The US National Park Service (NPS) is under growing pressure to provide WIFI and cellular services for park visitors, at least, in the developed areas of the national parks, roads, and trailheads. Ned Levi discusses the pros and cons of the NPS installing these services.
The International Maritime Organization has banned the use and ships' tank storage of heavy fuel oils by ships in Antarctic waters to prevent oil spills from causing an ecological disaster at Antarctica. Ned Levi discusses the ban in terms of the balance between the environment, tourism, and economic issues.
There was always something magical about Yellowstone. It could have to do with observing animals without glass or fencing in between. Maybe the thrill of the not-quite-predictable geyser shows. Recently, my wife and I returned again, this time with cameras, instead of children, in hand.