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Is it time to bring wireless services to the US national parks?

The US National Park Service (NPS) is under growing pressure to provide WIFI and cellular services for park visitors, at least, in the developed areas of the national parks, roads, and trailheads. Ned Levi discusses the pros and cons of the NPS installing these services.
By |February 25th, 2013|Columns|21 Comments|

Heavy fuel oil ban in Antarctica could have far reaching consequences

The International Maritime Organization has banned the use and ships' tank storage of heavy fuel oils by ships in Antarctic waters to prevent oil spills from causing an ecological disaster at Antarctica. Ned Levi discusses the ban in terms of the balance between the environment, tourism, and economic issues.
By |April 12th, 2010|Columns|10 Comments|

The magic of Yellowstone National Park

elkThere was always something magical about Yellowstone. It could have to do with observing animals without glass or fencing in between. Maybe the thrill of the not-quite-predictable geyser shows. Recently, my wife and I returned again, this time with cameras, instead of children, in hand.
By |April 18th, 2009|Been There|Comments Off|