The Latest News & Views

Friday, August 26th, 2011

  • After a wet spring, summer has gotten increasingly drier in the Rocky Mountains, and in Yellowstone National Park that has boosted fire danger and sparked some fires.

  • Rick Deutsch wrote the book on climbing Half Dome in Yosemite National Park, so he comes well-prepared to write an app for making the day-long journey.

    Available for free

  • Butterflies, wildflowers and a restored piece of tallgrass prairie will be the focus of ranger guided walks at Herbert Hoover National Historic Site on Labor Day. Visitors who'd like to give a little back can help with a volunteer project in the park's 81-acre tallgrass prairie on September 24.

Thursday, August 25th, 2011

  • With concerns growing that Hurricane Irene could make a direct hit on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, officials for Dare County have ordered a mandatory evacuation of the island that is the setting for Cape Hatteras National Seashore.

    Communities affected by that order included Hatteras, Frisco, Buxton, Avon, Salvo, Kitty Hawk, Duck, Kill Devil Hills, Nags

  • A closer inspection of the Washington Monument in the wake of Tuesday's earthquake has revealed cracks in the uppermost section of the monument, prompting the National Park Service to call in structural engineers with expertise in earthquake engineering to assess the damage.

    Park Service engineers, historical architects, and engineers with expertise in earthquake engineering from Wiss, Janney,