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The SwampA federal court in Washington earlier this week handed conservationists a big win by reinstating tighter limits on snowmobiling in Grand Teton and Yellowstone national parks and the John D. Rockefeller Jr. Memorial Parkway connecting them. While it...
Tags: Politics, Tourism and Leisure, Wildlife, Travel, John McCain
Palm Beach Politics - Sun-Sentinel BlogsFrom Environmental Writer David Fleshler: With the usual tight race on for Florida's electoral votes, a new book claims Al Gore's failure to take a stand on a South Florida environmental issue may have cost him the 2000 election. Gore,......
Tags: Book, Ethics, Politics, Tourism and Leisure, Everglades
The Swampby Andrew Zajac Pennsylvania tourism types used to boast that "You've Got A Friend in Pennsylvania". More recently, the Keystone state's marketing mavens have asserted that "America Begins Here." Those catchphrases could stand a little freshening up for...
The Swampby Frank James First Lady Laura Bush had the media in the residence part of the White House today to show off the holiday decorations, discuss her and President Bush's plans for the holidays, their impending return to Washington......
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The Swampby Josh Meyer The logistical nightmare formally known as the 56th Presidential Inaugural became ever more clear today when a bevy of local, state and federal authorities invited the media over for a ``pen and pad'' briefing on what to......
The SwampBy Jim Tankersley For all the fire they can spit on C-SPAN, ranting about procedure or policy, the truth is that most United States senators are exceedingly polite to one another in public. Friendly, often. Every once in a while......
The Swampby Mark Silva and Richard Simon In the business of crowd estimation, the National Mall is something of a riddle: The National Park Service will not count the crowd. But those sitting on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, some......
The Swampby Noam N. Levey More than 1 million spectators convened on the National Mall to watch Barack Obama take the oath of office Tuesday, but it was unclear if the crowd surpassed the record thought to have been set at......
The Swampby David Savage The Supreme Court said today it would decide whether the government can maintain a cross in a national park to honor fallen soldiers in the latest test of church-state separation. The cross case will give the Roberts......
Spin CycleYes, we know this is just a publicity gimmick from Gary Lewi, the guy from Rubenstein. But in a world of e-mail deluges that compete for your shrinking attention, no Long Island observer could resist eyeballing this half-macabre announcement:......
The Swampby Mark Silva The lofty crown of the Statue of Liberty, closed to the public since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, will reopen on July the Fourth, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced this morning. Salazar announced the reopening,......
The Swampby Mark Silva Let's see... Coleman lantern, L.L. Bean sleeping bags, Timberland boots, Smith and Wesson 9 mm... It's almost official: National parks and wildlife refuges will be open to gun-toting visitors , under a credit-card reform bill -- only......
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