Officials from the National Park Service said Friday that they plan to rebuild and reopen the site that holds decades of movie history.
Local Communities Restore Two of Indonesia's Most Threatened National Parks Comments|Add Comment|PrintSatrio Adi Wicaksono (WRI), Wiratno (Director General for Natural Resources and Ecosystem Conservation), and Khouni Lomban Rawung (Ambassador for Celebes crested macaque conservation), at the National Conservation Day Celebration. Credit: WRI Indonesia
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The Statue of Liberty's original torch, which has been housed in the base of the statue since a replica replaced it in the 1980s, was moved across Liberty Island yesterday to its new home in a museum that will open next year.
Morrison and Guy criticised for Bourke Street attack response; polling finds 70% support for new national park More than 5% of Victorians have already voted in next Saturday’s state election, despite the poll itself being eight days away. As of Wednesday night, three days after pre-poll voting opened, about 238,559 of the state’s 4.1 million enrolled voters had already voted at pre-polling stations. Continue reading...
A top National Park Service climate official has resigned, saying she had to fight to do her job.
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 yesterday.
Introducing himself as the oldest grandchild of a sharecropper, David Vela told a Senate panel today that he would be a humble leader and work to end "the scourge" of sexual and workplace harassment in the National Park Service if he's confirmed to lead the agency.
North Dakota's Health Department did not improperly discount its own concerns about pollution from a proposed oil refinery near Theodore Roosevelt National Park when it permitted the project earlier this year, attorneys for the agency and for the developer argue.
President Abraham Lincoln got shot at Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C. President John F. Kennedy was gunned down in Dallas.
The return of wolves and cougars to Yellowstone National Park is helping restore a landscape that had been altered in their absence and allowing streams to return to a more natural state, according to a new study.
Torotoro National Park is a remote place in the Andes mountains that used to be home to lots of dinosaurs.
SURAT THANI: Veterinarians are making plans to sedate and treat a male elephant spotted with a broken hind leg and other injuries in Kaeng Krung National Park.
Theodore Roosevelt National Park is spread across three North Dakota tracts that swallow 70,477 acres of natural wildness.
The National Park Service says visitors to uninhabited barrier islands on North Carolina's coast should plan on a trip without toilets after recent storms damaged the restrooms there.
Argentina’s newest national park protects vital wetlands and wide range of biodiversity
Berejiklian government urged to acknowledge ‘the extensive, serious and potentially irreparable damage’ the horses are causing Dozens of Australia’s top scientists are demanding the New South Wales government repeal legislation that abandoned the culling of feral horses in the Kosciuszko national park. In Canberra on Thursday 145 scientists met to hear evidence of the damage feral horses are causing to the park, the worst of which includes the destruction of nesting habitat of critically endangered corroboree frogs. Continue reading...
A federal probe has prompted a sudden leadership juggle at Grand Canyon National Park, with a new acting superintendent expected to arrive Sunday.
From the dentist who felled Cecil the lion to the woman who shot a goat on Islay, keen hunters are happy to fork out small fortunes to kill wildlife. But why do they do it – and what is the true cost of their obsession? The most elephants that Ron Thomson has ever killed by himself, in one go, is 32. It took him about 15 minutes. Growing up in Rhodesia, now Zimbabwe, Thomson began hunting as a teenager and quickly became expert. From 1959, he worked as a national parks ranger and was regularly called on to kill animals that came into conflict with man. “It was a great thrill to me, to be very honest,” he says by phone from Kenton-on-Sea, the small coastal town in South Africa where he lives. “Some people enjoy hunting just as much as other people abhor it. I happened to enjoy it.” Now 79...
The superintendent of Gettysburg National Military Park committed criminal acts by submitting false travel vouchers and accepting more than $23,000 in meals, lodging and other gifts from nongovernmental organizations, the Interior Department's internal watchdog said today.
The group were exploring Etosha National Park in Namibia when the creature stormed towards their SUV. As it advances, the panicked driver frantically reverses - avoiding being trampled by seconds.
GRAPHIC CONTENT WARNING: After leaping from the tree in Ruaha National Park, Tanzania the leopard quickly took down the antelope happily grazing underneath it.
The couple who plunged to their deaths in Yosemite National Park last week were adventurous travel bloggers who died while attempting a selfie at Taft Point, according to a family member.
“Is our life just worth one photo?” asked Meenakshi Moorthy in an Instagram post seven months ago, showing her dangling her legs over the Grand Canyon.
The question proved prescient.
Moorthy, 30, and husband Vishnu Viswanath, 29, were taking a selfie from a popular overlook at Yosemite National Park in the western US when the Indian couple fell to their deaths, Viswanath’s brother said Tuesday.
Park rangers recovered their bodies on Thursday about 245 metre below Taft Point,...
A couple who fatally fell from a Yosemite National Park overlook last week were adventurers in the process of taking a selfie, according to AP.
Shinjuku Gyoen, a national park in Tokyo, charges just £1.40 (200 yen) for adult admission. But an elderly employee let foreign visitors in for free for two and a half years.
The brother of an Indian man who fell to his death along with his wife from a popular overlook at Yosemite National Park says the couple was apparently taking a selfie
The brother of 29-year-old Vishnu Viswanath said that he and 0-year-old Meenakshi Moorthy were taking a selfie when they fell to their deaths from Taft Point on Thursday in Yosemite National Park.
[Daily News] Unlike other seasons, wildebeests that recently migrated to Kenya are prematurely returning to Tanzania's Serengeti National Park, ready to give birth.
NAKHON SI THAMMARAT: A 135-strong task force has felled almost 1,500 rubber trees planted on two blocks of land inside Khao Nan National Park in Tha Sala district.
A greedy lion interrupted his pride's hunt allowing a hard-won warthog to flee to safety in South Africa's Kruger National Park. He tries to chase the hog after pushing the lionesses away but is too slow.
Two avid travelers who blogged about taking "daredevily" photos at the edge of cliffs fell off an 800-foot ledge at Yosemite National Park.
Vishnu Viswanath, 29, and Meenakshi Moorthy, 30, fell to their deaths from Taft Point in Yosemite National Park.
Travel bloggers Vishnu Viswanath, 29, and Meenakshi "Minaxi" Moorthy, 30, fell approximately 800 ft. from Taft Point. More than 10 people have died in Yosemite National Park this year.
Yosemite National Park officials have identified the bodies of the couple who fell to their deaths as Vishnu Viswanath, 29, and Meenakshi Moorthy, 30, who had a popular travel blog and Instagram.
"Is our life just worth one photo?" Two travel bloggers have been identified as a couple that died in a fall in Yosemite last month.
SAN FRANCISCO — A photographer says he has tracked down the couple he captured in a popular photo of a proposal at Yosemite National Park. Matthew Dippel took the photo of a man on bended knee as a woman extended her arm on Taft Point on Oct. 6. The Michigan man went on social media...
A southern Utah county commissioner has alleged that "national monuments kill people" after a National Park Service ranger fatally shot a Navajo man earlier this month at Arizona's Canyon de Chelly National Monument.
Filed under: Lifestyle, Living, Living LOS ANGELES, CA. (WXMI)— The mystery couple in a viral photo taken by a West Michigan photographer at Yosemite National Park weeks ago has finally been identified.Read more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments
After returning from Abel Tasman National Park, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex visited Wellington's Courtenay Creative for an event celebrating the capital's thriving creative arts scene.
They were greeted ...
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex arrived at Totaranui in Abel Tasman National Park, where they learnt about local conservation projects, in a Royal New Zealand Air Force NH90 helicopter.
As rain fell and ...
Britain's Prince Harry and his wife Meghan braved the rain on a New Zealand beach on Monday for an encounter with a "cheeky" native bird in the picturesque Abel Tasman national park during the final leg of their Pacific tour. The pair spent their second day in New Zealand on the northern tip of the nation's South Island, having taken a short helicopter flight from Wellington, the capital, where they arrived on Sunday following visits to Australia, Fiji and Tonga. At a beachside campsite, the local iwi, or tribe, welcomed Harry and Meghan with a traditional ceremony accompanied by the blowing of a conch shell.
The person who captured the clip was driving alone in the Kruger National Park in South Africa when they spotted the 'most adorable baby giraffe' with its mother.
SAN FRANCISCO — Yosemite National Park rangers have recovered the bodies of two people who fell 800 feet from a popular overlook after working to reach them for hours, an official said Friday. Park spokeswoman Jamie Richards said rangers had to rappel down and climb the steep terrain in Taft Point as they worked to...
It was a dramatic engagement photo that quickly went viral. With the sun setting over Yosemite National Park, a man got to his knees and proposed to his girlfriend at Taft Point, a rock outcropping perched precariously over the valley. But just days after that image made its way around social media,...
Officials are still investigating how man and woman fell to their deaths from cliff famed for its views over park Yosemite national park rangers have recovered the bodies of two people who fell 800ft (245 metres) from a popular overlook after working to reach them for hours, an official said Friday. Jamie Richards, a park spokeswoman, said rangers had to rappel down and climb the steep terrain in Taft Point as they worked to reach the bodies of a male and female. A California highway patrol helicopter assisted them, she said. Continue reading...
Two visitors died in a fall from a popular overlook at Yosemite National Park that allows people to walk to the cliff's edge, where there is no railing, an official said Thursday.
The arrival of four federal investigators at Grand Canyon National Park this week reopened old wounds and threatened to topple a woman regarded by many as one of the top stars in the National Park Service.
Officials at Yosemite National Park, California are investigating the deaths of a man and a woman who fell from a popular overlook that allows visitors to walk to the cliff's edge, where there is no railing, an official said. (Oct. 26)
A couple fell to their deaths from a popular overlook at Yosemite National Park just a week after a photographer captured an engagement photo (pictured) over the same viewpoint.
Alex Honnold is one of the most famous rock climbers in the world, but he's still getting used to being a movie star. Honnold is the subject of the acclaimed documentary "Free Solo," about his unprecedented 2017 ropeless climb of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park. (Oct. 25)
Two people were found dead after an apparent fall at Yosemite National Park, the National Park Service said Thursday.
A couple plunged to their death from the same cliff at Yosemite National Park that was captured last week in another pair’s viral proposal photo. Park rangers said the victims died Thursday when they fell from Taft Point, a popular destination in the California park, news station KPIX reported. “A male and female visitor died...
The operator of a suburban St. Louis landfill where an underground fire smolders near illegally dumped radioactive waste is suing the drugmaker whose predecessor processed the Cold War-era nuclear material.
A man and woman died after falling from Taft Point in Yosemite National Park, the National Park Service said Thursday. Park rangers were in the process of recovering the bodies Thursday morning, Yosemite officials said in a statement. Park spokesperson Jaime Richards said she does not have information...
[New Times] Six people were arrested on Tuesday in Kayonza District in connection with killing three animals in Akagera National Park.
This spring, Parks Canada started a major construction project at the east Jasper gates to add an additional kiosk lane, as well as a free-flowing bypass lane. Now it's almost complete.
National Park Service investigators haven't ruled out foul play in the deaths of Garret Bonkowski, 25, and Jessica Bartz, 22, who were found dead below a trail on the South Rim early this month.
Grand Canyon National Park Superintendent Christine Lehnertz is under investigation by the Interior Department's Office of Inspector General and has been temporarily reassigned to a position outside of the park, officials said today.
In Shenandoah National Park, water flows from the Blue Ridge, seeping from aquifers crystal clear and cold, just the way brook trout like. Amid birdsong and fall leaves, a few friends and I ply br...
National Park Service police and other uniformed federal police officers would be required to wear body cameras and use dashboard cameras in marked vehicles, under a bill introduced in the U.S. House today.
The Woolsey Fire has charred more than 83 per cent of National Park Service land within the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, where officials announced Wednesday that all trails were closed.
The Berejiklian government rejects claims it gagged scientists due to address a conference on the damage in the Kosciuszko National Park from feral horses.
[Seychelles News Agency] Silhouette island, the fifth-largest of the 115 islands that make up the Seychelles archipelago, lies 20 kilometres north of Mahe - the main island. Ninety-three percent of the island is a national park, and the waters surrounding Silhouette are protected as a marine park.
Conservation groups say they have submitted tens of thousands of comments to the Bureau of Land Management expressing concerns about a draft management plan for the revised Bears Ears National Monument in Utah as the public comment period closes today.
National Park Service officials say GPS collars show 10 of 13 cougars they track in the Los Angeles region are alive but may be injured. The others are unaccounted for.
Discovered in North America's Utah, where it was nestled in the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument, the fossil is billed as the most significant of its kind in North America.
[News24Wire] South African National Parks (SANParks) on Monday welcomed the sentencing of a rhino poacher to 33 years in prison for rhino poaching and related offences.
When an Oregon man was charged with harassing wildlife at Yellowstone National Park in August, U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark Carman had an easy time establishing his guilt.
Almost 90 per cent of African elephants in Mozambique's Gorongosa National Park born after the country's civil war ended in 1992 have not developed tusks.
Just an hour's drive from one of South America's most populous cities, a sprawling wetland of bright green marshes and dark lagoons stretches far into the horizon.
Herds of cows provide meat and dairy for influential purveyors, but environmentalists say they despoil the landscape An hour north of San Francisco lie two-dozen dairy and meat farms that have produced some of the most beloved artisanal brands in northern California – along with a farm-fresh, locally sourced foodie ethos that has become globally influential. All the dairies in Point Reyes are organic, and the beef is grass-fed. They are models of sustainable farming, providing the raw ingredients for cheesemaker Cowgirl Creamery, the Straus Family Creamery, and Marin Sun Farms meats, to name a few. Continue reading...
Australian scientists call for ‘feral horse’ culls in alpine national parkAustralian scientists call for ‘feral horse’ culls in alpine national park, Published online: 09 November 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-07371-4Researchers say the animals cause environmental damage.
Efforts to save the critically-endangered black rhino appear cursed. Conservation nonprofit African Parks and South African National Parks, along with the governments of South Africa and Chad, confirmed Friday that two more black rhinos have died in Zakouma National Park in Chad. The news follows confirmation of two…Read more...
The National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Department has suspended a project to lay a concrete road inside the Kaeng Krachan National Park in Phetchaburi province following a dispute. All parties will meet to find a solution on Nov 5, said department deputy spokesman Komkrit Sethabuppha on Sunday.
[GroundUp] Victims of this week's fire in the Southern Cape that left nine people dead claim that South African National Parks (SANParks) ignored their calls to douse the fire before it spread out of control.
[New Era] Two youths, Johannes Ndaitwa (28) and Ngakuue Kapazu (30) suspected of poaching a rhino at a safari lodge near Etosha National Park have accused the police of beating a confession out of them, including caning them with a stick, resulting in severe injuries on their buttocks.
Filed under: Entertainment, Celebrity, Royals Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s royal wedding went off without a hitch (except, of course, the former “Suits” actresses’ dad drama leading up to the big day). “Their Royal Highnesses have appreciated all of the support they have received from people around the world since their wedding in May and are delighted to be able to share this happy news with the public,” a statement from Kensington Palace said. Throughout their tour, the duke and duchess have received many cute baby gifts. Harry referenced their “little bump” during an appearance at the Abel Tasman National Park in New Zealand. This article originally appeared on HuffPost.Read more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments
Ranchers and conservationists have been arguing over how to best manage wild horses in a California national park. Now, a cougar is helping out.
Vishnu Viswanath, 29, and Meenakshi Moorthy, 30 fell to their deaths from Taft Point in the national park in California.
October 31, 2018 2:21 AM LOS ANGELES (AFP) - An Indian couple who fell to their deaths in California's Yosemite National Park were apparently taking a selfie, according to a family member and media reports.
Vishnu Viswanath and Meenakshi Moorthy of India apparently set up their camera near popular overlook with no railing An Indian husband and wife who fell to their deaths from a popular overlook at Yosemite national park in California were apparently taking a selfie, the man’s brother said Tuesday. Park rangers recovered the bodies of Vishnu Viswanath, 29, and Meenakshi Moorthy, 30, on Thursday about 800ft (245 meters) below Taft Point, where visitors can walk to the edge of a vertigo-inducing granite ledge that doesn’t have a railing. Continue reading...
[Addis Fortune] The plan is aimed at protecting and preserving national parks
October 30, 2018 2:58 PM BARDIA NATIONAL PARK, Nepal (AFP) - Chayan Kumar Chaudhary flicked through photographs captured on a hidden camera in the jungle, hoping his favourite big cat - dubbed "selfie tiger" for its love of the limelight - had made another appearance.
An Indian couple who fell to their deaths in California's Yosemite National Park were apparently taking a selfie, according to a family member and media reports. Vishnu Viswanath, 29 and Meenakshi Moorthy, 30, died last week after falling from Taft Point -- a popular overlook at the park that does not have a railing -- and their bodies were recovered by park rangers on Thursday. Viswanath's brother told local media in India that he believes the couple were taking a selfie when the tragedy happened.
Filed under: News, US, Tragedy NEW DELHI (AP) — An Indian couple who fell to their deaths from a popular overlook at Yosemite National Park in the western U.S. was apparently taking a selfie, the man's brother said Tuesday.Read more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments
A travel blogger who fell to her death alongside her husband while apparently taking selfies on a cliff edge had previously warned tourists against attempting to capture dangerous photographs. Rangers at Yosemite National Park in California found the bodies of Vishnu Viswanath and Meenakshi Moorthy around 800 feet below Taft Point, where visitors can gaze over an unguarded cliff face. Viswanath’s brother, Jishnu Viswanath, told reporters on Tuesday the pair had set up a tripod close to the sheer ledge shortly before they apparently fell.
A young, globe-trotting couple from India living in California was identified as the two people who plunged to their deaths from a 3,500-foot overlook last week in Yosemite National Park. Meenakshi Moorthy, 30, and her husband, Vishnu Viswanath, 29, fell to their deaths on Wednesday from Taft Point, which offers stunning views of Yosemite Valley,...
A couple fell to their deaths last week while visiting a scenic overlook in Yosemite National Park, the National Park Service said. Vishnu Viswanath, 29, and Meenakshi "Minaxi" Moorthy, 30, had hiked to Taft Point, an overlook that features breathtaking views thanks to a steep plunge into Yosemite Valley. The two fell approximately 800 ft., the NPS said . Park Rangers recovered their bodies last Thursday, using technical climbing, rappelling techniques and helicopter support from the California Highway Patrol to reach them. "We still don't have any clear idea exactly what happened," Jamie Richards, a spokeswoman for Yosemite National Park, told the Bay Area newspaper Mercury News . "We are still trying to piece it together." "There is a railing at the overlook but there are plenty of places...
Bob Legasa, 57, was out bow hunting for elk in Livingston, just north of Yellowstone National Park, on October 13 with his friend when he was mauled by the grizzly.
Authorities on Monday identified a man and woman who died last week after falling from Taft Point in Yosemite National Park. Vishnu Viswanath, 29, and his wife, Meenakshi Moorthy, 30, died last week after plunging from the popular hiking destination, the Fresno Bee reported, citing park officials....
President Donald Trump has designated his first national monument—and it’s an ode to black soldiers who fought for the Union Army in the Civil War. Trump issued his proclamation Friday to establish the Camp Nelson National Monument, a 380-acre parcel of protected land near Lexington, Kentucky, that once served as the…Read more...
Matthew Dippel, 40, captured the couple's stunning moment at the national park on October 6. He can now reveal that the strangers are a California couple named Charlie and Melissa.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex's Pacific tour continues today in New Zealand, with the royal couple set to travel to a national park and enjoy a beach barbecue with local schoolchildren.
And last night ...
The mystery couple in a viral photo taken by a Michigan photographer at Yosemite National Park has finally been identified thanks to social media.
Prince Harry has revealed the adorable name he’s using for his growing family in a speech at Abel Tasman National Park on New Zealand’s South Island.
Britain's Prince Harry and his wife Meghan braved the rain on a New Zealand beach on Monday for an encounter with a "cheeky" native bird in the picturesque Abel Tasman national park during the final leg of their Pacific tour.
Photographer Matthew Dippel has identified the couple he captured during a picturesque proposal at Yosemite National Park in California.
A young lawyer collapsed and died of suspected dehydration during a hike in a national park north of Perth despite having water on him.
President Trump used his executive powers for the first time to designate a national monument, establishing a 380-acre site in Kentucky to honor African Americans’ role as soldiers during the Civil War.
The Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation says it will meet soon with 14 organisations to discuss ways of resolving an impasse over a project to restore a road cutting through Thailand's largest national park.
Some critics say the move aims to boost embattled Kentucky Republican Rep. Garland “Andy” Barr.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Yosemite National Park rangers have recovered the bodies of two people who fell 800 feet (245 meters) from a popular overlook after working to reach them for hours, an official said Friday.
Officials plan to relocate several gray wolves from the Canadian province of Ontario to Isle Royale National Park this winter.
A man and a woman were found dead after apparently falling from Taft Point in Yosemite National Park, the park said in a statement Thursday.
Kaeng Krachan National Park, a proposed Unesco world heritage site, is no stranger to controversy.
Filed under: News, US, Tragedy SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Two visitors died in a fall from a popular overlook at Yosemite National Park that allows people to walk to the cliff's edge, where there is no railing, an official said Thursday.Read more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments
Two visitors died in a fall from a popular overlook at Yosemite National Park, an official said.
Two visitors have died in Yosemite National Park after falling from an overlook, spokesman Scott Gediman confirmed to the Associated Press Thursday.
Adam Cook, 27, was near the KuKu-ring-gai National Park, north of Sydney, when he lost his footing and stumbled down an embankment. He was impaled by a tree causing his spine to snap in half.
A video, shot in South Africa's Kruger National Park, shows the seven big cats pounce on the groaning beast as it battles to escape.
The new superintendent of Yellowstone National Park said yesterday he won't consider capping the number of visitors to the nation's first national park, which is on pace to attract more than 4 million visitors for the fourth consecutive year.
The footage, filmed by Graeme Mitchley in Kruger National Park, South Africa, captured the leopard as it hung an impala carcass from a tree branch.
The National Park Service has again canceled a controlled burn near the world's largest tree that was meant to encourage new growth.
The dramatic battle kicked off between the two stallions as they tussled and kicked up clouds of dust. Stunning photographs of the tussle were taken at the Etosha National Park in Namibia.