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National Park Service Completes Successful Laser Treatment Test For Removal Of Jefferson Memorial Biofilm

National Park Service staff were satisfied with a test using a laser treatment to remove a "biofilm" that has darkened the dome of the Thomas Jefferson Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.. The test paves the way to ultimately clean the rest of the memorial.
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UPDATED | Congressman Introduces Legislation To Extensively Rewrite Antiquities Act

A Utah congressman long unhappy with the authority given presidents under The Antiquities Act to establish national monuments has introduced legislation that would extensively rewrite the century-old act. If enacted, the rewrite would limit the purposes for which monuments could be created, require environmental review, and allow presidents to reduce the size of monuments without congressional action.
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PEER Files Lawsuit To Quiet Skies Over National Parks

Last October, while marveling over the gushing Riverside Geyser in Yellowstone National Park, I happened to look up and saw a small jet making circles overhead. Obviously, the pilot and his passengers wanted to watch the eruption as well. According to the National Park Service, that was the only authorized overflight for the month in Yellowstone, but across the National Park System there were tens of thousands of overflights last year that, while providing a bird's eye view of spectacular scenery, can be an annoyance to those on the ground.
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Celebrate Haunting In The Hills At Alley Spring In Ozark National Scenic Riverways

Ozark National Scenic Riverways will bring the Ozark past to life during the Haunting in the Hills event to be held this coming weekend at Alley Spring. Fall is a season for gathering together and Alley Spring has long been a gathering place for inhabitants of the Ozark hills. This free event features storytelling, folkway demonstrations, hands-on activities, food vendors, traditional dancing, and bluegrass music.
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