The Latest News & Views

Monday, May 28th, 2012

  • An email trail uncovered by House Republicans voices the belief that the U.S.

  • Traffic will be slow through Stevens Canyon in Mount Rainier National Park this summer as road construction gets under way along 10 miles of the road.

    A $9 million contract for the work was awarded to Tucci and Sons, Inc. of Tacoma, Washington, which was given the OK to start work on May 29.

  • Is there a connection between climate change, a tiny beetle, and increased haze in the skies over places such as Rocky Mountain and Yellowstone national parks?

Sunday, May 27th, 2012

  • Though the "official" hurricane season doesn't start until June 1, Tropical Storm Beryl is heading north on a path that could bring it ashore along the Georgia coast.

  • The news spread fast across Canada last week that the government had announced that the Rouge Park complex that protects an entire watershed in Toronto would indeed become the country’s first “national urban park.”

    CBC News reported that, “Finance Minister Jim Flaherty said Friday that Ottawa will be ‘providing over $140 million over the next 10 years and over $7.5 million (annually) to