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2008-01-15 12:45:00

The world's largest known hydrothermal explosion 13,000 years ago may have been created by tsunami-sized waves. That particular explosion created the Mary Bay crater which lies along the north edge of Yellowstone Lake and is over one mile across. Lisa Morgan of the U.S. Geological Survey said that there have been 20 hydrothermal explosions in Yellowstone over the past 14,000 years, most of them leaving craters more than 100 yards across. These explosions are much larger than the similar...

2008-01-09 09:01:03

HOUSTON, Jan. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Yellowstone Capital Partners LLC of Houston, Texas, today announced the formation and launch of its second alternative and renewable energy fund -- Yellowstone Energy Ventures II, L.P. ("YEV II"). Yellowstone has substantially completed its investment program relative to its first alternative and renewable energy fund -- Yellowstone Energy Ventures, L.P. ("YEV I") which was launched in mid-2004. Both YEV I and YEV II are venture funds focused primarily on...

2007-11-15 15:48:38

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Researchers who study the wilderness of heat-loving bacteria that thrives in Yellowstone's hot springs are starting to pay more attention to the even smaller organisms that keep those bacteria populations in check: viruses. A study by researchers at Montana State University and the Idaho National Laboratory concludes that certain viruses appear to migrate around Yellowstone on steam droplets. "To me, the big question is what do these viruses do in these hot springs?"...

2007-11-08 18:31:40

WASHINGTON (AP) - Yellowstone National Park, once the site of a giant volcano, has begun swelling up, possibly because molten rock is accumulating beneath the surface, scientists report. But, "there is no evidence of an imminent volcanic eruption," said Robert B. Smith, a professor of geophysics at the University of Utah. Many giant volcanic craters around the world go up and down over decades without erupting, he said. Smith and colleagues report in Friday's issue of the journal Science that...

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2007-11-02 05:46:44

JACKSON, Wyo. -- The overall grizzly bear population in the Yellowstone area is thriving, but there is some concern about the number of female grizzlies killed this year. Interagency Grizzly Bear Study Team leader Chuck Schwartz said Thursday the female deaths were approaching a threshold that, if repeated next year, could trigger a review of the decision earlier this year to remove the Yellowstone grizzly from protection under the Endangered Species Act. There are an estimated 571 grizzly...

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2007-10-26 05:32:38

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) - Grizzly bears in the region in and around Yellowstone National Park have suffered unusually high mortality rates so far this year, likely because of a dearth of natural food sources, a researcher said. Chuck Schwartz, leader of the Interagency Grizzly Bear Study Team, said officials tallied 25 known and probable grizzly mortalities. Twenty-two of those mortalities were human-caused, two of the deaths resulted from natural causes, and the cause of one death was...

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2007-10-16 13:30:00

BILLINGS, Mont. -- Yellowstone National Park's bison herd has bounced back to near-record levels following the slaughter of more than 1,000 animals two winters ago to guard against the spread of disease, park administrators said Monday. An estimated 4,700 bison, also known as buffalo, now roam the park - up from 3,600 last year. They make up the largest bison herd in the world. During the winter of 2005-2006, after the population hit a record 4,900 animals, more than 1,000 bison migrating...

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2007-08-17 09:00:00

By MATT GOURAS FRENCHTOWN, Mont. - Residents who fled a fast-burning wildfire that threatened more than 200 homes are trying to determine whether theirs are still standing. In the early Friday darkness, Mike Rutter watched as the lights of fire engines intermingled with flames on a distant hillside near his home. "I'm definitely worried," he said, sitting in a church parking lot with his two children after midnight. "We're just hoping these guys are successful. I know they are trying."...

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2007-07-26 14:05:00

WASHINGTON -- The wonderland known as Yellowstone National Park has yielded a new marvel - an unusual bacterium that converts light to energy. The discovery was made in a hot spring at the park where colorful mats of microbes drift in the warmth. "This thing was just bizarre," David M. Ward, a professor of microbial studies at Montana State University, said of the bacterium. Plants use photosynthesis to turn light into energy, of course, and so do some other bacteria. But, Ward said, the...

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...


Latest Yellowstone National Park Reference Libraries

Gallatin National Forest
2013-11-27 15:54:29

The Gallatin National Forest was founded in 1899 and is located in south-central Montana, United States. The forest makes up 1,819,515 acres and has parts of both the Absaroka-Beartooth and Lee Metcalf Wilderness areas within its boundaries. Gallatin National Forest borders the Yellowstone National Park on the north and the northwest and is a part of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, a region which includes nearly 20,000,000 acres. The forest is named after Albert Gallatin, U.S. Secretary of...

Caribou-Targhee National Forest
2013-11-21 15:52:49

Caribou-Targhee National Forest can be found in the states of Idaho and Wyoming, with a small section located in Utah in the United States. The forest is broken into several separate sections and stretches over 2.63 million acres. Towards the east, the forest borders Yellowstone National Park, Grand Teton National Park, and Bridger-Teton National Forest. The majority of the forest is a part of the 20 million acre Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. The Caribou and Targhee National Forests were...

Yellowstone National Park
2013-04-17 13:14:01

Yellowstone National Park is located in the United States. The majority of the park is located in Wyoming, but there are smaller areas of the park in Idaho and Montana. It is thought that this area was the first to be established as a national park in the entire world. The area was home to Native Americans for about 11,000 years, but was not well known to Americans until the 1860’s, when the first organized explorations were conducted there. The Lewis and Clark Expedition in the 19th...

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2005-06-02 09:20:16

Sand-verbena is a genus of about 35-40 species of annual or perennial herbaceous plants in the family Nyctaginaceae. They are native to western North America, from Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming south to west Texas, California and northern Mexico, and grow on dry sandy soils. They make very attractive garden plants for hot, dry sandy sites. Despite the name, they are not related to the vervains (Verbena, family Verbenaceae).

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