National Parks Fee Hikes Could Impact Your Next Trip

National Parks Fee Hikes Could Impact Your Next Trip

Entrance fees to some of the most popular national parks in the country are slated to more than triple this year, despite protest by former advisors to the Department of the Interior. The scheduled fee hikes come only two years after a substantial fee...

The Other Half of Interior Downsizing: Marine National Monuments

The Other Half of Interior Downsizing: Marine National Monuments

https://vimeo.com/252367617 The tall cliffs and lush valleys of Yosemite come to mind when thinking of a national park, but there’s a whole world of national parks that sits just below the surface of our waters. Just as Bears Ears and Grand Staircase Escalante...

Devastated by Hurricane, St. Martin Looks to Rebuild By Late 2018

Devastated by Hurricane, St. Martin Looks to Rebuild By Late 2018

WASHINGTON – St. Martin, one of the Caribbean islands ravaged by a hurricane last month, aims to restore its economy by late 2018, according to the Dutch ambassador to the United States. “Everything I hear is that we’re going to lose this tourist season,” Ambassador...

DC’s Stinky Triple Corpse Flower Bloom Draws Thousands

Washington’s hot, humid summer has certainly caused those in the nation’s capital to sweat it out, but it’s just what the city’s three corpse flowers — which bloom with a violent stench — needed. The largest of the three super-sized, super-stinky blooms at the U.S. Botanic Garden began blooming Saturday night, and the other two are expected to bloom this week.

Eclipse Chaos: Millions Head to Prime Viewing Locations

Thousands of people sitting in traffic on a hot day? Nothing unusual for New York or Los Angeles. But the dozens of cities that are sitting in the path of total solar eclipse are generally small to medium-sized communities that will be inundated on Aug. 21 with hordes of tourists drawn to see totality, where a total eclipse will occur. The thousands of visitors will likely jam traffic and put pressure on infrastructure and other resources.

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