- Dominion outlines new national forest route for pipeline Updated: Feb-12-16 10:49 am
RICHMOND, Virginia - Energy companies behind the Atlantic Coast Pipeline have carved a new proposed route through parts of West Virginia and Virginia in response to federal concerns about the national gas pipeline's initial path through sensitive national forest areas.
- Senators: National Park director doesn't address concerns Updated: Feb-12-16 10:45 am
PORTLAND, Maine - A letter from the National Park Service director has done little to allay concerns that President Barack Obama could create a national monument on land east of Baxter State Park.
- North Carolina elk hunting approved for mountains Updated: Feb-12-16 7:22 am
RALEIGH, North Carolina - Fifteen years after elk made their return to western North Carolina, the once overhunted animals will now be targeted for hunting in the state again.
- Fairbanks debates federal proposal on Alaska predator hunts Updated: Feb-12-16 5:05 am
FAIRBANKS, Alaska - Fairbanks residents have shown support for a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposal that would ban some bear, wolf and coyote hunts on federal wildlife refuges in Alaska.
- Obama moves to protect 1.8 million acres of Calif. desert Updated: Feb-12-16 5:05 am
LOS ANGELES - President Barack Obama is granting national monument status to nearly 1.8 million acres of scenic Southern California desert, a move the White House says will maintain in perpetuity the region's fragile ecosystem and natural resources, as well as provide recreational opportunities for hikers, campers, hunters and others.
- National Park Service announces Virginia battlefield grants Updated: Feb-12-16 3:16 am
RICHMOND, Virginia - The National Park Service says $5.3 million in preservation funding is heading to 17 Civil War battlefields, primarily in Virginia.
- Elk hunting reduction approved for northern Yellowstone herd Updated: Feb-12-16 2:20 am
BILLINGS, Montana - Wildlife officials are placing restrictions on elk hunting north of the Yellowstone National Park border near Gardiner for the next two years.
- National Park Service, Google sharing US artifacts online Updated: Feb-11-16 5:14 pm
TUSKEGEE, Alabama - The National Park Service and Google are making it easier to visit U.S. historic sites without leaving home.
- Norwegian wins opening event at World Cup biathlon in Maine Updated: Feb-11-16 4:00 pm
PRESQUE ISLE, Maine - A Norwegian with perfect 10-for-10 shooting has won the first event in the World Cup biathlon in northern Maine.
- IMAX film 'National Parks Adventure' celebrates parks Updated: Feb-11-16 1:36 pm
A new IMAX movie debuts Friday, starring geysers, red rock canyons, mountaintops and redwood forests.
- Bodies of 2 missing duck hunters recovered in Severn River Updated: Feb-11-16 9:18 am
SEVERN RIVER, Maryland - The bodies of two duck hunters who went missing last month have been recovered from the Severn River.
- Officials warn of thin ice for Michigan free fishing weekend Updated: Feb-11-16 8:30 am
LANSING, Michigan - Anglers should use caution when going out onto frozen lakes and rivers for the state's Winter Free Fishing Weekend because recently warmer weather has melted ice, leaving unstable patches or open water, officials said.
- Witness: Spouse of Spain princess wanted sports deal 'toll' Updated: Feb-11-16 7:19 am
MADRID - A witness at the trial of Spain's Princess Cristina and 16 others has testified that the princess' husband wanted a commission of 300,000 euros ($339,000) as a "toll" to help the regional Balearic Islands government land a cycling sponsorship deal.
- C&O Canal program puts park advocates aboard Amtrak trains Updated: Feb-11-16 4:46 am
- First Greater New England Golf Expo this weekend Updated: Feb-11-16 4:00 am
MANCHESTER, New Hampshire - New Hampshire is hosting the first Greater New England Golf Expo in Manchester this weekend.
- Grand Teton plans to demolition, restore old park buildings Updated: Feb-11-16 1:52 am
JACKSON, Wyoming - A plan to renovate or demolish a number of historic Grand Teton National Park buildings is drawing pushback from residents.
- Interior asked to do more to protect Grand Canyon employees Updated: Feb-10-16 1:17 pm
GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Arizona - Arizona's congressional delegation says the National Park Service must do more to protect Grand Canyon employees who participate on the agency's river rafting trips.
- Consider Grand Bahama for a quiet island getaway Updated: Feb-10-16 1:01 pm
GRAND BAHAMA, The Bahamas - Looking for a low-key winter getaway or quiet spring break destination? Grand Bahama may be your place.
- Man died after being swept from Pacifica Pier Updated: Feb-10-16 11:59 am
PACIFICA, California - A man who tripped and fell into the ocean while walking on the Pacifica Pier has died.
- Weather purges San Francisco Bay Area lakes of toxic algae Updated: Feb-10-16 10:45 am
OAKLAND, California - Heavy rain and a cold El NiÃ±o winter have purged three East Bay swim lakes of toxic algae that flourished in the drought last year and led to swim bans, lost lifeguard jobs and changed vacation plans.
- Maine top court considers state's role in defeated bear vote Updated: Feb-10-16 4:31 am
PORTLAND, Maine - Maine's highest court is scheduled to hear arguments in a lawsuit between a hunting reform group and the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife about a defeated proposal to change to the state's bear hunt.
- Report: Zion National Park has $70M maintenance backlog Updated: Feb-09-16 11:44 pm
OGDEN, Utah - A report shows that Zion National Park is about $70 million behind on maintenance work, while continuing to see a record number of visitors.
- Eloy police: Swiss man dies while skydiving in Arizona Updated: Feb-09-16 6:55 pm
ELOY, Arizona - Authorities say a Swiss man has died while skydiving in Eloy, about 60 miles south of Phoenix.
- US may limit items collected at Vietnam Vets memorial Updated: Feb-09-16 6:30 pm
WASHINGTON - The National Park Service is considering limiting the items it collects at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
- Wisconsin Assembly OKs pushing back wolf hunt date Updated: Feb-09-16 3:52 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - The state Assembly has approved a bill that would push the start of Wisconsin's wolf hunt back if the federal government allows the season to resume.