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  • Philip Fradkin dies at 77; environmental writer chronicled the West

    Philip Fradkin dies at 77; environmental writer chronicled the West
    Philip L. Fradkin, a native New Yorker whose fascination with the West turned him into an astute chronicler of the region's history and environmental legacy in books on such topics as the great San Francisco earthquake, nuclear test fallout in Nevada...
  • 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...
  • Sunshine State charms: 21 things to do on your Florida vacation

    Sunshine State charms: 21 things to do on your Florida vacation
    Some of the best attractions in Florida — the beaches, sunsets and environmental gems — remain blissfully unchanged over time. Yet there are always new diversions, from museums and attractions to quirky stops that shout "only in Florida."...
  • Time still moves slowly on Sanibel, Captiva islands

    Time still moves slowly on Sanibel, Captiva islands
    If you're in a hurry, you don't belong on Sanibel. That friendly admonition has been a pearl of wisdom on this leisurely Gulf Coast island for decades. In the 1970s, when a high-school buddy and I used to take day trips across the remote Alligator...
  • With so much to do, it's good that time moves slowly in Key West

    With so much to do, it's good that time moves slowly in Key West
    Time somehow moves more slowly in Key West. It all starts with the final approach. Heading south from the congested traffic and urban sprawl of Miami, the speed limit is a leisurely 45 mph on U.S. Highway 1 from Florida City, where mainland Florida...
  • Ask Tom why: What generates high humidity levels in inland locations such as Kentucky and Tennessee?

    Dear Tom, While driving across Kentucky and Tennessee recently, my wife and I were amazed at the very high humidity levels — 90 percent or higher. What generates such high humidity at inland locations? —Craig Butler Dear Craig, Few areas...
  • A sound, super-green choice

    A sound, super-green choice
    Oysters are like wine, tea and cigars — they taste of where they came from. Only five oyster species are cultivated commercially in North America, but they are identified and sold under hundreds of names, mostly geographic, to denote that special...
  • Shell proposes to move forward in Beaufort Sea

     
    With the BP oil well blowout in the Gulf of Mexico successfully contained, Shell Alaska announced that it has filed an application to proceed with exploratory offshore drilling in the Beaufort Sea off Alaska. The Obama administration suspendedall offshore...
  • Gulf oil spill: Six-month milestone brings disaster back in focus

     
    How time flies when you're up to your gills in oil. Wednesday marks the six-month milestone of the Deepwater Horizon disaster, which killed 11 men and was responsible for the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history. Greenpeaceis highlighting the......
  • An Arctic oil spill could linger for years

     
    Almost everyone can agree that, however bad the Deepwater Horizon oil blowout in the Gulf of Mexico was, a major spill in an icy Arctic sea would be worse. How much worse? A new report commissioned by the Pew Environment......
  • An additional 8,000-plus square miles of gulf waters reopened to fishing

     
    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration officials announced the reopening of 8,403 square miles of Gulf of Mexico waters to recreational and commercial fishing. The area extends from the Louisiana state water line to due south of the Alabama/...
  • Meeting in France to address fishing quotas for Atlantic bluefin tuna

     
    PARIS — It's succulent and sought-after, a prized fish with a steep price: A single bite of Atlantic bluefin tuna can sell for more than $20 in Tokyo sushi restaurants. But that demand has led to overfishing, and environmentalists say......