national parks


And There Was Joy in Washington

Scenes from a city reopened.


How the National Parks Became the Shutdown's Biggest Battleground

What was different, and what was similar, in 1995 and 1996.


What the Government Shutdown Will Look Like Where You Live

From national parks, to home loans, to the National Zoo in D.C., there will be a small, but noticeable, impact almost immediately. 

7 More National Parks Threatened by Fire

Yosemite isn't the only park facing a growing risk of wildfires.


Weirdly Catchy Song of the Day: The National Park Week Jingle

If you don't know, now you know.


When National Parks and Industry Collide: 3 Cautionary Tales

Examples of industrial operations edging in on public lands, and the people who oppose them.

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Sequoia National Park Is Stuck in Pollution Hell

The fabled home of California's redwoods has the worst air quality of any national park and is full of mysteriously crippled wildlife.


Near Our National Parks, to Build or Not to Build?

Voters in tiny Tusayan, Arizona, will soon have their say on a proposed megaproject near the Grand Canyon.