Night Sky Festivals: Acadia And Theodore Roosevelt National Parks

Star gazers have two national park settings to choose from this month if they're interested in attending a night sky festival, one in Maine and the other in North Dakota.

Obama Administration Urged By NPCA To Close Loopholes That Prevent Clean Air Over Parks

Unless things change, it will take centuries for many national parks to have truly clean air, according to the National Parks Conservation Association, which wants the Obama administration to close loopholes that stand in the way of improving air quality.

Fall In The National Parks: A Perfect Season For Catching The Wild Side Of The Park System

Wonderment and joy unfold in the national parks come fall when the wild kingdom becomes more visible, literally voicing the call of the wild in parks such as Great Smoky Mountains or Rocky Mountain or winging overhead in any number of parks.

Watch Perseid Meteor Showers In The Dark Skies Over Theodore Roosevelt National Park's North Unit

The dark skies over the North Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park should provide a great backdrop to watch the Perseid Meteor Showers this weekend.

Hike Into The Wilderness Of Theodore Roosevelt National Park This Sunday

An adventure to the geologic past will be the focus of the third Wilderness Hike of the summer this weekend at the North Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park.

Heavy Rains Cause Structural Problems, Force Closure Of North Unit Visitor Center At Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Heavier than normal rains have led to structural problems with the visitor center in the North Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park and forced its closure.

Bird Walk This Sunday At Theodore Roosevelt National Park

If you're at or near Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota this weekend, there's a birding walk scheduled for Sunday in the South Unit of the park.

Theodore Roosevelt National Park's Painted Canyon Visitor Center Reopens

Theodore Roosevelt National Park's Painted Canyon Visitor Center and Rest Area along Interstate 94 is opening for the summer today. The area has been open to foot traffic only since last November.

Wilderness Hike This Weekend At Theodore Roosevelt National Park

An adventure into the geologic past will be the focus of the first Wilderness Hike of the summer season this Sunday in the North Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota.

New Organization Rises Up To Warn About Energy Exploration Impacts On National Parks

As the country endeavors to become more and more energy independent, new techniques for extracting oil and gas from beneath the landscape are greatly expanding the footprint of energy exploration in the country. These efforts have greatly increased the production of oil and natural gas in the United States, and they also are creating problems when the drilling operations turn up on the doorsteps of national parks.