| Jun 25, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Maryland residents often take the history and beauty gracing the state for granted, but there’s always a new way to view the area that takes into account just how special a place it is to explore.
Take Baltimore, for instance. “It’s...
| Jul 25, 2014
| 1:53 PM
The largest seven-year-apple tree in the United States has been confirmed at Biscayne National Park. The tree's fruits are not apples, and they don't take seven years to ripen.
But it is one of five champion trees, the largest of their species in the...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 2:09 PM
Two South Florida butterflies won federal protection as endangered species Monday, with wildlife managers planning to scorch their former habitats with fire to clear the way for the return of the plants they eat.
The Bartram's scrub-hairstreak and...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 7:17 AM
An Everglades restoration progress report released Tuesday identifies signs of success as well as a long, expensive to-do list to save Florida's fading River of Grass.
Florida and the federal government are in the midst of a decades-long, multibillion-...
| Jul 23, 2014
| 9:44 AM
South Florida's national parks do more than just provide homes for alligators, panthers and manatees. They brought $206 million into the economy and supported more than 2,700 jobs, according to a report released this week by the National Park Service....
| Aug 22, 2014
| 5:04 AM
Get free entrance to Everglades National Park and Dry Tortugas on Saturday.
Entrance is free at all national parks to celebrate in honor of National Public Lands Day. All fees are waived at U.S. National Parks.
Entrance fees of $10 will be waived at...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 4:12 AM
Happy Freebie Friday!
Wow! Here's a sure sign that Apple will soon release a new smartphone: Walmart has cut the price on iPhone 5C to 97 cents and also has put the iPhone 5S model on clearance for $79. Target also is is selling the iPad Mini for $199,...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 8:15 AM
The Utah Symphony next month will bring its music to the state's Mighty 5 national parks: Capitol Reef, Arches, Canyonlands, Bryce Canyon and Zion.
As a prelude to the symphony's 75th anniversary celebration next year, the full orchestra will perform in...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 8:00 AM
A key roadway near the western entrance to Yosemite National Park that was closed because of the El Portal fire has reopened to traffic.
With the reopening of Big Oak Flat Road between Crane Flat and El Portal Road on Wednesday, all roads inside the...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 5:32 PM
Fort Monroe's value
Your July 20 editorial "Search for stability," concludes that in this time of military downsizing, Hampton Roads must "diversify its economy, broaden its employment base and bolster its financial stability."
A means to this end is...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 8:26 AM
FLAMINGO, Fla. - The fishing near Flamingo in Everglades National Park is so good these days you almost forget about the bloodthirsty insects descending on you and the cloying heat enveloping you the minute you get out of the car.
Snook fishing, in...