Latest National parks News

Man who diverted national park river to ease boat access on Lake Michigan convicted of misdemeanors

Feb. 08, 2024 13:42 PM EST

EMPIRE, Mich. (AP) — A man accused of diverting a national park river to ease boat access to Lake Michigan has been convicted of two misdemeanors. Andrew Howard of Frankfort was found guilty of tampering and vandalism Wednesday during a brief trial in front of U.S. Magistrate Judge...

Barbudans launch new environmental legal fight in Caribbean against wealthy developers

Feb. 01, 2024 13:38 PM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Construction of two private villas inside a national park in Barbuda has sparked the latest environmental legal fight between angry residents and wealthy foreigners seeking to develop the Caribbean island with support from the government. George...

At least 100 elephants die in drought-stricken Zimbabwe park, a grim sign of El Nino, climate change

Dec. 19, 2023 09:10 AM EST

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — At least 100 elephants have died in Zimbabwe's largest national park in recent weeks because of drought, their carcasses a grisly sign of what wildlife authorities and conservation groups say is the impact of climate change and the El Nino weather phenomenon. ...