Articles for the North America Category


Gros Morne

Rocky times in Rocky Harbour

Rocky times in Rocky Harbour

Published on October 9th, 2010 Michael Johansen Times are good for a lot of people who live and do business in the towns that have the fortune of being in the middle of one of the jewels of Newfoundland and Labrador. Gros Morne National Park is one of the biggest draws this province has. Naturally, […]

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USA, Yosemite

Yosemite National Park celebrates 120 years

Yosemite National Park celebrates 120 years

Yosemite may have been formed by glaciers millions of years ago, but the national park will celebrate its 120th anniversary next month. Congress designated Yosemite as the United State’s third national park on Oct. 1, 1890, following the 1864 congressional preservation of Yosemite Valley and the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias. The Yosemite Grant was […]

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Everglades

Everglades Returns to UNESCO List of Global Heritage Sites in Eanger

Everglades Returns to UNESCO List of Global Heritage Sites in Eanger

NEW YORK–(ENEWSPF)–30 July 2010 – The Everglades National Park in the United States is back on the List of World Heritage in Danger because of the “serious and continuing degradation of its aquatic ecosystem,” the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) announced today. The agency’s World Heritage Committee agreed to inscribe the site […]

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USA

British Columbia Vows Ban on Mining, Drilling Near Glacier National Park

By PATRICK REIS British Columbia won’t allow energy and mineral exploration in the headwaters of Glacier National Park, the province’s top official promised yesterday. At issue is the province’s management plan for the Flathead River Valley, a million-acre watershed straddling the border of Montana and British Columbia. In Montana, which controls nearly two-thirds of the […]

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Canada, Rideau Canal

UNESCO designation a boon for the Rideau Canal

UNESCO designation a boon for the Rideau Canal

Area tourism has benefited as travel writers from around the globe have flocked to the waterway since it became a world heritage site, writes Katie Daubs. By The Ottawa Citizen Area tourism has benefited as travel writers from around the globe have flocked to the waterway since it became a world heritage site, writes Katie […]

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Everglades

Where gators rule the Sunshine State

Where gators rule the Sunshine State

Nature, and not the Mouse, rules in the Sunshine State’s Everglades LAKE TRAFFORD, Fla. – A small girl was standing on the edge of a dock, looking at perhaps a two-metre alligator sunning itself on a bank about six metres away. “It’s not that big, Mommy,” she told her mother. “Is it even real?” “It’s […]

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Mexico

Campeche, the spirit of Mexico

Campeche, the spirit of Mexico

While Mexico’s tourist resorts are still reeling post swine flu, the beguiling city of Campeche and its surrounds is as enchanting as ever. Mangroves and lagoons stretch along the northern half of Mexico’s Campeche coast, home to countless flamingoes, while to the south the narrow bands of white sand beaches have always been cordoned off […]

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Grand Canyon

God at his best in Grand Canyon

God at his best in Grand Canyon

Easy Thursday Written by WILKISTAR A OTIENO & SARAH NAMULONDO Wednesday, 07 October 2009 20:47 The authors take in some of America’s wonders – from Kodak Theatre to hoods of stars such as Beckam and Jennifer Lopez LOS ANGELES – Unlike Florida’s mucky and humid summers and the mid-western searing heat, Californians get to enjoy […]

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USA

A playground for all to enjoy

A playground for all to enjoy

by Mike Marsh The Daily World Saturday, September 26, 2009 1:14 AM PDT JACOB JONES | THE DAILY WORLD Members of the Altair Ski and Sport Club from Eugene, Ore., cross a wooden foot bridge along a trail in the Olympic National Park north of Lake Quinault. The group is visiting the park for their […]

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