Normally when you hear "22 below" you think of places like Fraser, Colorado, or Ice Box Canyon, North Dakota, not Tennessee. But that was the temperature near the top of Great Smoky Mountains National Park the other morning.
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, in a move that repudiates the Bush administration's energy policies, on Wednesday scuttled a series of controversial oil and gas leases near national parks in Utah.
Eight-hundred tons of rock plunged to the ground behind the Ahwahnee Hotel at Yosemite National Park the other day, injuring no one but damaging a windshield in a parked car.
An ice storm that transformed into a snowstorm early Wednesday has prompted officials to keep Mammoth Cave National Park closed so crews can deal with downed trees and power lines.