Grizzly bears are making a comeback in Yellowstone National Park, according to a recent assessment of the threatened beasts. And this recovery has a lot to do with the fact that fewer grizzlies are dying in and around the park. Now officials are even considering lifting protections for the hardy animal.
A volcanic supereruption at Yellowstone National Park, while unlikely, is possible within the next few centuries. And though it may sound bad, the aftermath would not be catastrophic, according to a new study.
Geothermal heat is melting the asphalt on Firehole Lake Drive, a popular road in Yellowstone National Park, forcing officials to close it down Thursday.
Yellowstone’s grizzlies are devouring the national park’s migratory elk at increasing rates and the reason appears to lie in the shrinking numbers of cutthroat trout due, in part, to the introduction of nonnative lake trout.