Sightseeing

May 02, 2018 - 12:07 pm
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — A 72-year-old Idaho woman was rammed by a bison and tossed off a trail as she walked in Yellowstone National Park. Park officials said Wednesday that Virginia Junk of Boise was treated for minor injuries and transported to a hospital following the encounter in...
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April 27, 2018 - 12:15 pm
LONDON (AP) — Britain's Natural History Museum has disqualified a photograph from the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition after concluding that the image of an anteater moving toward a termite mound at night involved at taxidermy specimen. The photograph taken in Brazil's Emas National...
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April 16, 2018 - 12:04 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Seven young female bison from Poland are being shipped off to help boost a herd in Spain and expand the population of Europe's largest animal, which is on the endangered species list. Michal Krzysiak, head of the Bialowieza National Park in eastern Poland, said the bison —...
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April 14, 2018 - 5:17 pm
TROUTMAN, N.C. (AP) — At least three visitors to a private zoo in North Carolina are receiving emergency treatment after a large tree toppled in windy conditions onto a passing sightseeing wagon. It happened Saturday afternoon at Zootastic Park near Troutman, about 40 miles (64 kilometers) north of...
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FILE - In this Jan. 14, 2015, file photo, spectators gaze at El Capitan for a glimpse of climbers Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson, as seen from the valley floor in Yosemite National Park, Calif. The Interior Department is backing down from a plan to impose steep fee increases at popular national parks after widespread opposition from elected officials and the public. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)
April 12, 2018 - 3:52 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Interior Department is increasing fees at the most popular national parks to $35 per vehicle, backing down from an earlier plan that would have forced visitors to pay $70 per vehicle to visit the Grand Canyon, Yosemite and other iconic parks. A plan announced Thursday would...
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April 05, 2018 - 8:43 am
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Plans are being developed for a number of improvements in the trails in the Pisgah National Forest in western North Carolina. Pisgah District Range Dave Casey and the U.S. Forest Service have told the Asheville Citizen-Times there are plans to overhaul some of the forest's...
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In this March 4, 2017, photo, tourists enjoy the popular Maya bay on Phi Phi island, Krabi province. Authorities have ordered the temporary closing of the beach made famous by the Leonardo DiCaprio movie "The Beach" to halt environmental damage caused by too many tourists. (AP Photo/Rajavi Omanee)
March 29, 2018 - 4:08 am
BANGKOK (AP) — The daily hordes of tourists have exhausted the Thai beach made famous by the Leonardo DiCaprio movie. Maya Bay, on Phi Phi Leh island in the Andaman Sea, will be closed to all visitors for four months annually starting this June to allow for the recovery of the battered coral reefs...
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FILE - This 2013 file photo released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration made during the Northeast U.S. Canyons Expedition, shows corals on Mytilus Seamount off the coast of New England in the North Atlantic Ocean. A federal court ruled in mid-March 2018 that a group of fishing organizations can move forward with a lawsuit that seeks to eliminate the first national marine monument in the Atlantic Ocean. The groups sued to challenge the creation of the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument created by President Barack Obama in 2016. It's a 5,000-square-mile area off of New England. (NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research via AP, File)
March 27, 2018 - 12:44 pm
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Organizations suing to eliminate the first national marine monument in the Atlantic Ocean have gotten the OK to proceed with a suit designed to reopen the area to commercial fishing, which environmentalists fear could jeopardize preservation efforts. The fishing groups sued...
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U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke speaks in support of the re-introduction of the grizzly bear to the North Cascades in Washington during a news conference Friday, March 23, 2018. Zinke made his announcement at the North Cascades National Park Service Complex Headquarters in Sedro-Woolley, Wash., to a group of local officials and the media. (Scott Terrell /Skagit Valley Herald via AP)
March 23, 2018 - 6:42 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — The federal government intends to restore grizzly bears in the remote North Cascade Mountains of Washington state, a goal that represents "the American conservation ethic come to life," Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said Friday. Zinke made the announcement during a visit to North...
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FILE - In a Aug. 30, 2016, file photo, U.S. Central Command Command Commander, Army Gen. Joseph Votel, speaks to reporters at the Pentagon. U.S. military leaders are considering new guidelines for the use of helmet cameras on the battlefield after Islamic State-linked fighters in Niger exploited footage taken by a fallen American soldier to make a propaganda video that highlighted the killing of four U.S. forces. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
March 13, 2018 - 1:14 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. military leaders are considering new guidelines for the use of helmet cameras on the battlefield after Islamic State-linked fighters in Niger exploited footage taken by a fallen American soldier to make a propaganda video that highlighted the killing of four U.S. forces...
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