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

Tour company partners with Ken Burns on park trips

Federal officials deny Montana’s request to hold a ‘conservation hunt’ for endangered wolves

Federal officials deny Montana’s wolf hunt request

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

Montana, Idaho would kill up to 236 endangered wolves under plans submitted to feds

Montana, Idaho send wolf hunting plans to feds

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.

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

Rare copy of Audubon’s ‘Birds of America’ expected to fetch millions at Sotheby’s UK auction

Sotheby’s to sell rare Audubon ‘Birds of America’

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

Amid deadly attacks, Wyo. landfill draws grizzlies

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

Endangered or not, wolf killings set to expand

Asian clams blamed for befouling Lake Tahoe invade NY’s Adirondack lake known for clear water

Clams befouling Tahoe invade Adirondack lake in NY

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

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

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.

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

US President Barack Obama

AP Exclusive: In Japan town where dolphins are both playmates and game, mayor defends hunts

AP Exclusive: Japanese mayor defends dolphin hunts

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

Watch out for Yellowstone bears _ they’re hungry

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

On a mission to track and save the elusive jaguar

Booming boars meet tainted truffles: after Chernobyl, radioactive hogs prosper in Germany

Radioactive boars on the rise in Germany

BERLIN — It was a big shot. A big hog. And a big disappointment.

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

Proposed swap for Salazar donor raises hackles

Grizzly in maulings that killed Michigan man was in poor condition, had parasites

Grizzly in maulings was stressed, had parasites

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

The Dalai Lama

‘Research hunt’ for wolves dropped after feds balk; Montana and Idaho explore other options

‘Research hunt’ for wolves dropped as feds balk

Work wrapping up on visitor education center in Yellowstone National Park

Work wrapping up on Yellowstone visitor ed center

Park Service recruits students to guard historic sites, diversify force on fast-track to jobs

Park Service has students guard historic sites

APNewsBreak: Montana, Idaho consider wolf ‘research hunts’ for endangered wolves

APNewsBreak: ‘Research hunts’ weighed for wolves

Sun, sand and stings: Spain says huge number of jellyfish has stung hundreds of beachgoers

Flotilla of stinging jellyfish hit Spanish beaches

Statue of Liberty to get 2nd staircase to supplement 354 spiraling steps for improved safety

Statue of Liberty to get new staircase for safety

Yosemite rangers propose makeovers for popular overlooks onto park’s granite icons

Yosemite overlooks to get makeover, tree trimming

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

More than 957,000 people visited Yellowstone National Park in July, a new monthly record

July is busiest month in Yellowstone’s history

Utah state board turns back environmental groups’ legal challenge, upholds strip mine

Utah board upholds strip mine near national park

Bikini Atoll, Mexico trade route added to UNESCO list of World Heritage sites

UNESCO adds 21 new places to World Heritage list

Groups urges EPA to ban lead in ammunition, fishing tackle, claiming harm to wildlife

Groups seek ban on lead ammunition, fishing tackle

United Nations names Hawaii marine monument a World Heritage site

Hawaii marine monument a World Heritage site

Grizzly cubs whose mother killed 1 arrive at MT zoo malnourished, which could explain attacks

Grizzly cubs from deadly mauling were malnourished

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