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  • A year after Arizona fire, more lawsuits, little preventive action

    A year after one of the nation’s deadliest wildfires tore through Arizona’s high desert hills, killing almost all of an elite firefighter unit outside the town of Yarnell, officials are still struggling to figure out what to do to prevent a...
  • Chicago wins George Lucas museum

    Chicago wins George Lucas museum
    “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...
  • Supreme Court declines to hear Point Reyes oyster farmer's case

    Supreme Court declines to hear Point Reyes oyster farmer's case
    The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to take up the case of the oysterman who has waged a years-long fight to continue operating at Point Reyes National Seashore. The decision was the last chance for Kevin Lunny to undo the decision of the U.S. 9th...
  • Nepal: See Mt Everest from a helicopter, and do a little trekking too

    Nepal: See Mt Everest from a helicopter, and do a little trekking too
    Get a close-up view of Mt. Everest and other Himalayan peaks on a tour of Nepal that includes travel in a private helicopter. Participants take hops from capital city Kathmandu to see elephants in Chitwan National Park and mountain villages around Pokhara...
  • Hawaii: Documentary tells the story of interned Japanese Americans

    Hawaii: Documentary tells the story of interned Japanese Americans
    The stories of thousands of Japanese American citizens detained during World War II because of their ancestry will be shared when a documentary is screened this month on Hawaii’s Big Island. “The Untold Story: Internment of Japanese...
  • The CW to Debut New Saturday Morning Educational Block

    The CW has teamed with Litton Entertainment to debut a five-hour Saturday morning programming block called "One Magnificent Morning." The block will feature 10, all-new educational and informational series targeting young viewers. It will debut Saturday,...
  • Gray wolf gains endangered species protections in California

    California has largely escaped two decades of controversy surrounding the resurgence of wolves in the West, but the state stepped firmly into the fray Wednesday as wildlife officials voted to extend endangered species protections to gray wolves....
  • Review: 'A Window on Eternity' by Edward O. Wilson

    Review: 'A Window on Eternity' by Edward O. Wilson
    If a single place can capture humanity's fraught relationship with nature, Edward O. Wilson makes a good case for Mozambique's war-torn Gorongosa National Park. Its limestone gorges and lush rainforests helped rear the earliest humans, and it was humanity...
  • New Yosemite air freshener smells like wild strawberries, but why?

    New Yosemite air freshener smells like wild strawberries, but why?
    If you want to know what a national park smells like, head to Yosemite National Park and inhale. Maybe you'll catch the sweet scent of lupine or the butterscotch aroma of a ponderosa pine. What you are unlikely to smell is wild strawberries -- unless...
  • California's redwoods: In the land of the giants

    California's redwoods: In the land of the giants
    It was the first full day of my redwood country road trip, about 180 miles north of San Francisco. John Stephenson was showing me his drive-through tree, a 315-foot beauty that's the pride of Leggett. A storm had just roared through. Raindrops...
  • Washington Monument, shut for quake damage, to reopen May 12

    Washington Monument, shut for quake damage, to reopen May 12
    The Washington Monument, a centerpiece of the U.S. capital skyline, will reopen on May 12 after a lengthy closure for earthquake damage, the National Park Service said on Tuesday. The last of the scaffolding that has shrouded the 555-foot-high marble-...