Death Valley Set an All-Time Heat Record for the Planet This Past Weekend

This past weekend was a potentially record-breaking one in Death Valley, where thermometers soared to incredible heights. In fact, the official temperature in the national park, which is the lowest and hottest point in the western hemisphere, hit an all time high, not just for the region itself, but possibly the entire planet. According to … Read more

California Condors Return to Sequoia National Park for First Time in Nearly 50 Years

If you’ve been searching the headlines for a bit of good news in recent days, perhaps a press release from the National Park Service can provide some. Yesterday, the NPS announced that the rare and highly endangered California condor has been spotted in Sequoia National Park for the first time in nearly a half century. … Read more

Outbreak of Norovirus Linked to Yosemite National Park

Health officials in California are investigating a norovirus outbreak that seems to be linked to Yosemite National Park. Since early January, more than 170 people have been diagnosed with the ailment, with the majority of them indicating that they had visited the park within the past few weeks. Both federal and state investigators have descended … Read more