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Tennessee Wildfires Death Toll Rises to 14

By Maria De Armas

Residents of Tennessee have been dealing with a wildfire that started across Tennessee’s Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Though the cause of the fire is still unknown, some officers believe that someone unintentionally started the fire.   286 more words


The Great Smoky Mountains

As many of you have undoubtedly heard, last week the Great Smoky Mountains and the towns nearby were struck by tragedy.  The Chimney Tops fire only eight miles away from Gatlinburg were spurred on by winds that reached up to 90 miles per hour, and consumed the town in the space of fifteen minutes.  329 more words


Video: Elk of Cataloochee Valley, North Carolina

Elk of Cataloochee NC from Charles Bishop on Vimeo.

It’s amazing to see all of these impressive elk in North Carolina.

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Living History: Cades Cove Under Threat

As I write this on Wednesday, November 30, 2016, one of my favorite places on earth is burning out of control. It was the family vacation spot of my childhood and holds a special place in my heart. 846 more words


Wildfires sweep through GSMNP & Gatlinburg - loss of lives, property and wildlife

2016 is the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service. National Parks across the country have been celebrating and having record-setting attendance.

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park has the distinction of being the most visited of the 59 national parks, with more than 10 million visitors annually. 751 more words

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Run streak continues

Today was Day 7 of the Holiday Run Streak I started on Thanksgiving. Shuba and I ran a mile and a half both last evening and this morning. 496 more words

Drought area in U.S. south now larger than in California

A new map released by the National Drought Mitigation Center presents a shocking image of the country: the area of the south now impacted by drought is larger than the portion of California that is under drought conditions. 255 more words

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