into red rock cliffs in Canyonlands National Park were drawn 1,000 years more recently than what had long been believed.


Related Topix: Utah State University, US National Parks, Canyonlands National Park, Entertainment

Salt Lake Tribune

Glacier National Park chalets celebrate a century

Around a bend on Glacier's Highline Trail, the chalet comes into view, notifying weary hikers their trek is nearly over, or for day hikers, that a cold Gatorade and a place to rest awaits them.


Related Topix: Glacier National Park, US National Parks

Sat Aug 30, 2014

Elk rut begins in Yellowstone National Park

Park spokesman Al Nash says bull elk are much more aggressive toward people and vehicles this time of year, and visitors should keep a safe distance from the animals and look around corners before exiting buildings or walking around blind spots.


Related Topix: Yellowstone National Park, US National Parks

Devils Tower National Monument

Devils Tower is a remarkable geologic feature in South Dakota. It was featured in the movie "Close Encounters of the Third Kind."


Related Topix: US National Parks, Devils-Tower, WY, Devils Tower National Monument

WUSA-TV Washington

National Book Festival opens moves inside Saturday

The National Book Festival has moved inside and is opening to the public in the Washington Convention Center this weekend after a decade on the National Mall.


Related Topix: National Mall

Aurora Advocate

ID pending for body found in CVNP, where search for missing woman ongoing

The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's Office had not yet identified a body by press time that was found by park rangers Aug. 28 around 6 p.m. in the Cuyahoga River, north of the Highland Road bridge, in Brecksville.


Related Topix: Cuyahoga County, OH, Brecksville, OH, Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Peninsula, OH

Manawatu Evening Standard

Death Valley rock mystery finally solved

The cracking sounds were ferocious. An ankle-deep, frozen lake in Death Valley National Park was breaking apart under sunny skies.


Related Topix: Death Valley National Park, Hurricane, Natural Disasters, UFO and Alien, Weather

WBIR-TV Knoxville

NC man sentenced for ginseng poaching in the Smokies

A federal judge on Thursday sentenced a repeat American ginseng poacher to more than five months in jail for the illegal possession or NC man sentenced for ginseng poaching in the Smokies ASHEVILLE - A federal judge on Thursday sentenced a repeat American ginseng poacher to more than five months in jail for the illegal possession or Check out this ... (more)


Related Topix: Prison, Bryson City, NC, US National Parks, Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Windsor Beacon

Smithsonian to honor La. family's civil rights efforts

Small communities like Bogalusa, La., often are overlooked in histories of the civil rights movement, but a new museum on the National Mall aims to change that.


Related Topix: Bogalusa, LA, National Mall, Jackson State University

KXLY-TV Spokane

Chalet in Olympic National Park to be relocated

Park officials say the Enchanted Valley Chalet in Olympic National Park is being relocated to protect the east fork of the Quinault River.


Related Topix: Olympic National Park, US National Parks

KOTA-TV Rapid City

Third tourist cited for flying drone in Yellowstone

For the third time this summer, Yellowstone National Park rangers have cited a tourist for illegally flying a drone in the park.


Related Topix: Yellowstone National Park, US National Parks