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Fireflies lighting up a backyard in New York. Photo by s58y via Flickr Creative Commons

Light Up Your Summer!

8/4/2015 // By Abby Barber

As you’re exploring the great outdoors or camping out this summer as part of the Great American Campout, stars and campfires may not be the only objects you see emitting light at night. In the August issue, Ranger Rick magazine …

Willow Lake Park in Arizona operated by the City of Prescott.

7 Gorgeous Alternatives to National Parks

10/10/2013 // By Dani Tinker

Update: Nature Find is still a great tool to find national, state, city parks and other sites to connect with nature. This past Sunday I decided to go hiking with a friend. It was a gorgeous day and we decided …

Black bear cub climbing a tree

Photo of the Day: Headed for the Top

10/8/2012 // By Rachel Faulkner

Black bear cub climbing a tree in Cades Cove, Great Smoky Mountains National Park   Photo by Flickr member Charlie Choc (cchoc) See more of Charlie Choc’s photos on Flickr >> Your Photo Could Be Here We want one of …

River otters, Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Photo of the Day: “Dude, I love this tree.”

8/21/2012 // By Rachel Faulkner

River otters in Cades Cove, Great Smoky Mountains National Park Photo by Flickr member cchoc See more of cchoc’s photos on Flickr >> Your Photo Could Be Here We want one of your nature photos to be the next Photo …

Smoket the Bear on the job...but not for long, if some members of Congress get their way (Wikimedia Commons)

Only Congress Can Prevent Smokey Bear’s Death by Budget Cuts

12/1/2011 // By Max Greenberg

You read that title right. Smokey (along with Woodsy Owl) is part of the U.S. Forest Service’s suite of programs aimed at advancing conservation education among American students and the public at large. This week, that’s being targeted for elimination as …

Report: Climate Change Is Greatest Threat Ever To U.S. National Parks

10/3/2009 // By Kevin Coyle

In a recently released report, our colleagues at the Natural Resources Defense Council have identified how great a threat global warming poses to U.S. national parks. U.S. Today Science Fair reports: The report – National Parks in Peril: The Threats of Climate …

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