The Latest News & Views

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

  • Solar energy is one key to sating the United States' enormous energy appetite, but federal officials need to be careful not to overly impact national parks and other public lands when it comes to siting these facilities.

  • Should campground reservations be mandatory in the National Park System, or should all campsites be on a first-come, first-served basis?

    That is a highly debatable question, one that seems to ebb and flow not only with the seasons, but with proposals floated by various parks to implement a reservations system.

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

  • Beach erosion isn't limited to the national seashores. Indeed, Lake Michigan at times has a personality that rivals the oceans', and beach erosion along Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore is no small problem.

  • So, are more Americans looking for a vacation in Death Valley National Park than, say, Yellowstone National Park?

  • Come fall in Pennsylvania the hardwood forests glow orange, red, and yellow as the air takes on a crispness that blankets the Poconos with the smells of autumn.