Recent Articles

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    Love Is in the Parks

    Feb 2020 | By Katherine McKinney DeGroff

    5 NPCA staff members share their national park love stories.

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    The National Park Site That Was Almost Blown Up

    Feb 2020 | By Nicolas Brulliard

    It was an explosion that created Sunset Crater in northern Arizona. Another proposed explosion almost led to its demise.

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    Speaking Out

    Jan 2020

    A current Park Service employee shares their concerns about the removal of sexual orientation from workplace protections for Interior Department staff.

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    Urban Stargazing: See More of the Universe at Night

    Jan 2020 | By Jennifer Errick

    Longer nights and clearer skies during winter make it an ideal season for stargazing, but most Americans live in light-polluted areas where the stars are difficult to see. Fortunately,…

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    The Only Nobel Prize-Winning U.S. Playwright

    Jan 2020 | By Jennifer Errick

    Two-thirds of America’s national park sites were created to preserve history and culture — but relatively few represent achievements in the arts and humanities. One notable exception is the park…

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    Budget Deal Boosts Funding but Hurts Border Parks

    Dec 2019

    Last month, Congress increased funding for the National Park Service and other agencies that manage public lands, among other positive provisions in the federal budget. But lawmakers also included border…

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