The Latest News & Views

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

  • A search is under way in Grand Canyon National Park for a 69-year-old man who is overdue from a hike in the canyon.

  • Efforts to convince a black bear in Glacier National Park that it shouldn't hang out around people have led to the bear's death, according to park officials.

    The bear died when a "cracker shell," which is fired from a shotgun and is designed to create a loud noise when it explodes, actually entered the bear's body before exploding.

  • Thanks to some help from ole Sol, two loops of the Cougar Rock Campground in Mount Rainier National Park will be open this weekend.

  • 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.