Frederick Law Olmsted – a man of strange and restless talent – dreamed of making a better, greener world accessible to all.
The loss of three young adults at a waterfall in Yosemite National Park this week is a tragedy for their families and a warning to tourists wanting to edge closer to the power and beauty of nature, at Yosemite or elsewhere.
Sarah Ramadan, of Kuwait, poses for a photo under the Statue of Liberty in New York, on April 6. As talks to avoid a government showdown continue in Washington, the White House sought to put the prospect of a shutdown in terms people would care about, warning even that the beloved National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade in the nation's capital would be wiped out. The Smithsonian Institution and national parks around the country, as well as the Statue of Liberty, would also be closed.
Delicate Arch glows in light from the setting sun as alpenglow illuminates the La Sal Mountains in the distance at Arches National Park near Moab, Utah.
First responders are busy but not overwhelmed by rain storms that have lashed California for five days. Preparedness efforts include ways to channel mudslides, should they strike roads or homes.
Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument, an underwater preserve encompassing 140,000 square miles of ocean waters and 10 islands and atolls of the northwestern Hawaiian island, has been selected by UNESCO as a UN World Heritage Site.
Ansel Adams black-and-white mural-sized print of Yosemite National Park nabbed $722,500 in a Polaroid auction that overall brought in more than $12.4 million.
Ansel Adams: A photograph of Yosemite National Park taken by Ansel Adams fetched $722,000 at New York City auction.
An indebted America would never sell off cultural assets like Yosemite. But it could unload the TARP.