National Parks

1,000 wild horses to be rounded up in Northern California

Oct 5, 2018

The U.S. Forest Service is set to round up 1,000 wild horses and says that many of them could be sold to distant slaughterhouses

The Latest: Melania Trump dances with kids, feeds elephants

Oct 5, 2018

Melania Trump has sashayed to the beat of African music while being welcomed to an orphanage in Kenya

Melania Trump feeds baby elephants as Kenya visit begins

Oct 5, 2018

Melania Trump feeds baby elephants as Kenya visit begins, highlighting conservation

Zinke expected to OK block on mining claims near Yellowstone

Oct 4, 2018

U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has scheduled a visit to Montana next week, where he's expected to finalize a proposal to block new mining claims near Yellowstone National Park

Judge's ruling may remove roadblock to oil refinery

Oct 4, 2018

A North Dakota judge is refusing to change his recent conclusion that state regulators don't have a say in the site of an $800 million oil refinery being developed near Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Thailand keeping 'The Beach' of movie fame closed for rehab

Oct 4, 2018

Thailand extending closure of a beautiful bay made famous by the Leonardo DiCaprio movie "The Beach" until it recovers from years of environment damage caused by too many tourists

Lawmakers work on fix after conservation fund lapses

Oct 2, 2018

A popular program that supports conservation and outdoor recreation projects across the country expires after Congress couldn't agree on language to extend it

Environmental groups question refinery near national park

Oct 2, 2018

Environmental groups opposing the site of an oil refinery being developed near Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota want a judge to reconsider his recent recommendation that state regulators dismiss the groups' challenge

High court denies review of Grand Canyon-area mining ban

Oct 2, 2018

The U.S. Supreme Court has denied review of an Obama-era action that put land around the Grand Canyon off-limit to new mining claims

Wolf dies after capture for relocation to Isle Royale park

Sep 29, 2018

Officials say a gray wolf captured in Minnesota for relocation to Isle Royale National Park has died

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