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$40 Billion of National Park Assets at Risk Due to Climate Change

An anniversary is usually a cause for celebration. Gifts are exchanged. Happiness is spread. Memories are shared. The U.S. Department of the Interior has a different idea about how it will mark the two-year anniversary of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan. … Continue reading

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Free National Park Pass for All 4th Grade Students and Their Families

There are opportunities to visit national parks for free a few days each year, but if there is a child in your family going into the fourth grade after summer vacation, you have the opportunity to get into national parks … Continue reading

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Florida Officials Warn Swimmers of Vibrio Vulnificus: A Rare Flesh-Eating Bacteria

For those planning a summer trip down to Florida, there’s more in the water than sharks to be worried about. There were 32 cases of people infected with Vibrio Vulnificus. This year in Florida, there have been 7 people infected, … Continue reading

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Friday Last Day to Take Advantage of Southwest Airlines $49 Ticket Sale

Update Due to the problems on their website during the promotion, Southwest has announced the sale has been extended until Friday. For those looking to save money on airline tickets in the fall, you’re in luck, but you’ll have to … Continue reading

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Mars Missions May Damage the Brains of Astronauts

­­For years, physicians have known that radiation treatment can cause cognitive and memory problems in cancer patients, a condition commonly known as having “chemo brain.” More specifically, as described by the American Cancer Association, symptoms of “chemo brain” can include … Continue reading

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Tourists Throwing Coins Changing the Colors of Yellowstone’s Hot Spring Pools

Have you ever wondered what type of impact tourism can have on the natural environment? Researchers at Montana State University, in a joint effort with researchers from the University of Applied Sciences in Germany, have done just that. Using a … Continue reading

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National Parks Free Entrance Days 2015

For those who love to visit US national parks, there are always a few days a year where you can gain access to them at no charge. Each year these free entrance days change a bit, and the list of … Continue reading

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Airline Baggage Fees Gave Carriers Nearly $1 Billion in Extra Income Last Quarter

You may hate them, but airlines love them. There’s now only one US carrier not charging baggage fees. This took place earlier this month when Jet Blue announced it would begin charging baggage fees to consumers using their airline, leaving … Continue reading

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More States Seeing Gas Prices Under $2 a Gallon

As many people traveled this past weekend, they may have noticed how much cheaper it is to fill up their car’s tank. With thirteen states reporting gas at below two dollars per gallon at some gas stations, it should not … Continue reading

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JetBlue Adds Fees for Checked Bags, Take Away Legroom and Stops Free Wi-Fi

JetBlue has taunted Southwest Airlines in years past over the way they let customers pick their own seats, referring to them as “cattle calls.” However, now Southwest is the one taunting JetBlue over luggage fees. Southwest still allows all passengers … Continue reading

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Fish Disappearing from Tropics Due to Rising Sea Temperatures

Researchers Miranda Jones and William Cheung, both from the University of British Columbia, recently put their study out in the ICES Journal of Marine Science, and the study predicts changes that could have profound effects on humankind and the environment, … Continue reading

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Airports Take Extreme Precautions To Screen for Ebola Wasting Millions of Dollars

Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S. died this Wednesday. After two weeks of intensive care treatment using experimental medicine at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, the Liberian man passed away at … Continue reading

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NASA Invites You to Send Your Name to Mars on the Orion Spacecraft

If you’ve always dreamed of becoming an astronaut, NASA is now offering a way, of a sort, for that to happen. NASA won’t send you into space, but they will let you add your name to a growing list of … Continue reading

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Marriott Fined $600,000 for Blocking Competing Personal Wi-Fi Hotspots

It’s a surefire way to make a lot of money. If a hotel wants those using their facility to use their in-house Internet service, simply block out competing Wi-Fi hotspots so the customers really don’t have a choice. With the … Continue reading

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Hikers Evacuated as Fire Continues to Burn in Yosemite National Park

Approximately 100 hikers were evacuated by emergency helicopter on Sunday due to a wildfire which has been burning for a few weeks, but suddenly began to grow furiously to an estimated 700 acres. Firefighters had previously been able to control … Continue reading

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Save Money with Cheap Data Usage in Europe

Everyone likes to go on vacation, but there is one thing that none of us like but can often run into, the dreaded roaming charges. They can end up costing you a small fortune, so it’s important that when you … Continue reading

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Should I Buy a Timeshare?

Nearly all of us have heard about timeshares, and the supposedly great deals they offer over hotels. Many of us have also heard that they are a scam or a ripoff. While the timeshares sales people will make it out … Continue reading

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Yellowstone Supervolcano Eruption Would Be More a Nightmare than a Catastrophe

There is a little less to worry about when it comes to the destruction which would result from the eruption of the Yellowstone Supervolcano. A new computer simulation based on recent studies has revealed that the Yellowstone Supervolcano eruption would … Continue reading

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Government Says Cars That Talk with Each Other Will Save Thousands of Lives

On Monday, the Obama administration began drafting rules to ensure that the cars and trucks of the future are fitted with technology that allow them to communicate, warning each other of danger in order to avoid collisions. The move was … Continue reading

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Hotels vs Timeshares: Why Hotels Are the Cheaper Option

One of the main selling points that timeshare representatives emphasize is the fact that timeshares are less expensive than hotels. This is not exactly true. Timeshare representatives are salespeople, and that’s exactly what they’re trying to do – sell you … Continue reading

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