The Latest News & Views

Saturday, October 18th, 2008

  • Had it not been for one man’s fateful decision, the magnificent old-growth forest of the Congaree River floodplain would have been destroyed long ago. In the early 1900s, a timber tycoon decided to put his vast holdings of South Carolina forestland in timber reserve status.

Friday, October 17th, 2008

  • Hurricane Omar, a category three storm, affected parts of the Virgin Islands on Thursday.

    As is often the case when communications are interrupted in the aftermath of storms, there was some confusion in reports being received Friday from the Islands.

  • The Unilever-sponsored National Parks America Tour, a program that provides thousands of volunteers for national park projects each year, has organized a beach cleanup at Padre Island National Seashore.

  • From time to time we see a news story about some government project or proposal that causes us to think, "That sure doesn't sound right," and wonder how it happened. Here's a current example:

  • The most recent rockfalls from Glacier Point in Yosemite National Park are not the first to shower Curry Camp and certainly won't be the last. With that in mind, geologists are taking a close look at Glacier Point to try to determine just how safe, or unsafe, its rock face is.