The Latest News & Views

Wednesday, July 30th, 2008

  • In June the state of Florida announced a bold move to help the Everglades by purchasing nearly 200,000 acres north of Everglades National Park from U.S. Sugar Corp.

  • A downed power line has sparked a small fire in Yellowstone National Park and forced rangers to close a section of the Grand Loop Road north of Fishing Bridge.

  • Firefighters are continuing to struggle with the so-called Telegraph Fire that's burning to the west of Yosemite National Park. While on Monday the fire was estimated to be burning 25-30 miles west of the park, it now is reported to be about 15 miles from the park's western boundary.

  • If you were a duck flying over Washington, D.C., you just might think the Capitol Reflecting Pool would be a pretty good place to splash down upon to give your weary wings a break.

  • Some people are just too stupid to be successful criminals. Consider the case of one guy who, while wearing a court-ordered monitoring device, robbed a man at the Lincoln Memorial bookstore in full view of the surveillance camera.