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    Yosemite Valley to Herself, After a Wait

    Apr 2021 | By Kati Schmidt

    Parks including Glacier, Rocky Mountain and Yosemite are using reservation and timed-entry systems to help manage heavy crowds — a problem that long preceded the pandemic. While these changes…

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    7 Places Worth Saving

    Apr 2021 | By Matthew Kirby, Jennifer Errick

    By protecting the areas surrounding national parks, the U.S. can build resilient landscapes that prevent the worst effects of climate change and species loss.

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    The Park That Made COVID Testing Possible

    Apr 2021 | By Jennifer Errick

    A bacterial discovery at Yellowstone 55 years ago has been key to the development of PCR testing, the most reliable way to know whether someone has COVID-19. 

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    From the Gold Rush to the COVID Pandemic: A History of Anti-Asian Violence

    Mar 2021 | By Dennis Arguelles

    Last week’s mass-shootings in Atlanta were shocking and tragic — yet this kind of horror is not new. The 1871 massacre of 19 Chinese Americans in Los Angeles reminds…

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    To Have a Functioning Democracy, We Need Truth and Justice

    Mar 2021 | By Ramadji Doumnandé

    I lived through three bloody coup d’états before coming to the U.S. To move forward from violence and division, we must be able to denounce propaganda, speak our truth…

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    Is Responsible Travel Possible in a Stressed Park System?

    Mar 2021 | By Jennifer Errick

    A handful of parks around the country saw record-breaking visitation last year due in part to the pandemic, while others were shut down almost entirely. A few strategies can…