All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Grand Canyon’

PETA Offering Reward for Squirrel Kicker Identity

In a video that went viral online, an unnamed Frenchman was shown kicking a squirrel into the Grand Canyon in Arizona. Now the UK branch of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is offering a $17,000 reward for any information leading to the arrest and conviction of the squirrel-kicker. PETA urged anyone with details to relay information to …

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Grand Canyon Helicopter Accident Kills One

A helicopter ride at the Grand Canyon turned deadly on Sunday when a pilot lost control of the Eurocopter AS350 helicopter. According to the Federal Aviation Administration, while the pilot was steering, the helicopter turned on its side and crashed. There were no passengers on board. “Our thoughts and prayers are with our colleague’s family and loved ones,” president and …

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Grand Canyon Bison Wreaking Havoc

How do you manage a herd of about 400 bison? That’s what the National Park Service is trying to figure out. This massive gang of beefalo – a hybrid of cattle and buffalo – is taking over the northern reaches of the Grand Canyon. The concern is that they are causing destruction and unsanitary conditions. Along with trampling vegetation and …

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Google Adds Beautiful Street View Imagery Of Endangered Colorado River

Google has partnered with American Rivers to bring imagery of the Colorado River to Street View. Take a look at some of the beautiful scenery: “For 6 million years, the Colorado River has flowed through the heart of the desert southwest, its waters slowly carving out a canyon so vast it can be seen from space—yet so remote it didn’t …

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Grand Canyon Mine Halted Due to Financial Restraints

The Grand Canyon is perhaps best known for its role as an amazing, awe-inspiring sight of nature’s beauty and power, a beautiful American landmark that brings flocks of tourists (and their wallets) to areas that might not otherwise have a chance at much revenue. A lesser-known aspect of the Grand Canyon, however, is the multiple mining projects that go on …

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Statue of Liberty Reopens Despite Government Shutdown

The government shutdown has been hard on the National Parks Service. Many of its parks shut down earlier in October due to lack of funding from the federal government. In some cases, park closure meant a huge hit to state economies from lost tourism revenue. “Every day that Liberty Island is closed means we are losing visitors who would otherwise …

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Huge Canyon Found Under Greenland Ice

A team of scientists this week announced the discovery of a massive canyon that has been hidden underneath Greenland‘s ice sheet for millions of years. The canyon is longer (460 miles) than the Grand Canyon and is nearly 2,600 feet deep in some places. The discovery has been outlined in the latest issue of the journal Science. “One might assume …

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Look At Google’s Beautiful New Grand Canyon Street View Imagery

Google continues to expand its Google Maps Street View coverage into more and more interesting places. While things like “The Gates of Hell” may not actually be real, Google has recently expanded imagery for Hawaii, the Arctic, Zoos, Tsunami-ravaged buildings, and the ocean floor, to name a few. In June, Google unveiled Trekker, a tool designed to capture imagery for …

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Google Goes On A Grand Canyon Trek With New Street View Camera System

In June, Google unveiled Trekker, a tool designed to capture imagery from Google Maps Street View, which would be unattainable by way of vehicle or even a Street View Trike. It’s basically a backpack with a camera attached to it, which takes 360-degree imagery. Today, Google revealed its first Trekker-based outing. The company has sent its team to the Grand …

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