The big news winner today is Yellowstone NP, however the National Parks Traveler may be the other big winner. What a great website filled with articles on the National Parks. Two of our articles come from there today.
Everglades National Park News
Everglades Show Signs of Improvement (Beware annoying ad)
The Everglades' alligators, herons and other inhabitants wade in cleaner water than they did in the 1970s, suggests a recent report.http://news.discovery.com/earth/everglades-show-signs-of-improvement.html
Constrictors seen as threat in state (Note - not REALLY about the Everglades, but it is associated)
Ban releasing snakes in wild, lawmaker say
An area lawmaker is eyeing Florida's python problem and wondering if Mississippi should take action to keep nonnative snakes from being released into the wild - intentionally or accidentally.http://www.clarionledger.com/article/20101026/NEWS/10260336/Constrictors-seen-as-threat-in-state
Glacier National Park News:
GNP’s glaciers: Going, going . . .
Climate warming will eliminate them within a generation, data indicate
The nation’s tenth national park — once home to some 150 named glaciers — is running out of ice fields. http://www.sciencenews.org/view/generic/id/64674/title/GNP%E2%80%99s_glaciers__Going
Grand Canyon National Park News:
Landmark-amphitheater dedicated at Grand Canyon
The Grand Canyon Association and Grand Canyon National Park are set to dedicate a new rim-based amphitheater and landmark feature at Mather Point on the South Rim.http://www.kswt.com/Global/story.asp?S=13383166
Shenandoah National Park News:
Shenandoah National Park Ready to Embark on Year-Long 75th Birthday Celebration
You can add Shenandoah National Park to those units of the National Park System that are celebrating milestone birthdays. On November 5 the park that hugs the rippled ridge of the Appalachian Mountains in Virginia will kick off its 75th birthday celebration.http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/201...celebration7127
Yellowstone (and Grand Teton) National Park News:
More Bear Boxes Installed At Grand Teton National Park Campgrounds
One of the most comforting things you can find in your national park campground that lies within bear country is a metal box into which you can store your foodstuffs and cooking gear when you're not using it.http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/201...campgrounds7111
MT livestock agency proposes brucellosis rule
The Montana Department of Livestock is holding public meetings next month on a proposed rule for a livestock disease surveillance area around Yellowstone National Park.http://www.necn.com/10/26/10/MT-livestoc...f63c439fc4681ac
Have Yellowstone grizzly bear deaths exceeded mortality limits for 2010
Two adult female grizzly bears have died since an October 11 news release from the Yellowstone grizzly bear committee said the mortality limit for males had already been exceeded and "it is also possible that the female mortality limit could be exceeded."http://www.examiner.com/bear-spray-in-na...limits-for-2010
Could Yellowstone Power My Home?
The pros and cons of geothermal energy.
I recently took my family to Yellowstone, and the shooting geysers and supervolcano got me wondering—can't we tap all that energy to produce electricity?http://www.slate.com/id/2271717/
Wolves may be de-listed from endangered list
Why does the wolf draw out such strong human emotions? This is a question ecologists are asking with legislation pending to remove the Northern Rocky wolves from the endangered species list.http://www.usustatesman.com/wolves-may-be-de-listed-from-endangered-list-1.2380936