As much is known about the Earth and its inhabitants, we occasionally are surprised by what's out there. That point was driven home recently when, nearly 200 years after Charles Darwin set foot on the Galapagos Islands, a new species of giant tortoise was identified there.
An annual elk hunt intended to keep the overall population in check begins this weekend at Grand Teton National Park, though likely not without controversy.
Deer culling will resume next month at Gettysburg National Military Park and Eisenhower National Historic Site in Pennsylvania as staff work to get the deer population under control.
Barrier islands play incredible roles for migrating shorebirds, offering them a place to stop, rest, and refuel. At Cape Cod National Seashore in Massachusetts, the beaches and marshes are important to common, least, and roseate terns and a number of other shorebird species during their migrations.
With a little human intervention, fishers just might decide the area of Yosemite National Park north of the Merced River is to their liking and establish a permanent population.
There are rabid bats, rapid cats and dogs, and apparently rabid deer. A white-tailed deer buck that charged a ranger at Chesapeake & Ohio National Historical Park in Maryland tested positive for rabies.
A man seen shooting at a sea turtle with a speargun at Cape Hatteras National Seashore could be fined as much as $25,000 for killing the turtle, which was recovered Friday.
One way to combat climate change and declines in biodiversity is to create more wilderness under the World Heritage Convention, according to leading conservationists from around the world.
An area of Great Smoky Mountains National Park has been closed to the public through next March to ease the stresses on hibernating bats.