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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 »

Irritated Elk Charges Yellowstone Tourist

Animal charged after woman kept creeping closer and closer with her camera

(Newser) - First we had Arnold Schwarzenegger vs. the elephant ; now, Yellowstone tourist vs. the elk. Yellowstone's wildlife rules are clear: Stay at least 25 yards away from large animals, quadruple that for bears and wolves. But one woman ignored that Sunday and got too close for an elk's comfort—... More »

Bison Calf Euthanized After Tourists' Misguided 'Help'

What not to do at Yellowstone

(Newser) - Two well-meaning but misguided tourists at Yellowstone tried to save a baby bison they thought was in trouble. Instead, they may have led to its death. Last week, the father and son loaded the calf into their SUV and brought it to rangers, saying they thought the bison looked cold... More »

After More Than a Century, Bison Are 'Coming Home'

Canadian population will relocate to Montana next month

(Newser) - Descendants of a bison herd sent to Canada more than a century ago will be relocated to a Montana American Indian reservation next month, in what tribal leaders bill as a homecoming. The shipment of animals from Alberta's Elk Island National Park to the Blackfeet Indian Reservation follows a... More »

Grizzly News 'Bigger Than Recovering the Bald Eagle'

US Fish and Wildlife Service proposes moving animal off endangered list

(Newser) - "This is really momentous, bigger than recovering the bald eagle," an environmental writer tells the Christian Science Monitor after the US Fish and Wildlife Service on Thursday proposed removing grizzly bears in and around Yellowstone from the endangered species list. When grizzlies were added to the list in... More »

Yellowstone Expects to Kill 1 in 5 Bison This Winter

Deal to protect livestock leaves park no choice

(Newser) - Yellowstone National Park proposes to kill roughly 1,000 wild bison this winter—mostly calves and females—as officials seek to reduce the animals' annual migration into Montana. Park officials are scheduled to meet Thursday with representatives of American Indian tribes, the state, and other federal agencies to decide on... More »

Pair Finds Dog Lost 42 Days in Yellowstone

Jade took off after car accident

(Newser) - Dave Sowers' head-on car collision while on vacation in Yellowstone was traumatic enough: He was airlifted and broke his arm, leg, and ribs. But he awoke to the news that his dog Jade had fled from park rangers who tried to pull her from the car, and was nowhere to... More »

Yellowstone Euthanizes Bear That Killed Hiker

Rangers hope to spare her 2 cubs

(Newser) - Yellowstone National Park officials euthanized a grizzly bear today after DNA tests confirmed it attacked and killed a hiker last week, a park spokeswoman said. The adult female bear was killed because it had eaten part of the Montana man's body and hid the rest, which is not normal... More »

Yellowstone Traps Bear Believed to Have Killed Hiker

They're still looking for cub; both may be killed

(Newser) - Yellowstone biologists have caught a female grizzly near the site where an experienced hiker was mauled to death last week. If tests confirms she's the one, the bear will be killed, reports the Billings Gazette . Authorities are still looking for a cub believed to have been with her during... More »

Yellowstone Hiker Mauled to Death by Grizzly

Montana man found Friday; evidence points to mama, cub

(Newser) - A Montana hiker found dead in Yellowstone National Park was the victim of a bear mauling, reports the AP , and tracks and evidence indicate that at least an adult female and a cub were involved. The man's name was not released and won't be until next of kin... More »

Another Yellowstone Bison Photo Went Terribly Wrong

It's the 5th attack in park this year

(Newser) - There has been a steep rise in bison attacks on humans in Yellowstone National Park this year, which may be connected to a rise in visitors trying to take selfies or other close-up photos of the animals. The latest injured visitor—the fifth this year—is a 43-year-old woman from... More »

A Yellowstone Bison Photo Goes Terribly Wrong

Tourist was charged, tossed in air

(Newser) - A 62-year-old Australian visitor to Yellowstone National Park has some close-up pictures of an annoyed bison—and some serious but not life-threatening injuries. Park officials say the bison "was already getting agitated" by people crowding around it when the tourist started snapping photos from just 3 to 5 feet... More »

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