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Crisis in our national parks: How tourists are loving nature to death

Just before sunset near Page, Ariz., a parade of humanity marched up the sandy, half-mile trail toward Horseshoe Bend. They had come from all over the world. Some carried boxes of McDonald’s Chicken ... read more

'It's a free-for-all': shutdown brings turmoil to beloved US national parks

Photograph: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images Human feces, overflowing garbage, illegal off-roading, fights over camping spots and other damaging behavior in fragile areas are beginning to overwhelm some of ... read more

From Glacierless National Park to the Neverglades: Meet your future national parks

On their 100th anniversary, Grist is exploring America’s national parks and the humans who use them. See the full series. The famous landscapes we love are ... peaks. In our lifetimes, the national ... read more

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What better time than Summer to plan your next Winter vacation?

The fact that we love our parks is certainly not amazing, but, if you have ever been to Yellowstone, Teton, or Grand Canyon National Park in the summer, the simple reality is we might be loving these ... read more

Bill would open Yellowstone rivers to paddlers

“We are confident that the managers of Yellowstone National Park and Grand Teton can protect the parks' natural resources and allow managed paddling just as other parks do,” said the American ... read more

Are we letting our national parks go to ruin?

Not only was federal money poured into the Lone Star State to prepare Big Bend for tourists ... our land and nature's wealth deep under the Earth," he said, "are protected as the rightful heritage of ... read more

Can the Selfie Generation Unplug and Get Into Parks?

My generation loves the national parks to death ... our screens aside, slow-sipped our beers. As it turned out, we hadn’t really missed anything. But we had gained something. “It’s not like all of a ... read more

Under siege: our commitment to Australia's national parks is waning

The government backsliding on national parks is surprising given polling shows Australians love ... a crisis. “On almost every indicator, the health of our environment has been declining. Investment ... read more

Five lessons from the government shutdown about national parks

But the outcry over the damage done — and the work of the countless volunteers who stepped in to help while the government was shuttered — also sends a clear message to elected officials: Our national ... read more

Conservationists worried free entry to Canada’s national parks in 2017 could affect ecological integrity

Conservationists say it is important for people to connect with nature, but there are concerns about how more tourists may ... Labrador and Grasslands National Park in Saskatchewan. “We can’t actually ... read more

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