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Ginseng Poaching Gone Wild

Ginseng Poaching Gone Wild

Where CSI meets conservation: law enforcement officers in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park battle ginseng bandits in an effort to protect this potent plant.

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Welcoming Pinnacles to the Elite Club of National Parks

Welcoming Pinnacles to the Elite Club of National Parks

If you visit the slice of Central California serenity known as Pinnacles, you might notice the sign out front now says, “National Park.”

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Century-Old Battle Over Yosemite's 'Second Valley' Heats Up

Century-Old Battle Over Yosemite's 'Second Valley' Heats Up

One of California's oldest environmental battles is on the San Francisco ballot. Hetch Hetchy Valley in Yosemite National Park holds most of San Francisco's water supply. But some environmental groups want to turn back the clock.

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The Quietest Place I've Been: Reporter's Notes for Soundscapes of National Parks

The Quietest Place I've Been: Reporter's Notes for Soundscapes of National Parks

Plopped down on a sand dune in Death Valley, one gains a certain appreciation for both the national parks and natural "quiet."

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