Tag: National Parks, Monuments and Seashores

A Brutal Disease Kills Monkeys. Flies Could Be Spreading It.

In the jungles of Ivory Coast, monkeys and chimps forage for food, sleep in trees and travel in groups. Not far behind follow primatologists, like Jan Gogarten, a postdoctoral researcher at the Robert Koch Institute in Germany. Dr. Gogarten was spending a lot of time in the jungle tracking mangabey monkeys when his attention was […]

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Yellowstone Bison, Crowded by Tourists, Throws Girl in Video

A bull bison roaming Yellowstone National Park injured a 9-year-old girl this week, charging at her as she tried to run away and head-butting her into the air, according to park officials and a video posted on social media. The girl was treated for her injuries and released, officials said. But as footage of the […]

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Unesco Recognizes Heritage Sites, Ancient to Modern, Around the World

From iron works in Burkina Faso that date back nearly three millenniums, to the fortified and planned city of Jaipur in India, to the Guggenheim Museum in Manhattan, Unesco has added a broad array of cultural and natural marvels to its World Heritage List. To be included on the list, a site must meet at […]

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‘We Cannot Save Everything’: A Historic Neighborhood Confronts Rising Seas

NEWPORT, R.I. — The Point, a waterfront neighborhood here, is one of the largest, best preserved and most important Colonial-era communities in the United States. Its grid of 18th-century streets contains scores of houses built before the American Revolution, and dozens more that are almost as old. “It’s incredible to walk around a neighborhood like […]

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NASA Reopens Apollo Mission Control Room That Once Landed Men on Moon

[Read all Times reporting on the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. | Sign up for the weekly Science Times email.] HOUSTON — After Gene Kranz retired in the 1990s, he started to give occasional tours to VIPs at NASA’s Johnson Space Center. It was there in the Apollo Mission Control Center that […]

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Man in Critical Condition After Setting Himself on Fire Near the White House

WASHINGTON — A man was hospitalized on Wednesday after apparently setting himself on fire on the Ellipse, a park south of the White House. In a tweet, the Secret Service said the National Park Service and the United States Park Police administered first aid at the scene after the man self-immolated around 12:20 p.m. At […]

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