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Monday, July 25th, 2011

  • It's been nearly 225 years since Congress called for lighthouses "beacons, buoys and public piers" to be built for the safety of the public and seafarers. You can celebrate that occasion, which fell back on August 7, 1789, by visiting one of the many lighthouses across the National Park System in the weeks to come.

  • OK all you 'Droid owners, now's the time for you to add a national park app to your phone...for free!

    The Chimani National Parks app currently is being made available for free.

Sunday, July 24th, 2011

  • You don't normally associate barn swallows with Redwood National and State Parks, but in fact the birds do show up there, and even like to nest in the park as the following video relates so well.

  • How strong is the market for uranium? Is nuclear energy a key component of the nation's energy future?

  • Ice storms, storms tossed off by hurricanes, and normal use have taken a toll on some of the backcountry trails in Mammoth Cave National Park.