• Changes considered for Yellowstone bison slaughter program

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A range of proposals that could either curb or accelerate the slaughter of wild bison migrating from Yellowstone National Park will get an initial public airing next week. The hearings come 15 years after the slaughter program began through an agreement between...

  • Trail Ridge Road opens for season but night closures planned

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK, Colo. (AP) — Trail Ridge Road is open for the season but the scenic road through Rocky Mountain National Park will be shut down after dark for now. All the snow that fell this month delayed plans to open the nation's highest continuously paved road for...

  • Glacier officials propose changes to ease congestion

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    WEST GLACIER, Mont. (AP) — Glacier National Park officials are developing proposals to ease congestion on the Going-to-the-Sun Road that include requiring day hiking permits and vehicle reservations to drive the popular route that crosses the Continental Divide. The number of visitors...

  • Senators want quicker action on Isle Royale's fading wolves

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Several U.S. senators want the federal government to decide faster what to do about Isle Royale National Park's imperiled wolf population. Scientists say only three gray wolves remain on the Lake Superior island chain. Their numbers have plummeted in recent...

  • Yellowstone taking comment on winter plan

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — Last winter, Yellowstone National Park loosened its strict limits on the daily number of individual snowmobiles. Now park officials are looking for public comment on a proposal to check how the rules affecting the environment, and change them if...

  • India's heat wave tests water supply; death toll over 1,800

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    HYDERABAD, India (AP) — Dizzying temperatures caused water shortages in thousands of Indian villages and killed hundreds more people over the past day, driving the death toll from a weekslong heat wave to at least 1,826, officials said Friday. Meteorological officials called the heat...

  • Volcano erupts in southern Japan, spewing ash high into sky

    Updated: 21 hr ago

    TOKYO (AP) — A volcano erupted in spectacular fashion on a small island in southern Japan on Friday, spewing out rocks and sending black clouds of ash 9 kilometers (5.6 miles) into the sky. Authorities told people on the island to evacuate. One person was reported to have suffered...

  • New coaster announced at Busch Gardens for 2016

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Busch Gardens says Cobra's Curse, a spinning roller coaster with a 70-foot descent, is in the works. Cobra's Curse features a vertical lift that takes riders face-to-face with an 80-foot snake icon, then sends them over the park's Serengeti Plain at speeds up to 40...

  • Israel begins honoring long-overlooked Jewish WWII veterans

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    JERUSALEM (AP) — As a proud patriot, Brooklyn-born Dan Nadel enlisted in the U.S. army right after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. But there was another force driving him to battle — his Jewish faith. "What Hitler was doing to the Jews, I knew he had to be killed and stopped,"...

  • Park Service to offer guided tours of closed popular dune

    Published: Fri, May 29, 2015

    MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. (AP) — Rangers at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore will give guided tours of a popular dune along Lake Michigan closed for nearly two years since an Illinois boy was trapped under sand for more than three hours. The hikes will use a trail on Mount Baldy that...

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