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SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Anyone can move a canoe, kayak or stand-up paddleboard over the water, but precious few have savored the joy of paddling efficiently.

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 2:47pm

While understanding the ecological system of the place where you work and inhabit is an invaluable, lengthy process, the chance to occasionally visit new places for collaborative research and data collection is an exciting opportunity for a vegetation ecologist. My recent trip to a number of Aleutia...

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 3:26pm

The dramatic loss of honeybees to changing land use, viruses and pesticides is alarming, and they are irreplaceable as pollinators.

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 3:26pm

GARDINER, Mont. (AP) - Mike Yochim asked for help up from a blue chair in his living room with windows overlooking a cloud-covered Electric Peak. Using a walker, he slowly moved across the room to the staircase.

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 3:25pm

SALT LAKE CITY — Federal officials have proposed a two-year ban on rope-swinging from iconic Utah arches and other high-flying activities at two popular landmarks that have led to deaths and injuries witnessed by visitors flocking to the sites for peaceful reflection. The Bureau of Land Managemen...

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 3:52pm

CASPER, Wyo. - One of the snowmobiles looks a little like a 1970s space-pod with tracks. A rider sits inside, like a car, and the roof is convertible. The power comes from one, big wide track.

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 3:52pm

In the summer of 2006 I was fortunate enough to meet Gary Titus and so began the story of this trans-Atlantic partnership between the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska and Banchory Academy in Scotland.

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 3:52pm

Author's note: This week's column first appeared Nov. 13, 1987, in "The Tides," a Clarion supplement. By looking back, we can see how different people helped to shape us and make us the way we are today.

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 3:51pm

Many Homerites remember when they first came down the Sterling Highway and stopped at the Baycrest Overlook. The view of Kachemak Bay, the mountains and Cook Inlet is totally commanding and can reset a humble traveler's life priorities in a heartbeat.

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 3:35pm

Besides the question all men have, "What do women want?" another question keeps nagging at me. What do fish want? Right up front, I confess that I have no idea. None. All my life I've wondered what fish want.

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 3:35pm


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