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Lives Lost in Yosemite National Park

This past weekend, a hiker died on Half Dome in Yosemite National Park. She was only 26. Reportedly it was raining and the granite on the Half Dome climb is slippery enough even when dry. If there is …

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Tips for Camping in National Parks

By Sara Novak, Planet Green The U.S. National Park System is second to none and heading outdoors is the best way to learn for yourself and teach your children the importance of preserving all t…

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New Species Found in Yosemite Valley

Scientists surveying rock piles and caves in the Yosemite Valley found a new species of pseudoscorpion about the size of a human fingernail. It has no stinger, and no eyes. "Pseudoscorpions are one of…

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Yosemite Gets Largest Solar Project of All National Parks

Over $4 million in federal stimulus grants has gone to Yosemite National Park for a photovoltaic power system. It is expected to generate 800,000 kilowatt hours of electricity each year. Reportedly it…

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