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US Bans New Mining Claims on Public Land Near Yellowstone Park With Bipartisan Support

Dozens of wildlife species in the surrounding area of Yellowstone National Park will be protected thanks to a new ruling. Earlier this week, U.S. Interior...

Thriving Yellowstone Grizzlies to Leave the Endangered Species List

With the abundance of grizzlies making a comeback in Yellowstone National Park, the hefty mammals might be off the list for good.
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How Wolves Have Changed Yellowstone’s Rivers

When wolves were reintroduced to Yellowstone National Park in the United States in the mid-1990s, after being absent nearly 70 years, the most remarkable...
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Yellowstone Wolves Help Trees Rebound

Scientists say in a new study that the return of gray wolves has dramatically altered the landscape in portions of Yellowstone National Park by...
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Struggling Yellowstone Trees Get Help from Wolves

"Great news for Yellowstone and the recovery of willows, cottonwood, and especially aspen trees, a species in decline all over the West." Wolves, reintroduced...

Here’s How Families and Groups Are Pitching in to Maintain National Parks During Government Shutdown

These volunteer-led initiatives show that Americans are more than willing to take care of their parks and communities when trouble arises.

Empresario Sueco Está Contribuyendo con $1 Billon de Dólares Para Proteger 30% del Planeta

Un empresario Sueco está asegurando por sí mismo la supervivencia del planeta al contribuir con $1 billón de dólares a un sorprendente esfuerzo de...

Swiss Businessman is Contributing $1 Billion Towards Protecting 30% of the Planet

This billionaire philanthropist is using $1 billion to protect one-third of the planet's surface for generations to come.

Good News in History, March 1

Happy Birthday to Roger Daltrey, singer-songwriter for The Who, and the band's co-founder who turns 74 years old today. Daltrey put the stutter in...

Real-Life Action Hero Harrison Ford Races to Help Car Collision Victim

When a 63-year-old woman lost control of her car on Sunday morning, the Indiana Jones star was there to prove that he is just as cool as his movie roles.

British Columbia to Ban Grizzly Bear Trophy Hunting

Starting on November 30th, grizzly bear trophy hunting will be banned in the Canadian province of British Columbia. “This action is supported by the vast majority...

Genetically Pure Bison Found In Utah Gives Hope for Restoration of Iconic Species

A genetically pure herd of American bison has been living in Utah’s Henry Mountains, a discovery offering new hope that wild herds can be expanded...

Newly Found in Himalayas: Walking Fish and Sneezing Monkeys

A “walking” snakehead fish that can travel on land and breathe air for up to four days is one of the more unusual new...

After Nearly a Century, Gray Wolves Return to California Mountains

A pack of gray wolves are now wandering the hills of Northern California for the first time since they were hunted to extinction in the...

Every 4th Grader to Get Free 1-Year Pass to National Parks

With young people spending more time in front of screens and not getting outdoors enough, the Obama Administration announced last week that every fourth...

Photo of the Day – World Ranger Day

Today is the sixth annual World Ranger Day, first organized by the International Ranger Federation to honor the work and sacrifice of park and...
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10 Environmental Victories and Triumphs of 2013

Native peoples' efforts to reintroduce fading species and restore habitats has unified environmentalists across regions -- the Indigenous and non-indigenous alike. Among the 2013...
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US Endangered Species Act Turns 40, With Hundreds of Comeback Stories

President Richard Nixon signed into law, 40 years ago on December 28, the strengthened Endangered Species Act after Congress realized that without further protection from...
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Couple Stranded in Snow for a Week Wrote Farewell Letters

A Wisconsin couple on vacation huddled together for days eating what food they'd brought in the car after they became trapped in deep snow...
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100 Years Later Wild Elk Return to Lower British Columbia

Roosevelt elk are back in the Lower Mainland after an absence of a hundred years. The huge elk subspecies was hunted out of southwestern...