| Aug 28, 2013
| 7:45 AM
First Amendment column should continue
In reference to the letter of Barry T. White, Aug. 22, 2013
I was very fortunate to attend a high school where U.S. Government was taught as part of the senior curriculum. We studied the history, whys, and...
| Jul 4, 2013
| 2:30 AM
It's gotta drive you crazy. Neighbors and colleagues are back from vacation tanned and bragging about their adventures with their kids and you haven't managed to get away at all yet.
If it seems like everyone you know is either on vacation or planning...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 2:45 PM
A dead seal continues to stink up Pacific Coast Highway and its nearby Malibu beachfront as officials have spent days working out exactly what to do with it.
Caltrans spokeswoman Lauren Wonder said the agency was told Tuesday that a dead seal had been...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 6:19 AM
Few words conjure up exotic images more than “Africa.” The Dark Continent is synonymous with exotica: magnificent animal migrations; panoramic vistas of mountains, rivers, waterfalls, savannahs and lakes; wilderness trails, picturesque...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 3:35 PM
Dolphin sightings off Maryland's Atlantic beaches have rebounded after a dismal tally last summer.
Volunteers and staff of the National Aquarium spotted 113 of the marine mammals during their annual count Friday, up from just 31 seen this time last...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 8:32 PM
Saving open space for future generations has all kinds of beginnings, back stories and results.
Sometimes those stories are successful, sometimes they're mind-numbingly complicated, and sometimes they simply bring tears to the eyes.
All three are the...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 11:45 AM
“Reckless” was the talking point word of the day Monday as South Florida Democrats sought to turn up the heat on Republicans, blaming the party’s tea party faction for the partial government shutdown and attempting to show how people are...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 5:51 PM
We were drenched.
We'd enthusiastically signed on to hike hut to hut with the Appalachian Mountain Club (www.outdoors.org) in New Hampshire's White Mountains along the famous Appalachian Trail.
We figured it would be a good first backcountry foray...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 11:06 AM
Scientists probing a giant plug of earwax pulled from a dead blue whale have discovered in its hardened layers a detailed biography of the wild animal's life, from birth to death, in 6-month chapters.
Their new technique, described in the Proceedings...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 12:12 PM
To look at Laguna now, you wouldn't know what the year-old California sea lion has been through.
In the backstage Sea Lion Support Area of the Shedd Aquarium, the male pup darts through the water. With human visitors standing by, talking about him, he...
| Jul 31, 2013
Chicago's Field Museum made headlines on four continents this year after researchers discovered a 600-year-old Chinese coin in late December on the Kenyan island of Manda, revealing there was trade between China and East Africa before European explorers...