| Oct 31, 2013
| 3:25 PM
WASHINGTON -- Just as Interior Secretary Sally Jewell started her job in April, her department was faced with across-the-board budget cuts known as sequestration. Then there was the 16-day partial government shutdown last month, where the National Park...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 9:33 PM
The mission of America's 400 national parks is to reflect the country's history — no matter how uncomfortable or unflattering — which is why some contain depictions of slavery, the fight for women's suffrage, Japanese internment and the...
| Oct 27, 2013
| 7:31 PM
LYONS, Colo. — Six weeks after floods ravaged Colorado, this small town at the foot of the snow-covered Rockies was still without utilities, with 20% of homes damaged, most businesses shuttered and all roads in closed to the general public.
| Oct 25, 2013
| 2:52 AM
Boulders and Boy Scouts have been in the news lately, and while all the stories are not necessarily related, they have come in a somewhat remarkable succession.
The most serious story in recent days involved a Delaware woman who was critically injured...
| 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...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 12:27 PM
Dictators have an unfair advantage over democratic governments; they can overturn their previous decisions without needing to explain themselves to anyone. In their territory they are king.
Such is the case of Rafael Correa in Ecuador and of his...
| Oct 19, 2013
When the last veteran of the 1781 siege of Yorktown died, the memory of the spot where Gen. Charles O'Hara surrendered his sword began to waver.
Left unmarked on every map — including those showing the field where the British army laid down its...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 9:40 AM
WASHINGTON — Even as a deal was in the works to end the federal government shutdown, bickering continued Wednesday morning -- over the closing of national parks.
House Republicans accused the National Park Service of barricading open-air monuments...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 12:40 PM
NEW YORK -- The J. Crew man is headed to the great outdoors for spring and summer 2014 -- or at least his wardrobe is -- as evidenced by the collection presented Tuesday morning at the Lincoln Center tents during Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week.
| Sep 9, 2013
| 4:42 AM
SALMON, Idaho -- The first child to die from gunfire in Yellowstone National Park in three-quarters of a century was a 3-year-old girl killed over the weekend by a bullet shot from her father's handgun at a popular lakeside campsite, park officials said...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 9:45 AM
The massive Rim fire in and around Yosemite National Park remains 80% contained after growing in size over the weekend.
Firefighters on Monday face hot, extremely dry conditions that, combined with shifting winds and low humidity, can make for “...