National Park

BISMARCK, N.D. | Sides spar over water permit for refinery near national park

BISMARCK, N.D.  — A company developing an oil refinery near Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota has supplied adequate information to justify drawing water from an underwater aquifer, State Water Commission officials testified Wednesday. An attorney for area landowners challenging the recommended permit for the Davis Refinery countered that information from developer Meridian Energy … Continue reading BISMARCK, N.D. | Sides spar over water permit for refinery near national park

WELLINGTON, New Zealand | Royals Harry and Meghan to visit New Zealand on 4-day tour

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are due to arrive in New Zealand on Sunday afternoon for the final stop of their 16-day tour of the South Pacific. Prince Harry and wife Meghan are scheduled to spend four days in New Zealand, where they will meet with Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, … Continue reading WELLINGTON, New Zealand | Royals Harry and Meghan to visit New Zealand on 4-day tour

LISBON, Portugal | 700 firefighters in Portugal battle wildfire west of Lisbon

LISBON, Portugal — Over 700 firefighters are battling a forest fire in Portugal about 40 kilometers (25 miles) west of Lisbon, the capital. Portugal’s civil protection agency said Sunday the fire that started overnight in a national park has forced the evacuation of 47 people and injured eight firefighters and one civilian. Firefighters on the … Continue reading LISBON, Portugal | 700 firefighters in Portugal battle wildfire west of Lisbon

NAIROBI, Kenya | Melania Trump feeds baby elephants as Kenya visit begins

NAIROBI, Kenya — Melania Trump took part in a baby elephant feeding on Friday as she visited a national park in Kenya to highlight conservation efforts. The U.S. first lady laughed after one of the baby elephants made a sudden move and she momentarily lost her footing. She fed formula to two of the elephants … Continue reading NAIROBI, Kenya | Melania Trump feeds baby elephants as Kenya visit begins

NAIROBI, Kenya | Melania Trump visits Kenyan national park, plans safari

NAIROBI, Kenya — Melania Trump is visiting a national park in Kenya to highlight animal conservation efforts. The U.S. first lady arrived at Nairobi National Park on Friday to learn about steps the east African nation is taking to conserve elephants and rhinos. She’ll also go on a quick safari. Mrs. Trump plans to visit … Continue reading NAIROBI, Kenya | Melania Trump visits Kenyan national park, plans safari

LITTLE COLORADO RIVER GORGE, Ariz. | Will Smith marks 50th birthday with a leap near Grand Canyon

LITTLE COLORADO RIVER GORGE, Ariz. — Like a scene out of a high-octane action movie that he would star in, Will Smith celebrated his 50th birthday Tuesday by successfully bungee jumping from a helicopter near the Grand Canyon. Cameras, which captured the stunt for a livestream on YouTube , showed the actor hooked to a … Continue reading LITTLE COLORADO RIVER GORGE, Ariz. | Will Smith marks 50th birthday with a leap near Grand Canyon

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. | Latest stunt near Grand Canyon is a Will Smith bungee jump

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz.— At the end of the 1991 movie “Thelma & Louise,” the two leading ladies — fugitives cornered by authorities in the Grand Canyon — decide against surrendering and instead drive off a cliff. One of cinema’s most iconic endings wasn’t filmed in the national park in Arizona, but not for lack of trying. … Continue reading FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. | Latest stunt near Grand Canyon is a Will Smith bungee jump

HONOLULU | National park in Hawaii reopens after monthslong eruption

HONOLULU — A national park in Hawaii has reopened after being closed for more than four months because of Kilauea volcano’s latest eruption, which caused widespread damage to park infrastructure and dramatically changed its landscape. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park officials said there were no lines or waiting for visitors to catch a glimpse of the … Continue reading HONOLULU | National park in Hawaii reopens after monthslong eruption

HONOLULU | National park in Hawaii reopens after monthslong eruption

HONOLULU — A national park in Hawaii has reopened after being closed for more than four months because of Kilauea volcano‘s latest eruption, which caused widespread damage to park infrastructure and dramatically changed its landscape. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park officials said there were no lines or waiting for visitors to catch a glimpse of the … Continue reading HONOLULU | National park in Hawaii reopens after monthslong eruption

HONOLULU | The Latest: Hawaii national parks reopens after lava shut it

HONOLULU — The Latest on the reopening of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park after an eruption that caused widespread damage to infrastructure (all times local): 9 a.m. A national park in Hawaii has reopened after being closed for more than four months because of Kilauea volcano’s latest eruption, which caused widespread damage to park infrastructure and … Continue reading HONOLULU | The Latest: Hawaii national parks reopens after lava shut it

BISMARCK, N.D | Judge will review complaint over refinery near national park

BISMARCK, N.D — North Dakota regulators are enlisting an administrative law judge to help untangle some of the legal questions surrounding whether an oil refinery can be built near Theodore Roosevelt National Park. The Public Service Commission on Wednesday voted 2-1 to have the state Office of Administrative Hearings designate a judge to make a … Continue reading BISMARCK, N.D | Judge will review complaint over refinery near national park

LOS ANGELES  | Heart of Yosemite to close as crews battle raging wildfire

LOS ANGELES  — Campsites and lodges emptied out after disappointed tourists were ordered to leave the heart of Yosemite National Park by noon Wednesday, as firefighters battled to contain a huge wildfire just to the west that has threatened the park’s forest and sent up smoke that obscured grand vistas of waterfalls and sheer granite … Continue reading LOS ANGELES  | Heart of Yosemite to close as crews battle raging wildfire

MARIPOSA, Calif | Hot weather hindering efforts against blaze near Yosemite

MARIPOSA, Calif.— Hot and dry weather is hindering efforts to slow the growth of a wildfire near Yosemite National Park that killed a California firefighter. The U.S. Forest Service said Tuesday the blaze roaring through dry brush and timber has scorched more than 19 square miles (49 square kilometers) in steep terrain on the park’s … Continue reading MARIPOSA, Calif | Hot weather hindering efforts against blaze near Yosemite

MARIPOSA, Calif | Deadly fire shuts down key route to Yosemite National Park

MARIPOSA, Calif — A wildfire that killed a California firefighter grew quickly and forced the closure of a key route into Yosemite National Park as crews contended with sweltering conditions Sunday, authorities said. The blaze that broke out Friday scorched more than 6 square miles (16 square kilometers) of dry brush along steep, remote hillsides … Continue reading MARIPOSA, Calif | Deadly fire shuts down key route to Yosemite National Park

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, California | California fire officials say a firefighter has been killed while battling a wildfire near Yosemite National Park

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif.  — California fire officials say a firefighter has been killed while battling a wildfire near Yosemite National Park. By Associated Press

DENVER | Hunter accused of giving bribes for African elephant kill

DENVER (AP) — U.S. prosecutors have indicted the owner of a South African hunting company, accusing him of bribing Zimbabwean officials while guiding a Colorado tourist and working to have the ivory tusks of an elephant that the group illegally killed inside a national park imported to the United States. Prosecutors in Colorado said Hanno … Continue reading DENVER | Hunter accused of giving bribes for African elephant kill

Zinke supports restoration of grizzlies in North Cascades

SEATTLE /March 23, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The federal government intends to restore grizzly bears in the remote North Cascade Mountains of Washington state, a goal that represents “the American conservation ethic come to life,” Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said Friday. Zinke made the announcement during a visit to North Cascades National Park‘s headquarters in Sedro-Woolley, … Continue reading Zinke supports restoration of grizzlies in North Cascades

Blunt, McCaskill, Smith Introduce Legislation to Make St. Genevieve a National Park

WASHINGTON, D.C. (STL.NEWS)– Yesterday, members of the Missouri congressional delegation, including U.S. Senators Roy Blunt and Claire McCaskill, and Representative Jason Smith, introduced legislation to establish the Ste. Genevieve National Historic Site and designate it as a unit of the National Park Service. “Ste. Genevieve is a fundamental part of our state and nation’s history,” said … Continue reading Blunt, McCaskill, Smith Introduce Legislation to Make St. Genevieve a National Park