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2012-04-24 10:20:09

GREENVILLE, S.C., April 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As record numbers of drivers flock to America's national parks this week to enjoy free admission, Michelin is celebrating a first for the U.S. National Park Service and visitors to Yellowstone. Today Michelin joined officials from the Yellowstone Park Foundation to launch the inaugural edition of "The Yellowstone Park Foundation's Official Guide to Yellowstone National Park." (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120424/CL93792 ) The...

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2011-02-04 09:35:00

Conservation groups are appealing to a federal judge to stop the proposed killing of nearly 400 bison that have wandered away from Yellowstone National Park, many of which may need to be slaughtered in order to stop the spread of the disease brucellosis. Workers captured 47 additional animals at the Montana Border on Thursday, according to Matthew Brown of the Associated Press (AP). Those animals were leaving an area of the park designated for them in search of food, Brown says, but fear of...

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2010-10-05 08:06:51

Montana State University researchers have discovered a rare oasis of life in the midst of hundreds of geothermal vents at the bottom of Yellowstone Lake. A colony of moss, worms and various forms of shrimp flourishes in an area where the water is inky black, about 90 degrees Fahrenheit, and a cauldron of nutrients, gases and poisons, the researchers reported in the September issue of Geobiology. The vent is close to 100 feet below the surface of Yellowstone Lake and a third of a mile offshore...

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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...

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2010-01-08 14:20:00

Ted Turner's proposal to take 74 wild bison from Yellowstone National Park is receiving fierce opposition from critics who claim the animals are being surrendered for private profit instead of conservation. Montana's Democratic Governor, Brian Schweitzer, had requested that Mr. Turner take the animals after Federal officials warned the bison faced slaughter unless a new home was found for them. Mr. Turner, a longtime supporter of bison conservation, is estimated to own some 50,000 of the...

2009-04-01 14:00:00

Michelin named the Official Tire of the Yellowstone Park Foundation GREENVILLE, S.C., April 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Michelin has been named the "Official Tire of the Yellowstone Park Foundation" as part of a new environmental stewardship initiative to provide Michelin energy-saving tires to the Yellowstone National Park vehicle fleet. Adding Michelin tires will improve the fleet's fuel efficiency and lower CO2 emissions by an estimated 8 to 10 percent. The program was announced today during an...

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2008-12-18 10:41:17

State and federal officials have settled on letting bison migrate in areas of Montana from Yellowstone National Park: progressive activities anticipated to reduce but not stop a yearly massacre of the animals. The contract sections off two areas near Yellowstone that bison can stay, concluding a long, divisive issue. Some of the bison can depart from the park and steer clear of an extensively condemned slaughter intended to prevent transmissions of a disease, brucellosis, to cattle. "This...

2008-12-04 20:56:48

A Houston family lost a cat while camping at Yellowstone National Park and thought the kitty was dead, until it turned up alive and thinner three months later. Philip Wattenbarger said Fluffy the cat went missing while he was camping with his wife, Elizabeth Ayers, and their three daughters at the northeastern U.S. park in August, the Houston Chronicle reported Thursday. Wattenbarger said the family searched the area for days but could find no sign of Fluffy. He said they eventually concluded...

2008-07-21 06:00:26

By Felicity Barringer Gray wolves in the greater Yellowstone area of the northern Rocky Mountains, which would have been fair game for hunters in three states as a result of a U.S. government decision in March, have again been put under the protections of the Endangered Species Act by a judge in Montana. The action by the judge, Donald Molloy of U.S. District Court, took the form of a preliminary injunction Friday and could be reversed. But Molloy's language showed serious reservations...

2007-05-27 12:00:00

LIVINGSTON, Mont. (AP) -- The buses are coming! The buses are coming! The much anticipated return of the yellow touring buses to Yellowstone National Park will begin June 4. The story of how the buses came back to the park is as intriguing as the buses themselves. The fleet of eight buses was bought by the Xanterra Co., which runs tours and concessions in Yellowstone, from the Skagway, Alaska, Streetcar Co. The White Model 706 tour buses, built in Ohio, were made exclusively for the...