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  • Bison gores California woman at Yellowstone National Park, officials say

    06/07/2018 4:01:34 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 83 replies
    Kim Hancock, 59, of Santa Rosa, was in a crowd of people walking along a boardwalk at Fountain Paint Pot in the Lower Geyser Basin when the attack occurred, according to a statement from Yellowstone. People in the crowd got increasingly close to the animal, according to park officials, saying “at one point, people were closer than 15 feet from the bison.” The statement noted that people should keep a distance of roughly 75 feet at least from certain animals including bison and elk, and stay even further away from bears and wolves. “When it crossed the boardwalk, the bison...
  • Yellowstone boss to retire after Trump agency proposed move

    06/02/2018 10:51:16 AM PDT · by BBell · 55 replies
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/ ^ | 6/1/18 | Matthew Brown
    BILLINGS, Mont. — Yellowstone National Park’s superintendent said Friday that he plans to retire next year from a job he called “the best in the National Park Service” and dismissed speculation that the Trump administration pushed him out for political reasons. Superintendent Dan Wenk told The Associated Press that he decided last fall he would retire in early 2019 after more than four decades with the National Park Service. His seven years leading one of the premier national parks have been marked by an explosion in visitor numbers; tension with neighboring states over wild bison slaughters, wolf hunting and grizzly...
  • Are we really ready for a Yellowstone eruption?

    05/01/2018 10:47:59 AM PDT · by rktman · 90 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 4/30/2018 | Jazz Shaw
    Reuters picked up a quirky science story this weekend which caught my attention and it has to do with Yellowstone National Park. Steamboat Geyser, the largest “active” geyser in the world, erupted on Friday. The typical response should be along the lines of so what? It’s Yellowstone. The place is full of geysers. All true, except Steamboat also erupted on April 19th. And it erupted on March 15th. Still doesn’t sound unusual to you? Before that, the last time it erupted was in 2014. It’s a very inactive geyser. 2003 was the last time that it had three eruptions over...
  • Wyoming district allows armed staff in area cited by DeVos

    04/17/2018 10:44:46 PM PDT · by blueplum · 15 replies
    AP ^ | 17 Apr 2018 | MEAD GRUVER
    CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming school district where U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos suggested that teachers might need to be armed to protect children from grizzly bears voted Tuesday on doing just that, though concerns about school shootings worry parents more than the possibility of big bruins on the prowl. The 4-2 vote by the Park County School District No. 6 board in the town of Cody near Yellowstone National Park came after more than six months of discussion and debate. Under the proposed policy...
  • Search for Buried Treasure Linked to Illinois Man's Death At Yellowstone

    02/20/2018 7:25:35 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 22 replies
    NPR ^ | FEb 20, 2018
    Last summer, 53-year-old Jeff Murphy was hiking in Yellowstone National Park when he disappeared. Park investigators found his body on June 9, where Murphy had fallen 500 feet from Turkey Pen Peak, after accidentally stepping into a chute. But he wasn't on just any hike. He was looking for a treasure box of gold and jewels worth up to $2 million, buried somewhere in the Rocky Mountains by an eccentric millionaire named Forrest Fenn. Fenn, an art dealer and millionaire in his 80s, lives in Santa Fe, N.M. In his self-published memoir, Fenn included a poem that supposedly leads to...
  • Is the Yellowstone supervolcano close to erupting? Scientists detect more than 200 earthquakes

    02/20/2018 9:59:10 AM PST · by Red Badger · 59 replies
    www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | 02/19/2018 | By Cheyenne Macdonald
    Latest swarm began Feb 8, about 8mi northeast of West Yellowstone, Montana As of February 18, the scientists say they've detected more than 200 quakes Still, experts say the activity is 'relatively weak,' and alert level remains normal A new swarm of earthquakes has cropped up at the Yellowstone supervolcano, with more than 200 small temblors detected in the last 10 days alone. According to experts with the US Geological Survey, the latest swarm began on February 8 in a region roughly eight miles northeast of West Yellowstone, Montana – and, it’s increased dramatically in the days since. But for...
  • Yellowstone ERUPTION: Supervolcano under 'STRAIN’ - experts find magma chamber pressure

    02/13/2018 7:32:54 AM PST · by Red Badger · 112 replies
    www.express.co.uk ^ | UPDATED: 14:09, Tue, Feb 13, 2018 | By Sean Martin
    YELLOWSTONE is “under strain” according to a group of seismologists who are monitoring the potentially catastrophic volcano, prompting fears an eruption is imminent. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Yellowstone ERUPTION: Supervolcano under 'STRAIN’ - experts find magma chamber pressure ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ A process known as deformation, where subsurface rocks subtly change shapes, is occurring beneath the surface of Yellowstone which alerts experts. Researchers state deformation occurs when there is a change in the amount of pressure in the magma chamber and experts are keeping an eye on the development. Seismologists from UNAVCO, a nonprofit university-governed consortium, are using “Global Positioning System, borehole tiltmeters, and borehole...
  • WY: Fisherman uses Pistol to Defend Against Grizzly in Park

    12/05/2017 5:06:04 AM PST · by marktwain · 33 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 19 November, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    On August 25, 2015, a 27 year old man was fishing in the Snake River about 3/4 of a mile downstream from the Jackson Lake Dam, in the Grand Teton National Park.  He heard a noise and turned to see three grizzly bears approaching him from behind, a sow and two cubs. The fisherman was carrying a pistol and bear spray. The sow stood on its hind legs. He fired a shot into the ground near the bear. The three bears then left the area. The angler said that the bear spray could not be used in the incident....
  • COuld NASA Really Defuse a Supervolcano? Plan Sparks Doomsday Fears

    09/18/2017 6:12:23 AM PDT · by SandRat · 66 replies
    restoring liberty wnd ^ | Joe Miller on Twitter
    By WND. Amid a summertime swarm of hundreds of earthquakes underneath Yellowstone National Park, NASA is developing a plan to tame a “super-volcano” that some experts believe is well overdue for a catastrophic eruption. The scientists’ plan: cool down the volcano . . . Brian Wilcox of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology told the BBC an attempt to drill from the top of the magma chamber could accidentally cause the very thing the drilling was designed to prevent. To avoid that risk, he suggested drilling from outside the borders of Yellowstone and coming into the...
  • Yellowstone Volcano-Related Earthquake Swarm?

    09/03/2017 12:30:37 AM PDT · by Oscar in Batangas · 71 replies
    USGS ^ | unpublished | Self
    37 quakes -one was 5.3 on the Richter scale- NE of Soda Springs, Idaho (southwest of Yellowstone) in the past 7 hours. Close enough to be of possible concern?) Suspicious action from a fairly quiet area.
  • Yellowstone earthquake swarm becomes one of the biggest on record with 2,300 quakes since June 2017

    09/03/2017 9:56:59 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 47 replies
    Strange Sounds - ^ | Sep 3, 2017
    The ongoing swarm at Yellowstone National Park is now one of the longest and largest on record. The largest swarm ever recorded was in October 1985; it lasted for three months and included more than 3,000 earthquakes. There was another large swarm in 2010, when more than 2,000 events were recorded over a month. ... As of August 30, 2,357 earthquakes had been recorded. The most powerful in recent weeks was magnitude 3.3; it took place on August 21. The most powerful in the current swarm was a magnitude 4.4, which was recorded on June 15. Yellowstone has had dozens...
  • NASA to Stop a Doomsday Supervolcano by Stealing its Heat

    08/20/2017 8:45:36 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 96 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | August 18, 2017 | Avery Thompson
    Beneath Yellowstone National Park is a giant volcano. The heat from this volcano powers all of the park's famous geysers and hot springs, so most tourists probably don't worry about having tons of hot magma under their feet. But perhaps they should: The Yellowstone supervolcano is a disaster waiting to happen. The supervolcano erupts about every 600,000 years, and it's been about that long since the last eruption. That means the volcano could erupt any day now, and if it does it'll send enough dust and ash into the sky to blot out the sun for years, along with blowing...
  • Scientists Fear "Supervolcano" Eruption As Earthquake Swarm Near Yellowstone Soars To 800

    06/29/2017 9:50:33 AM PDT · by johnk · 116 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | Jun 29, 2017 4:55 AM | by Tyler Durden
    More than 800 earthquakes have now been recorded at the Yellowstone Caldera, a long-dormant supervolcano located in Yellowstone National Park, over the last two weeks - an ominous sign that a potentially catastrophic eruption could be brewing. However, despite earthquakes occurring at a frequency unseen during any period in the past five years, the US Geological Survey says the risk level remains in the “green,” unchanged from its normal levels, according to Newsweek. The biggest earthquake in this “swarm” - which registered a magnitude of 4.4 – took place on June 15, three days after the rumblings started. That quake...
  • Trump administration removes protections for Yellowstone grizzly bears

    06/22/2017 4:23:53 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 47 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/22/17 03:43 PM EDT | TIMOTHY CAMA
    The Trump administration is removing Endangered Species Act protections for Yellowstone grizzly bears, after they spent more than four decades on the threatened list. The Interior Department’s Fish and Wildlife Service announced the delisting decision Thursday, which immediately drew rebukes from conservationists and Democrats. Officials said that conservation efforts for the bear, a more than fourfold increase in its population and state policies designed to protect the bears show that the delisting is warranted. The Yellowstone grizzly bear lives in and around Yellowstone National Park in Montana, Wyoming and Idaho. “This achievement stands as one of America’s great conservation successes;...
  • 4.5 Mag Earthquake West Yellowstone, MT

    06/19/2017 9:36:09 AM PDT · by Patriot777 · 78 replies
    USGS YELLOWSTONE Volcano website ^ | June 14, 2017 | USGS YELLOWSTONE
    Alert Level: Normal Volcano Notification Service YELLOWSTONE VOLCANO OBSERVATORY INFORMATION STATEMENT U.S. Geological Survey Thursday, June 15, 2017, 9:03 PM MDT (Friday, June 16, 2017, 03:03 UTC) YELLOWSTONE VOLCANO (VNUM #325010) 44°25'48" N 110°40'12" W, Summit Elevation 9203 ft (2805 m) Current Volcano Alert Level: NORMAL Current Aviation Color Code: GREEN The University of Utah, a YVO member agency, sent out the following press release about a magnitude 4.5 earthquake near West Yellowstone, MT that occurred at 6:48 PM MDT. PRESS RELEASE University of Utah Seismograph Stations Released: June 15, 2017 07:55 PM MDT The University of Utah Seismograph Stations reports that...
  • Yellowstone Earthquake Swarm Hits Entire Park, More Than 60 On Friday Alone

    06/17/2017 9:01:58 PM PDT · by blam · 163 replies
    Intellihub ^ | 6-17-2017 | Shephard Ambellas
    YELLOWSTONE REGION (INTELLIHUB) — U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) seismology reports conclude that a massive swarm of earthquakes swept through the park triggering more than 60 separate events in which seismographs spiked to magnitudes of up to 5.0. Friday. Experts fear that the supervolcano is long overdue for an eruption capable of wiping out a vast amount of human, animal, and plant life in the Continental United States. Scientists currently believe that there’s a 10% chance that a “supervolcanic Category 7 eruption” could take place this century, as pointed out by theoretical physicist Michio Kaku who appeared on a segment for...
  • The Swarm Continues

    06/16/2017 6:41:07 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 14 replies
    .. For those of us living on the flanks of an active volcano the temblors are commonplace. Most go unfelt. Those that are felt seem routine. ..Yesterday there was a "FEELER" [what the neighbor kids call an earthquake that they feel.] It registered about 4.5 on the Richter Scale and had it's epicenter along Campanula Creek in Yellowstone National Park. .. The quake was the latest in an earthquake swarm that started on May 31, 2017 and has produced 305 measurable temblors. Most are below the 'feeler' threshold of 2,5 on the Richter Scale. DUCK CREEK MEADOWS .. A few...
  • Scientists predict expansion of US grizzly bear habitat

    04/02/2017 6:21:35 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 19 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | April 2, 2017 5:00 pm | AP
    JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Grizzly bears continue to expand their range amid an ongoing effort to turn over management of the bears from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to the states of Wyoming, Montana and Idaho, a federal official said. “We’ve seen an 11 percent change in increasing range in just a couple of years,” Frank van Manen, head scientist of the Interagency Grizzly Bear Study Team, said last week at a meeting in Jackson. Since coming under the protection of the Endangered Species Act, grizzlies have steadily expanded their habitat outward from the population’s core in Yellowstone National...
  • The best place to commit a crime in America? Yellowstone National Park

    11/22/2016 12:59:28 PM PST · by SJackson · 45 replies
    Fox News ^ | Ken Jennings
    More than 3.5 million people visit Yellowstone—the jewel in the United States's national park crown—every year. They gawk at the geysers, crisscross the canyons, bond with the bison, and take selfies with the scenery. So far no one, as far as I know, has ever gone to Yellowstone to commit murder, murder most foul. But it's not a bad spot for it! (If you're a murderer—and we don't advocate that you become one.) The park actually contains a narrow corridor less than two miles wide where evildoers could do literally anything, and the law couldn't touch them. Beware when you...
  • U.S. Moves to Block Mining Near Yellowstone

    11/22/2016 10:54:40 AM PST · by yoe · 28 replies
    USNews ^ | November 22. 2016 | MATTHEW BROWN
    U.S. officials are blocking new mining claims outside Yellowstone National Park as the Obama administration races in its last days to keep industry out of natural areas.BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — U.S. officials plan to block new mining claims outside Yellowstone National Park as the Obama administration races in its last days to keep industry out of pristine and environmentally sensitive areas.[snip] The latest move comes after a pair of gold exploration proposals north of Yellowstone drew strong opposition from local business owners, environmentalists and Montana elected officials. The opponents argue that mining would industrialize wild areas populated by grizzly bears,...