The Latest News & Views

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

  • Train travel is a throwback back to a more romantic era in the United States, a form of transportation that often was the easiest way to traverse long distances. Today, with rising gas prices, it can also be an affordable way to travel to some national parks.

  • Interior Secretary Ken Salazar on Thursday promised the administration's support in moving forward the restoration of the Florida Everglades, a massive project that would greatly benefit Everglades National Park.

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

  • An investigation is under way into the death of a man and horse that fell off a cliff inside the crater at Haleakala National Park.

  • Caution: Lakes that have been emptied for repair work can harbor deep pits of mud. A 19-year-old discovered that the hard way when she became mired up to her waist at Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

    It took rescue crews two hours Tuesday afternoon to free the unidentified woman, who was taken to a hospital for treatment of hypothermia.

  • Four Appalachian Trail hikers were injured by lightning last Sunday afternoon. The injured hikers were part of a nine-member group hiking on the seven-mile stretch of the AT that passes through Worthington State Forest in northwestern New Jersey.