Winter 2010

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The Missions

England and France weren’t the only world powers snapping up tracts of vast North American land in the late 17th century. Spain, too, laid claim to real estate along the fertile and flourishing banks of the San Antonio River in what is now South Texas.

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P.O. Box 1142

An offhand comment from a park visitor unveiled the untold story of a secret Virginia facility where clever interrogation techniques and good old-fashioned eavesdropping helped secure victory in World War II. Now the Park Service is racing to unearth all the details before the last remaining witnesses vanish.

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Its Brightest Jewel

From out of the darkness over Duncan Bay, a loon calls, a low sound shaped like the moon rising. It is early, a string of stars still tangled in the branches along the horizon, but out beyond the Narrows, to the east, the sky has turned the color of campfire coals. I lift the paddle once, sliding it silently through the dark water to turn the canoe toward the coming sunrise, and then drift, listening again for the loon.

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There's an App for That

Scientists at UCLA and Santa Monica Mountains just added one more use of that cell phone in your...

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Chewed Out

An invasive plant called tamarisk has been killing off cottonwoods and destroying river habitat...

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Overkill

The state of Alaska is killing wolves that den inside Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve. And...

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Desert Prophets

Climate change threatens to wipe out one of the parks' iconic plants.

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Investing in Waterfront Property

New funding will help restore ecosystems in the Everglades and Great Lakes.

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From the Ashes

At a Pennsylvania "iron plantation" park rangers are discovering unique stories about the...

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Stories in Stone

The origins of Devils Tower may lie somewhere between science and fiction.

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