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  • Channel Islands National Park: Kayak thrills, foxy neighbors

    The four main islands of Channel Islands National Park (www.nps.gov/chis) are as close as 13 miles off Ventura County's coast, yet neither my husband, Michael, nor I had been there. In May, we decided to check out Santa Cruz, the largest island, for a...
  • Nature Conservancy, Martin & Co. team up to save African elephants

    Nature Conservancy, Martin & Co. team up to save African elephants
    A conservation group and a builder of top-notch acoustic guitars have joined forces to combat the insatiable global appetite for ivory that is threatening the existence of African elephants. The nonprofit Nature Conservancy and C. F. Martin & Co. on...
  • 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...
  • Removing An Eyesore And Giving The Future Of Migratory Fish Hope

    COLCHESTER - When you look at the numbers it can be a daunting task: more than 4,000 dams span streams and rivers across the state – a testament to the power of the state's early industries. The Connecticut River watershed? The most dammed watershed...
  • Searching the forest for the bees

    Searching the forest for the bees
    — Every week this spring, Pat Groller drove to remote Dorchester Pond and traipsed through the forest, bucket in hand, to check her traps. Her quarry: The mysterious bees that keep wildflowers blooming here year after year. "It's a trek, but I'...
  • Illinois preserve prepped for return of bison

     Illinois preserve prepped for return of bison
    — On this plot of nondescript land tucked away in rural Illinois, Bill Kleiman sees more than just rows of dead cornstalks and black dirt. He sees a slice of earth slowly transforming back to its roots, a tallgrass prairie haven that bison will...
  • California saves salmon from drought via trucks

    California saves salmon from drought via trucks
    California started giving a ride to millions of young Chinook salmon this week after the state’s record-breaking drought left rivers too dry for them to migrate on their own. Over the next two months, state and federal officials plan to truck up...
  • A Winter Escape To A Barrier Beach At The Mouth Of The Connecticut River

    A Winter Escape To A Barrier Beach At The Mouth Of The Connecticut River
    This winter one feels a bit like Christopher Columbus in 1492 as he sailed the ocean blue. Except we've been sailing through a seemingly endless sea of white. Snow white. Grungy white. Sallow white. Sheets-hanging-on-the-clothesline white. Last month,...
  • Lena Dunham, Albert Brooks Among Finalists for Shorty Awards

    The Real-Time Academy of Short Form Arts & Sciences announced its Shorty Award finalists Wednesday morning for its sixth-annual social media-themed awards, with big names such as Lena Dunham, Albert Brooks and Sir Ian McKellen making the cut. The...
  • Aline Kominsky-Crumb's blond ambition

    Aline Kominsky-Crumb's blond ambition
    In early 2012, Aline Kominsky-Crumb traded her red hair, nose ring and reputation as the cartoonist wife of controversial underground artist Robert Crumb to become a familiar archetype in Miami: a beach-blond bombshell. As a social experiment "for art's...
  • A Hike Among Fallen Giants In Cathedral Pines

    A Hike Among Fallen Giants In Cathedral Pines
    pmarteka@courant.com I'm not sure why I have avoided Cathedral Pines over the years. Maybe it was knowing that 25 years ago a trio of tornadoes devastated the grove of white pines in Cornwall that dated back to the Revolutionary War and were as close to...