Tauck tour company partners with documentary maker Ken Burns on national park, Civil War tours

Tour company partners with Ken Burns on park trips

Biologists celebrate 100 endangered Calif. condors now flying where species once reigned

100 endangered Calif. condors flying wild in state

California man dies in fall off overlook at Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona

Calif. man dies in fall at Grand Canyon in Ariz.

American, Dane die in hot air balloon crash while on safari at Tanzania’s Serengeti Nat’l Park

American, Dane die in balloon crash over Serengeti

Yellowstone looking for East Entrance snowcoach operator

Yellowstone seeking snowcoach operator

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. — Yellowstone National Park is looking for someone interested in providing guided winter snowcoach tours originating from the park’s East Entrance in Wyoming.

Burrowing owl removed from cruise ship golf course

Wildlife officer take owl from ship

PORT EVERGLADES, Fla. — Florida wildlife officers have removed a burrowing owl from a Royal Caribbean cruise ship.

Red, yellow, orange all over: States use volunteer ‘leaf peepers’ to report, predict foliage

How do you predict fall foliage? With lots of eyes

Like a cranberry cocktail, biking on Cape Cod in the fall is cool and colorful

Cape Cod’s scenic _ and mostly flat! _ bike trails

Cuban Pewee bird makes rare appearance in Florida, spotted in Everglades National Park

Caribbean bird makes rare appearance in Florida

Land swap allows Revolution museum to build in Philadelphia, Valley Forge to preserve 78 acres

Revolutionary museum swap: Valley Forge for Philly

After years of red tape, Revolution museum plans to build in Philadelphia near Liberty Bell

Revolution museum settles on Philly after 11 years

Yellowstone sets summer visitation record, on track for 2nd year in a row of record tourism

Yellowstone breaks record for summer visitors

Landfill in tiny Clark a draw for grizzlies amid deadly attacks on people in region

Amid deadly attacks, Wyo. landfill draws grizzlies

Historic sites go beyond glorifying great men, battles to look at lives of ordinary people

Historic sites go beyond glorifying great men

Flicker of trouble? Backyard volunteers help scientists track possible firefly decline

Backyard volunteers helping track firefly numbers

New ways to kill wolves sought despite species’ return to endangered list

Endangered or not, wolf killings set to expand

SC ports chief asking architects to design plans for new cruise passenger terminal

Plans sought for new SC passenger cruise terminal

Federal judge says lawsuit challenging withdrawal of oil, gas leases filed too late

Judge says drilling lease lawsuit too late

Collection of oral histories of immigrants who passed through Ellis Island goes online

Ellis Island immigrants’ oral histories go online

Waves of tar balls wash up on popular Goa beaches after ship dumps waste oil off Indian coast

Tar balls coat Indian beaches after ship dumps oil

India hunting for ship that dumped oil, which is coating famed Goa beaches with tar balls

Rogue ship dumps oil, coating famed Indian beaches

Cycle of wind, water keep Great Sand Dunes in place at base of Sangre de Cristo Mountains

Water, wind build Great Sand Dunes

MOSCA, Colo. — Driving up to Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve, the view seems almost silly: Across from shallow creeks at the base of the 14,000-foot Sangre de Cristo Mountains sit the largest sand piles in North America, kept in place by wind and water.

Casino proposed near Gettysburg battlefield divides townspeople in an old American resort

Casino proposed near battlefield splits Gettysburg

Obama, wife, daughters go on vacation bike outing under brilliant skies on Martha’s Vineyard

US President Barack Obama

Dinosaur fossils discovered in China set to make US debut Friday at Cincinnati museum

Chinese dinosaur fossils to make US debut in Ohio

Groups challenge Alaska cruise ships regulation, say wastewater technology isn’t good enough

Groups challenge Alaska cruise ship waste permits

EPA bans cruise ships, big cargo vessels from dumping sewage within 3 miles of Calif. coast

EPA bans big ships from dumping sewage near Calif.

Bears on the move in Yellowstone region, putting hunters, hikers at risk

Watch out for Yellowstone bears _ they’re hungry

Obama getting in another round of presidential golf amid low-key Martha’s Vineyard vacation

News Pres Obama Healthcare

The search for jaguars: Tracking and filming elusive cats a passion for Venezuelan biologist

On a mission to track and save the elusive jaguar

Proposed Colorado land swap for political donor to Rep. John Salazar raises hackles

Proposed swap for Salazar donor raises hackles

Obamas visit Gulf Coast, say the region is a clean and safe place for family vacation

Barack Obama (Waxwork)

Obama declares Gulf Coast ‘open for business’, promises government won’t forget region

The Dalai Lama

Obama: Oil may have stopped flowing into Gulf, but government’s job far from done in region

US President Barack Obama

First family on tourism-boosting trip to Florida Panhandle; will Obama take plunge into Gulf?

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