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

After epic productions, Zhang unveils back-to-basics romance at Pusan festival

Zhang calls new film a back-to-basics romance

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.

Chattanooga’s RiverRocks Outdoor Festival to benefit land trusts and conservation groups

Chattanooga celebrates RiverRocks Outdoor Festival

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.

Idaho foliage defies idea that autumn color is something only found in the East

Idaho in the fall: A subtle beauty all its own

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

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

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

Meet Emanti: Vote determines name of newest African elephant calf at San Diego zoo

Meet Emanti: Voters pick SD elephant calf’s name

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

Chinese dinosaur fossils to make US debut in Ohio

22 Komodo dragons hatch this month at Los Angeles Zoo, boost to the endangered species

Los Angeles Zoo is home to 22 baby Komodo dragons

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

Growers say USDA must act soon after judge’s ruling raises questions about US sugar supply

Growers: USDA must act, prevent sugar supply issue

Father saves daughter from bear after girl falls into cage at German zoo

Germany: Father saves girl from bear in zoo

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

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