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  • Peter Berg dies at 73; advocate for bioregionalism

    Peter Berg dies at 73; advocate for bioregionalism
    When thousands of American youths dropped out of mainstream society and descended on San Francisco in the mid-1960s convulsion known as the counterculture, Peter Berg and a small band of like-minded subversives were there to greet them. Calling...
  • 22 cool and unusual hostels

    Hostels can be boring, cheap, safe places to stay for a night. Of course, in Eli Roth's "Hostel" horror flicks, they can lead to torture and malice. This list leaps beyond the bare white walls and hard mattresses, while stopping short of chainsaws and...
  • Scrub-jay survey at preserve east of Eustis too little, too late

    Scrub-jay survey at preserve east of Eustis too little, too late
    Strap yourself in, dear reader. Tidbits of additional information about recent column topics have been trickling this way, and it's time to catch up on them. First, a recent column criticized Lake County for spending about $8,000 to pave a parking lot...
  • On the Spot: A bedbug-free hotel stay in New York City

    On the Spot: A bedbug-free hotel stay in New York City
    Question: We are planning a trip to New York City next summer. Is there a list of bedbug-free hotels? How can we protect ourselves? S. Penza, Camarillo Answer: Bedbugs have become such an issue that several websites have sprung up to help travelers...
  • To fix Gulf's woes, think years and billions of dollars

    To fix Gulf's woes, think years and billions of dollars
    John Hankinson Jr., a veteran of many of Florida's biggest environmental battles, is now the federal government's point man for one of the nation's most pressing challenges: cleaning up the Gulf of Mexico in the aftermath of the largest offshore oil spill...
  • Hemingway would have loved this lodge

    Hemingway would have loved this lodge
    Even if you're not the outdoorsy type, the natural beauty of the Torstenson lodge and surrounding wildlife can easily lure you in — or draw you out, as the case may be. Rockford tool magnate and avid conservationist Robert Torstenson died in 2002,...
  • SeaWorld's new killer-whale show 'One Ocean' awash with inspiration

    SeaWorld's new killer-whale show 'One Ocean' awash with inspiration
    SeaWorld Orlando's new killer-whale show includes old favorites, new maneuvers on display and a message designed to inspire landlubbers. "The title itself, 'One Ocean,' says we're all in one world, the world is one ocean and we as a species can make a...
  • Swamp vacation

    Swamp vacation
    Stabbing my walking stick into the muck and sliding my feet forward, I waded into the swamp, one eye on the lookout for alligators, the other trying to spot the elusive orchids that draw so many people to South Florida's Fakahatchee Strand Preserve, a...
  • Should Chicagoans filter their drinking water?

    Should Chicagoans filter their drinking water?
    With new findings on emerging contaminants, lead and hexavalent chromium in local tap water, it's natural for Chicago-area residents to wonder if they should be filtering the water they drink. And, if so, what filter should they use? Most officials...
  • Designing principles

    Designing principles
    So you've decided to put in a garden. Planning is more than choosing which flowers or vegetables you want. A successful garden needs careful consideration. That starts with the most basic question: What are you trying to do? "Assess your needs and...
  • Even in off-season there's plenty to see in the Everglades

    Even in off-season there's plenty to see in the Everglades
    MIAMI — Just because the moonlight bike tours and guided swamp walks have ended for the season and most of the migratory birds have moved on doesn't mean there's no reason to visit the Everglades this spring and summer. The hottest, stickiest,...