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  • Extraordinary Life: Salisbury Man 'A Missionary Of Tea'

    Extraordinary Life: Salisbury Man 'A Missionary Of Tea'
    John Harney was a former innkeeper whose efforts to introduce quality specialty teas to a coffee-drinking public were highly successful. The founder of Harney & Sons Ltd., he was an ambassador for loose-leaf tea, which he introduced personally, one...
  • U.N. report draft: Deep emissions cuts needed by 2050 to limit warming

    U.N. report draft: Deep emissions cuts needed by 2050 to limit warming
    Deep cuts in greenhouse gas emissions of 40 to 70 percent by mid-century will be needed to avert the worst of global warming that is already harming all continents, a draft U.N. report showed. The 26-page draft, obtained by Reuters on Thursday, sums...
  • Theme parks get creative to help visitors beat heat

    Theme parks get creative to help visitors beat heat
    When Walt Disney chose Orlando for his entertainment mecca, he picked a place with a strong road network, lots of available land — and weather that can be brutally hot and humid. So now each summer, throngs of tourists and die-hard residents visit...
  • Andon JurukovJune 18, 1925 - July 19, 2014

    Andon Jurukov<br/>June 18, 1925 - July 19, 2014
    Andon Jurukov died in the early morning hours of July 19 at Foothill Retirement in Tujunga, California at the age of 89 after a short, yet valiant battle against pancreatic cancer and its many complications.  He is survived by his daughter Carla Walker...
  • Filmmaker Werner Herzog on his new box set and more

     Filmmaker Werner Herzog on his new box set and more
    Filmmaker Werner Herzog — German-born, having made films in the Amazon, the Sahara, Wisconsin, Antarctica, all points between and most recently a resident of Los Angeles — belongs to the world, and should be cherished accordingly. An...
  • Study casts doubt on rate of Antarctic sea ice growth

    Study casts doubt on rate of Antarctic sea ice growth
    A new study suggests that scientists must reexamine records that show increases in Antarctic sea ice since 1979. Researchers found that something changed in the way satellite data get converted into ice cover, but they can’t yet identify the exact...
  • In the front seat at the ride-sharing revolution

    In the front seat at the ride-sharing revolution
    I was introduced to the sharing economy a few years ago, when my youngest daughter was studying in Denmark and trying to travel Europe on the cheap. "Couch surfing" she called her lodging technique. You book a spot online on the couch of a stranger in a...
  • The Gift announces 2015 season

    The Gift announces 2015 season
    The Gift Theatre announced its 2015 season on Monday. The company's fourteenth year boasts the first production of a newly expanded version of David Rabe's "Good For Otto" alongside two world premieres. Beginning in March, Sheldon Patinkin directs...
  • Emperor penguin population to slide due Antarctic climate change

    Emperor penguin population to slide due Antarctic climate change
    OSLO, (Reuters) - Global warming will cut Antarctica's 600,000-strong emperor penguin population by at least a fifth by 2100 as the sea ice on which the birds breed becomes less secure, a study said on Sunday. The report urged governments to list the...
  • Antarctica: Cruise's photo pro makes sure your penguins are in focus

    Antarctica: Cruise's photo pro makes sure your penguins are in focus
    Summer may be the right time to think about cool places to visit come fall and winter. Antarctica comes to mind, especially because a 12-day tour to the bottom of the world is on sale through the end of July. Luxury travel outfitter Abercrombie & Kent...
  • If you like Uber, you would've loved the jitney

    If you like Uber, you would've loved the jitney
    Car services like Uber, Lyft and Sidecar are thriving because they've embraced an obvious, good idea: connecting those who have spare time and wheels with people who need rides. Founded just five years ago, Uber now operates in 128 cities and on every...
  • 'Gondwana' reveals the stunning beauty, mystery of Antarctica

     'Gondwana' reveals the stunning beauty, mystery of Antarctica
    When photographer Diane Tuft arrived on Antarctica in October 2012, she found a sky swirling with tiny ice crystals called diamond dust. She saw wind-shaped dunes of snow, glacial formations that looked like the Mojave, frozen in a moment. She spied "snow...