Sea turtles set new nesting records in Georgia, Florida

...unspoiled beaches of Cumberland Island."It's a lot of physical effort," said Hoffman, a biologist for the National Park Service on federally managed Cumberland Island off the Georgia coast. "You're talking about being in the sun, hauling...

National parks draw in record crowds

...California and Zion in Utah, driven by good weather, cheap gas and marketing campaigns ahead of next year's National Park Service centennial.The Park Service already has recorded 5 million more visitors from this time last year. The result...

Test shows Ga. patient has plague

...United States has about seven cases annually.In addition to the CDC, the Georgia Department of Public Health is working on this investigation with the California Department of Health, the National Parks Service and Yosemite National Park.

Confederate flags placed near MLK church

...police Officer Gary Wade said a maintenance worker discovered the flags at 6 a.m. Thursday and notified the National Park Service, which operates the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site, which is adjacent to the church."Our grounds...

U.S. House moves to ban Confederate flag in federal cemeteries

...cemeteries in the deep South.The low-profile move came Tuesday evening after a brief debate on a measure funding the National Park Service, which maintains 14 national cemeteries, most of which contain graves of Civil War soldiers.The proposal by...

Baab: Passing bill could help Augusta area one day

The battle between sport fishing interests and the National Park Service goes on to prevent the federal agency from closing some 10,000 acres of Biscayne Bay National Park near Miami.Congress has stepped...

South African rhino orphanage cares for victims of poachers

...evidence to support that. The horn is made of keratin, a protein also found in human fingernails.South Africa's national parks service rescued 16 rhino orphans in 2014; a dozen were put in specialist care and four were placed with surrogate mothers...

Finality for the flag

...graves in federal cemeteries. Washington Democrats accused the GOP of racism this week for seeking to codify a National Park Service policy allowing the brief display of battle flags on Confederate graves in federal cemeteries on Confederate Memorial...

South Carolina House approves bill removing Confederate flag

...signing the bill.In Washington, the vote by the U.S. House followed a brief debate on a measure funding the National Park Service, which maintains 14 national cemeteries, most of which contain graves of Civil War soldiers.The proposal by...

The National Park Service's decision on Biscayne isn't popular

The National Park Service has announced plans to close nearly 10,000 acres of public water in Biscayne National Park off southern Florida.Public hearings...