The Latest News & Views

Monday, January 26th, 2009

  • Jefferson National Expansion Memorial (JNEM) in St. Louis and the grounds around the "Gateway Arch" could look very different in the years to come, depending upon the outcome of a General Management Plan (GMP) that is currently being developed for the park. Public comments are currently being accepted on four different alternatives.

  • l ain't never seen them, but my common sense tells me the Andes is foothills, and the Alps is for children to climb.

Sunday, January 25th, 2009

  • What in the world was Jim Hansen thinking back in the 1990s when, as a U.S. representative from Utah and chair of the House Resources Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Lands, he said Great Basin National Park should be removed from the National Park System?

  • What's all the shaking about at Yellowstone National Park? Is the park, which is situated atop a huge volcano, about to blow it's top?

  • Why is Yellowstone National Park such a geologic hotspot? This Quicktime videocast, produced as part of the park's Yellowstone Indepth series, offers a primer on the park's geothermal basement.