The First Marine Park in the Atlantic Ocean Has Underwater Canyons and Volcanoes

SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images The underwater oasis is “like a walk through Dr. Seuss’s garden.” President Obama has designated the first marine national monument in the Atlantic Ocean, which will protect 4,913 square miles of underwater terrain off the coast of New England. The newly named Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument is home to underwater […]

This Man Was Born at Yosemite National Park—and He’s Lived There Ever Since

Courtesy of John Reynolds John Reynolds was born at Yosemite National Park in 1960, and he’s lived there ever since. The 56-year-old came into the world at the park’s Lewis Memorial Hospital, where babies are still delivered, but only in emergency situations. Today, Reynolds is the park postmaster, delivering mail in all weather to the […]

Wildfire Forces Closure of Popular Yellowstone Park Entrance

Mark Miller/Getty Images As visitors and park rangers prepare for the centennial celebration of the National Park Service, a 35-square-mile wildfire in Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming has closed off the south entrance to the park. “It’s the main thoroughfare between Jackson and Yellowstone National Park, and this is the 100-year centennial of the National […]