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Yosemite Rockfall Leads to Hiking Trail Closure

A hiking trail has been closed at Yosemite National Park after 16,000 tons of rock fell 500 feet near Hetch Hetchy Reservoir on March 31, the National Park Service said Monday. According to Yosemite National Park officials, nobody was hurt …

Grand Canyon Hybrid Bison On a Tear

Over 350 hybrid bison have been on a rampage in the northern region of Grand Canyon National Park, and the herd has been tearing up vegetation, impinging on the native habitat of the endangered Mexican spotted owl, knocking down Native …

Randy Neugebauer, New Lightning Rod in USG Outage
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On a Tuesday local news program (shown here), Representative Randy Neugebauer (R-Tex.) shared his frustrations over the government shutdown that became official Monday at midnight. By Wednesday, the representative found himself the source of frustrations over a Washington, D.C.-based NBC …

Death Valley Temps Hit Records During Heat Wave
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Summer has officially begun, and in some places across the U.S. temperatures are reaching record highs. In the hottest areas of the country, temperatures are even reaching dangerous levels. This weekend, Death Valley National Park issued a warning that the …

Yosemite Rock Climber Dies, Missing Teen Still Not Found
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A British rock climber on Yosemite National Park‘s famous El Capitan died this week after being struck by a loose rock. According to the U.S. National Park Service, 28-year-old Felix Kiernan died on Sunday while climbing El Capitan. Kiernan and …

Teen Missing After Being Swept Over Yosemite Waterfall
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A Sacramento, California teen is missing after being swept over a waterfall at Yosemite National Park. According to the U.S. National Park Service, 19-year-old Aleh Kalman was swimming above Nevada Fall (pictured) on Saturday after noon. At around 2:45, Kalman …

Google Earth Tour Highlights National Park Google Earth Tour Highlights National Park

In a guest post over at the Google Lat Long Blog today, Ben Fash of the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy announced how the group used the Google Earth Outreach Developer Grant it received late last year. The Parks Conservancy, …

National Park Service Unveils Old Faithful Webcam

Those of you who are stuck in windowless cubicles might enjoy this, and actually, unless you’re already in a national park, it could prove interesting, regardless.  The news: there’s a live video feed of Old Faithful.National Park Service Unveils Old Faithful Webcam