A government-sponsored research team has concluded there are no signs of decline among Yellowstone’s grizzly bears as officials consider lifting the animals’ federal protections — despite warnings from outside scientists that such a move would be premature.
America is blessed with an abundance of natural wonders, from pristine lakes and mighty rivers to natural sandstone arches and snow-capped mountains.
As the end of year nears it is time to take a moment to look back to see what made the top of the best of lists for 2012. Other than the presidential election there have been many other battles this year to score a number one spot in the United States. Companies, writers, public relation experts and cities have all been vying for the golden top spot.