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Last year was a record-breaking one in terms of visits to America’s national parks, the country’s “best idea.” There were 331 million recreation stays—a third consecutive all-time attendance record for the National Park Service (NPS). Even the parks that got the least number of tourists in previous years were more popular. In some cases, the difference even doubled. “The concept of ‘least visited’ is tricky since there are lots of factors that go into that,” Elizabeth Stern, National Partnerships Communications Coordinator at the National Park Service (NPS), says. “Some parks don’t have the ability to measure visitation, and some parks don’t have the same facilities." The following list is based on data provided by the NPS.
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While Trump and Putin met for a summit in Helsinki, Finland, on Monday morning, a message about climate change was hung from a church by an environmental activist group.
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The tournament is being held in eastern Scotland, a region which has a history of extreme weather that can create chaos for golfers and spectators.
Following a push of dry air during the middle part of this week, a humid and rather wet weather pattern is forecast to evolve over the eastern third of the nation during the latter part of July.
The ongoing Kilauea volcano eruptions in Hawaii have led to the formation of a tiny, new piece of land made of lava, which was initially considered to be an island.
An organizing tropical threat will heighten the risk for flooding from the Philippines to Vietnam and Laos into midweek.
A grueling heat wave caused at least eight deaths across Japan since Saturday, and the dangerous conditions are not forecast to subside through the duration of the week.
More lives will be threatened as the heaviest monsoon rain focuses on western and central parts of the nation in the coming days.