Thursday, Aug. 25 marks the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service.
Hardened lava rock from Kilauea, an active volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island, is shown in Volcanoes National Park near Kalapana, Hawaii. The current lava flow erupted from a vent on the volcano in May and made its way to the sea in late July. Visitors can hike about 10 miles round trip to see the lava, or take a boat or helicopter tour to see the flow.
Photos by J. M. Giordano/Baltimore City Paper
Every four years for a total of eight days, politicians, state delegates, political pundits, celebrities, photographers and protesters come together at the Republican and Democratic national conventions in separate US cities. This year, the RNC was held in Cleveland and the DNC in Philadelphia. Most of the action was inside the convention halls with police and protesters keeping things cool on the streets outside.
Photos from Day 1 of Comic-Con International 2016 in San Diego.
Volunteers with the nonprofit group Archangel Ancient Tree Archive collect genetic samples from ancient trees and clone them in a lab to be planted in the forest. The group believes the giant sequoias and coastal redwoods are blessed with some of the heartiest genetics of any trees on earth and that propagating them will help reverse climate change.
Sightings of cougars and coyotes around and within America’s second largest city are striking, if not completely shocking, given that they’re two of the continent’s more adaptable creatures. In findings recently shared by the National Park Service, scientists were surprised by just how close to humans the animals hunt and live.
Police officers Montrell L. Jackson, Matthew Gerald and Brad Garafola were shot and killed Sunday morning in a shooting near a gas station in Baton Rouge, less than two weeks after a black man was shot and killed by police there, sparking nightly protests across the city. Officials identified the gunman as Gavin Long.