Better late than never. Sorry this is so late today. There will be a lot more for tomorrow's addition.

James


Acadia National Park News:
Rare Bird Alert
This week's arrivals included LAUGHING GULL, LITTLE BLUE HERON, DUNLIN, BARN SWALLOW, NORTHERN ROUGH-WINGED SWALLOW, and PINE WARBLER with HERMIT THRUSH, KINGLET, PALM WARBLER and CHIPPING SPARROW numbers increasing.
http://maineoutdoorjournal.mainetoday.com/blogentry.html?id=12775
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Great Smoky Mountain National Park News:
We have had a few nice threads about the Smokies the last few days, by Randall, a forum member. Here they are:

http://www.nwpphotoforum.com/ubbthreads/...mp;page=0#22388
http://www.nwpphotoforum.com/ubbthreads/...mp;page=0#22293
http://www.nwpphotoforum.com/ubbthreads/...mp;page=0#22253
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Misc. National Park News:
Rising temps threaten national park system
Global Warming | Rising temps threaten national park system
Joshua trees can live hundreds of years in the desert.
News:http://www.suntimes.com/news/nation/1533000,CST-NWS-warming19.article

National Parks Conservation Association Applauds EPAs Finding on Greenhouse Gas Threat to Human Health
April 17 - Statement of Mark Wenzler, Director of Clean Air and Climate Programs, National Parks Conservation Association:
http://www.commondreams.org/newswire/2009/04/17-13
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Yellowstone National Park News:
Life Thrives Below Antarctic Glacier (Note: Only peripherally about the park)
If microbes can survive without sunlight and oxygen on Earth, what does it mean for the possibility of life elsewhere in the universe?
The McMurdo Dry Valleys of Antarctica are one of the last places on Earth you would expect to find a new living organism. With bitter cold temperatures and only about four inches of annual snowfall, scientists consider these valleys to be one of Earth's most extreme and harsh environments.
http://www.popsci.com/environment/article/2009-04/life-thrives-under-antarctic-glacier