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Federal Judge Deals Setback to Keystone Pipeline

Federal Judge Deals Setback to Keystone Pipeline

A federal judge in Montana has temporarily blocked construction of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, saying the Trump administration ignored the project's effect on climate

Nov 9, 2018 : The Editors
Insulation Plant Under Construction Near Harpers Ferry Generates Local Outcry

Insulation Plant Under Construction Near Harpers Ferry Generates Local Outcry

In July 2018, ground was broken for the construction of an insulation manufacturing plant in Jefferson County, West Virginia. This 24-hour-a-day Ranson plant will melt basalt and spin it into...

Oct 31, 2018 : The Editors
Jones Mountain Cabin Restoration to Cause Temporary Trail Closures in Shenandoah National Park

Jones Mountain Cabin Restoration to Cause Temporary Trail Closures in Shenandoah National Park

The restoration of Jones Mountain Cabin will result in its last set of temporary trail closures this week. Affected areas will be closed to hikers and backpackers as mules carry...

Oct 28, 2018 : Becky Booroojian
[Updated] Couple Apparently Taking Selfie before Fatal Fall in Yosemite

[Updated] Couple Apparently Taking Selfie before Fatal Fall in Yosemite

Two people who died in a fall from Taft Point in Yosemite National Park were travel bloggers apparently taking a selfie before their fall. Vishnu Viswanath, 29, and Meenakshi Moorthy,...

Oct 26, 2018 : Krista Diamond
Yellowstone Park Identifies Big Sky Man Found in Gallatin River

Yellowstone Park Identifies Big Sky Man Found in Gallatin River

The body of Dane M. Offutt, 29, from Big Sky, MT, was recovered from the Gallatin River in Yellowstone National Park on Wednesday, Oct. 10. On Saturday, Oct. 6, a...

Oct 12, 2018 : Krista Diamond
The Appy Lodge in Gatlinburg Hosts AT Museum

The Appy Lodge in Gatlinburg Hosts AT Museum

The Appy Lodge, a new hotel in Gatlinburg, TN, will include a mini Appalachian Trail museum in its lobby, according to the lodge is at 168 Parkway in the site...

Oct 10, 2018 : Becky Booroojian
Land and Water Conservation Fund Expires

Land and Water Conservation Fund Expires

On Sept. 30, the three-year temporary extension of the recent closure of the top-down route of the Narrows hike at Zion National Park, which came as the result of a decision...

Oct 8, 2018 : Krista Diamond
Pisgah-Nantahala National Forest Set to Release Management Plan

Pisgah-Nantahala National Forest Set to Release Management Plan

Pisgah-Nantahala National Forest is preparing to release an updated management plan in the fall of 2018. This plan would affect the 1.1 million acre Pisgah-Nantahala National Forest in North

Oct 6, 2018 : Krista Diamond
Missing Hiker’s Body Found in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Missing Hiker’s Body Found in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

The body of Mitzie Susan Clements was discovered Tuesday, Oct. 2, in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, two miles from Clingmans Dome and less than one mile from the Appalachian...

Oct 3, 2018 : The Editors
Zion National Park Resumes Issuing Narrows Permits

Zion National Park Resumes Issuing Narrows Permits

Zion National Park resumed issuing permits for the top-down route of the popular Narrows hike on Sept. 29 following a brief suspension that was announced on Sept. 25. The closure...

Oct 1, 2018 : Krista Diamond