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Traveler's View: Psst! Our National Parks Are In Danger

During the past six months, the outlook for the National Park System has grown decidedly darker than it had been. Threats to the system's natural resources have grown with the Trump administration's attacks upon environmental regulations, proposed staffing cuts will be numbing if implemented, and there's a heightened prospect of creeping privatization.
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National Park Service Offers Sea Turtle Nest Excavation Programs In August And September

This August and September, Cape Hatteras National Seashore is offering park visitors an opportunity to observe excavations of recently hatched sea turtle nests. During an excavation, biologists will dig up the hatched nest, count empty eggshells, and collect un-hatched eggs for research. Live and dead hatchlings are occasionally found during these excavations.
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Study: Killing Wolves Outside Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve Impacts Preserve's Wolf Packs

Though Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve in Alaska is nearly 3 million acres in size, wolf populations with home territories in the preserve decline when wolves are targeted for removal on adjacent state lands, according to a two-decade-long study.
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Trump Administration Approves More Than 7-Mile-Long Transmission Line Near Historic Jamestown

The Trump administration reversed the Obama administration's position on a more than 7-mile-long line of transmission towers running near Historic Jamestowne and Colonial National Historical Park in Virginia on Thursday by approving the project.
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