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A winter trip to the "Isle of Enchantment," Puerto Rico, left me feeling sorry for many of my houseplants back home. The effects of steam-bath conditions there were dramatic.

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 5:04pm

As a child I could often be found poking around in water bodies of any size fascinated by the myriad of strange invertebrates frantically going about their brief lives.

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 5:05pm

Editor's note: The last of a series of three columns about wild lands in Alaska.

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 5:04pm

EVEREST BASE CAMP, Nepal - We reach Everest Base Camp on a sunny but chilly afternoon, after an eight-day trek that stretched our physical and mental limits.

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 5:04pm

Today is Earth Day! It's celebrated every April 22, the first time in 1970 by 20 million Americans. When Earth Day went global in 1990, 200 million people from 141 countries celebrated.

Thu, 04/21/2016 - 4:38pm

As I mentioned in this column last week, I like the fact most of Alaska's lands are owned by the public. It's certainly better than the alternative.

Thu, 04/21/2016 - 4:38pm

With three weeks gone in the season, Kenai birch sap is still streaming on the central Kenai Peninsula, trickling in slow, steady drips that can add up to a half gallon a day.

Thu, 04/21/2016 - 4:38pm

The early spring weather, likely a symptom of climate change, has me, on the one hand, worried. As a homeowner it has me dreading another early fire season.

Wed, 04/20/2016 - 7:31pm

A view from the well-traveled Skyline trail on a clear day can be a rewarding sight of the Kenai Peninsula mountains any time of the year.

Thu, 04/14/2016 - 6:01pm

Most Alaskans would likely agree that this has been a winter of very strange weather with very strange outcomes. Winter 2015 was the warmest the U.S.

Thu, 04/14/2016 - 6:01pm


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