| Feb 13, 2014
| 12:15 PM
Angeles National Forest is waiving its visitor fee this weekend in honor of President's Day.
Beginning Saturday through Monday, visitors aren't required to purchase the usual National Forest Pass, according to a news release from John Wagner of the U....
| Mar 1, 2014
| 4:11 PM
New locker rooms and restrooms will be built at the Corona del Mar High School pool, just one of many back-burner projects benefiting from extra city funding recently made available.
The $338,000 contribution to the Newport-Mesa Unified School District,...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 6:30 AM
Snow, sleet and frozen rain damaged a year's worth of South Carolina's timber harvest last month, making it the most damaging storm in the region since 1989, officials reported.
About 11% of the forestland was significantly affected by the pre-...
| Mar 8, 2014
| 5:02 PM
Madeline Xi Cui Friedman was born in China and has lived much of her life with her family in western Howard County, but she considers herself a global citizen.
The 17-year-old high school senior attends the Shanghai Community International School in...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 3:05 PM
GRANADA, Nicaragua — I came to Nicaragua to climb a volcano, to listen to howler monkeys scream in the trees of a rain forest and to walk along a deserted beach, watching the sun flame out at the end of day, turning the sea and sky ablaze.
| Mar 7, 2014
| 9:27 AM
Imagine a place a few miles from the shores of Long Island Sound where one can hike from dawn to dusk without leaving its borders. Where a series of high ledges dotted with small caves overlook a vast marsh that attracts thousands of migrating birds...
| Dec 6, 2013
Master Gardener Mike sends these thoughts: There really is no one perfect Christmas tree. Whether you choose to cut your own at a local tree farm, purchase a live, balled tree from your favorite nursery, or pick up an artificial......
| Aug 27, 2013
Cameroon, located on the west coast of Africa between Nigeria and Equatorial Guinea, is a nation of unparalleled beauty and biological diversity. Mt. Cameroon, in the west, is one of Africa's largest volcanoes, reaching 13,255 feet; in the north of the...
| Nov 23, 2013
| 4:22 PM
Firefighters have begun controlled burns in the San Bernardino National Forest, taking advantage of the recent rains and cool temperatures to eliminate brush and needles that can fuel catastrophic wildfires.
The controlled burns will target spots in the...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 11:06 PM
The Newport Beach City Council voted Tuesday to move ahead with an ordinance that would create a 300-foot "buffer zone" to keep pickets away from a targeted individual's home.
The 6-0 decision followed a recent night-time demonstration during which...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 9:19 AM
Find your Christmas tree at one of these 12 Chicago-area farms—all within 90 miles of downtown.
Ben’s Christmas Tree Farm
A complimentary horse-drawn wagon is ready to take you to out the field at Ben’s, a 55-acre farm...