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Crumbling national parks: Congress looks to hike funds for repairs after years of neglect

Crumbling national parks: Congress looks to hike funds for repairs after years of neglect

WASHINGTON – Help may finally be arriving for America‘s deteriorating national parks. A bipartisan coalition of lawmakers is getting behind an effort that would tackle the $11.6 billion maintenance backlog that’s eroding the country’s most iconic attractions including Yellowstone National Park, the Grand Canyon and the Great Smoky Mountains. The House Committee on Natural Resources ...

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Trade War USA-China expands to tourism? Hainan Island rivals Hawaii charming Oslo

Trade War USA-China expands to tourism? Hainan Island rivals Hawaii charming Oslo

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Recent outdoors titles: Simple books for harried times

Recent outdoors titles: Simple books for harried times

Simplicity always is in vogue. Four recent books are a winning nod to simple — in concept, in design and in their expectations of readers. Two of the titles are for children, but they’ll resonate with anyone who sees the world through the filter of nature. Into Nature: A Creative Field ...

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China woos tourists to Tibet with nature, culture

China woos tourists to Tibet with nature, culture

Tibet may be best known for its ancient monasteries and breathtaking mountains, but tourists may soon be able to see a whole new side of the highland plateau. Alpine safaris, glacial walks and even horse rides alongside local nomads are among some of the ideas being considered, as the Chinese ...

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Canada’s Wonderland: Record-breaking Yukon Striker coaster announced

What a dive. That may not sound like a particularly complimentary statement. But Canada’s Wonderland, located near Toronto in Vaughan, Ontario, will welcome the declaration beginning in spring 2019. That’s because the theme park announced today that it would open Yukon Striker, the world’s tallest, fastest, and longest dive coaster ...

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