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Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

  • With an eye on improving the safety of hikers heading to the top of Half Dome, Yosemite National Park officials are proposing to reduce the number of daily permits from 400 to 300, according to a proposed management plan.

    The Half Dome Trail Stewardship Plan Draft Environmental Assessment, now open for public review through March 15, says limiting the daily allotment to 300 "provides the best c

  • Editor's note: With nearly 400 units of the National Park System, one probably is close enough for you to visit in a day. But how should you organize those visits? Laura Henning, the chief of interpretation at Canaveral National Seashore in Florida, put together the following primer for exploring her park.

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

  • More transparency is needed from the National Park Foundation in the agreements it reaches with corporate partners, Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility said Tuesday.

    Holding up the Coca Cola Co.

  • A rockfall in Yosemite National Park, which has been battered by stormy weather in recent days, has closed the Big Oak Flat Road indefinitely, according to park officials.

    The rockfall occurred about 11:30 p.m.

  • After a week of searching made dangerous and complicated by high winds, snowfall, and dangerous avalanche conditions, crews at Mount Rainier National Park are expected to begin scaling back their efforts to locate two overdue parties on the mountain.

    While searchers had relatively good conditions Monday to search for the four overdue individuals, another storm