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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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...

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...
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This photo was taken with a Kodak Easy-Share 16 MP digital camera with a 5x optical aspheric lens, at Wolf Lake Park in Davie Florida.
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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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A Spanish-American War era 6 pound saluting gun.
A Spanish-American War era 6 pound saluting gun.
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The cannons are still in perfect condition with their tourets.
The cannons are still in perfect condition with their tourets.
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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 October 4  2012 at Wolf Lake Park in Davie  Florida. They were shot with ...
These photos were taken on October 4, 2012 at Wolf Lake Park in Davie, 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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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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A U.S. Coast Guard rescue boat.
A U.S. Coast Guard rescue boat.
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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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