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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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2009-03-11 07:58:01

Arsenic may be tough, but scientists have found a Yellowstone National Park alga that's tougher. The alga -- a simple one-celled algae called Cyanidioschyzon -- thrives in extremely toxic conditions and chemically modifies arsenic that occurs naturally around hot springs, said Tim McDermott, professor in the Department of Land Resources and Environmental Sciences at Montana State University. Cyanidioschyzon could someday help reclaim arsenic-laden mine waste and aid in everything from space...

2009-03-06 10:15:00

- The Demanding Landscape and Inhabitants of America's First National Park are explored on March 22 -   SILVER SPRING, Md., March 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Yellowstone National Park is a place of changing, but never-ending, beauty. From the delicate flowers that bloom in spring to the saturated colors of autumn and even to the barren sublimity of winter, its picturesque landscape has made it a world icon. Ironically, one of the most beautiful backdrops in the world has one of the...

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2009-01-13 09:36:22

Last winter, government agencies killed one third of Yellowstone National Park's bison herd due to concerns about the possible spread of a livestock disease to cattle that graze in areas around the park. Such drastic measures may be unnecessary, however, according to researchers who have assessed the risk of disease transmission from Yellowstone bison to cattle. "There are more cost-effective management solutions than the current approach, which has been highly controversial," said Marm...

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2009-01-10 15:50:00

A series of seismic activity events in Yellowstone National Park has sparked public concerns that the quakes could lead to a catastrophic eruption from one of the world's largest volcanoes. Seismic activity at Yellowstone Lake in Yellowstone National Park increased in late December 2008, according to the Yellowstone Volcano Observatory (YVO), which monitors volcanic and earthquake unrest in the Yellowstone National Park region. About 900 earthquakes occurred during the period of December 26...

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2009-01-05 14:50:00

The nearly 300 small earthquakes that have rumbled underneath Yellowstone National Park during the past week seem to have subsided for now, according to data from the Yellowstone Volcano Observatory. The swarm of small earthquakes, the largest in more than two decades, began during the last week of December, and include three quakes that happened last Friday -- a magnitude 3.5 quake at 11:30 a.m., followed by quakes measuring 3.2 and 3.1 at 12:40 p.m. and 1:15 p.m.  Scientists and...

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2008-12-30 13:30:00

Several small earthquakes jostled Yellowstone National Park for a third straight day Monday, and scientists watched closely to see whether the more than 250 tremors were a sign of something bigger to come. Robert Smith, a professor of geophysics at the University of Utah, said swarms of small earthquakes happen frequently in Yellowstone, but it's very unusual for so many earthquakes to happen over several days. "They're certainly not normal. We haven't had earthquakes in this energy or...

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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...

2008-09-22 03:00:22

By Johnson, Clair Construction of a long-anticipated railroad to carry coal from a mine near Roundup to Eastern and Western markets has begun near Broadview as Yellowstone County and railroad representatives signed an agreement. "Today, we approved a memorandum of understanding," Yellowstone County Commissioner Jim Reno said Tuesday. "They are moving dirt as we speak." Big equipment was scraping earth near Broadview, where the 35- mile rail spur will tie the coal mine in the Bull...


Latest Yellowstone National Park Reference Libraries

Shoshone National Forest
2014-07-31 09:55:03

Shoshone National Forest is located in the state of Wyoming. It is comprised of 2,500,000 acres of protected land and is separated into five districts including the Washakie Ranger District and the Greybull Ranger District. It was part of the Yellowstone Timberland Reserve, which was the first national forest in America, but was given its own status as a national forest in 1891. Evidence has shown that Native American tribes have inhabited the lands of the Shoshone National Forest from as...

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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