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The Problem of Over Commercialization and Privatization of the National Parks

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…By Glynn Wilson – YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. – The snow was coming down pretty hard October 5 when we pulled into the Old Faithful Geyser compound, grand central station in the world’s first national park. That’s where private concessionaires Delaware North and Xantara operate the Old…

Expedition of Rediscovery Western Journey Timeline

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…By Glynn Wilson and Walter Simon – On a mission to investigate what’s going on with the pipeline protest in Cannonball, North Dakota and the privatization of the national parks out west, we departed from Mobile, Alabama on Friday, Sept. 23, and drove for about 8 hours…

Do You Like Your Eggs — and Your News — Hard Boiled or Soft?

Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…The Big Picture – By Glynn Wilson – It’s Sunday morning in the deep South, so my thoughts inevitably turn to breakfast. How do you like your eggs? Hard boiled or soft? Sunny side up or scrambled? It’s not clear why this is the case, exactly, this…

President Obama Proposes Boost in Funding for National Parks on 100th Anniversary

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Barack Obama released his proposed federal budget for fiscal year 2017 on Tuesday, calling for significant increases in funding for the National Park Service as the agency celebrates its centennial year. “The president’s proposed budget, which significantly increases funding for national parks, further…

My Year as a Volunteer VIP Campground Host Comes to an End

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…Secret Vistas – By Glynn Wilson – WASHINGTON, D.C. – My eyes and my soul are drawn to one event in nature more than any other. Autumn color. I could play the innocent and talk about this natural beauty like describing playing in mud puddles as a…

Legendary Peregrine Falcons Make Slow Comeback from DDT

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…By Glynn Wilson – HOGBACK MOUNTAIN, Va. – It’s officially summer now in the Shenandoah National Park, although you wouldn’t know it from the cool nighttime temperatures in the mountains, compared to the rest of the South. But it’s true. The summer solstice occurred Sunday, the longest…

An Awesome Responsibility: Respect and Protect Shenandoah

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…The Big Picture – By Glynn Wilson – SHENANDOAH NATIONAL PARK, Virg. — It’s an incredible feeling sitting here at 3,500 feet above sea level on the hill looking out over the Big Meadows campground, watching a spring shower roll through the mountains. I can’t think of…

Climate Change Comes to Shenandoah

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…Watch the Video – By Glynn Wilson – SHENANDOAH NATIONAL PARK, Va. — The Shenandoah salamander is no endangered polar bear, cuddly panda cub or playful dolphin the American public may warm up to in the cause of fighting global warming from the burning of fossil fuels.…