Sightseeing

In this undated photo provided by the National Park Service shows mountain lion kittens known as P-57 and P-58, who were abandoned by their three-year-old mother. The two mountain lion kittens have died in the Southern California wilderness after being abandoned by their mother. The male and female were part of a study of cougars by researchers with the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area near Los Angeles. (National Park Service via AP)
June 07, 2017 - 3:58 pm
CALABASAS, Calif. (AP) — Two mountain lion kittens being tracked by scientists have died in the Southern California wilderness after being abandoned by their mother. The male and female dubbed P-57 and P-58 were part of a study of cougars by researchers with the Santa Monica Mountains National...
Read More
June 05, 2017 - 6:28 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke on Monday tapped the head of Utah's wildlife management division as deputy director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, a newly created position where the appointee will serve as acting head of the agency until a director is named and...
Read More
June 05, 2017 - 12:59 pm
GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) — Officials says a Pennsylvania man and a hiker originally from the Czech Republic have been identified as victims who died recently in separate incidents at the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The National Park Service say 56-year-old James Baker of Hanover,...
Read More
FILE - This Jan. 14, 2015 file photo shows El Capitan in Yosemite National Park, Calif. An elite rock climber has become the first to climb alone to the top of the massive granite wall in Yosemite National Park without ropes or safety gear. National Geographic documented Alex Honnold's historic ascent of El Capitan on Saturday, June 3, 2017, saying the 31-year-old completed the "free solo" climb Saturday in nearly four hours. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)
June 05, 2017 - 12:51 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Alex Honnold had dreamed about climbing the mighty El Capitan in Yosemite National Park without any safety gear for eight years. But every time he looked up the massive granite wall, he found it too daunting. That was the case until this weekend, when the elite rock climber...
Read More
In this undated image released by PBS, a brown bear catches salmon at Brooks Falls Katmai National Park and Preserve in Alaska. PBS is collaborating with the BBC on a live nature series set in Alaska this July, where cameras will attempt to capture bears, eagles, wolves and whales in their natural habitat.  (Gareth Wildman/PBS via AP)
May 22, 2017 - 10:17 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — PBS is collaborating with the BBC on a special live event this summer where cameras will try to catch bears, wolves, eagles and other wildlife in their natural habitat in Alaska. "Wild Alaska Live" will air over three nights on PBS on July 23, 26 and 30. Cameras placed in the...
Read More
FILE - In this Sept. 3, 2008, file photo, an endangered desert tortoise sits in the middle of a road at the proposed location of three BrightSource Energy solar-energy generation complexes in the eastern Mojave Desert near Ivanpah, Calif. Scientists examining the deaths of female desert tortoises near Joshua Tree National Park say it appears the animals died while exhausting their water and energy to lay eggs during California's drought. U.S. Geological Survey biologist Jeffrey Lovich said Tuesday, May 16, 2017, he believes the tortoises died during a desperate attempt to fight extinction. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)
May 17, 2017 - 4:37 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Scientists examining the deaths of female desert tortoises in Southern California said it appears the animals died while exhausting their water and energy to lay eggs during California's historic drought. Researchers want to know why female tortoises are dying in greater numbers...
Read More
May 13, 2017 - 4:01 am
HARKERS ISLAND, N.C. (AP) — With climbing season about to begin, the National Park Service is looking for people to lead tours of the Cape Lookout Lighthouse and the national seashore. The park service is holding an information and recruitment session on Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the Core Sound...
Read More
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, right, talks with two men on horses Monday, May 8, 2017, at the Butler Wash trailhead within Bears Ears National Monument near Blanding, Utah. Zinke says he wants to make sure Native American cultural standing is preserved in a new national monument but cautioned that not all tribal members share the same opinion about it. (AP Photo/Michelle Price)
May 09, 2017 - 9:37 am
BLANDING, Utah (AP) — U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke says he values national monuments. But as he tours America's newest and most hotly contested one, he questions whether the designation by the federal government was the right way to preserve sacred tribal lands. Zinke said Monday at a news...
Read More
Utah state legislators and their staff lead the way for Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, Utah Gov. Gary Herbert and others in the distance Monday, May 8, 2017, through Bears Ears National Monument near Blanding, Utah. Zinke says he wants to make sure Native American cultural standing is preserved in a new national monument but cautioned that not all tribal members share the same opinion about it. (AP Photo/Michelle Price)
May 09, 2017 - 12:58 am
BLANDING, Utah (AP) — U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke says he's a "Teddy Roosevelt Republican" who values national monuments. But as he tours America's newest and most hotly contested monument, he questions whether the monument designation by the federal government was the right way to preserve...
Read More
Utah state legislators and their staff lead the way for Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, Utah Gov. Gary Herbert and others in the distance Monday, May 8, 2017, through Bears Ears National Monument near Blanding, Utah. Zinke says he wants to make sure Native American cultural standing is preserved in a new national monument but cautioned that not all tribal members share the same opinion about it. (AP Photo/Michelle Price)
May 08, 2017 - 7:49 pm
BLANDING, Utah (AP) — U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said sacred tribal lands he toured Monday in America's newest and most hotly contested monument should be preserved but he questioned whether the monument designation was the right way to do it. Zinke's aerial and ground tour of the Bears...
Read More

Pages