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Badlands National Park

Fear Of "A Gag Order On Climate Science" Spurred "Resistance" Movement Among Federal Employees

A burst of civil disobedience goes a long way with federal employees, who quickly rose to create a "resistance" to the Trump administration after a former National Park Service employee took to Twitter over concerns the new administration would place "a gag order on climate science."

Birding In The National Parks: Finding Birds With The National Park Service's Help

Proper preparation often makes the difference between merely seeing some good birds and coming home with a trip list bursting at the seams and a few lifers to boot. It’s easy to enjoy a birding trip without studying your field guides and knowing your geography, but to many birders the prep is half the fun.

Other Worldly Weather In The Badlands

Otherworldly. The spires, buttes, and indescribable angles on badlands formations that rose inexplicably out of the flat plains caught my attention, but it was the weather that felt otherworldly. All night long winds shook my tent as I shivered in a 0° sleeping bag covered by a 30° sleeping bag. Despite the sub-zero temps, by noon the thermometer in my car read 50°. Fifty wasn’t what I was expecting for winter temperatures in Badlands National Park.

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