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15 hrs ago | KCDZ 107.7 FM

Solar Tower Almost Approved: "Substantial Adverse Impact" to Joshua Tree National Park

Despite warnings from government agencies that a 75-story solar tower in the desert southeast of Joshua Tree National Park would have "significant unmitigated impacts to biological, cultural, and visual resources" and "substantial adverse impact" to the viewsheds of Joshua Tree National Park, a preliminary decision last Friday by a committee of the California Energy Commission has given the go-ahead to a 500-megawat solar project known as the Palen Solar Electric Project. Just last December, the Energy Commission denied the application by BrightSource to build two 750-foot solar towers, each one surrounded by 85,000 mirrors, in the desert 60 miles east of Indio.


Related Topix: US National Parks, Joshua Tree National Park, Indio, CA, Solar Energy, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy

19 hrs ago | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Historic chalet is moved from river's eroding edge

A historic chalet has been successfully relocated away from the eroding edge of a river in a remote wilderness area. Olympic National Park officials said that contractors used hydraulic jacks to push the Enchanted Valley chalet 100 feet along steel beams and away from the edge of the Quinault River.


Related Topix: Olympic National Park, US National Parks

23 hrs ago | Turf

9/16/2014 - Landscapers and Suppliers Perform Day of Service at National Mall

The National Hispanic Landscape Alliance participated in a Day of Service initiative on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Friday, Sept 12. The event, hosted by the Trust for the National Mall, counted on landscaping services offered by volunteer representatives from the NHLA, John Deere, PLANET, OPEI, the Irrigation Association, and other industry leaders, who worked to improve the space just north of the Lincoln Monument Reflecting Pool.


Related Topix: US National Parks, National Mall

Yesterday | TreeHugger

Photo: Twisted canyon filled with emerald water

This unusual landform is found in Glen Canyon, Utah. It's part of the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, which was established in 1972 and stretches into Arizona.


Related Topix: US National Parks, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Travel

Yesterday | Washington Examiner

Va. geologists to probe Petersburg Battlefield

The state Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy has received a $79,000 grant to begin work on a digital geologic map for Petersburg National Battlefield. DMME geologists will collect data to create the maps for the western part of the Petersburg Battlefield, the Five Forks Battlefield and surrounding areas.


Related Topix: Geology, Science

Mon Sep 15, 2014

National Parks Traveler

Lighthouse Renovations Near Completion At Apostle Islands National Lakeshore In Wisconsin

A cruise to Devils Island Light and the other lighthouses at Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, the Ultimate Lighthouse Cruise, is scheduled for this Saturday./David and Kay Scott With powerful storms and bone-chilling cold a common occurrence, life as a Lake Superior lighthouse isn't an easy one. Depending upon the condition of each lighthouse, preservation work included new concrete footings, plastering, painting, and repairs to roofs, sidewalks, and lanterns.


Related Topix: Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, US National Parks

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

The Roosevelt trail, from Maine to North Dakota

In this June 11, 2014 file photo, longhorn cattle wander through the Theodore Roosevelt National Park, located in the Badlands of North Dakota. Theodore Roosevelt ranched cattle while he briefly lived in North Dakota, before he was president.


Related Topix: US National Parks, Theodore Roosevelt National Park, Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial

Petition challenges Yellowstone bison slaughters

Wildlife advocates have filed a legal petition to stop the capture and mass slaughter of wild bison leaving Yellowstone National Park during their winter migration. Friends of Animals and the Buffalo Field Campaign filed Monday's petition with agencies including the National Park Service and U.S. Forest Service, which manages lands adjacent to the park.


Related Topix: Yellowstone National Park, US National Parks

Denver Post

Montana man dies in Glacier National Park

The National Park Service was notified at Saturday night that Beau Weiher, of Missoula, was overdue from a solo day hike in the Many Glacier Area. Family and friends say he likely planned a hike in the Piegan Pass and Mount Siyeh areas.


Related Topix: US National Parks, Glacier National Park

The York Daily Record

Oklahoma City bombing memorial adds new exhibits

A key piece of evidence, hundreds of oral testimonies and new artifacts were unveiled Monday at the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum dedicated to the deadly 1995 bombing. The additions are part of a nearly $8 million project that aims to attract a new generation of visitors to the structure, including those too young to remember the attack by Timothy McVeigh on the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building that killed 168 people and injured hundreds more.


Related Topix: Oklahoma City National Memorial, US National Parks

The Weekly Standard

National Mall to Get a Facelift

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Related Topix: US National Parks, National Mall, Facelifts, Lincoln Memorial, Home Gardening, Home

Yellowstone seeks volunteers for maintenance

Yellowstone National Park is looking for volunteers to help with two projects in Lamar Valley on Sept. 27, which is National Public Lands Day.


Related Topix: Yellowstone National Park, US National Parks

Daily Journal

Hundreds flee 2 California wildfires; homes burn

Two raging wildfires in California forced hundreds of people to evacuate their homes, including one near a lakeside resort town that burned nearly two dozen structures, many of them homes. The blaze, sparked Sunday afternoon near a foothill community south of the entrance to Yosemite National Park in central California, prompted authorities to evacuate about 1,000 residents out of about 400 homes, Madera County Sheriff's spokeswoman Erica Stuart said.


Related Topix: California, Yosemite National Park, US National Parks, Yosemite National Park, CA, Madera County, CA

USA Today

Ken Burns shares secrets of Arches National Park

The secret to Arches may be what you can do there that you cannot in some other national parks: amble all over the landscape. Ken Burns shares secrets of Arches National Park The secret to Arches may be what you can do there that you cannot in some other national parks: amble all over the landscape.


Related Topix: US National Parks, Arches National Park, Travel

New fire rages near Yosemite

A thousand people were evacuated near Yosemite National Park in central California on Sunday due to fires triggered by a weekend heatwave. The fires are threatening hundreds of homes.


Related Topix: US National Parks, Yosemite National Park, Jerry Brown, US Governors

Tribune/The Tribune Advertiser

Walking back in time is a Revolutionary experience

Time travel is just one of the special experiences visitors get from walking along any part of the Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail. And one group has been doing this annually for 40 years.


Related Topix: US National Parks, Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail, Kings Mountain National Military Park, Ferguson, NC

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Denver Post

Road to Yucca House National Monument to remain open, county decides

Visitors to Yucca House National Monument near Cortez will continue to have access to the little-known ruins that make up one of the most significant Ancestral Puebloan sites in the state. The Montezuma County commissioners last week rejected a landowner's request to close the 78-year-old road to the monument where it passes through a 1.4-mile easement on private property.


Related Topix: US National Parks, Yucca House National Monument, Cortez, CO, Montezuma County, CO, Mesa Verde National Park

Los Angeles Times

Wildfire near Bass Lake destroys at least 10 homes, hundreds evacuated

Another fast-moving wildfire near Yosemite National Park that started Sunday afternoon has swept to the edge of Bass Lake, burned at least 10 homes and forced more than 1,000 evacuations, authorities said. The Courtney fire began about 1:40 p.m. near Oakhurst -- the same area where the Junction Fire destroyed at least eight homes last month.


Related Topix: Bass Lake, CA, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Yosemite National Park, US National Parks, Yosemite National Park, CA

KLAS-TV Las Vegas

Fees resume at Lake Mead

The National Park Service said entrance fees for Lake Mead National Recreation Area have resumed. Officials started charging to go through the area Sunday.


Related Topix: Lake Mead National Recreation Area, US National Parks

The Florida Times-Union

St. Simons Island couple asks county to help protect the view of historic Bloody Marsh

This is the view from the Bloody Marsh unit of Fort Frederica National Monument on St. Simons Island. A couple who bought 12 acres of marsh want Glynn County or other residents to buy up marsh around Bloody Marsh to protect the historic vista from encroachment.


Related Topix: St. Simons Island, GA, Glynn County, GA, US National Parks, Fort Frederica National Monument