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The Smithsonian Institution announced today that all of its museums and the National Zoo are closing indefinitely, due to the rise in COVID-19. The museums are mostly in the Washington DC area.Β  The Smithsonian announced the closures on Thursday, Tweeting: “Due to rising regional and national cases related to the COVID-19 pandemic, all Smithsonian museums, […]Continue Reading
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Chicago and Nashville have both rolled out expansive programs to stimulate local tourism. Around the United States cities are starting to roll back COVID-19 pandemic-fueled regulations and encourage stateside travel. The States just surpassed 2 million cases of COVID-19 and many states are seeing an uptick of new cases. Non-essential travel is still not recommended […]Continue Reading
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​Thanks to a landmark piece of legislation that’s been in the works for years, public lands in the United States from the biggest national parks to the smallest ballfields and fishing lakes are about to get a massive infusion of funding that conservationists say is long overdue. On Wednesday, Congress passed the Great American Outdoors […]Continue Reading
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Global lockdowns imposed to curb the coronavirus pandemic severely diminished the tourism sector. The arts and culture industry, a cornerstone for tourism, and well-rounded communities now face an existential crisis. Museums make up a 13 billion dollar industry in the US alone, where 14 million Americans attend each year. The risk of losing museums will […]Continue Reading
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September 30 – October 6 is annual Fat Bear Week in Katmai National Park, Alaska.Β  Each summer, bears work to become as fat as possible to survive hibernation in the long winter. Survival in the winter depends on each bear accumulating ample fat reserves to keep them warm and nourished. Bears spend the summer gluttonously […]Continue Reading