The Latest News & Views

Saturday, June 21st, 2008

  • Geographers might blanch at the thought, but Yellowstone National Park officials have pushed the 45th Parallel a bit north in an effort to make park visitors safer.

  • Big wall climbing is not your ordinary sort of climbing. Climbers who specialize in this sport love to scale massive vertical walls that pose very difficult challenges.

Friday, June 20th, 2008

  • Backpackers Abby Flantz, 25, of Gaylord, Minnesota, and Erica Nelson, 23, of Las Vegas, were rescued Wednesday in Denali National Park & Preserve after their intended overnight trip in the park’s Mount Healy Wilderness unit turned into an epic misadventure.

  • The chairman of the House national parks subcommittee believes sufficient threat exists to Grand Canyon National Park to withdraw more than 1 million acres from the possibility of being mined for uranium.

  • Situated a few miles south of Miami, where it encompasses all but the northernmost part of Biscayne Bay, Biscayne National Park is one of our largest marine national parks as well as the only place in the world where a living tropical coral reef lies adjacent to a large urban center.