The Latest News & Views

Monday, May 4th, 2009

  • Should search-and-rescue (SAR) subjects be billed for the cost of their rescue? It's long been a thorny issue, one that organizations that respond to SARs long have opposed.

Sunday, May 3rd, 2009

  • So, what'd you think of SPOT's test run through the backcountry of Dinosaur National Monument?

    Overall, it seemed to perform well, but I have a couple of suggestions for the designers.

  • A snowbound couple were rescued from a fire tower in Dinosaur National Monument last weekend in an incident that highlights some of the challenges faced by the folks who do search and rescue work.

  • When you fully appreciate that Yellowstone National Park is centered over one of the world's largest super volcanoes, you can't help but wonder when it might next erupt. This final installment of a USGS video series on Yellowstone touches on that question.

Saturday, May 2nd, 2009