The country’s oldest national park is considering whether to route its north entrance road away from the Gardner River.
Two prescribed burns got out of control, becoming New Mexico’s largest recorded wildfire. But experts say it’s necessary to thin forests in a region primed for destruction.
A booking system used by the National Park Service may be disadvantaging marginalized communities the service has worked hard to attract.
The entire point of the unique place is the experience involved in getting there.
“It’s really odd in the sense that had the lake never receded, we would never have discovered the body,” a police lieutenant in Las Vegas said, adding that it could also lead to the discovery of other bodies.
Five decades after the park service took over the Buffalo National River in Arkansas, the Cherokee can once again gather plants there to create medicine, food and supplies.
According to the National Park Service, some 120 vessels in the United States are designated as national historic landmarks.
Outdoor enthusiasts with disabilities are pushing to encounter nature on their own terms, with self-written guides, better equipment and even guide dogs trained for the backcountry.
The bison will be slaughtered, shot by hunters or relocated under a plan to address a booming population in the national park that has led to overgrazing.
The past 15 months have been devastating for the majestic trees, as fires destroyed an estimated 13 to 19 percent of their population, officials said.
Federal prosecutors said the climber called rescuers to say that two other people on the mountain, the tallest in North America, were having a medical emergency. But it was a ruse.
The International Dark-Sky Association awards certifications to sites with exceptionally high-quality night skies, including national parks, sanctuaries and reserves.
Rudi Moder, who was described as an experienced winter mountaineer, disappeared nearly 40 years ago during a skiing trip in Rocky Mountain National Park.
Civic boosters in central Montana hoped for some federal money to promote tourism. A disinformation campaign got in the way.
With an autumnal ombré and cooler temperatures, fall is prime time for journeying along this Appalachian Mountain roadway.
The men could face up to six months in prison after entering a restricted area of Katmai National Park and Preserve in 2018.
Betty Reid Soskin has fought to ensure that American history includes the stories that get overlooked. As she turns 100, few stories have been more remarkable than hers.
The authorities said on Sept. 19 that they had found human remains consistent with a description of Ms. Petito, 22 in Wyoming. She had traveled to national parks with her fiancé, Brian Laundrie. Their social media accounts provide a glimpse into their trip.
At least two wildfire complexes are threatening some of the giant sequoia groves in Central California.
Some of the world’s largest trees are at risk after the fires were sparked by lightning last week.
A three-day hike through the Teton Range in northwest Wyoming offers consistently stunning — and constantly unfolding — scenery.
There are dozens of natural wonders around the country worthy of the designation.
Changes to U.S. regulations would seek to eliminate red tape that has delayed the return of burial remains and sacred objects held by museums and other institutions.
What does it mean if we can’t protect even our protected land from climate change?
As Americans hit the road for the holiday, they may find things crowded, more expensive and with less staff to keep things running smoothly.
Wednesday: A small prescribed burn in Modoc County provided lessons on using good fires to fight bad ones.
For decades, the core mission of the Park Service was absolute conservation. Now ecologists are being forced to do triage, deciding what to safeguard — and what to let slip away.
National Park Service officials want to reduce the size of a herd that they say has damaged vegetation, archaeological sites and the water supply.
The house where the civil rights leader spent formative teenage years has been added to the National Register of Historic Places.
The singer-songwriter was expected to appear Wednesday morning by videoconference to face the charges in New Jersey.
The New River Gorge in West Virginia got the federal government’s highest protection, thanks, in part, to the latest pandemic relief bill.
The location of the fort, which was used by the Tlingit people to ward off Russian invaders in 1804 and was destroyed by the Russians, has eluded researchers for decades.
The home, in Midland, Texas, was part of a formative time in the shaping of the future president, historians said.
New research offers further signs that racial and economic inequality leave some Americans more exposed to the worsening effects of climate change.
Digital health startup Everlywell has raised a $175 million Series D funding round, following relatively fast on the heels of a $25 million Series C round it closed in February of this year. The Series D included a host of new investors, including BlackRock, The Chernin Group (TCG), Foresite Capital, Greenspring Associates, Morningside Ventures and Portfolio, along with existing investors including Highland Capital Partners, which led the Series C round. The startup has now raised over $250 million to date.
Everlywell, which launched to the public at TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2016 as a participant in Startup Battlefield, specializes in home health care, and specifically on home health care tests supported by their digital platform for providing customers with their results and helping them understand the diagnostics, and how to seek the right follow-on care and expert medical advice.
Earlier this year, Everlywell launched an at-home COVID-19 test collection kit – the first of this type of test to receive an emergency authorization from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its use that allowed cooperation with multiple lab service providers over time. The COVID-19 test kit joins its many other offerings, which include tests for thyroid hormone levels, food and allergen sensitivity, women’s health and fertility, vitamin D deficiency and more. I spoke to Everlywell CEO and founder Julia Cheek about the raise, and she acknowledged that the COVID-19 pandemic was definitely behind the decision to raise such a large amount so quickly again after the close of the Series C, since the company saw a sharp increase in demand coming out of the coronavirus crisis – not only for its COVID-19 test kit, but for at-home digital health care options in general.
“We obviously have a very successful COVID-19 test,” she said. “But we’ve also seen three-fourths of our test menu just explode at well over 100% year-over-year growth, and several of our tests are at 4x or 5x growth. That is really representative of this shift in consumer health behavior that will continue in a big way in many different verticals that include testing, and making things more convenient, digitally-enabled, and in the home.”
Like other companies built on solving for a shift to more remote and virtual care options, Cheek said that Everlywell had already anticipated this kind of consumer demand – but COVID-19 has dramatically accelerated the pace of change, which is why the startup put together this round, at this size, this quickly (she says they started the process of putting together the Series D just in September).
“We’ve been talking about the digital health movement, and the consumer-directed movement probably for a decade now,” she told me. “I do believe that this will be the watershed moment, unfortunately. But hopefully, we will come out on the other side of the pandemic and say, ‘There are some good things that happened broadly for healthcare.’ That is the hope of what we lean into everyday, and fundamentally, why we went out and raised this amount of capital in this tremendous growth year.”
Everlywell has also expanded availability of its products this year, with distribution in over 10,000 retail locations across Target, Walgreens, CVS and Kroger stores across the U.S. The company also landed a number of new partnerships on the diagnostic lab and insurance payer side, as well as with major employers – a key customer group since employers shoulder the largest share of healthcare spending in the U.S. due to employee benefit plans. Cheek says that despite their commercial and enterprise customer wins, the focus remains squarely on consumer satisfaction, which is what distinguishes their offering.
“Our COVID-19 test is 75% new people buying our product, and it has an NPS [net promoter score] of 75,” she said. “And then it’s the most highly-referred product, and also one of our top tests where people buy other tests. Experience matters here – we know that if someone is a promoter of Everlywell, if they rate us a nine or a 10, on NPS, they are five times more likely to purchase again on the platform.”
That’s not new for Everlywell, according to Cheek – customers have always had a high degree of satisfaction with the company’s products. But what is new is the expanded reach, and the realization among many Americans that virtual care and at-home options are available, and are effective.
“What you have is this lightbulb moment for Americans in a new way that care can be delivered where then they definitely don’t want to go back,” she said. “It’s not just for Everlywell. This is all of these verticals, that have really shifted consumer behavior around healthcare in the home, and I think that will be somewhat permanent. That is the main driver here, and is what we’re seeing, and it’s why Everlywell has resonated so well with so many Americans.”
Liberals got “trounced” in Montana, and the party will spend the next few years in the wilderness.
Holly Suzanne Courtier, 38, went missing on Oct. 6 after getting off a shuttle bus at the park in Utah. She was found safely on Sunday, the authorities said.
Doug Leen has made it his life’s work to discover, restore and reproduce W.P.A. renderings of America’s threatened public lands.
If he accepts his nomination at the Civil War battlefield, the president will be conducting partisan business on federal property.
The remote Isle Royale, tucked away in the northern reaches of Lake Superior, is one of America’s least visited national parks.
Americans crave outdoor recreation more than ever. But national parks — sometimes many miles from equipped hospitals — are grappling with how to safely stay open.
Down in the polls and failing to control a raging pandemic, the president cast himself as waging battle against a “new far-left fascism” that imperils American values and seeks to erase history.
Inclement weather has hampered the search for the hikers, who officials said were climbing in different locations.
Once reviled, the chain-link fence surrounding Lafayette Square and the White House is now seen as a bulletin board of art and artifacts dedicated to George Floyd and hope.
Whether you like hiking, fishing, volcanoes, trees or even fossilized trees, there is a less-traveled and still awe-inspiring national park for you.
“Every state is different. In some states, every municipality is different.”
Citing the “extraordinary crisis” of the coronavirus, the interior secretary relaxed the rules so the president could hold a Fox News interview in one of the nation’s most hallowed spaces.
I’ve learned to pay attention, to seek solace in the act of looking, again and again.