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Virus sickens 200 at Yellowstone, Grand Teton parks

(Reuters) - Two of America's premier national parks, Yellowstone and Grand Teton, warned visitors on Wednesday about a gastrointestinal illness that has sickened at least 200 people at the start of the summer tourist season. Full story

National parks show signs of wear and tear

   Park advocates are saying that that our nations national parks are underfunded which is leaving many understaffed and in the need of a facelift. NBC’s Tom Costello reports.

National Parks budgets shrink as costs grow

   The National Park system is a national treasure, but budget cuts, including the sequester, are forcing hiring freezes on thousands of jobs and delays in upkeep now totaling $11 billion. NBC’s Tom Costello reports.

TODAY anchors take on great American adventure

   In the span of a week, the TODAY anchors will dip their toes into both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, soak up the sun in Hawaii, take in the sights at the country’s first national park, Yellowstone, and more.

Yellowstone's Volcano Bigger Than Thought

SALT LAKE CITY — Yellowstone's underground volcanic plumbing is bigger and better connected than scientists thought, researchers reported here today (April 17) at the Seismological Society of America's annual meeting. Full story

Geyser Video Reveals How They Work

The spectacular steam and water fountains erupting from geysers makes tourists go "ooh" and "aah," but they present a plumbing problem for scientists: What goes on underground beneath a geyser? Full story

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