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  • Tiptoeing Under The Tulip Trees In Vernon

    Tiptoeing Under The Tulip Trees In Vernon
    For some reason, the song "Tiptoe Through The Tulips" has stuck in my head over the years. I found myself humming it once again as I made my way around the tulip tree trail in the wilds of Vernon. I even found myself changing the lyrics a bit. "Tiptoe...
  • Big Sur. On a budget. It can be done.

    Big Sur. On a budget. It can be done.
    Sure, it costs nothing except the gas to drive stunning Highway 1 between San Simeon and Carmel, but hold on to your wallet if you want to stay in Big Sur. Accommodations aren't plentiful — and they can be pricey. Post Ranch Inn, for instance, can...
  • Half-century later, 'Kennedy Compromise' yields Lake Michigan erosion

    Half-century later, 'Kennedy Compromise' yields Lake Michigan erosion
    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...
  • Island nation of Kiribati bans commercial fishing in part of Pacific

    Island nation of Kiribati bans commercial fishing in part of Pacific
    Kiribati will prohibit commercial fishing in a swath of ocean that is a major spawning ground for tuna, the Pacific island nation’s president said this week, not long before President Obama announced U.S. plans to protect top marine areas and...
  • Florida tiene 4 de las 10 mejores playas en EEUU | FOTOS

    Florida tiene 4 de las 10 mejores playas en EEUU | FOTOS
    ¿No tienes presupuesto para unas vacaciones lejos de casa en este verano? No te preocupes porque a tan solo unas cuantas millas, dentro del mismo Estado del Sol, puedes disfrutar de paradisíacos lugares. La lista anual de las mejores playas en Estados...
  • Shedd applauds creation of world's largest marine protected area in the Pacific Ocean

    Coral reefs are projected to be gone by 2050; seafood is predicted to disappear by 2048. There has never been a more critical time to protect our oceans. We applaud President Barack Obama and his administration for his public commitment to create the...
  • Ticket Extras! Things to do this weekend and beyond

    Ticket Extras! Things to do this weekend and beyond
    Every Friday in Ticket, the Daily Press offers suggestions on things to do over the weekend and upcoming events to plan for. There are often lots more that won't fit into the print sections. So look here for Ticket Extras! online each Friday. This is a...
  • State police recover body of man in Patapsco waters

    State police recover body of man in Patapsco waters
    Maryland State Police are investigating the death of a man whose body was found in shallow water in Patapsco Valley State Park in the Brooklyn Park area on Wednesday. Police said the man was found in about two feet of water in the Patapsco River near...
  • June 7 offers options for nature, bay enthusiasts

    June 7 offers options for nature, bay enthusiasts
    Environmental expo in Hampton Learn about citizen impact on the environment at the Hampton Crabtown Environmental Expo on Saturday, June 7. "The theme is 'Keeping the Crab in Crabtown' and will focus on the Virginia Deep Sea Red Crab," Megan Tierney,...
  • Mining for fracking sand drives some Illinois farmers from land

     Mining for fracking sand drives some Illinois farmers from land
    — The Flynns are weary of bright lights that flood their bedroom each night from a sand mine next door. A second neighboring mine is in the works, and yet another nearby field has just been sold for mining as well. "I always thought when I died I'...
  • The wild side of Marco Island

    The wild side of Marco Island
    As we sail away from the Marco Island marina on a sticky morning in search of dolphins, James Livaccari, biologist on board the Dolphin Explorer, points out a bald eagle chasing an osprey, a great white egret catching fish on the point of the Isle of...