Tiny frog, pink-eyed bug among 200 animal species found in remote Papua New Guinea

Scientists see new bugs, frogs in Papua New Guinea

Researchers find previously undocumented language hidden in small villages in India

Undocumented language found hidden in India

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

How do you predict fall foliage? With lots of eyes

Coal miners rally against Obama administration’s curbing of mountaintop removal mining

Coal miners rally against Obama administration

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

Endangered or not, wolf killings set to expand

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.

Activists call for ban on mountaintop removal mining, plan D.C. rally next month

President Barack Obama

Cash-strapped state parks eye corporate sponsorships; NH hooks up with outdoor apparel company

State parks explore corporate sponsorship

CONCORD, N.H. — Not every state park in New Hampshire includes a mountain, but all staffers might be wearing pictures of little peaks on their uniforms next summer thanks to a corporate sponsorship the state is exploring with Eastern Mountain Sports.

Wildlife advocates say Rocky Mountain wolf ruling buys time to create a better management plan

Wildlife advocates hail Rocky Mountain wolf ruling

Judge orders endangered species protections reinstated for gray wolf in Montana and Idaho

Judge orders protections reinstated for gray wolf

National parks, wildlife, good food and fun on whirlwind weekend in South Dakota

48 hours in S. Dakota: Rushmore, Badlands and more

Holy spelunker: Forest Service closes caves, mines in 5 more states to fight bat fungus

Holy spelunker: Caves closed to fight bat fungus

Scientific petition cries wolf; seeks fed protection for the predators across historic range

Petition seeks to have wolves howl across US

Mining industry sues EPA, corps over Appalachian coal permits

Mine industry sues over Appalachian permits

Heart transplant recipient’s efforts on Mt. Kenya, Africa’s 2nd-highest peak, foiled by cold

Heart transplant climber turned back on Mt. Kenya

Nuclear commission tours contaminated Hanford site; tribes say waste can’t be stored there

The White House

Experimental Swiss solar plane on 24-hour flight test, hoping batteries will last all night

Swiss solar plane flying high in crucial test

Swiss solar plane takes off for first 24-hour flight testing if batteries will last all night

Solar plane takes off for 24-hour test flight

Wyoming gambit to force swap with feds could put prime Grand Teton Park land on auction block

Wyoming threatens to sell prime Grand Teton land

Carter, King clash over proposed 128 megawatt wind power project in Maine’s Somerset County

Carter, King clash over Maine wind project

Judge hears arguments on whether to restore federal protection for wolves in Montana, Idaho

Judge hears arguments in federal wolf case

2 mountain goats die after being struck by tranquilizer darts in Glacier park study

2 mountain goats killed in Glacier study

HELENA, Mont. — Glacier National Park officials have suspended a study of mountain goats after two animals struck by tranquilizer darts died.

Study finds 60 million living in the shadow of Himalayan glaciers could suffer food shortages

Study: Shrinking glaciers to spark food shortages

International Appalachian Train aims for Morocco, linking ancient mountains through Europe

Appalachian Trail to leap abroad toward Morocco

Blue Ridge Parkway, ‘America’s Favorite Drive,’ celebrates 75th anniversary

Blue Ridge Parkway celebrates 75th anniversary

Rainbow Bridge in far southern Utah marks 100 years as national monument

Isolation of Rainbow Bridge a draw for visitors

Record-breaking Everest climber says global warming is making scaling the peak harder

Everest sherpa: Global warming makes climbing hard

Study in Indonesia finds new types of long-nose frog, tiny kangaroo, gecko, birds

New frogs and geckos and pigeons, oh my

WASHINGTON — Finding a new animal species is a special moment for scientists and even better when one hops into their mountain camp and volunteers to be discovered.

With environmental challenges, what does the next century hold for Glacier National Park?

Glacier Park: The next 100 years

GLACIER NATIONAL PARK, Mont. — Glacier National Park just marked 100 years as crown jewel of the parks system, but questions dot its spectacular landscape as its next century begins.

Best of World Expo in Shanghai: Architecture, culture, shopping and food

Finding the wow amid the kitsch at Shanghai Expo

Ravages of age: Glacier National Park turns 100, but melting glaciers portend big changes

Glacier park turns 100, but age has not been kind

Hiking the Israel National Trail, 620 miles from the Red Sea to Lebanon border

Hiking the Israel National Trail

MAKHTESH RAMON, Israel — I was enjoying a serene moment of yoga in the desert, my dusty hiking boots resting nearby, when a squadron of fighter jets roared overhead and reminded me — eight days after I last saw civilization — that I was still in Israel.

Denver’s water chief, dead at age 66, praised as a ‘great mind’ on Western water

Denver’s water chief praised as ‘great mind’

Ice cap on Uganda’s Rwenzori Mountain range has split after melting; global warming blamed

Ice cap on west Ugandan mountain range splits

Musicians choose sides, use song to debate mountaintop removal mining in Appalachia

Mountaintop mining mobilizes coalfields musicians

Plant upgrades a reason behind proposed Wyoming electricity rate increase

Upgrades a reason for Wyo. electric rate increase

Washington state sues to stop federal government from abandoning Yucca Mountain waste site

Wash. sues to stop feds from abandoning Yucca site

2 more glaciers gone from Glacier National Park; remaining 25 may be lost by end of decade

2 more glaciers gone from Glacier National Park

Scientists confirm that huge lizard discovered in the Philippines is new species

Giant lizard discovered in the Philippines

Whether Alaska, the Alps or Route 66, adventurous motorcyclists far from home can rent bikes

Motorcycle rentals for high-adventure touring

EPA: Policy would improve protections for streams, watersheds in Appalachian mining areas

EPA: New mining policy would protect water quality

Secretary of Interior Salazar settles lawsuit over Rocky Mountain drilling

Feds settle suit over drilling in Rocky Mountains

UN criticizes Russia for ignoring ecological impact of 2014 Sochi Olympics building projects

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