| May 28, 2014
| 8:15 AM
It wasn't just you. Almost everyone was disappointed last weekend when the Camelopardalid meteor showers failed to put on the promised dazzling show. But take heart, the Delta Aquarids are coming up July 29 and 30 and the Perseids from Aug. 10 to 13....
| May 30, 2014
| 11:11 PM
The nearly 2 million acres in the Democratic Republic of Congo encompass some of the world's most biodiverse topography: glaciers, tropical rain forest, acacia savanna, lakes and active volcanoes. It's home to mountain and lowland gorillas, chimpanzees,...
| May 24, 2014
| 6:00 AM
It was finally starting to feel a little bit like summer, and Crystal de Jesus wanted to spend her day off relaxing at the beach. But after a long bus ride to the Rockaways, she was dismayed to find bulldozers noisily pushing sand on the beach, the...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 12:28 PM
A California wildfire that has already destroyed three structures and blackened some three square miles of forest land near Sequoia National Park was threatening 1,000 more homes on Monday, officials said.
More than 1,100 firefighters were battling...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 3:00 AM
High in the Eastern Sierra, a pack of huskies is howling in the shadow of snow-covered peaks.
Drawn by their song, 10 teenage members of the Earth to Sky Calculus club break from their work and gather on a cabin deck. Before long, they're howling too....
| Jun 20, 2014
| 3:07 PM
The National Park Service on Friday announced it was moving to ban drones on all its lands.
The move comes amid growing concern about hobbyists using drones to create dramatic videos.
The ban would cover more than 84 million acres of public land....
| Jun 21, 2014
| 9:10 PM
National Park Service rangers have suspended the search for a missing Seattle hiking enthusiast and author after finding the body of a woman in the search area around Mount Rainier, park officials told Reuters on Saturday.
The body had not been...
| Jun 21, 2014
| 4:58 PM
Some Los Angeles Kings fans were celebrating the team's Stanley Cup win outside the Staples Center last week when they noticed a Phantom-model quadcopter drone buzzing above, surveying the scene.
Angry at the intrusion, they knocked it down using a T-...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 12:50 PM
The scenery was stunning, but he hardly noticed. His mug was stuck in a pulp novel.
"Book Report Boy," as I came to call the 50ish guy traveling with his travel agent wife, didn't seem the least bit interested in the creator's glorious design.
| Jun 25, 2014
| 4:35 AM
“Star Wars” creator George Lucas has selected Chicago over Los Angeles and San Francisco as the future home of his collection of art and movie memorabilia, according to a spokeswoman for the museum.
The museum's board Wednesday is expected...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 9:04 PM
The flow of sand on the southernmost tip of Lake Michigan is out of balance, creating serious erosion in some places and too much sand in others, experts say.
After decades of treating the problem at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore in a more or less...