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Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012

  • Sightseeing flights -- buzzing helicopters and droning planes -- over national parks long have been a contentious issue.

  • Not only is a warming world forcing a tiny chipmunk towards the roof of Yosemite National Park, but it appears to be eroding the genetic diversity of the species as well, according to a study by University of California, Berkeley, researchers.

    While it wasn't too long ago that you could hear the squeaking chipmunk

  • It might be a bit chilly, but some campgrounds at Mammoth Cave National Park will open for the season on March 1.

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012

  • Despite the relaxed tropical connotations "Hawaii" might conjure, those who head to Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park without preparing adequately for the trip could run into problems.

    During the year-end holidays, hundreds of hikers braved a 10-mile roundtrip trek over jagged terrain to witness molten lava cascading into the Pacif

Monday, February 20th, 2012

  • Editor's note: The Traveler is expanding our coverage of national parks in other nations. Starting in 2012 we'll be rolling out travel stories on international park destinations, but we're also christening this weekly roundup on park news from countries other than the U.S. Stay tuned for more on global parks.