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  • Cruise Port Spotlight: Roseau, Dominica

    Cruise Port Spotlight: Roseau, Dominica
    Often called the "Nature Island," Dominica, a 29-mile by 16-mile independent nation, in the Windward Islands, is less frequented than others, like Barbados and St. Lucia, that also form part of that group of islands, but nonetheless, Dominica is a...
  • Cruise Port Spotlight: Puerto Limón, Costa Rica

    Cruise Port Spotlight: Puerto Limón, Costa Rica
    Often likened to a Noah's Ark due to its rich fauna, including 1,250 species of butterflies and multitudes of bird species, Costa Rica is sort of a poster child for eco-tourism. This tiny Central American country -- roughly the size of West Virginia --...
  • Cruise Port Spotlight: Costa Maya, Mexico

    Cruise Port Spotlight: Costa Maya, Mexico
    Located in the southern half of the 236-mile Caribbean coastline of the Yucatan Peninsula in Quintana Roo, Mexico, approximately 100 miles south of Playa del Carmen and near the border with Belize, Costa Maya suffered extensive damages from Hurricane...
  • Video: Trout Lake Nature Center Walk

    Video: Trout Lake Nature Center Walk
      Trout Lake Nature Center on the northern edge of Eustis is a 230-acre wildlife preserve dedicated to increasing environmental awareness and education in the Lake County community. The center has a 1,000-foot boardwalk extending into Trout Lake,...
  • Natural Perspectives: More like a 'heart attack for the mesa'

    The Bolsa Chica Land Trust has prepared a restoration plan for a 118-acre portion of the Bolsa Chica mesa, most of which is currently fenced. The area includes Warner Pond and the former Bolsa Chica Gun Club site, both of which are environmentally...
  • Community Commentary: Columnists have mesa plans all wrong

    Earlier this year, when we saw the plans for the restoration of the lower bench of the Bolsa Chica Mesa, we were thrilled. After all that has been achieved at Bolsa Chica, "CPR (Community Promoted Restoration) for the Mesa" is the next step in...
  • BLAST KILLS FIVE; NEIGHBORHOOD IN RUINS

    BLAST KILLS FIVE; NEIGHBORHOOD IN RUINS
    As Thursday dawned, the extent of the explosion and fire in central Allentown became starkly visible: half a block reduced to cinders by a catastrophe that killed five people, displaced scores from their homes and raised fears about the soundness of the...
  • Undiscovered Country

    Undiscovered Country
    The terrain stretching between Canada’s West Coast and the Canadian Rockies is some of the most beautiful on earth. From dry desert-like plains and pristine glacial-fed lakes to craggy mountain cliffs and snow-capped peaks, the scenery is constantly...
  • Loch Raven area becomes test site for deer spaying experiment

    Loch Raven area becomes test site for deer spaying experiment
    In a tiny trailer parked near Loch Raven Reservoir, a 2-year-old doe draped in blue surgical cloth sleeps on her back as a veterinarian opens her belly. Less than an hour later, the deer is stepping back into the safety of the woods, the latest patient in...
  • Natural Perspectives: Land Trust's composting plan is no good

    Natural Perspectives: Land Trust's composting plan is no good
    Editor's note: This removes the paragraph regarding the water tanks, which will be above ground, not in pits that were to be no larger than 8 feet deep. Vic and I learned early this week that the California Department of Fish and Game has extended the...
  • Calendar

    YOUR WEEKEND FRIDAY: Enjoy a hula performance from the Mid-Pacific Institute School of the Arts dance company, Pupukahi I Ke Alo O Na Pua, shown. The troupe will appear at 7 p.m. at the Artists' Theatre, 625 Park Ave. A $5 donation is requested....