February 19, 2014 |
Talk about passing gas: Vast stores of helium are escaping from the steam vents and hot springs of Yellowstone National Park after being trapped within Earth's crust for up to 2 billion years, according to new research. In a study published Wednesday in the journal Nature, researchers with the U.S. Geological Survey determined that the famed national park was releasing hundreds -- if not thousands -- of times more helium than anticipated. In fact, researchers say, the escaping helium -- about 60 tons per year -- is enough to fill one Goodyear blimp every week.
September 9, 2013 |
The National Park Service was expected to release more information Monday about the fatal shooting of a 3-year-old Idaho girl in Yellowstone National Park. The child died Saturday at Grant Village Campground, officials said, and her mother told emergency dispatchers that her daughter had shot herself with a handgun. The park service was investigating. Further information, including the girl's identity, was to be released Monday, park spokesman Al Nash told the Los Angeles Times. No one had been shot to death in the park since 1978, he said.
September 8, 2013 |
The National Park Service is investigating the fatal shooting of a 3-year-old Idaho girl at a Yellowstone National Park campground, officials said Sunday. The child's mother told emergency dispatchers that her daughter shot herself with a handgun, park officials said in a statement. Saturday's shooting occurred at the Grant Village Campground, where an emergency medical team tried unsuccessfully to resuscitate the girl, the statement said. Further information, including the girl's identity, will not be released until Monday at the request of the victim's family, park spokesman Al Nash told the Los Angeles Times. No one had been shot to death in the park since 1978, he said.
September 8, 2013 |
A child has died from gunshot wounds at a campground in Yellowstone National Park, park officials said. The child's mother told emergency dispatchers that her daughter had shot herself with a handgun, park spokesman Al Nash said in a recorded statement. Park rangers arrived at the Grant Village Campground, where the fatal shooting took place Saturday, and an emergency medical team unsuccessfully attempted to resuscitate the girl, Nash said. The name and age of the child were being withheld until extended family members could be notified, Nash said.
August 16, 2013 |
A couple of violent encounters with grizzly bears in and near Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming have left four people wounded. In the first incident, a sow grizzly lunged at a group of four hikers in Yellowstone after a grizzly cub met them on a trail Thursday morning, the National Park Service said. A minute-long tussle ensued with the mother bear, leaving one person with injuries that were treated at the scene and another with bite and claw marks that required hospital care.
August 1, 2013 |
They're like people with anger issues--you never quite know when they're going to blow their tops. And so when Yellowstone National Park's Steamboat Geyser (the world's tallest) erupted Wednesday for the first time in more than eight years, people took notice. The marvelous natural show, a nine-minute blast that sent steaming hot water 250 feet in the air, was witnessed by several dozen lucky visitors who happened to be in the park's Norris Geyser Basin. “They got quite an historic show,” park spokesman Dan Hottle told the Los Angeles Times.