The Latest News & Views

Sunday, July 24th, 2011

  • How strong is the market for uranium? Is nuclear energy a key component of the nation's energy future?

  • Ice storms, storms tossed off by hurricanes, and normal use have taken a toll on some of the backcountry trails in Mammoth Cave National Park.

Saturday, July 23rd, 2011

  • The tough winter of 2010-2011 continues to exact a toll on Rocky Mountain National Park, where the Farview Curve Overlook Parking Area will be closed beginning Monday so crews can repair a historic rock wall damaged by the heavy snows.

    This spring, large cracks were observed in the pavement and wall, and the wall has developed a significant tilt.

  • One of the enduring topics of debate in NPS circles in recent years has been Off-road vehicle (ORV) use in Big Cypress National Preserve. The park reached an important
    milestone with the announcement that "dispersed" ORV use in the area would end on July 22, 2011.

Friday, July 22nd, 2011

  • The Blackstone River Valley runs for 46 miles through Massachusetts and Rhode Island, a bucolic ribbon (in places) that harbors stories of the country's transformation from an agrarian nation to an industrialized one.

    It was in the Blackstone River Valley that the country's Industrial Revolution took grip of an entire region.