At 100 years old, the national parks need $12 billion of TLC

Aug 24, 2016
With more visitors and sites to maintain, the National Park Service is playing catch up.
A view of the "Morning Glory" hot spring in Yellowstone National Park.
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Celebrating 100 years of National Parks

Feb 11, 2016
A conversation with famed mountaineer Conrad Anker.
A view of Denali, formerly known as Mt. McKinley, on September 1, 2015 in Denali National Park, Alaska.
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America’s national parks, a century of nature and economics

Jan 18, 2016
Early numbers show more than 300 million visits in 2015, a new record.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the most popular in the nation.
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National parks consider adding Wi-Fi

Nov 3, 2014
Quick, I need to take a selfie with this geyser.

Travel plans canceled because of shutdown? How about a refund?

Oct 3, 2013
National parks are closed, so vacations are ruined. Vacations are ruined, so vacationers are asking for refunds -- and sometimes they're actually getting them.

Government shutdown impacts private companies too

Oct 3, 2013
The shutdown isn't only affecting federal employees -- the private sector is struggling too.

What's the price of the shutdown?

Oct 1, 2013
Closed national parks. Non-essential government services ground to a halt. And the shutdown will cut into GDP.

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National parks take out the trash (cans)

Aug 22, 2013
Parks are increasingly translating 'Leave No Trace' into 'Leave No Trash Can.'

Yosemite, Grand Canyon visitors may feel sequester

Jul 5, 2013
Despite federal budget cuts from sequestration, the National Park Service says attendance is up in 2013.