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In 1888, writer Mary Hunter Austin began exploring the desert. Her love of the blunt, burned land... The Navajo Generating Station was supposed to improve the lives of the native people living in... The American chestnut almost was wiped out in the 20th century. Can scientists and the Park... Bearcams in Katmai National Park and Preserve are capturing impressive scenes from the wild—and...
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The Loneliest Land

In 1888, writer Mary Hunter Austin began exploring the desert. Her love of the blunt, burned land of little rain led to a book, a career, and an environmental legacy.

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Generating Controversy

The Navajo Generating Station was supposed to improve the lives of the native people living in its shadow, but its only real legacy is the polluted skies over the American Southwest.

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Bearing Witness

Bearcams in Katmai National Park and Preserve are capturing impressive scenes from the wild—and changing the nature of park visitation.

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Cracking the Nut

The American chestnut almost was wiped out in the 20th century. Can scientists and the Park Service bring back this iconic tree?

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Wildlife

A Swallow’s Tale

A 35-year study of cave swallows at Carlsbad Caverns has solved some abiding mysteries about the...

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Resurfacing

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is considering taking manatees off the endangered species...

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A Tiny Discovery

Researchers recently discovered a new species in Great Basin National Park. But will its habitat...

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Travel

Astronauts on Planet Earth

Following in the footsteps of an early adventurer, an intrepid group explores the surreal...

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Red Rocks

Wander through the Maze, the Needles, and the Islands in the Sky at Canyonlands National Park.

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Sketching the Smokies

Walt Taylor heads to the mountains with paper, pens, and paint.

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NPCA@Work

Rallying Cry

A small army of preservationists is fighting to add Mill Springs Battlefield to the National Park...

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Good News for Spelunkers

Oregon Caves National Monument Could Get Bigger.

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Catching a Ride

A new, free shuttle connects the city of Homestead, Florida, to Biscayne and Everglades National...

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