National Park Service

Controlled burn in Valley Forge National Park
Mark Abrams/KYW Newsradio
Mark Abrams
April 02, 2019 - 10:04 am
VALLEY FORGE, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — If you see smoke coming from the fields at Valley Forge National Historical Park on Tuesday, don't be alarmed. Park managers are the ones setting those fires. Fire management crews from the National Park Service are in the area Tuesday and Wednesday to start and...
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This May 19, 2018 file photo released by the National Park Service shows Grand Canyon National Park Superintendent, Christine Lehnertz at Grand Canyon National Park, Ariz.
Michael Quinn/National Park Service via AP, File
March 14, 2019 - 1:32 pm
By Felicia Fonseca, Associated Press FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The superintendent of Grand Canyon National Park is resigning, less than three years after she took the helm of one of the country's most popular tourist destinations. Christine Lehnertz notified the National Park Service on Thursday of...
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In this photo taken Monday, Jan. 28, 2019, without tourists and park rangers to discourage them during the government shutdown, elephant seals have expanded their pupping grounds in Point Reyes National Seashore, Calif.
John Burgess/The Press Democrat via AP
February 01, 2019 - 12:36 pm
By Brady McCombs and Felicia Fonseca, Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — National park visitors cut new trails in sensitive soil. They pried open gates while no one was watching. They found bathrooms locked, so they went outside. One off-roader even mowed down an iconic twisted-limbed Joshua...
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September 14, 2018 - 3:15 am
By Amy E. Feldman, Judge Technology Solutions​ PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- What can you take as a keepsake from a national park? A man who took a small rock from the Australian outback claims he’s been cursed ever since. He says that he’s been struck by the curse of Uluru, which jinxes tourists...
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Most of the Kapoho area including the tide pools is now covered in fresh lava with few properties still intact as the Kilauea Volcano lower east rift zone eruption continues on Wednesday, June 6, 2018, in Pahoa, Hawaii.
AP Photo/LE Baskow
June 07, 2018 - 11:16 pm
By Caleb Jones, Associated Press HONOLULU (AP) — Lava from the Kilauea volcano that flowed into Kapoho Bay has created nearly a mile of new land and officials with the U.S. Geological Survey said Thursday the flow is still very active and there's no way to know when the eruption will end or if more...
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Yellowstone Superintendent Dan Wenk
AP Photo/Matthew Brown, File
June 07, 2018 - 9:33 pm
By Matthew Brown, Associated Press BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Yellowstone National Park's superintendent said Thursday that he's being forced out as a "punitive action" following disagreements with the Trump administration over how many bison the park can sustain, a longstanding source of conflict...
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Yosemite National Park's famous Half Dome trail
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May 23, 2018 - 10:32 am
By Emanuella Grinberg, CNN (CNN) -- A hiker fell to his death on Monday while ascending Yosemite National Park's famous Half Dome trail, the US National Park Service said. The hiker was on the trail's Half Dome cables, the park service said in a statement. He was hiking with another person during...
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