By Kurtis Alexander Updated 1:30 am PDT, Monday, September 24, 2018 Two fawns above South Beach at Point Reyes National Seashore in California. Rising sea levels may eventually impact elephant seals’ habitat along the shore. Two fawns above South Beach at Point Reyes National Seashore in California. Rising sea levels may eventually impact elephant seals’ habitat along the shore. Photo: Scott Strazzante / The Chronicle Buy photo Drifting sand at Point Reyes National Seashore. Temperatures across 417 sites managed by the National Park Service have increased at twice the rate as the rest of the country, a recent study found. Drifting sand at Point Reyes National Seashore. Temperatures across 417 sites managed by the National Park Service have increased at twice the rate as the rest of the country, a recent study found. Photo: Scott … [Read more...] about National parks bearing brunt of climate change, scientists find
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By Annie Vainshtein Updated 6:16 pm PDT, Wednesday, September 19, 2018 National Public Lands Day is this Saturday, which means you can explore a national park near you for free. National Public Lands Day is this Saturday, which means you can explore a national park near you for free. Photo: Sborisov/Getty Images/iStockphoto Bowman Lake - This gorgeous lake, in the northwestern portion of Glacier National Park in Montana, is not commonly visited because of its remote location. The lake is accessed via a six-mile unpaved road from the small town of Polebridge. Says one Trip Advisor reviewer: "This was my first trip to the NW corner of the park. It is now my favorite part of the park." less Bowman Lake - This gorgeous lake, in the northwestern portion of Glacier National Park in Montana, is not commonly visited because of its remote location. The lake is accessed via a six-mile unpaved … [Read more...] about All National Parks will be free this Saturday
By Alyssa Pereira, SFGATE Published 9:45 am PDT, Friday, September 7, 2018 Now Playing: Christien Kafton reports Media: KTVU When property manager Egan Lim arrived Sunday to survey the luxury home he oversees, he was shocked by what he saw. After the Airbnb guests checked out follow a three-and-a-half month stay, Lim said he found needles scattered around the house, bent spoons, full trash cans, feces, empty Amazon boxes, open containers and other waste. "We went immediately smelled the stench right outside the door," he told KTVU. "We saw garbage everywhere." RELATED: Cheap to super pricey: Airbnb's quirky San Francisco 'Experiences' Lim, in a hazmat suit, told the news station that he suspects the $5 million home had been rented for use as a "safe place for [the renter] to inject heroin." Guest left vibrator AND $10,000 in damage:A Menlo Park woman did not get good vibrations from this rental. She came home to find what looked like a bad scene … [Read more...] about $5 million SF Airbnb home left littered with needles, feces, garbage
BLETCHLEY Park was the central site for Britain's codebreakers during the Second World War, and is now earmarked for a new generation of code crackers. It famously housed Alan Turing and the team he worked with to break the Enigma code used by the Nazis. Where is Bletchley Park? The buildings and grounds are near Milton Keynes in Buckinghamshire. It was bought by Admiral Sir Hugh Sinclair, head of the Secret Intelligence Service (SIS or MI6), in May 1938. The purchase was made specifically for use in the event of a war. It is opposite Bletchley railway station which runs between Oxford and Cambridge - places which were expected to supply many of the codebreakers. The former stately home became the home of Britain's wartime codebreaking operation. It has been celebrated in a number of films and in the ITV series Bletchley Circle, which has returned for a spin-off series in San Francisco. When did Alan Turing break the Enigma code? The Enigma code was first broken by the Polish in 1932, … [Read more...] about Where is Bletchley Park, when’s the National College of Cyber Security opening and when did Alan Turing break the Enigma code?
PUNTERS could scoop thousands every month in a new prize pot introduced after a slump in National Lottery tickets. Operator Camelot today announced the new jackpots in an attempt to reverse the drop in sales, with anyone matching five or more balls plus the bonus ball from November winning a fixed £1million. Monday's announcement scrapped its raffle to fund fixed pots for the remaining winning categories apart from the jackpot, which is also anticipated to increase in size and will pay out more regularly. The changes were in response to an in-depth review launched last year after sales dropped 8.8% in 2016/17 compared to the previous period. Camelot chief executive Nigel Railton said: "It was clear from the review that we needed to create a more appealing and balanced range of games that offers something for everyone." The review found that when Lotto changed in 2015 so gamblers pick six numbers from 59, compared to from 49 before, the game resembled its high-stakes sibling … [Read more...] about National Lottery introduces ‘income for life’ prize – and five numbers plus bonus ball will now net you £1m