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The U.S. Capitol dome went dark Wednesday night as a power surge hit the building, according to Fox 5 in Washington, D.C. The lights inside the Capitol remained on, but the exterior lighting illuminating the dome went out for about 25 minutes , according to Fox News reporter Chad Pergram.
Spring's slow approach is expected to end by this weekend public access to the "ice caves" at Apostle Islands National Lakeshore in Wisconsin.
In a news release, Apostle Islands National Lakeshore Superintendent Bob Krumenaker says access will close by Sunday night.
For the first time in my time here in Asheville, more than a decade, I'll have to give up saying the Blue Rige Parkway is the most visited park site in the country."
A man who chained himself to a cement-filled drum to protest the slaughter of bison migrating from Yellowstone National Park is facing federal charges in Wyoming.
A 13-year-old Manhattan Beach girl on a hiking trip with her class, had to be rescued in Joshua Tree National Park Tuesday.
Burmese pythons, such as this one, have been found to consume a wide variety of wildlife, including alligators, wood storks and Key Largo woodrats.
A fire destroyed the Spicy Lamb Farm barn and corn crib March 4, but cleanup is almost completed and people have already donated more than $13,000 to help.
In 2012, visitors spent $454 million in neighbouring communities in turn supporting 6,010 local jobs.
The temple mound at the Ocmulgee National Monument is seen in 2010 from the swamp below the mound between the monument and the property often referred to as the Ocmulgee Old Fields.
Chaco Culture National Historical Park and Aztec Ruins National Monument had 83,788 visitors and supported 65 jobs, according to the 2012 National Park Visitor Spending Effects Report that was released in late February.
Thanks to the government shutdown and Hurricane Sandy, America's national parks saw a three percent drop in visitors last year compared to 2012, the National Park Service announced today .
A Murray County man has been ordered to pay $15,000 dollars to the government after he cut down trees in the Chickasaw National Recreation Area.
Rocky Mountain National Park was one of the most popular in the country last year with nearly 3 million visits, according to a U.S. Department of the Interior report released Monday.
Authorities are investigating the death of a West Virginia man who collapsed at the entrance to the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park.
Top news links, courtesy of Mountain West News. Winter cull of Yellowstone National Park bison done Yellowstone National Park officials said management actions to reduce the number of bison in the park are done for the winter, with 263 bison killed by hunters, 258 rounded up and given to tribes for slaughter and 60 transferred alive to the U.S.