The Latest News & Views

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012

  • Everglades National Park now has a large population of Burmese pythons that can grow to very large size. The largest captured so far was a 16-footer that weighed 140 pounds.

    The National Park Service believes that the snakes are bad for the Everglades ecosystem, but pose very little threat to Everglades visitors. Do you agree?

  • Sightseeing flights -- buzzing helicopters and droning planes -- over national parks long have been a contentious issue.

  • Not only is a warming world forcing a tiny chipmunk towards the roof of Yosemite National Park, but it appears to be eroding the genetic diversity of the species as well, according to a study by University of California, Berkeley, researchers.

    While it wasn't too long ago that you could hear the squeaking chipmunk

  • It might be a bit chilly, but some campgrounds at Mammoth Cave National Park will open for the season on March 1.

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012

  • Despite the relaxed tropical connotations "Hawaii" might conjure, those who head to Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park without preparing adequately for the trip could run into problems.

    During the year-end holidays, hundreds of hikers braved a 10-mile roundtrip trek over jagged terrain to witness molten lava cascading into the Pacif