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Photo essay: Portrait of an English market town Special

Chesham - Chesham is a charming market town in the Chiltern Hills, Buckinghamshire, England. The Digital Journal spent a day capturing the quintessential features of this English country town.
Digital Journal Report by Tim Sandle - 10 comments

San Mateo County Parks tries crowd-funding to help its budget Special

San Mateo - With budgets cutting back many things people take as granted like parks are in need of funding. One county in the SF Bay Area is looking to crowd-funding as a source of revenue to help with costs and budget set-backs.
Digital Journal Report by Jonathan Farrell

Denmark to build a mini city just for kids

Copenhagen - Denmark has decided to build a mini city just for kids. The Prinsessegade Kindergarten and Youth Club is expected to be completed by 2014. It will be located in Copenhagen, Denmark's capital city.
In the Media by Layne Weiss - 4 comments

Human Be-in confronts privatized public parks Special

San Francisco - In San Francisco's Golden Gate Park the trend of "privatizing" taxpayer-funded public resources by turning management of them over to private companies was recently confronted by the ghost of an older movement.
Digital Journal Report by Thomas Pendergast

Savannah is a hot spot for visitors Special

Savannah - Last year's tourism numbers are in and it was a record year for the US City of Savannah, Georgia and 2012 may meet or beat that record for this charming, coastal getaway destination.
Digital Journal Report by Kay Mathews - 12 comments

Spring time on Stave Lake, BC Special

Maple Ridge - Eleven kilometres off road ride, a bit further from the city life where the parks show their best colours of spring, can bring different images of spring in the Canadian outback. And the scenery is far and away from colourful city parks.
Digital Journal Report by Joseph Boltrukiewicz - 1 comment

Op-Ed: Our park animals shouldn't have to deal with our trash

Toronto - This year Toronto residents were outraged when City Hall said that our city park's could be affected by budget cuts. We screamed that we want our parks and how important that the green space is important to us.
In the Media by KJ Mullins - 1 comment

Downsview Park brings sports to Toronto year round Special

Toronto - When you think of a sports park, rolling green fields come to mind. That's not the case when it comes to Downsview Park. Warehouses and warm areas for Toronto to engage in sports is where the action is.
Digital Journal Report by KJ Mullins

What newcomers may not know about Bentonville, Arkansas Special

Bentonville - Many people worldwide know that Bentonville is home to the largest retailer on the planet, but there are some new amenities and historical facts that may be unknown to visitors and residents alike.
Digital Journal Report by Kay Mathews - 8 comments

The Beach in Toronto makes for a beautiful Saturday Special

Toronto - It's a beautiful Saturday in Toronto, a day for playing and hanging out at the beach. Toronto's parks provide residents with the perfect backdrop for a fun day with little cost.
Digital Journal Report by KJ Mullins - 4 comments

Riverdale Farm is the perfect summer time break in Toronto Special

Toronto - In the middle of Toronto's downtown is a working farm with ducks, cows and horses. Lush greenery, organic food and farm animals grown and thrive at Riverdale Farm.
Digital Journal Report by KJ Mullins - 1 comment

Toronto's parks could face the chopping block in budget wars Special

Toronto - The consulting firm hired by Mayor Rob Ford's team in Toronto is suggesting that major cuts to the budget could come for the city's parks. Included in the suggestions are eliminating horticulture activities not related to maintaining park safety.
Digital Journal Report by KJ Mullins - 2 comments

Toronto's Music Gardens give quiet beauty to visitors Special

Toronto - There's beauty in the sound of a soft breeze flowing through the flowers at Toronto's Music Gardens. Inspired by Johann Sebastian Bach’s Suites for Unaccompanied Cello the gardens have been in the city for a decade.
Digital Journal Report by KJ Mullins

Op-Ed: Report - Nature in UK 'worth billions of pounds to the economy'

Its wildlife conservation areas, lakes, forests, parks and green spaces are said to worth billions of pounds to the United Kingdom. The study could shape where we build future developments and whether it is economically damaging or not.
In the Media by Kev Hedges

Nova Scotia closes parks, provincial beaches due to Earl

Kentville - Hurrican Earl has been downgraded to a Category 1 hurricane but it's still expected to begin affecting Nova Scotia late Friday night. Provincial authorities have closed camping parks and provincial beaches as they expect severe weather conditions.
In the Media by Kevin Jess - 3 comments

Nova Scotia urges residents to prepare for Hurricane Earl Special

Halifax - As officials continue to monitor the path of Hurricane Earl the Nova Scotia Emergency Management Office is advising the public to take necessary steps to protect themselves and their families in the event of an emergency.
Digital Journal Report by Kevin Jess - 6 comments

77 Detroit parks to close during July

Detroit - Mayor Dave Bing is preparing to close 77 parks across Detroit on July 1. The closures, however, are fewer than Bing originally expected.
In the Media by Matt Harding - 3 comments

Feds indict two for slaying multiple Whitetail and Mule deer

Wichita - Federal grand jury indicts a pair of brothers for operating a guided hunting service that specialized in the illegal hunting and killing of white-tailed deer and mule deer in Comanche County, Kansas in violation of the federal Lacey Act.
In the Media by Kim I. Hartman - 4 comments

New Heritage Park Declared in the Philippines

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has declared Mt. Kitanglad mountain range in Bukidnon, Southern Philippines as the newest Heritage Park in the Philippines. The park is home to the Philippine Eagle, the Philippines' national bird.
In the Media by Leo Reyes - 1 comment

National Parks Face Extinction from Global Warming

If global warming continues at the present rate, some of our national parks may become extinct. Some of them are already experiencing changes.
In the Media by Walt Crocker

Hurricane Bill closes Nova Scotia Parks Special

The Canadian province of Nova Scotia will be shutting down all of its parks today in anticipation of the arrival of Hurricane Bill.
Digital Journal Report by Kevin Jess - 3 comments

Reviewing St. Louis' new Citygardens

St. Louis' brand new Citygarden opened to rave reviews last week. Perfect weather attracted large crowds to the grand opening. People from all over the area as well as downtown office workers came to check out the $24-$30 million park.
In the Media by Walt Crocker - 1 comment

Park wardens decry lack of enforcement

Even as Parks Canada entices Canadians with an advertising campaign to visit national parks this year, former park wardens are warning there is inadequate protection.
In the Media by Jan Rose

Canada, U.S. urged to protect Waterton-Glacier Park

Canada and the United States could get a very black eye should Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park be designated a World Heritage Site in Danger.
In the Media by Jan Rose

Parks Canada freezes entrance fees

Parks Canada is freezing national gate fees. The freeze includes Jasper and Banff, to entice Canadians to visit more often.
In the Media by Jan Rose - 1 comment

Bear alarm in Slovenian capital

LJUBLJANA – A remarkable story is reported from the Slovenian capital city of Ljubljana, which may well trouble the city’s joggers.
In the Media by Richard James

Study: Public Access to Wildlife Parks Hurting Carnivore Populations

Wildlife and humans don’t mix, especially in parks and preserves. California researchers recently found how outdoor strollers are scaring off carnivores in parks, disrupting the area’s delicate ecosystem.
In the Media by David Silverberg - 4 comments

Come To The Park For Your Culture Fix

The culturally bored in Canada have no excuses. Summer time means it's Shakespeare Time. Canadian parks get their yearly does of the Master's work. This year High Park in Toronto will feature Toronto’s Dream for it's 25th anniversary.
In the Media by KJ Mullins - 2 comments

Sharing Algonquin Park's Call Of The Wild With Grizzly Bears

ALGONQUIN PARK, Canada (dpa) - As Jason Ross slowly dipped his paddle into the water and calmly propelled the craft along, his eyes took in the dragon flies hovering over the river bank."When I was small, I was afraid of them," said Jason, 28. "But tod...
In the Media by Christian Roewekamp

Cherry Trees Blossom Early In Tokyo

TOKYO (voa) - Unseasonably warm weather has triggered bursting white cherry blooms to mark the earliest opening on record of the cherry blossom season in Tokyo. Official spotters from Japan's meteorological Agency noticed the flowers Saturday on sev...
In the Media by Digital Journal Staff - 1 comment
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Located just off of the Mobile Bay  in Mobile Alabama is the USS Alabama Battleship Park.
Located just off of the Mobile Bay, in Mobile Alabama is the USS Alabama Battleship Park.
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Located just off of the Mobile Bay  in Mobile Alabama is the USS Alabama Battleship Park.
Located just off of the Mobile Bay, in Mobile Alabama is the USS Alabama Battleship Park.
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A U.S. Coast Guard rescue boat.
A U.S. Coast Guard rescue boat.
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Located just off of the Mobile Bay  in Mobile Alabama is the USS Alabama Battleship Park.
Located just off of the Mobile Bay, in Mobile Alabama is the USS Alabama Battleship Park.
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A propeller from the USS Alabama Battleship on display on the park grounds.
A propeller from the USS Alabama Battleship on display on the park grounds.
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Located just off of the Mobile Bay  in Mobile Alabama is the USS Alabama Battleship Park.
Located just off of the Mobile Bay, in Mobile Alabama is the USS Alabama Battleship Park.
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These Photos were taken on November 7  2012 at Greynold s Park in Miami  Florida. They were shot wit...
These Photos were taken on November 7, 2012 at Greynold's Park in Miami, Florida. They were shot with a Kodak easy-share 16 MP digital camera with a 5x optical aspheric lens.
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Located just off of the Mobile Bay  in Mobile Alabama is the USS Alabama Battleship Park.
Located just off of the Mobile Bay, in Mobile Alabama is the USS Alabama Battleship Park.
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Located just off of the Mobile Bay  in Mobile Alabama is the USS Alabama Battleship Park.
Located just off of the Mobile Bay, in Mobile Alabama is the USS Alabama Battleship Park.
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