The Latest News & Views

Tuesday, April 7th, 2009

  • For over 80 years, hikers and mule riders have enjoyed—or endured—trips up and down the South Kaibab Trail at Grand Canyon National Park. That's a lot of footprints, and the iconic route will receive a major, multi-year makeover starting in May 2009.

Monday, April 6th, 2009

  • Glacier National Park's Apgar Transit Center (ATC) has received the U.S. Green Building Council's gold certificate for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) for its "pioneering example of sustainable design."

  • Can you hear me now?

    Verizon Wireless wants an affirmative answer to that question if you're in Sequoia and Kings Canyon national parks, and says it needs a cellphone tower possibly 80 feet tall in Kings Canyon to get it.

  • Biologists warn that the Asian swamp eel, a non-native species, may turn out to be the animal equivalent of the kudzu vine. Here is a fish that seems very capable of dominating the waters of the Everglades. It’s poised to do just that, too. Unfortunately, it may already be too late to stop it.

Sunday, April 5th, 2009

  • The steep, downhill tilt that runs for nearly the first half-mile beyond the trailhead of the
    Reef Bay Trail definitely catches your attention, mainly because you realize the uphill grunt that awaits your return after you've hiked to the Caribbean Sea not quite 3 miles away.