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Code Switch Podcast, Episode 2: Being 'Outdoorsy' When You're Black Or Brown

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Feral hogs in Great Smoky Mountains National Park are an invasive and hugely destructive species. Courtesy of Bill Lea hide caption

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On The Trail Of The Wily Wild Hog

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Almost like clockwork, every 60 to 110 minutes, Old Faithful shoots out a jet of steam and hot water up to 184 feet high. In summer the nearby parking lot fills and empties at about the same pace. Yellowstone Superintendent Dan Wenk says, "One of the great fears of every superintendent of Yellowstone is that Old Faithful will stop erupting when they're superintendent." Michael Nichols/National Geographic hide caption

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Is Yellowstone National Park In Danger Of Being 'Loved To Death'?

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A couple walk along the Cactus Forest Trail in Saguaro National Park in Tucson, Ariz., last May. Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Don't Care About National Parks? The Park Service Needs You To

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Tourists at Grand Canyon National Park in northern Arizona wait for a shuttle bus in 2015. For years, the Grand Canyon and other big national parks have been seeing rising attendance. Felicia Fonseca/AP hide caption

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Long Lines, Packed Campsites And Busy Trails: Our Crowded National Parks

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A weekly pass at Rocky Mountain National Park increases Thursday from $20 to $30, which will go toward paying for park improvements such as picnic tables, restrooms and trail maintenance. Steve Mulder/Flickr hide caption

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Get Ready To Pay More To Enter Some National Parks

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At an October protest, hundreds of "We Are Seneca Lake" members block the gates of Crestwood Midstream to protest against the expansion of fracked gas storage in the Finger Lakes. PR Newswire/AP hide caption

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Residents Fight To Block Fracked Gas In New York's Finger Lakes

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Rancher Ross Frank worries that funding to fight fires in Western communities like Chumstick, Wash., has crowded out important land management work. Rowan Moore Gerety/Northwest Public Radio hide caption

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Spending To Fight Wildfires At The Expense Of Preventing Them

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Landmark Conservation Deal Offers A First Glimpse Of New Wilderness

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Congressional Plan To Fund Military Comes With A Side Of 'Land Grab'

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An earlier spring in Montana's Glacier National Park means full waterfalls at first — but much drier summers. Robert Glusic/Corbis hide caption

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There's A Big Leak In America's Water Tower

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Dawn at Mesa Arch in Canyonlands National Park is a favorite moment for photographers from all over the world. They'll soon be able to return to the park, given Utah's deal with the Interior Department to fund park operations. Courtesy of Wanda Gayle hide caption

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A hiker gazes 3,000 feet down to the Colorado River at Toroweap Overlook in Grand Canyon National Park. A parks advocacy group says the Grand Canyon region has lost 120,000 visitors and $11 million in visitor spending since the government shutdown began. Courtesy of Wanda Gayle hide caption

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Stefan Larsson serves up bison sloppy Joes and juniper-smoked bison tenderloin, which will be offered at the Yellowstone National Park this summer. Each park will have different menus featuring local foods. Maggie Starbard/NPR hide caption

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Hold The Hot Dog: National Park Visitors Can Feast On Bison Burgers

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