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Image 1 - Returning Wolves Transform Yellowstone
2011-12-23 05:05:47

[ Watch the Video ] On the 15th anniversary of the return of wolves to Yellowstone National Park, a quiet but profound rebirth of life and ecosystem health is emerging, scientists conclude in a new report. For the first time in 70 years, the over-browsing of young aspen and willow trees has diminished as elk populations in northern Yellowstone declined and their fear of wolf predation increased. Trees and shrubs have begun recovering along some streams, providing improved habitat for...

Yellowstone National Park Threatened By Climate Change
2011-10-01 07:28:46

According to a new study, Yellowstone National Park's wildlife and landscape is suffering from climate change. The Rocky Mountain Climate Organization and Greater Yellowstone Coalition released a report on Tuesday that shows temperatures in the past decade in the Yellowstone area have exceeded the rate of warming worldwide compared to the 20th Century average. The report said that climate change is likely to transform the greater Yellowstone area, which includes parts of Wyoming, Idaho...

2011-07-21 15:04:00

Yellowstone Would Spend $700 Per Visitor Facilitating Risky Travel Through Avalanche Zone for Fewer than 500 Individuals a Year WASHINGTON, July 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lacking adequate funding to protect America's most precious natural and cultural resources including historic artifacts, threatened plants and animals and deteriorating visitor facilities, the National Park Service is nonetheless proposing to spend a third of a million dollars each winter in Yellowstone...

2011-04-22 00:00:00

Everyone has a little cowboy in them and the Yellowstone gateway community of Dubois, WY recently chosen as one of America's most Western towns, is home of Absaroka Family Vacations which is here to show folks the cowboy way, and give you the Yellowstone Family Vacation of a lifetime. Dubois, WY (PRWEB) April 21, 2011 High up in the Rocky Mountains of Wyoming lies the quaint little Yellowstone gateway community of Dubois, WY. A place considered by National Geographic as the most remote town...

2010-08-25 13:00:00

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo., Aug. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. (TMS) and the Yellowstone Park Foundation celebrated the grand opening of the brand-new Old Faithful Visitor Education Center (OFVEC) today at Yellowstone National Park. The new OFVEC is the first national park visitor center to earn Gold Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. (Logo:...

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2010-08-23 09:50:00

Bad news for those planning to visit Yellowstone this fall--the favorite food of the park's grizzlies will be in short supply, meaning that the bears will be hungrier and more likely to pursue other sources of protein, according to researchers with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). "Pack your bear spray: there's going to be run-ins," Chuck Schwartz of the USGS told Matthew Brown of the Associated Press (AP) on Sunday, noting that the shortage of nuts from whitebark pine cones could lead to...

2009-12-01 09:00:00

MIAMI, Dec. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Sick of meetings in a club house at a golf course? Or, at a windowless downtown hotel for a two-day seminar? Circle F Dude Ranch Camp thinks you probably are, and that's why it is offering its camp facilities for horseback riding, softball, tennis, basketball, volleyball, kayaking, rock wall climbing, zip lining, paint ball, hiking and just about anything else you can think of doing on over 500 acres of rolling hills south of Orlando, Florida. Including a...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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