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New Theory: Yellowstone Supervolcano Created by Friction, Not Magma

Yellowstone River near Mud Volcano area

A new theory of the Yellowstone supervolcano argues that shifting tectonic plates on the move 16 million years ago and not an extended magma flume created the original volcanic eruptions.

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Bacon Rind Fire Expands to 340 Acres, Now in Yellowstone

Bacon Rind Fire

As the Bacon Rind Fire expands to 340 acres, it’s encroached on the western boundary of Yellowstone National Park 20 miles south of Big Sky — but it has not impacted roads or threatened any structures.

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Lake Trout Numbers Down in Yellowstone Lake

spawning lake trout ynp

Efforts to remove Yellowstone lake trout appear to be working, as Yellowstone National Park netting initiatives at Yellowstone Lake are capturing fewer lake trout in 2018.

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Does Grand Teton Fissure Indicate Anything? Apparently Not

grand teton moose entrance 2013

A Grand Teton fissure in the Hidden Falls area has caused a certain level of buzz. But the fissure may not be so new, and the experts say it may not be all that important, either.

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Improved Yellowstone Cell Service On the Way, Despite Objections

Mount Washburn Fire Lookout

Improved Yellowstone cell service is on the way, as trails are closed to allow the installation of new antennas at the Mount Washburn Fire Lookout — but some groups are decrying the upgrades as an unnecessary intrusion into the Park’s bucolic nature.

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Yes, Steamboat Geyser Keeps Erupting. No, No One Knows Why

steamboat

After several eruptions in June, Steamboat Geyser activity took a break for 21 days before erupting again in early July. In addition, there’s been more activity in dormant areas. Is there anything unusual happening in Yellowstone National Park?

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Three High on Life Videobloggers Meet Tragic Ending

Idiot on GPS 3

You may remember the members of High on Life SundayFundayz group when five members of the Canadian group pled guilty to several crimes in American National Parks, including a jaunt across Grand Prismatic Spring. Recent news about High on Life, however, has been tragic.

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Yellowstone Visitation Study Launches

Yellowstone 2018 surbey

There is broad agreement that Yellowstone National Park is far too crowded during the summer’s peak season. To work on potential solutions, a new Yellowstone visitation study will research visitor demographics and actions.

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New Superintendent, Same Bison Management Policies?

bison incident

When current Yellowstone National Park Superintendent Dan Wenk launched an effort to remain in the post–first via public comments, then from a failed effort to retire in 2019–one of his warnings was that the Park’s bison management policies could come under fire.

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Cam Sholly New Yellowstone Superintendent; Wenk Out

Cam Sholly and Ryan Zinke

Well, that didn’t take long: A few days after Dan Wenk said he was being forced out of the position, Cam Sholly was named new superintendent of Yellowstone National Park by Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke.

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