| Jan 3, 2014
| 4:23 PM
In clearing off my desk today to start the new year, I came across several noteworthy items that got lost in the holiday rush. I didn't get a chance to write about them before I cleared out for a week,......
| Aug 22, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Lunch will be served anytime now — fresh fish — and no one has to cook it.
The adults are busy catching up while the kids swim and play, but this isn't any waterfront playground on a late summer day. This is a unique playground for penguins...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 8:02 AM
A zebra was born on the Serengeti Plain of Busch Gardens theme park in Tampa this week.
The baby, an endangered Grevy's zebra, was born to 13-year-old Brooke. It's her fifth foal and the first offspring of the father, who is called Two Step. The newborn...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 8:23 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — Interior Secretary Sally Jewell says she will recommend that President Obama act alone if necessary to create new national monuments and sidestep a gridlocked Congress that has failed to address dozens of public lands bills.
| Jun 4, 2013
| 12:32 PM
A public-private partnership led by the Conservation Fund has bought nearly 20,000 acres of coastal redwood and fir forest in Sonoma County, sparing the Northern California haven for endangered Coho salmon and threatened northern spotted owls from...
| May 21, 2013
| 1:23 PM
The grand opening of SeaWorld Orlando's Antarctica - Empire of the Penguin isn't until Friday morning, but here are five tips to help guide through the theme park's largest expansion. The Antarctica area includes a dark ride, an eatery, a gift shop and...
| May 23, 2013
| 8:28 AM
SeaWorld Orlando's newest attraction turns the planet on its side. Just look at the globe at the entrance: The South Pole is at the equator with a "You are here" designation.
And there are glacial reefs standing right here in sunny Central Florida, next...
| Oct 25, 2012
| 3:53 PM
The Laguna Plein Air Painters Assn. was founded in 1996 by local artists Ken Auster, Jacobus Bass, Cynthia Britain, Saim Caglayan and John Cosby to restore landscapes to artistic prominence.
It has grown beyond their wildest dreams, with 300 members...