| Nov 17, 2013
For years our family made an annual pilgrimage to Yosemite, driving through the tiny town of Oakhurst, Calif., about 14 miles from the entrance to the national park. We didn't stop, unless it was at Raley's market or to say hello to the talking bear in...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 3:28 PM
The event drew more than 1,500 would-be snake killers from across the United States. News crews arrived from around the world to film the spectacle. And it netted 68 Burmese pythons, the huge non-native constrictors that have challenged alligators for...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 2:13 PM
WASHINGTON — The "closed’’ signs at the national parks have been down for weeks but states still don't know whether they will be reimbursed by federal taxpayers for their costs of reopening landmarks such as the Grand Canyon and Statue...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 2:05 PM
WASHINGTON Salvage logging near Yosemite National Park could proceed without the customary environmental studies, public review or judicial oversight under a controversial bill that a key panel in the House of Representatives approved Thursday....
| Nov 4, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Yosemite National Park is proposing to remove most of the development from Mariposa Grove as part of a $24 million restoration of the famed grove of giant sequoias.
Most public parking, the gift shop and the tram operations would be eliminated to improve...
| Nov 13, 2013
HAMPTON — The National Park Service will likely not own a single square foot of land on Fort Monroe until 2016 at the earliest — four years after President Barack Obama declared 325 acres of the former Army base a national monument.
| Nov 11, 2013
| 8:23 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — Interior Secretary Sally Jewell says she will recommend that President Obama act alone if necessary to create new national monuments and sidestep a gridlocked Congress that has failed to address dozens of public lands bills.
| Nov 12, 2013
The neighborhood that could become Chicago's first entry in the national park system bears little semblance to Yosemite.
The Pullman Palace Car Co.'s old factory, a massive brick building that was a hub of the rail industry, now rises above a...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Travel Channel continues to bulk up its original programming roster, greenlighting five new series, including one from "Man v. Food's" Adam Richman.
"Whether they are fixing failing resorts, exploring legendary tales within the walls of hotels and...
| Nov 10, 2013
| 9:11 PM
Horticulturists recently announced that they had successfully cloned a genetic replica of an ailing 130-year-old giant sequoia planted by conservationist John Muir in the 1880s on his ranch in Martinez, Calif.
And many more are apparently on the way,...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 7:51 AM
Everyone can enjoy free entry at national and Florida state parks to celebrate Veterans Day, observed Monday, Nov. 11.
Florida state parks: Fees are waived on Monday for everyone. Find a South Florida state park along with addresses and hours.