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California's iconic trees, the giant sequoias, may sail through the state's current extreme drought. The huge trees survived even drier conditions during their long lives, studies show. The oldest sequoias live for more than 3,000 years.
The U.S. National Park Service (NPS) turns 98 years old on Monday (Aug. 25), and to celebrate, the agency is throwing open the doors to all national parks, and inviting people to visit for free.
In some parts of the world, the buzzing buggers transmit serious diseases; according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 2,300 cases of West Nile virus were reported in 48 states in 2013.
Hikers in Colorado's Rocky Mountain National Park are taking precautions after two visitors were killed by lightning strikes in recent days.
Jan 2, 2013; 5:00 AM ET Instead of hibernating this winter, grab a friend with some hiking experience and explore the beauty of winter! Violeta Yas has some tips and suggestions to get you started.