The nations 7,975 state parks sit in a precarious position with shortened seasons, new admissions fees and threatened closures brought on by budget turmoil in recent years. They also face mushrooming backlogs of repairs ranging from $26 million in Kansas to $750 million in Illinois to more than $1 billion in California. Park supporters estimate Missouris park repair needs at about $400 million.
LOS ANGELES An ancient Asian dining tradition comes to an end in California on Monday, and grocer Emily Gian is none too happy.
LOS ANGELES LOS ANGELES-The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Friday that the northeastern Pacific Ocean population of great white sharks is not in danger of extinction and does not warrant listing under the Endangered Species Act.
WASHINGTON The type of crude oil that would be pumped through the Keystone XL pipeline is no more likely to corrode pipelines or heighten the chance of leaks than other kinds of petroleum, according to a study by the National Research Council, an arm of the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering.
AKRON, Ohio You already knew you can check out more than books at the library.
MINNEAPOLIS The world's oldest known wild bear - a 391/2-year-old black bear that has roamed the woods near the Bigfork-Marcell area of northern Minnesota - might be running out of time and luck.
Staying home this summer but wishing you were lounging on a tropical island?
I can't tell you how excited I was the first time I saw a butter butt. Laugh if you will, but after 30 years of bird watching, it was the first time I had spied the yellow-rumped warbler that, along with a flock of his friends, stopped for several days by a nearby stream on their annual migration to their Canada breeding range.
WASHINGTON President Barack Obama laid out an ambitious campaign to address climate change Tuesday, mapping a course that would bypass Congress to cut emissions from hundreds of coal-fired electric power plants and setting the stage for a possible rejection of the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline.
WASHINGTON In soaring tones, President Barack Obama on Tuesday set out a revamped climate agenda for his second term, seeking to breathe new life into priorities that have been slipping from his control since his early years in the Oval Office.
BOULDER JUNCTION, Wis. In the still of early evening, a pair of four-legged figures moved along the shore of White Sand Lake.
MINNEAPOLIS The world's oldest known wild bear - a 391/2-year-old black bear that has roamed the woods near the Bigfork-Marcel area of northern Minnesota - might be running out of time and luck.
MIAMI In 1981, I caught and released my first bonefish using spinning gear and a dead shrimp at a remote island fishing lodge off the east end of Grand Bahama Island called the Deep Water Cay Club.
WASHINGTON The United States will struggle to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to promised levels by 2020, a report from a prominent think tank warned this week, but the federal government, states and industry already have the means at their disposal to achieve such goals.
WASHINGTON Theres an unexpected method governments can use to reduce poverty, improve public health and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, top world leaders said Friday.
WASHINGTON Just before he and other environmentalists marched to the White House on Tuesday, climate change activist James Hansen warned he wouldn’t be able to be arrested with them this time. Hansen, a NASA scientist by day and an activist on his own time, had to be available for a press conference in the afternoon announcing that worldwide temperatures in 2012 were in the top 10 hottest ever recorded.
MIAMI Despite a year that has produced unprecedented ice melts in the Arctic and Greenland, a devastating drought across much of the country and hundreds of record high temperatures around the world, the subject of climate change has managed to remain in the deep freezer of presidential politics.
WASHINGTON A new report warns that climate change driven by human activity already is affecting the American people and economy, with more frequent and intense heat waves, heavy downpours and, in some places, floods and droughts.
WASHINGTON What can make a bad drought even worse? A sizzling summer, the likes of which the lower 48 states haven’t seen since record-keeping started in 1895.