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Summer of tragedy in Kings Canyon: 3 more deaths

Three people were killed and two others seriously injured in recent incidents in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks.

Trump Administration reverses Obama-era ban on plastic water bottles in America’s national parks

4 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

Yellowstone park. Credit: Pixabay, tpsdave. In 2011, America’s national parks said farewell to plastic water bottles that had been polluting the nation’s supposedly pristine area. It wasn’t for good though. In yet another decision that goes against common sense, President Trump...

I spent five days in the mountains with limited access to Twitter, and it was great

I just got back from a five-day trip to Wyoming, where I visited Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks and watched the total solar eclipse from Casper. Wyoming’s national parks are stunningly beautiful, and the eclipse was awesome. Show More Summary

Trump Puts Kibosh On Obama’s Water Bottle Ban: Not Well Thought Out?

Donald Trump just ended a ban that was put in place by Barack Obama back in 2011, which was meant to stop the use of plastic water bottles at national parks. The thought behind this ban was to “reduce our carbon footprint,” but it wasn’t...Show More Summary

Top 4 National Parks to Visit on Your Honeymoon

Not all honeymoons require a passport and if you’re like us, you know the best exploring is done right in your own backyard (okay- if you live in the US). The United States has some of the most jaw-dropping and Insta-worthy landscapes out there, so if you’re looking for a domestic getaway but still want […]

Orange is the new green: How orange peels revived a Costa Rican forest

(Princeton University, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs) In the mid-1990s, 1,000 truckloads of orange peels and orange pulp were purposefully unloaded onto a barren pasture in a Costa Rican national park. Today, that area is covered in lush, vine-laden forest.

Orange is the new green: How orange peels revived a Costa Rican forest

In the mid-1990s, 1,000 truckloads of orange peels and orange pulp were purposefully unloaded onto a barren pasture in a Costa Rican national park. Today, that area is covered in lush, vine-laden forest.

Celeb ambassadors help national parks mark 101st birthday

How do you top a centennial? The National Park Service marks its 101st birthday Friday amid a "Parks 101" campaign enlisting celebrities as ambassadors for the park system's hidden gems. … Click to Continue »

Missouri man fatally shot by Arkansas national park ranger

The National Park Service says a Missouri man was fatally shot by a park ranger in northern Arkansas when he refused to drop a weapon he was carrying. The park … Click to Continue »

Gareth Huw Davies' 6 things to do in Southern France 

The winding Grande Corniche road was used in the James Bond hit GoldenEye, for example, and the Mercantour National Park is encircled by 12th and 13th Century villages.

The National Park Service Raises Prices for Seniors

yesterdayNews : The Lookout

Senior citizens will soon be asked to pay more to visit National Parks and federal recreation areas in retirement. The price of the senior pass to National Parks will increase from $10 to $80 on August 28, 2017. The America the Beautiful -- The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Senior Pass, which covers lifetime visits to National Parks, has been $10 since 1994.

Personal Tragedy Gives Rare Disease Patient New Resolve

Dan Seftick thought his biggest challenge in life was his rare disease, dermatomyositis. When his son Greg tragically died in an avalanche while hiking in Grand Tetons National Park, he discovered there can be much bigger mountains to climb.

Beautiful night sky viewings on public lands

Far from city lights, these national parks and other public sites offer amazing views of the stars and more.        

Trump's decision to allow plastic bottle sales in national parks slammed

Grand Canyon national park: selling bottled water will be allowed there again. The Trump administration’s decision to reverse a ban on the sale of plastic water bottles in some of America’s most famous national parks, such as the Grand Canyon shows “the corporate agenda is king and people and the environment are left behind”, campaigners have said. Show More Summary

World First: Kakadu National Park, As Seen From A Drone

For the first time, drones have been used to record footage from the 20,000 square kilometre World Heritage listed Kakadu National Park National Park. The Bininj and Mungguy people, traditional custodians of this land, granted permission for the footage to be shot, giving the world a bird's eye view of the region. More »      

The Open Carry Of Guns In State And National Parks In North Carolina Wake County Sheriff Donnie Harrison said, for example, that visible sidearms wouldn’t be allowed at a similar rally in North Carolina. “Protests, you cannot carry,” Harrison said, adding that gun owners need to know the nuances of the law. Those who carry guns openly can’t do so at organized sporting events. Schools are off […]

The total eclipse will bring a few minutes of darkness for some. But if it's just inky blackness you seek, here's where to go

National parks in the West and caves in New Zealand are great places to escape from our very bright planet. Turns out, humans need more darkness too.

Wawona residents still can’t go home as Yosemite fire rages

Residents of a tiny town in Yosemite National Park will have to wait even longer to return home. Evacuation orders for Wawona that were issued Saturday will remain in place as firefighters battle a week-old blaze in the park. The South Forks Fire, which has charred 5 square miles, is 10 percent contained. Show More Summary

Fire forces evacuations in Yosemite area, including the old Wawona Hotel

Evacuation orders remain in place for the tiny California community of Wawona as crews try to surround a stubborn, week-old fire in Yosemite National Park. The U.S. Forest Service said Sunday that the blaze has grown slightly and charred nearly five square miles of dry brush. It’s 10% contained....

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