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LOS ANGELES - The awe-inspiring Grand Canyon was probably carved about 70 million years ago, much earlier than thought, a provocative new study suggests - so early that dinosaurs might have roamed near this natural wonder.

Thu, 11/29/2012 - 5:26pm

It's minus 20 degrees outside the kitchen and the garbage bin is full of food waste. Composting the scraps outside would likely lead to icicles. So what's the solution, aside from the trash can? Worms.

Thu, 11/22/2012 - 3:05pm

For the Kent family of Amherst, N.H., getting dressed for the holidays often means lacing up hiking boots or buckling a helmet.

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 4:36pm

As winter approaches and the airplanes are changed over from floats to skis, I'd like to pass on a lesson learned last winter while flying over the Kenai. Will Rogers said, "Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment.

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 4:36pm

From fighting a salmon on the Kenai to gawking at the breathtaking mountains, there is just something about Alaska.

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 5:14pm

Author's note: This column first appeared in the Clarion on Oct. 18, 2002. My attitude toward tent camping has not changed in the past 10 years. LP It's not without good reason that I clearly remember every time I've camped in a tent.

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 5:14pm

SALOME CANYON, Ariz. - I was about to follow a man I'd just met through a sweltering desert, into the crevices of a canyon, over wet boulders, down a waterfall, through a bone-chilling creek, down rock faces and up through the desert again.

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 5:14pm

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - It was a wild race, but in the end, the bear made a stunning comeback for victory.

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 5:13pm

Having been an employee of the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge for 34 years to the day when I retire at the end of December, I’ve an unusual appreciation of issues and events surrounding the Refuge since Dave Spencer’s arrival in 1947 as the first manager of what was then the Kenai National Moose...

Thu, 11/01/2012 - 4:04pm

It has been 50 years since Rachel Carson took on the chemical industry with "Silent Spring," a book that told how indiscriminate use of pesticides were poisoning not just targeted insects and plants, but fish, wildlife and humans.

Thu, 11/01/2012 - 4:04pm


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