| Feb 27, 2010
| 9:11 PM
Should we free Tilikum?
Do we do right by our mammalian brother and send him packing out to sea?
That's the growing sentiment among animal-rights advocates following the killer whale's lethal attack on a SeaWorld Orlando trainer. Not only would they...
| Feb 26, 2010
| 3:30 PM
Regardless of what SeaWorld decides as Tilikum's long-term future, a conversation has started within the whale research and advocacy communities about what ought to be done with an orca linked to three human deaths.
Killer whale experts know the giant...
| Feb 26, 2010
| 8:48 PM
Dawn Therese Brancheau, 40, of St. Cloud, formerly of Cedar Lake, Ind., passed away February 24, 2010 doing what she loved.
Inspired as a child after seeing a Shamu show, Brancheau knew at an early age that she wanted to perform with the whales. While...
| Jan 15, 2010
| 12:13 PM
Two years ago, my husband and I had the great fortune of attending an educational program given by the Medina ( Ohio) Raptor Center. Months later, when he found an injured great horned owl during a Boy Scout hike, he contacted the facility. It sent a...
| Apr 3, 2010
Q: How can I tell if my apartment is infested with bedbugs? A friend has just gone through a nightmare experience trying to get rid of them. She had to throw out her mattress, couch and other furniture, have the whole place fumigated and everything dry-...
| Sep 21, 2011
| 3:33 PM
Organic products and those without preservatives and harsh processing remain big business in the United States — with $81 billion in sales last year — despite a tough economy.
Sales in stores, online and in practitioners' offices were up 7...
| Sep 16, 2011
| 2:59 PM
Someday, perhaps as early as March, Maryland's striped bass may join the main ingredients of Europe's Filet-O-Fish sandwich on the list of fish known worldwide as abundant, well-managed and caught in environmentally friendly ways.
The state has spent...
| Mar 19, 2010
A walkway project along the banks of a Ballona Wetlands lagoon may be halted because of a surprisingly robust bloom of an obscure wildflower believed to be close to extinction, Los Angeles public works officials said Thursday.
In the midst of recent...
| Mar 24, 2010
| 5:12 PM
Attorneys for news organizations and the family of a SeaWorld Orlando trainer killed by a whale told a judge Wednesday that they are willing to try to reach an agreement on access to the videos and photographs depicting the death.
For now, they asked...
| Aug 27, 2011
An Idaho resort hotel's verdure is not the wild tumble around W.S. Merwin's beloved Hawaiian home, but disciplined grass and orderly stands of trees. Not, perhaps, the sort of trees Merwin had in mind when he wrote, "On the last day of the world I would...
| Aug 13, 2010
Lazy summer days are perfect for lazy rivers, water-park attractions where guests kick back in an inner tube and just go with the built-in flow.
Where: Typhoon Lagoon, Walt Disney World.
Atmosphere: Well-established greenery —...