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UPDATE: Conflicting Reports Emerge on AT Hiker Accused of Threats

UPDATE: Conflicting Reports Emerge on AT Hiker Accused of Threats

UPDATE: ( 8:15 a.m. ET April 23) A man who reportedly threatened other hikers on the Appalachian Trail has been arrested, WVLT  in Knoxville, TN, has reported, citing Unicoi County...

Apr 22, 2019 : Hugh Owen
Judge Orders Review of New Coal Leases on Public Lands

Judge Orders Review of New Coal Leases on Public Lands

A federal judge has ruled that the Trump administration did not adequately address the environmental effects of coal mining when it sought to increase mining on public lands. Judge Brian...

Apr 20, 2019 : Hugh Owen
Trump Moves to Speed Up Oil, Gas Pipeline Construction

Trump Moves to Speed Up Oil, Gas Pipeline Construction

President Trump has signed two executive orders to speed up construction of oil and natural gas pipelines, but his actions on April 10 do not appear likely to affect two...

Apr 13, 2019 : Hugh Owen
Fifth Annual Appalachian Trail Flip-Flop Festival Scheduled for April 27-28

Fifth Annual Appalachian Trail Flip-Flop Festival Scheduled for April 27-28

Flip Flop Festival will once again see Appalachian Trail thru-hiker hopefuls off as they begin their hike across the Appalachian Mountains. The festival will be held Saturday, April 27 and Sunday,

Mar 21, 2019 : Alexandria Cremer
Trump Signs Bill to Permanently Authorize Conservation Fund

Trump Signs Bill to Permanently Authorize Conservation Fund

Updated President Donald Trump signed a major conservation bill Tuesday that permanently authorizes the Land and Water Conservation Fund and designates more than one million acres of land for

Mar 13, 2019 : Hugh Owen
No, The Mountain Lion That Travis Kauffman Killed Was Not 24 lb Nor Starving

No, The Mountain Lion That Travis Kauffman Killed Was Not 24 lb Nor Starving

Over the last couple days, there has been a wave of media attention resurfacing the story of Travis Kauffman, thisisinsider.com: "Officials initially guessed that the mountain lion weighed about 35

Mar 1, 2019 : Zach
New Survey Threatens Mount Tecumseh’s Status as NH 4,000-Footer

New Survey Threatens Mount Tecumseh’s Status as NH 4,000-Footer

Mount Tecumseh, a member of New Hampshire's venerable lists within lists: the winter New Hampshire 48; the four season New Hampshire 48; the Grid (don't ask). How the findings will...

Feb 27, 2019 : Hugh Owen
Travis Kauffman, Trail Runner Who Killed Mountain Lion with Bare Hands, Details Attack

Travis Kauffman, Trail Runner Who Killed Mountain Lion with Bare Hands, Details Attack

Travis Kauffman spoke publicly for the first time since his life-and-death encounter with a mountain lion in Colorado, describing in vivid detail how he wrestled with the cat before killing

Feb 14, 2019 : Maggie Slepian
US Senate Renews Land and Water Conservation Fund

US Senate Renews Land and Water Conservation Fund

The US Senate passed a broad public lands conservation bill on Tuesday that includes permanent authorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund and designation of more than one million...

Feb 12, 2019 : Hugh Owen
Colorado Trail Runner Kills Mountain Lion in Self-Defense

Colorado Trail Runner Kills Mountain Lion in Self-Defense

A trail runner killed a mountain lion that attacked him in Colorado, escaping the frightening encounter on Monday, Feb. 4, with bites to the face and wrist.  The jogger, whose identity...

Feb 5, 2019 : Zach