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14

Jul

Road melts from Yellowstone’s volcanic heatFirehole Lake Drive, the road that saw some melting, hit 160 degrees Fahrenheit, 30 or 40 degrees hotter than its normal temperature.

Road melts from Yellowstone’s volcanic heat
Firehole Lake Drive, the road that saw some melting, hit 160 degrees Fahrenheit, 30 or 40 degrees hotter than its normal temperature.

26

Mar

What can we learn from the giant volcano under Yellowstone National Park?Just because this volcano hasn’t erupted in 70,000 years doesn’t mean it isn’t full of new information for the scientists who study it.

What can we learn from the giant volcano under Yellowstone National Park?
Just because this volcano hasn’t erupted in 70,000 years doesn’t mean it isn’t full of new information for the scientists who study it.

13

Feb

Canada’s Kootenay National Park home to ‘mother lode’ of fossilsMany of the well-preserved fossils show the internal organs of several different arthropods.

Canada’s Kootenay National Park home to ‘mother lode’ of fossils
Many of the well-preserved fossils show the internal organs of several different arthropods.

10

Dec

Photo of the day: Twilight descends on Banff National ParkThe Canadian Pacific Railway snakes around the banks of the frozen Bow River on Dec. 7 as the sun sets on Morant’s Curve, one of the most famous spots in Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada. Established in 1885, Banff National Park is Canada’s oldest national park. Featuring stunning ice fields, dense coniferous forests and glaciers, Banff is one of the most visited national parks in the world.
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Photo of the day: Twilight descends on Banff National Park
The Canadian Pacific Railway snakes around the banks of the frozen Bow River on Dec. 7 as the sun sets on Morant’s Curve, one of the most famous spots in Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada.
 
Established in 1885, Banff National Park is Canada’s oldest national park. Featuring stunning ice fields, dense coniferous forests and glaciers, Banff is one of the most visited national parks in the world.

See more incredible photography.

10

Jul

U.S. lawmakers want national park on moonThe proposed park would protect artifacts left on the moon by NASA astronauts, and not the lunar surface itself, but it still raises legal and logistical questions.

U.S. lawmakers want national park on moon
The proposed park would protect artifacts left on the moon by NASA astronauts, and not the lunar surface itself, but it still raises legal and logistical questions.

29

Jan


 New Australian national park features unique ‘horizontal falls’  



The ‘falls’ are also a part of a newly designated marine park that will protect coral reefs, dolphins and mangrove forests.
The ‘falls’ are also a part of a newly designated marine park that will protect coral reefs, dolphins and mangrove forests.

14

Jan


 Pinnacles National Monument declared America’s newest national park 



'Pinnacles' name is derived from its rock formations, which are remains of ancient volcano.
'Pinnacles' name is derived from its rock formations, which are remains of ancient volcano.

05

Sep

How to avoid animal attacks in a national parkViolent encounters with animals at national parks are rare, but the danger of severe injury, illness and possibly death make prevention all the more important.

How to avoid animal attacks in a national park
Violent encounters with animals at national parks are rare, but the danger of severe injury, illness and possibly death make prevention all the more important.

09

Feb

Grand Canyon to ban bottled water salesThe ban comes in response to concerns that plastic bottles scattered around the park were spoiling views of the natural wonder. The National Park Service has approved a plan that will eliminate the sale of bottled water within 30 days, after nearly $290,000 was spent to install 10 water stations inside the park. Visitors can use the stations to refill their own water bottles, which they can tote in from the outside.

Grand Canyon to ban bottled water sales
The ban comes in response to concerns that plastic bottles scattered around the park were spoiling views of the natural wonder. The National Park Service has approved a plan that will eliminate the sale of bottled water within 30 days, after nearly $290,000 was spent to install 10 water stations inside the park. Visitors can use the stations to refill their own water bottles, which they can tote in from the outside.

03

Jan

Margaret Anderson: Wife, mother, ranger and tragic statisticOn Sunday, instead of being a wife, mother and NPS Ranger, Margaret Anderson became a statistic when she was shot and killed at Mount Rainier National Park. She was the first law enforcement officer, from all agencies, killed in the line of duty this year.

Margaret Anderson: Wife, mother, ranger and tragic statistic
On Sunday, instead of being a wife, mother and NPS Ranger, Margaret Anderson became a statistic when she was shot and killed at Mount Rainier National Park. She was the first law enforcement officer, from all agencies, killed in the line of duty this year.