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Small plane that went missing in 2012 found crashed in Yosemite

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A single-engine plane that vanished over Yosemite National Park last December during a winter storm was found crashed in the rugged high country, its pilot dead, a park spokesman said on Monday. Full story

Environmental Lessons Found in 19th-Century Cemeteries

NEW YORK — Society needs to reframe its approach to environmental problems, and the past offers potentially valuable inspiration on how to do this, according to a historian and author. He sees promise in the principles behind the gardenlike cemeteries established in the first half of the 19th centur Full story

Voice software helps study of rare Yosemite owls

The unique Great Gray Owls of Yosemite, left to evolve after glacial ice separated them from their plentiful Canadian brethren 30 millennia ago, are both a mystery and concern to the scientists charged with protecting them. Full story

Hantavirus: What You Need to Know

After a third Yosemite visitor died of hantavirus pulmonary syndrome last week, questions about the rodent-borne disease are intensifying. Full story

Dr. Oz: New wave of rare diseases ‘here to stay’

   After a Houston woman contracted hantavirus, which has also been infecting visitors to Yosemite National Park, and a young Colorado girl came down with the bubonic plague, NBC’s Janet Shamlian reports on the spread of rare infectious diseases and Dr. Mehmet Oz explains what might be causing it.

Yosemite extends hantavirus warning to 22,000

   A third person has died from the rare, rodent-carried hantavirus after visiting Yosemite National Park, bringing the total number of infected persons to eight and prompting warnings that the virus is not contained to just one area of the park. NBC’s Janet Shamlian reports.

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  Yosemite-linked virus claims third victim

California’s Yosemite National Park is warning more than 20,000 past visitors they are at risk of exposure to the potentially deadly Hantavirus after it claimed another victim. Three people have died out of a total eight people infected after using cabins in the park this summer. NBC’s  Janet Shamli

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In this photo from Sunday Oct. 23, 2011, tents are seen in Curry Village in Yosemite National Park, Calif. A man died and a woman became seriously ill after contracting a rare rodent-borne disease that might have been linked to their stay at this popular lodging area in Yosemite National Park, offic


View of the Merced river in Yosemite National Park taken on June 25, 2012, during the time when Hantavirus victims contracted the disease while staying in tent cabins in nearby Curry Village. A third victim has died from a rare rodent-borne virus contracted in Yosemite National Park, out of eight ca

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Cabins in Yosemite National Park

In this undated photo provided by DNC Parks and Resorts at Yosemite, Inc., are tent cabins in the fall at Yosemite National Park in California. Yosemite officials are expanding their efforts notify visitors to a complex of tent cabins who may have been exposed to a rare but potentially deadly rodent