Yellowstone National Park

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She Got Within 30 Feet of a Bison, Foolishly

It's the third animal attack in Yellowstone in June

(Newser) - Nature is wonderful—from a safe distance. That's perhaps the lesson for a 59-year-old California woman who was gored by a bison in Yellowstone on Wednesday. Per a press release from the National Park Service, Kim Hancock of Santa Rosa was on a boardwalk with a group of people... More »

Yellowstone Visitor Hospitalized After Elk Attack

It was park's 2nd attack in 3 days

(Newser) - For the second time in three days, an elk has attacked someone in Yellowstone National Park. The National Park Service says a female elk with a calf attacked 53-year-old park visitor Penny Allyson Behr behind the Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel on Tuesday, the AP reports. Yellowstone officials say the elk... More »

In 43-Year First, Wyoming's Grizzlies to Be Hunted

Strong opposition follows Wednesday's decision

(Newser) - Just under two dozen American grizzlies could be killed this September in what the New York Times calls the "first large-scale hunt for grizzly bears in 43 years" outside of Alaska. A year after the grizzly population near Yellowstone National Park was removed from federal protection—with numbers estimated... More »

Yellowstone Geyser Keeps Erupting

Steamboat Geyser just blew for 3rd time this year, but scientists aren't worried about volcanic activity

(Newser) - Steamboat Geyser hasn't erupted three times in a year since 2003, but Reuters reports that it hit that mark on Friday—which might prompt concern that something bigger is about to happen at Yellowstone National Park, which sits on top of a 44-mile-wide active volcano. Geologists aren't sure... More »

Fees Could Double at Most Popular National Parks

Revenue increase needed for aging infrastructure: NPS

(Newser) - With the Trump administration planning to slash the National Park Service's budget, a new proposal could see entrance fees for 17 of the most-visited national parks in the country more than double during peak months. In an effort to boost revenue to pay "for improvements to the aging... More »

Yellowstone's Supervolcano Could Erupt in a 'Geologic Snap'

Eruption process could take just decades, rather than centuries

(Newser) - Should it ever erupt, a supervolcano beneath Yellowstone National Park could blanket North America in an ash cloud, wipe out communications, and alter the climate. Given that eruptions of supervolcanoes buried on our planet—and there are several—are thought to occur every 100,000 years or so, however, the... More »

US Officials to Lift Yellowstone Grizzly Bear Protections

Bear population has increased to more than 700 since 1975

(Newser) - Protections that have been in place for more than 40 years for grizzly bears in the Yellowstone National Park area will be lifted this summer after US government officials ruled Thursday that the population is no longer threatened, the AP reports. Grizzlies in all US states except Alaska have been... More »

Another Yellowstone Visitor Gets Too Close to Hot Spring

21-year-old Gervais Gatete was severely burned

(Newser) - Yellowstone officials keep warning visitors about the dangers of the park's hot springs, but curiosity seems to be stronger than fear. A 21-year-old suffered severe burns this week when he fell into a spring in the park's Lower Geyser Basin, reports East Idaho News . Gervais Gatete of Raleigh,... More »

Rare White Wolf in Yellowstone Was Shot: Authorities

$10K reward offered for info leading to killer

(Newser) - The reward for information leading to whoever shot a rare white wolf found inside Yellowstone National Park rose to $10,000 on Friday after a wolf advocacy group matched a $5,000 reward offered earlier by the park. Yellowstone officials euthanized the severely injured wolf after hikers found the animal... More »

Yellowstone Has to Euthanize 1 of 3 White Wolves

She was found by hikers, injured

(Newser) - One of only three white wolves roaming Yellowstone National Park has been put down by park staff after it was found with severe injuries, reports the AP . Hikers found the female wolf Tuesday on the north side of the park, says PJ White of the National Park Service. White says... More »

Yellowstone’s Arsenic Gets Park Service Sued

By a tiny Montana sewer authority left holding the bag

(Newser) - There's a rumble brewing in the wilds of Montana, but the unlikely parties involved aren't slinging guns so much as heading for court. The Gardiner Water and Sewer Treatment District is suing none other than the National Park Service, reports Courthouse News Service , and it's over less-than-pristine... More »

Obama Administration Blocks Mining Near Yellowstone

Feds stepping up efforts to stop development

(Newser) - US officials on Monday blocked new mining claims outside Yellowstone National Park as the Obama administration races in its last days to keep industry out of natural and environmentally sensitive areas. Mining claims on 30,370 acres north of the nation's first national park would be prohibited for at... More »

Man Dissolved by Hot Spring Was Checking Temperature

Final report on Yellowstone death released

(Newser) - A man who left the boardwalk in a highly dangerous area of Yellowstone National Park was looking for a place to swim but ended up being dissolved in a hot spring, according to the final official report on the June 7 accident. The report states that Oregon man Colin Nathaniel... More »

What Lurks Beneath Yellowstone? We'll Soon Know

Survey will determine the paths that groundwater takes

(Newser) - The mysteries of Old Faithful may soon be solved, thanks, in part, to something that looks like a giant hula hoop. American and Danish scientists have this week begun an aerial survey of Yellowstone that actually looks well into the earth, "visualizing" the geology and water as much as... More »

Yellowstone Concessions Worker Falls Into Canyon

Estefania Alcivar, 21, was talking with coworkers when she fell

(Newser) - A 21-year-old concession worker fell to her death early Friday in Yellowstone National Park, Reuters reports. Estefania Alcivar was hanging out with coworkers near the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River around 3:15 am when her coworkers say she fell into the canyon. According to the Casper Star-Tribune , Alcivar'... More »

10 Best Places to Visit in the US

Grand Canyon, Maui top the list

(Newser) - Planning your summer vacation? US News & World Report has compiled a list of the top vacation spots in the US, based on thousands of votes. There's something for everyone, from nature lovers to beachgoers. Here's the top 10: More »

Yellowstone Tourist Fined $1K for Leaving Boardwalk

And collecting water from a hot spring

(Newser) - If you've ever wondered, "What's the worst thing that could happen if I stray from the boardwalk at Yellowstone?", well, the worst thing that could happen is you could be killed in a thermal hot spring . But, among the lesser-but-still-unfortunate consequences, you could be fined $1,000... More »

After Man Falls Into Hot Spring, 'No Remains Left to Recover'

Colin Nathaniel Scott wandered more than 200 yards off the boardwalk

(Newser) - The search has been called off for the body of a 23-year-old Oregon man who wandered some 225 yards off the boardwalk in Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming and was spotted falling into the Norris Geyser Basin on Tuesday. The AP reports Colin Nathaniel Scott's sister saw him slip... More »

Here's the Full Story About the Baby Bison That Died

Wildlife photographer condemns neither the tourists nor Yellowstone

(Newser) - Many people were outraged after a bison calf was euthanized at Yellowstone National Park after two well-meaning but misguided tourists put it into a car in an attempt to save it. But most people don't know the full story, writes wildlife photographer Deby Dixon in the Washington Post . As... More »

Latest Yellowstone Tragedy: Guy Falls Into Hot Spring

He wandered more than 200 yards off the boardwalk, fell into Norris Geyser Basin

(Newser) - A man in his 20s who wandered some 225 yards off the boardwalk and was spotted falling into the Norris Geyser Basin in the Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming on Tuesday is still missing and presumed dead, park officials say. MTN News reports that a search is underway, but the... More »

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