The Latest News & Views

Friday, August 17th, 2012

  • Recent news from Everglades National Park confirms that bigger isn't always better, especially when it comes to invasive Burmese pythons. Scientists are studying a specimen which measured over 17 feet in length, making it the largest such reptile to date in Florida.

Thursday, August 16th, 2012

  • One young boy is dead and another missing in Yosemite National Park, where the two were swept down the Merced River below the Vernal Fall Footbridge.

    Park officials say the two boys -- a 10-year-old and 6-year-old -- were on a hike with their family when they stopped near the footbridge on Wednesday afternoon.

    The family, from southern California, had begun their hike at the Happy Isles Trai

  • Lodging once again will be available in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park at the Volcano House under a 15-year contract the National Park Service has signed with the Hawai`i Volcanoes Lodge Company.

    Visitors will be able to stay in the park’s A-frame cabins and purchase a limited selection of food, drink and retail items from the Volcano House beginning Saturday.

  • With summer's end not too terribly far off, Mount Rushmore National Memorial in South Dakota has changed the hours of its Evening Lighting Ceremony in response to the shortening days.

    The lighting ceremony is now beginning at 8 p.m.

  • There is nothing quite as tasty as eating a juicy peach just picked off the tree.