If a teenager takes a selfie in a national park and no one sees it, did it really happen? Yellowstone National Park is known for its beautiful natural landscapes and wildlife, but that may not be enough to carry it — and other parks — through the next century. See also: 10 One-Star Yelp Reviews of Majestic National Parks Park officials are discussing a $34 million fiber-optic line through Grand Teton National Park into Yellowstone in Wyoming with multinational communications company CenturyLink, according to Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER), which filed a public records request for the information. The line would dramatically improve connectivity for mobile devices. The prospect of wireless service in the park is causing debate between those who see better technology as a sure thing in the future, and those who think some places — like gorgeous valleys — should be off-limits to modern technology. In 2016, the National Park Service will celebrate … [Read more...] about Do national parks need Wi-Fi to stay relevant?
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Library of Congress This is the original poster from 1938 that inspired the name of the joint project between the Creative Action Network and the National Parks Conservation Association. Image: Library of Congress See America: Devils Tower A new design submitted to See America features the Devils Tower National Monument. Image: See America, Brixton Doyle Library of Congress This poster, made in the late 30s, was one of many created by the Federal Arts Project. Image: Library of Congress See America: Hawaii Volcanoes The Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is featured in this new design. Image: See America, Alyssa Winans Library of Congress One of the original posters promoting protection of the parks, made between 1936 and 1939. Image: Library of Congress See America: Montana A new poster design by Victoria Fernandez. Image: See America, Victoria Fernandez See America One of the original posters, created … [Read more...] about 14 Gorgeous Posters to Celebrate National Park Week
Some people are impossible to please. While it might seem strange, given their beauty, it turns out that a few national park visitors aren't leaving their vacations satisfied at all. And they're taking to Yelp to voice their complaints. See also: 14 Gorgeous Posters to Celebrate National Park Week After being tipped off to the trend of one-star national park reviews via a tweet from journalist Tim Murphy , we decided to research the matter further. What we discovered is that bathroom problems, long lines and someone named Ranger Wiener plague the national parks of America. Avoiding all obvious trolls, we've gathered a handful of real, honest Yelp criticisms of America's glorious national parks. Vacation at your own risk, folks. Sequoia National Park From a one-star review by Alex G. Image: Mashable Composite Wikimedia Commons Grand Canyon National Park From a two-star review by Brad M. Image: Mashable Composite Flickr, Tsaiproject … [Read more...] about 10 One-Star Yelp Reviews of Majestic National Parks
A graveyard of historic World War I shipwrecks along the Potomac River was designated a National Marine Park. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced Monday that the 18-square-mile area, known for its “ghost fleet” of over 100 shipwrecked military vessels from World War I, will be protected as the Mallows Bay-Potomac River National Marine Sanctuary. “We are thrilled by NOAA’s announcement of the Mallows Bay-Potomac River National Marine Sanctuary designation,” said Democratic Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan , in a statement . “Preserving our history, heritage, and natural resources have always been a priority for our administration and designating this national treasure as a marine sanctuary is yet another example of our stewardship,” he said. Forty miles south of Washington, the 18-square-mile stretch of the Potomac River in Charles County, Maryland, has been named the Mallows Bay-Potomac River National Marine Sanctuary. Photo from Google … [Read more...] about WWI Shipwreck Graveyard Declared National Marine Park
A 15-YEAR-OLD girl was raped by three boys after they stole her phone and “lured” her into a park, police have said. Police are appealing for witnesses after the horror event on Monday March 22 in Pepys Park in Lewisham, South East London. Cops say the girl got on a bus towards the area in the capital at around 4.30pm. When she got off the bus, she walked towards Pepys Park where she sat on a bench near the football cages. A boy approached her and was joined by two other boys, who are alleged to have stolen her phone and ran off. The victim and the first boy are then reported to have followed the two others to another part of the park, where the three boys are alleged to have pinned her down and raped her. The first boy is described as black, aged approximately 16 or 17, with no facial hair. He was wearing a blue beanie, a black ‘Kings Will Dream’ coat with fur around the hood and black and grey trainers. He also had silver caps on two of his teeth. The second … [Read more...] about Girl, 15, raped by three boys after they stole her phone and ‘lured’ her into park