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  • Utah: Rafting down the Green River to a bluegrass beat

    Utah: Rafting down the Green River to a bluegrass beat
    Yes, it’s banjo music you’ll hear as you float down the Green River. River runner Bill Dvorak — a distant cousin of Czech composer Anton Dvorak — and a bluegrass aficionado has enlisted the Hayward Strangers for Dvorak Expeditions&...
  • How native are your native plants?

    How native are your native plants?
    Nowadays, the word "native" has taken on a kind of glamour among gardeners. Many a catalog or garden center makes the adjective a selling point, often promising lower maintenance and butterflies. But how native are your native plants? And does it matter?...
  • Little steps can make a big difference in our environment [Letter]

    With so many people interested in eating locally, buying locally, and creating a more sustainable environment, your recent article was very timely ("Resolve to add native plants in 2014," Jan. 9). The insights may be ideas many have heard before, but...
  • Shirley Temple Black Dead at 85

    Shirley Temple, the child star phenomenon of the 1930s who went on to a career in international diplomacy, died Tuesday in California at age 85. A statement from her family provided to news organizations said she died at home in Woodside, Calif., of...
  • Congress poised to pass federal ports bill

    Congress poised to pass federal ports bill
    A bipartisan water transportation bill that would allow Maryland to unload tons of dredging material on Chesapeake Bay islands — an effort that officials say is critical for the port of Baltimore — won broad support in the House of...
  • Great American Backyard #Campout is June 28

     
    Go wild this summer and explore the jungles of your own backyard with National Wildlife Federation’s widely popular national family event, Great American Backyard Campout. In conjunction with Great Outdoors Month, the annual event encourages...
  • Program gets kids off the couch and into the tent

    Long before Karoline Hurd became involved with the Great American Backyard Campout, she and her young children would pitch tents and make s'mores behind the family's suburban home. "That's not the norm anymore," said Hurd, the senior manager of...
  • Three years later, BP oil cleanup ends in some Gulf Coast states

    Three years after a cataclysmic oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, oil producer BP announced Monday that active oil cleanup had ended in three states hit by the disaster. The gulf, the company said, is getting back to normal, a claim contested by...
  • House OKs more logging in national forests, including in California

    House OKs more logging in national forests, including in California
    WASHINGTON — In response to fires that have ravaged the West this year, the House on Friday approved a bill that would expand logging in national forests despite a White House veto threat. The measure, which would impose limits on environmental...
  • Hike & Seek at Druid Hill Park on Oct. 26

    Hike & Seek at Druid Hill Park on Oct. 26
    Adventure and fresh air? Sounds like a winner to me. Here's what organizers have to say about Hike & Seek: "National Wildlife Federation (NWF), America's largest conservation organization, is pleased to announce the Hike & Seek event at Druid Hill...
  • Sustainable design alternatives on view at AltBuild

    Sustainable design alternatives on view at AltBuild
    Learn more about sustainable design and green living as Altbuild, the Alternative Building Materials & Design Conference and Expo, opens Friday at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium.  Architects, builders and landscape designers will be among the more...