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Around The Parks: Give Back Shenandoah, Point Reyes NS Elk, Rocky ... - National Parks Traveler

Around The Parks: Give Back Shenandoah, Point Reyes NS Elk, Rocky ... - National Parks Traveler | Tech Challenge 2013-14 | Scoop.it
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Tea Party Steals our Money, Wants to Sell National Parks to Subsidize their Greed - PoliticusUSA

Tea Party Steals our Money, Wants to Sell National Parks to Subsidize their Greed - PoliticusUSA | Tech Challenge 2013-14 | Scoop.it
Tea Party Steals our Money, Wants to Sell National Parks to Subsidize their Greed
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So remember how upset the tea partiers were when the shutdown closed the national parks? It smacked even then of false outrage.
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A common ground approach to saving national parks - The Olympian

A common ground approach to saving national parks - The Olympian | Tech Challenge 2013-14 | Scoop.it
A common ground approach to saving national parks The Olympian In addition to disrupting long-planned vacations, relocating weddings, and spoiling other events, communities surrounding Olympic National Park lost nearly $4 million in visitor...
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Destroying the National Parks - New York Times

Destroying the National Parks - New York Times | Tech Challenge 2013-14 | Scoop.it
The Bush administration's secret revision of the national park system's rules essentially undermines the parks' protected status.
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It was prompted by a change in political circumstances - the opportunity to craft a vision of the national parks that suits the Bush administration.

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Report blames Congress for national parks maintenance work backlog - Grand Canyon News

Report blames Congress for national parks maintenance work backlog - Grand Canyon News | Tech Challenge 2013-14 | Scoop.it
Report blames Congress for national parks maintenance work backlog Grand Canyon News WASHINGTON - Congress is letting maintenance backlogs grow in national parks like the Grand Canyon while continuing to add new sites that the National Park Service...
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Congress isn't enforcing maintinence.

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National Parks mission and website

National Parks mission and website | Tech Challenge 2013-14 | Scoop.it
Find out more about the National Park Foundation and why we're the official charity of America's national parks.

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The National Park Foundation, in partnership with the National Park Service, enriches America’s national parks and programs through private support, safeguarding our heritage and inspiring generations of national park enthusiasts.

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The National Park Foundation, in partnership with the National Park Service, enriches America’s national parks and programs through private support, safeguarding our heritage and inspiring generations of national park enthusiasts.

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The impacts of tourism

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The positive and negative impacts of tourism in National Parks, case studies of how tourists can conflict with local needs, and how to make tourism more sustainable.
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States won’t get paid back for reopening national parks - Darren Goode

States won’t get paid back for reopening national parks - Darren Goode | Tech Challenge 2013-14 | Scoop.it
A deal to reopen the government and raise the debt ceiling won’t repay the states for kicking in funds to the National Park Service to open the Statue of Liberty, Grand Canyon, Mount Rushmore and other national icons during the 16-day shutdown.
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States pay to reopen national parks closed by federal shutdown | Al Jazeera America

States pay to reopen national parks closed by federal shutdown | Al Jazeera America | Tech Challenge 2013-14 | Scoop.it
Citing economic losses from closures, several states strike deals with the federal government
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Coburn attacks National Park Service for wasteful spending while parks themselves fall into disrepair

Coburn attacks National Park Service for wasteful spending while parks themselves fall into disrepair | Tech Challenge 2013-14 | Scoop.it
A report by the office of Sen.
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Delegate urges for state takeover of Shenandoah National Park - Northern Virginia Daily

Delegate urges for state takeover of Shenandoah National Park - Northern Virginia Daily | Tech Challenge 2013-14 | Scoop.it
Delegate urges for state takeover of Shenandoah National Park
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When the government shutdown closed the 59 national parks across the U.S.
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Tell Congress: Our national parks are not for sale

Tell Congress: Our national parks are not for sale | Tech Challenge 2013-14 | Scoop.it
Tea Party Republicans moaned during the government shutdown about national parks being closed.

The irony? They want to privatize and sell our national parks! Tell them they're not for sale.

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Poisoned Parks: Illegal Marijuana Growers Leave National Parks Trashed ... - NBC Bay Area

Poisoned Parks: Illegal Marijuana Growers Leave National Parks Trashed ... - NBC Bay Area | Tech Challenge 2013-14 | Scoop.it
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Tech Challenge 2013-14's curator insight, November 7, 2013 11:49 AM

Thats a discusting picture. Who would do that!!!

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Wow that's very sad
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Parks Tread a Digital Divide - Wall Street Journal

Parks Tread a Digital Divide - Wall Street Journal | Tech Challenge 2013-14 | Scoop.it
Wall Street Journal Parks Tread a Digital Divide Wall Street Journal The Millers' different views on mixing technology and nature underscore the competing interests the National Park Service faces as it debates how to expand mobile-phone and...
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Opponents also point to the obtrusiveness of cellular towers in marring the natural beauty of America's parks. The structures sometimes stick out above the tree line, they point out.

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A famous novelist and authority on conservation reports - 06.13.55 - SI Vault

WE ARE DESTROYING OUR NATIONAL PARKS
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WATCH: Scout Leaders Destroy Ancient Rock Formation

WATCH: Scout Leaders Destroy Ancient Rock Formation | Tech Challenge 2013-14 | Scoop.it
The stone formation they destroyed was nearly 200 million years old, but the Boy Scout leaders who toppled it claim it posed an imminent threat.
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Tennessee mayor offers to manage national park during partial shutdown

Tennessee mayor offers to manage national park during partial shutdown | Tech Challenge 2013-14 | Scoop.it
With no end in sight to the federal government shutdown, Blount County Mayor Ed Mitchell is offering local resources to keep open parts of the most-visited national park in the country -- though he's having trouble getting the feds to agree.
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Wisconsin Gov. Walker defies order to close federally-funded parks

Wisconsin Gov. Walker defies order to close federally-funded parks | Tech Challenge 2013-14 | Scoop.it
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Shutdown's economic toll on parks: $76 million a day

Shutdown's economic toll on parks: $76 million a day | Tech Challenge 2013-14 | Scoop.it
The partial government shutdown's toll on national parks can be measured in lost visitors, lost spending -- and lost revenue to the federal government.
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