National parks

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, left, and Harpers Ferry National Historic Park Superintendent Tyrone Brandyburg, hold up a check during the daily briefing at the White House in Washington, Monday, April 3, 2017. President Donald Trump gave his first quarter salary to the National Park Service. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
April 03, 2017 - 3:54 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is donating the first three months of his salary to the National Park Service. White House press secretary Sean Spicer handed an oversized check for $78,333.32 to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke during Monday's briefing. The billionaire businessman turned...
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This Nov. 1, 2016 photo provided by Drew Wharton shows a female black bear wearing GPS collar in Yosemite National Park. Rangers on Monday, April 3, 2017, unveiled a website that allows anybody around the world to track the movement of the park's iconic black bears. Bears are fitted with GPS collars that ping their location from a satellite onto the website, which rangers hope will educate the public about bears and ultimately protect them from harm. (Drew Wharton via AP)
April 03, 2017 - 3:17 pm
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Wildlife enthusiasts around the world can now follow the daily journey of Yosemite National Park's black bears from their laptops and smartphones, tracking the iconic animals as they lope up steep canyons and cross vast distances in search of food and mates. Park rangers told...
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FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2014, file photo, a grizzly bear crosses through a back country campsite in Montana's Glacier National Park. Grizzly bears continue to expand their range amid an ongoing effort to turn over management of the bears from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to the states of Wyoming, Montana and Idaho, a federal official said, in late March 2017. (Doug Kelley/The Spokesman-Review via AP)
April 02, 2017 - 5:00 pm
JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Grizzly bears continue to expand their range amid an ongoing effort to turn over management of the bears from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to the states of Wyoming, Montana and Idaho, a federal official said. "We've seen an 11 percent change in increasing range in just a...
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March 30, 2017 - 11:52 am
JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — People driving in Joshua Tree National Park are being asked to watch out for wildlife after the deaths of three desert tortoises in the past week. Two of the tortoises were killed in a campground. The National Park Service said Wednesday that factors...
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March 30, 2017 - 10:34 am
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Environmental groups that want to save a marine monument created by former President Barack Obama in the ocean off of New England are asking to intervene in a lawsuit. They say the nearly 5,000-square-mile monument area has "extraordinary scientific and ecological importance...
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Tourists kayak through Santa Elena Canyon on the Rio Grande river, along a cliff face that is Mexico, left, at Big Bend National Park in Texas, Monday, March 27, 2017. Here the Rio Grande slides between two sheer cliff faces, one in Mexico and one in the United States, that tower 1,500 feet above the water. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
March 29, 2017 - 8:28 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Geographic and physical challenges — including the Rio Grande and threatened wildlife — will make it difficult to build the "big, beautiful wall" that President Donald Trump has promised on the U.S.-Mexico border, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said Wednesday. Building a wall "is...
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Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke speaks at the Interior Department in Washington, Wednesday, March 29, 2017. Zinke said geographic and physical challenges will make it difficult to build the "big, beautiful wall" that President Donald Trump has promised on the U.S.-Mexico border. (AP Photo/Molly Riley)
March 29, 2017 - 5:41 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Geographic and physical challenges — including the Rio Grande and threatened wildlife — will make it difficult to build the "big, beautiful wall" that President Donald Trump has promised on the U.S.-Mexico border, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said Wednesday. Building a wall "is...
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In this 2016 photo released by Thailand's Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation/Freeland, a curious male tiger walks in the jungle in eastern Thailand. Thailand's Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation, Freeland, an organization fighting human and animal trafficking, and Panthera, a wild cat conservation organization, announced Tuesday, March 28, 2017 that their investigations had photographic evidence of new tiger cubs in eastern Thailand's jungle, signaling the existence of the world's second breeding population of endangered Indochinese tigers. (Thailand's Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation/Freeland via AP)
March 28, 2017 - 9:07 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Conservationists say they have evidence that the critically endangered Indochinese tiger is breeding in a Thai jungle, giving hope for the survival of an animal whose total population may be less than 300. Thailand's Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation along...
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In this Tuesday, March 21, 2017 photo provided by Wildlife Alliance, Cambodian soldiers stand next to a dead wild elephant in the jungle near Cardamom National Park of Kampong Speu province in western of Phnom Penh, Cambodia. A park ranger in Cambodia said an endangered wild elephant has died after an electrical pole fell and sent a powerful current surging through the animal. (Wildlife Alliance via AP)
March 22, 2017 - 4:55 am
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — A park ranger in Cambodia says an endangered wild elephant has died after an electrical pole fell and electrocuted the animal. Nup Thet, a ranger at Wildlife Alliance, said the 3-ton elephant was electrocuted late Tuesday in the jungle near Cardamom National Park...
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March 08, 2017 - 12:52 am
NEW YORK (AP) — For several hours, Lady Liberty didn't shine so brightly. The famed The Statue of Liberty was temporarily in the dark Tuesday night after what a spokesman calls an "unplanned outage." WCBS-TV reports ( http://cbsloc.al/2mDMjds ) the statue was dark except for the crown and torch...
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