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...

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.

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...

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...

Park service needs younger visitors for aging facilities

...After nearly 100 years, the National Park Service holds some of the country's...water supply to the site, National Park Service Director Jonathan Jarvis said...led to the creation of the National Park Service.In the 1950s, there were...

Baab: Congressman can help out on three fishing issues

...Finally, Biscayne National Park off the Florida coast would be put off limits to recreational anglers if the National Park Service goes ahead with its huge no-fishing zone. More than 10 million recreational fishermen would be locked out if...

Opinions differ as law preserves Greenwood's segregated war memorial

...that their children or grandchildren might get ... we should acknowledge that."Eric Williams, a retired National Park Service historian, wrote an op-ed in Greenwood's Index-Journal newspaper in December, stating the memorial serves...

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...