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The importance of the Jaldhaka hydropower project in Bhutan-India Partnership

The modern legacy of close and mutually beneficial relations between Bhutan and India begins with the visit of Pandit Nehru in September 1958. The seed of visitation and friendship germinates and bears fruit until the beginning of the first Five Year Plan of the Bhutan in 1961. Today, India-Bhutan relations transcend diplomatic borders that shape […]

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A baby mountain gorilla is born in the Virunga National Park in DR Congo

Published on: 08/28/2021 – 08:15 The famous Virunga National Park in DR Congo announced on Friday the birth of a mountain gorilla in this tourist region threatened by armed groups. The birth of a new male baby took place on the morning of August 22, the park’s communications manager, Olivier Mukisya, told AFP. The discovery […]

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Amazon warehouses in Hayward won’t help a fair recovery in East Bay

By Martha Kreeger with contributions from Dr Marlina Rose Selva After a year and a half of devastating job losses and health impacts from the pandemic, Hayward faces tough decisions on the way forward on the path to a fair recovery. Nowhere is this clearer than with two Amazon-offered last mile delivery warehouses near Hayward’s […]

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park rangers remind hikers not to go off trails or take shortcuts

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) – One of the most destructive things to our trails is actually very common, but preventable. Colorado Springs Park Rangers remind hikers not to stray off designated trails or take shortcuts to avoid damaging our trails. 11 News walked the Red Rock Canyon open space with park warden Wesley Hermann to […]

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Summer holidays: Britons asked to take Covid tests before visiting tourist hot spots like Newquay for stays

Holidaymakers visiting parts of the UK are advised to take Covid side-flow trips before setting out on the trip. The director of public health urged people traveling to the northwest region to make sure they are negative for the virus. Cumbria, which receives many tourists visiting the Lake District each year, is among the areas […]

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National parks are great. Now let’s create a global park

The startup that turns human ashes into diamonds | Challengers by Freethink www.youtube.com Throughout history, people have disposed of corpses in many ways. Tombs and mounds dating from prehistoric times can be found across the world, often containing both skeletal remains and personal effects. Cremation, the act of reducing corpses to ash and dust, was […]

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Giant tortoise seen attacking and eating baby bird for the first time in the wild in “horrific” incident

Scientists filmed the moment a Seychelles giant tortoise – previously thought to be vegetarian – attacked and ate a tern chick in what they say was the first documentation of deliberate hunting in a species of wild turtle. “This is completely unexpected behavior and never seen before in wild turtles,” Justin Gerlach, director of studies […]

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Ronald Gonzalez’s Passion for the Outdoors Leads to National Park Job | Local News

UNK graduate Ronald Gonzalez, fourth from right, was interned at Wind Cave National Park in southwest South Dakota this summer and then accepted a full-time ranger position there- low. Courtesy By TYLER ELLYSON, UNK Communications HOT SPRINGS, SD – Ronald Gonzalez has always been interested in wildlife, nature and other “outdoor stuff”. He was born […]

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6 Best State Parks in Southwest Texas to Visit

The rugged mountains and immense skies that West Texas is known to extend far beyond the boundaries of the region’s iconic national parks. Fantastic state parks also dot the landscape, providing under the radar places to learn about ranching history, ancient Native American rock art, and views of Rio Grande. From the area surrounding El […]

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The Recorder – Speaking of Nature: New Sworn Enemy: The American Oystercatcher

Published: 08/22/2021 5:00:11 PM In 2014, I visited Martha’s Vineyard and discovered I had a nemesis of the holidays: the osprey. This ubiquitous bird has been seen almost everywhere, but was extremely uncooperative for most of my stay. When I had a camera in my hand, the bird seemed to know how to stay far […]

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New Orleans tourism industry worries as coronavirus rages

NEW ORLEANS – It’s a neighborhood bar and restaurant, but for two long weekends each year, Liuzza’s by the Track “regulars” include a bustling crowd of tourists having drinks and settling in for meals on the way to and from the nearby neighborhood New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. Co-owner James Gonczi estimates that out-of-town […]

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Here’s everything visitors can explore in a day on Washington’s Bainbridge Island

Bainbridge Island is a great day trip away from the hustle and bustle of Seattle, especially if small-town charm is what you’re looking for. While Seattle is a popular tourist destination (and definitely worth a visit), a world outside the bustling city awaits anyone looking to explore a more laid-back vibe off the mainland. Located […]

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Five-year-old boy walks the entire length of the Appalachian Trail – The Coastland Times

By David Sharp, Associated Press Harvey Sutton, or “Little Man,” as he’s known on the Appalachian Trail, won’t have long to bask in the glory of hiking its entire length. After all, he started kindergarten on Friday. At 5, Harvey is one of the youngest – and the last of many in recent years – […]

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Obituary of Jennifer Matwijiw (1970 – 2021) – Texarkana, TX

Jennifer Evans Matwijiw1970-2021Jennifer Evans Matwijiw passed away peacefully on August 14, 2021, with her family by her side, after a sudden and unexpected medical incident. Jennifer was born January 24, 1970 in Houston to Arthur F. Evans III and Sandra Evola Evans. She grew up in the Houston area and attended St. Stephens Episcopal Day […]

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Search and rescue missions are developing in the network of national parks

Some rescues require helicopters to evacuate the injured from the hinterland, look like this SAR mission in 2011 at the El Malpais / NPS National Monument Search and rescue missions are developing in the network of national parks By Lori Sonken When two New Yorkers sightseeing in Alaska left a Talkeetna airfield near Denali National […]

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San Francisco man dies while hiking Golden Canyon Trail in Death Valley National Park

DEATH VALLEY, Calif. (KRON) – A San Francisco man has died while hiking the Golden Canyon Trail in Death Valley National Park, officials said. On August 18, national park staff received a report of suspected heatstroke and ongoing CPR at around 1:40 p.m. A search and rescue was launched and park rangers located the man […]

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Rescue mission to free a young whale trapped off the coast of Queensland

Environmental officials are trying to free a juvenile humpback whale caught in a net just off the Golden Coast. The locals said 9News the whale was first heard and spotted this morning by surfers just off the popular Snapper Rocks swim site near Coolangatta early this morning. The ongoing rescue operation has been increasingly difficult, […]

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New hiking trail planned for Hollywood Hills – NBC Los Angeles

A grant of nearly $ 1 million from the National Parks Service will be used to create a new hiking trail in the Hollywood Hills. The trail will be near the John Anson Ford Theater on the east side of Highway 101 in the Cahuenga Pass. The Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation […]

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Protected national park encroached upon by government entities and private parties, said IHC – Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: The High Court of Islamabad (IHC) observed that government entities and private parties encroached on the protected national park while the Islamabad Wildlife Management Board (IWMB) and civic agencies made the deaf ears to these serious environmental problems. The sighting came during a hearing Tuesday by IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah of a petition […]

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Research Finds Ways to Improve Management of Magpie on NT Mango Farms

Research from Charles Darwin University (CDU) has identified ways to improve management of magpie geese to better support mango growers as the Northern Territory enters mango season. PhD student and environmental science researcher Amélie Corriveau recently completed her research studying the movements and diet of the magpie goose, a large, iconic bird most abundant in […]

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Cap on cost of ‘scam’ PCR tests, government says

Sthe cruelty of private providers is welcome, if it is overdue – but the government needs to review its own rules, writes Emma Featherstone. “Eight months. This is the time it has taken for the government to recognize that the prices and practices of private Covid testing companies that the British rely on for international […]

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Matthew Keezer talks about Alentejo, Portugal – Relax and Enjoy the View

Whether you are here for gorgeous and romantic views or looking to sample from Portugal the best cuisine, the Alentejo has it all. However, don’t forget to visit the historical sites as well. There are a number of towering castles and other educational attractions that will interest you and your whole family. MONTREAL, August 9, […]

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New fee proposed for camping aims to curb influx of people | New

Longtime locals may have noticed an influx of people on the hiking trails around Aspen and the Roaring Fork Valley this summer. In the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness, where use has nearly quadrupled in the past 10 years, the US Forest Service is expanding its permit system and offering new fees for overnight camping at several […]

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UK’s favorite family destinations for 2021 revealed

The Scottish Highlands, St. Ives and London were revealed as the UK’s most family friendly destinations in 2021, as part of Vrbo’s Family Friendly Destinations 2021 campaign. Over 4,000 votes from members of the UK public were collected to identify the best destinations for a family holiday. As a global expert in family vacation rentals […]

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Californian saves children but drowns in Lake Powell

A Californian family’s vacation to Lake Powell ended in tragedy when the father managed to save his children from drowning, but couldn’t save himself. According to a statement from Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, the family of four had rented a ski boat to tour the lake. They stopped in the Warm Creek Bay area […]

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Shelter of the Year: Influencer Cocktail Bar beats 300 rivals to win top prize

A 1970s-inspired cocktail bar battled fierce competition from a bra boutique and fairytale castle to be crowned Shed of the Year. Creme de Menthe, a mint green entry from social media influencer Danielle Zarb-Cousin, beat more than 300 entries to win the 2021 Cuprinol Shed of the Year top prize after a public vote. The […]

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Rescue teams search for missing hiker in Olympic National Park

Search and rescue teams were still looking for a hiker in Olympic National Park on Friday after she disappeared Wednesday morning. Cheri Keller, 56, of Olympia, was last seen by her group of hikers at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday near Home Sweet Home Camp, located in the park’s southeast region. Keller was with four other backpackers […]

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Best hiking pants – WKBN.com

Which hiking pants are the best? Whether you hike a few trails in your local park in the heat of summer or embark on a weekend camping trip in the winter, it’s important to tailor the equipment to your surroundings and be prepared to take on the challenge. all the elements. Whether it’s number of […]

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Matthew Keezer talks about Cancún – The most talked about tourist destination

Matthew Keezer visits Cancun MONTREAL, QUEBEC, CANADA, August 6, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ – Cancun is probably one of the most famous tourist spots in the world. Tourists from the United States flock to this Mexican hotspot to experience the many and varied attractions designed to appeal to tourists of all types. As a visitor to this […]

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Sneaky thieves steal hair from foxes, raccoons, dogs, and even you

As anyone who has ever tried eating French fries on a beach will attest, flight is not an uncommon behavior among birds. In fact, many birds are very good at daring and cheeky flight. Scientists have documented several species of birds, including magpies, winter birds and black kites, looting everything from discarded plastic to expensive […]

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Lassen Volcanic National Park temporarily closed due to the Dixie fire

Details Last update: Friday, 06 August 2021 05:57 August 6, 2021 – Mineral, CA – An emergency closure is in place for the entire Lassen Volcanic National Park due to the Dixie Fire, which is active in the remote eastern part of the park. “The temporary closure guarantees firefighters unimpeded access to all areas of […]

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Where to stop along the US 50 for a hike, a meal or a view

If you’re driving through Colorado soon, be prepared for a two-hour detour, however you cut it. Since Thursday, when several mudslides and floods rocked Glenwood Canyon, Interstate 70 between Dotsero and Rifle has been closed to traffic. The timing of the reopening of the state’s main artery along this section is still undetermined. The Colorado […]

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Betty J. (Cor) Lehr | Obituary

Betty J. (Horn) Lehr, 99, of Sayre, Pa., Passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 18, 2021 at the Athens Health and Rehabilitation Center after living a happy and fulfilling life. She was born January 18, 1922 in Sayre, Pennsylvania, daughter of the late Frank and Laura Horn. Betty was a graduate of Sayre High School […]

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Terrifying video shows family jumping from car as they hurtle down a cliff

A family in China watched in horror as their car rolled down a cliff. A terrifying video shows the moment a family rushed out of their vehicle as he hurtled down the edge of a cliff in China. According to the Daily Mail, the family had parked their car on Xinjiang’s Duku Expressway to enjoy […]

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National Park Gateway Town rethinks its congestion promotion strategy: NPR

The gate to Arches National Park will be closed on weekday mornings last month, as it’s often the morning after parking lots and trails fill up quickly. Claire Harbor / NPR Hide captions Change subtitles Claire Harbor / NPR The gate to Arches National Park will be closed on weekday mornings last month, as it’s […]

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Piestewa Peak and Camelback trails in Phoenix are closed during extreme heat | Arizona News

PHOENIX (3TV / CBS 5) – The extreme heat is back this week, and the city of Phoenix is ​​testing its new policy, shutting down popular valley hiking trails for much of the day. Last month, the Phoenix Parks and Recreation Board approved a pilot program, closing trails on Piestewa Peak and Camelback Mountain during […]

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Duncan Park receives grant from National Parks Service

Spartanburg, SC (WSPA) – The National Park Service is directing some of its resources to Duncan Park in the City of Spartanburg to help with revitalization. The grant opens the door to expert consultations. Duncan Park located within the city limits of Spartanburg has historic charm and ample opportunity for growth. The momentum generated by […]

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Snowdonia crowned UK’s best national park

Snowdonia National Park has beaten a number of other popular sites to be named the UK’s best. A new study has looked at several factors to crown Cenedlaethol Eryri Park as the number one national park. The review compared data including size, popularity, allowed trails for walking, places to eat, biodiversity, tallest mountains, castles and […]

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Obituary of Marion Peck (1930 – 2021) – Ayer, MA

Ayer Marion Pauline (Keyes) Peck, 90, of Natick MA passed away peacefully. Born December 22, 1930 in Hamtramck, MI to the late Cass and Frances Keyes. She met and married her husband Bruce E. Peck Jr., in Hamtramck, in love since high school. They lived in Detroit Michigan, Southern California and Arlington MA before settling […]

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Upcoming events from August 2 | Sports

The list of upcoming events is a public service of The Times News. E-mail [email protected], fax the list information to (423) 392-1385 or contact the Evening Sports Department at (423) 392-1323 or 1-800-251-0328, ext. 4323. Include sport, dates, deadlines, location and contact details. Baseball CAMPS • ETSU PROSPECTS CAMPS, for Grades 9 to 12, will […]

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UConn’s hoops players shine at the Olympics

SAITAMA – There is definitely a UConn flavor in the women’s basketball played at the Tokyo Games. The school that has dominated women’s college hoops for the past two decades has branched out internationally with former female players representing not only the United States, but France and Canada as well. It is not a coincidence. […]

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Plan like a ranger when you visit national parks

Attendance at national parks is increasing and should continue to grow throughout the summer. Great Smoky Mountains National Park experiences high monthly visitor numbers, suggesting we could surpass 2019’s record 12.5 million visitors by the end of 2021. Even during the 2020 lockdown, the number of GSMNP visitors reached 12 million. Like many parks and […]