| Apr 18, 2014
| 10:19 AM
It's National Park Week, so why not be wild and free.
From April 19-27, the National Park Service is celebrating the nation's more than 400 parks with special events and activities.
To launch "National Park Week: Go Wild" this weekend, admission to...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 10:32 AM
For anyone who enjoys bike riding or hiking, the path along the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal is special.
Riding there on a recent chilly spring morning, I see the Potomac River to my left, serene in some spots, roaring with foamy fury in others. To my right,...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 11:28 PM
Fish and the thermocline
Monday, April 21: Capt. Brian Mayer of Marauder Charters will speak at a seminar hosted by the Broadneck/Magothy River chapter of the Maryland Saltwater Sportfishing Association. He'll discuss how fish use the thermocline and...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 10:28 PM
Thousands of acres of Yosemite National Park that were closed to the public since last year's massive Rim fire have been reopened, park officials announced Wednesday.
However, park officials cautioned visitors to the affected areas — which include...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 2:38 PM
A brief video of bison purportedly “running for their lives" to escape a pending eruption of Yellowstone National Park's "super-volcano" had federal officials scrambling Thursday to allay fears in the region recently rattled by a spate of...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 8:10 AM
A man who fell 350 feet to his death at the Grand Canyon on Saturday was from Texas, it was reported by CBS-TV out of Dallas-Fort Worth.
The man, John N. Anderson, 53, of Grapevine, Texas, fell at the canyon rim near the El Tovar Hotel in Arizona....
| Mar 29, 2014
| 9:05 PM
When Sean "Stanley" Leary's friends heard he'd gone missing in Utah's Zion National Park, they drove hundreds of miles to help.
Leary was well-known in the tight-knit world of mountain adventurers. At Yosemite National Park, he was an old hand, with...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 10:15 AM
Talk about passing gas: Vast stores of helium are escaping from the steam vents and hot springs of Yellowstone National Park after being trapped within Earth's crust for up to 2 billion years, according to new research.
In a study published Wednesday in...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 7:37 PM
In 1970, Joseph Sax wrote a law review article that laid the foundation for a court case that would become famous in the annals of California water.
More than a decade after publication of Sax's seminal essay on the public trust doctrine, the California...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 12:30 PM
The Washington Monument, a centerpiece of the U.S. capital skyline, will reopen on May 12 after a lengthy closure for earthquake damage, the National Park Service said on Tuesday.
The last of the scaffolding that has shrouded the 555-foot-high marble-...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 1:08 PM
The body of a missing BASE jumper has been found in Zion National Park, officials said Monday. It is the second such fatality in the park in just over a month and the third in Utah in two months.
The body was found Sunday, officials said. No name has...