| Aug 7, 2014
| 5:38 AM
Ordinarily, we would send up a flare to signal that the final weekend of Harambe Nights is upon us. The limited-time event at Disney's Animal Kingdom includes an after-dark street party that's preceded by "The Lion King: Concert in the Wild" stage show....
| Jul 30, 2014
| 1:11 PM
MIDDLETOWN — Two funds have recently awarded grants in the name of environmentalist and advocate Katchen Coley, who died last year.
The Katchen Coley Society has awarded seven grants to clients and programs of the Connection, Inc., and is...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 10:00 PM
This is one birthday cake guaranteed to please.
It's huge, shaped like a zebra, complete with the distinctive stripes. Only this cake was made to please a lion cub rather than a human child so it was fashioned from raw meat.
Welcome to the state-of-the-...
| May 21, 2013
| 1:23 PM
The grand opening of SeaWorld Orlando's Antarctica - Empire of the Penguin isn't until Friday morning, but here are five tips to help guide through the theme park's largest expansion. The Antarctica area includes a dark ride, an eatery, a gift shop and...
| May 23, 2013
| 8:28 AM
SeaWorld Orlando's newest attraction turns the planet on its side. Just look at the globe at the entrance: The South Pole is at the equator with a "You are here" designation.
And there are glacial reefs standing right here in sunny Central Florida, next...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 12:32 PM
A public-private partnership led by the Conservation Fund has bought nearly 20,000 acres of coastal redwood and fir forest in Sonoma County, sparing the Northern California haven for endangered Coho salmon and threatened northern spotted owls from...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 11:02 AM
WASHINGTON -- Officials from the Obama administration are taking their case against proposed deep budget cuts advancing in Congress to the public, warning that they would hurt the economy and inhibit the government’s ability to enforce popular laws....
| Aug 8, 2013
| 8:02 AM
A zebra was born on the Serengeti Plain of Busch Gardens theme park in Tampa this week.
The baby, an endangered Grevy's zebra, was born to 13-year-old Brooke. It's her fifth foal and the first offspring of the father, who is called Two Step. The newborn...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 2:34 PM
Laguna Coast Wilderness Park is Laguna's frontyard. That's what people see when they head into town on Laguna Canyon Road.
Locals can take pride in the preservation of the 7,000 acres of wilderness they helped preserve, one of the gems of the South...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 8:23 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — Interior Secretary Sally Jewell says she will recommend that President Obama act alone if necessary to create new national monuments and sidestep a gridlocked Congress that has failed to address dozens of public lands bills.
| Jan 3, 2014
In clearing off my desk today to start the new year, I came across several noteworthy items that got lost in the holiday rush. I didn't get a chance to write about them before I cleared out for a week,......