Bay of Islands

The Bay of Islands is a maritime park that lies off the north-east coast of New Zealand's North Island, in a region known as Northland. Altogether there are some 150 islands of varying size...

Shenandoah National Park – The Bear Necessities

Air pollution from factories and power plants in the midwest and mid - atlantic  states poses a serious threat to Shenandoah National Park, poisoning streams and killing or weakening trees, ferns, and other plants throughout the park,...

Acadia National Park – Mountains, forests, and ponds

The iconic Atlantic coastline of Maine is familiar to nearly every American, from scenic calendar photographs if not from in-person visits. The rugged, rocky shore; the crashing waves; the lighthouses rising above dark coniferous forests;...

The Llanos

The Llanos is a seasonally flooded grassland that covers nearly one-third of Venezuela and more than one-eighth of Colombia. It is most flooded in the central part which occurs on the huge saucer-shaped depression...

Green Swamp Preserve

Nearby communities have drained or diverted water from the Green Swamp to supply new golf courses and resorts as well as local residents. Proposals for a landfill inside the preserve and a new interstate...

City of Rocks

City of Rocks State Park is a small—only 1 square mile (2.7 square kilometers)— but utterly fascinating geological wonder composed of large, naturally-sculptured rock columns and pinnacles 40 feet (12 meters) high. When approached...