Summer 2010

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Life in the Extreme

From nearly everywhere on the island of Hawai’i you can see one gentle sloping hill in the distance. It doesn’t abruptly rise up out of grasslands or demand attention like the Grand Tetons. Rather, it subtly and humbly catches the light at sunrise, like a giant solar panel reflecting pink Cadillac pastels back into Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. Yet despite its seemingly modest size and subtle coloration, this hill is Mauna Loa—the largest volcano on Earth and backdrop to the largest island in the chain of islands called Hawai’i.

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Expanding the Palette

As America’s population become more diverse, will its changes be reflected in park visitors?
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A Snake in the Grass

Burmese pythons are putting a squeeze on the Everglades.

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Candid Camera

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A Stone’s Throw from Extinction

How Glacier’s stonefly can help fight climate change.

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Crossing Wires

Energy companies plan to erect 20-story power lines that would tower over the Delaware Water Gap.

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Ancient Melodies

Can national parks unlock the mysteries of prehistoric musicians?

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House of Worship

At Touro Synagogue, the Jewish story is the American story.

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