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America's national parks and monuments are at risk.
Hopefully “Remember the Sequoias?” is something that we’ll never have to say. But just in case, you should probably see these national monuments before they lose their protected status.
The Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument
Not that there was a lot of competition, but Utah’s grand staircase is one of the world’s most breathtaking natural staircases.
Each step takes hikers down through layers of history, 200 million years in total. Erosion of the sedimentary rock reveals prehistoric plants, vegetables, animals and the largest collection of dinosaur fossils found anywhere in the world.
But you’ll need more than one vacation day to see it. Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument is huge–roughly the size of Delaware–with plenty of rock formations, hiking trails, camping, and horseback riding spots to keep you busy for a year’s worth of long weekends. At least while it’s still around.
The Giant Sequoia National Monument
Giant Sequoias can grow as tall as skyscrapers and as wide around as your first apartment. And at the Giant Sequoia National Monument in California, you can strain your neck looking up at the majesty of 328,000 acres of them.
To see the best of what the park has to offer, follow the well-marked trails. They’ll take you past one of the oldest living organisms on earth (the 2,000-year-old Boole Tree), the Trail of A Hundred Giants, and the Converse Basin: a razed area of Sequoia stumps cut down before these endangered trees were federally protected.
The Vermilion Cliffs National Monument
If you rank every destination by #travelgram potential, then the Vermilion Cliffs National Monument should be on the top of your list. The trippy, colorful lines of their most famous rock formations–The Wave and Coyote Buttes– are some of the most photographable in the world.
But, you have to be committed to getting those likes for the ‘gram. Because the sites are so popular, the park allows only 20 visitors per day (and spots fill up fast) to help protect these popular photo ops from excessive foot traffic.
Ahead of a sweep of October-like air, heavy, damaging thunderstorms will march across the midwestern United States on Thursday afternoon and night.
La antigua estación meteorológica con la que contaban, fue destruida tan pronto se comenzaron a registrar las primeras ráfagas del huracán María en septiembre del pasado año.
After two years of careful planning, the Topsail, NC dream wedding of Kerriann Otano and Dane Suarez was disrupted by Hurricane Florence. However, a community's response made sure the couple still had a day to remember.
Sizzling sunshine, light winds and very warm and humid air will persist and make for uncomfortable conditions for those dealing with ongoing flooding and increasing numbers of people beginning to clean up after flooding from Florence.
AccuWeather, a global leader in digital media and weather-related big data, donated a new meteorological station to a local chapter of the American Meteorological Society in Puerto Rico, after Hurricane Maria destroyed their old equipment.
A former tropical depression will bring needed rainfall, but also a flood risk to the southwestern United States and southern High Plains into Friday.
About 3.4 million chickens and turkeys and 5,500 hogs have been killed in floodwaters from Florence in North Carolina. Health and environmental concerns have been raised as flooded power plants, industrial sites, and animal-manure lagoons may leak toxic waste into drinking water.
La científica Ada Monzón advirtió a millones de puertorriqueños del 'monstruo' que era el huracán María con educación y apostando a la resiliencia.