| Mar 25, 2013
| 5:46 PM
President Barack Obama set aside 480 acres on the Eastern Shore on Monday as a national monument to honor Harriet Tubman — a victory for advocates who have long sought to memorialize the abolitionist's role in leading dozens of slaves to freedom....
| Mar 28, 2013
| 12:45 PM
We commend President Barack Obama for designating the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Monument ("A monument to Md. abolitionist," March 26). Just days after the centennial of her death, Harriet Tubman is finally receiving the national...
| Oct 25, 2012
| 3:53 PM
The Laguna Plein Air Painters Assn. was founded in 1996 by local artists Ken Auster, Jacobus Bass, Cynthia Britain, Saim Caglayan and John Cosby to restore landscapes to artistic prominence.
It has grown beyond their wildest dreams, with 300 members...
| 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...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Lunch will be served anytime now — fresh fish — and no one has to cook it.
The adults are busy catching up while the kids swim and play, but this isn't any waterfront playground on a late summer day. This is a unique playground for penguins...
| 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....
| Jul 23, 2012
| 11:27 AM
Harriet Tubman, Maryland's heroic conductor on the Underground Railroad and early leader for women's rights, may soon get the recognition she deserves if President Barack Obama accepts a proposal by Gov. Martin O'Malley, U.S. Sens. Ben Cardin and...