CORVALLIS, Ore. - It's a cold and wet morning and Oregon State University student Alex Funk is hiking through the woods when he comes upon fellow student Molly Stiebber lying on the muddy forest floor after breaking her leg.
FAIRBANKS - A cheap plastic sled, some fresh snow and gravity make for refreshingly simple fun.
Thu, 01/15/2015 - 4:25pm
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. - American rock climber Tommy Caldwell was first to pull himself atop a 3,000-foot sheer granite face in Yosemite National Park, followed minutes later by his longtime friend Kevin Jorgeson.
For those of you who don't know it, Marmot Day is on February 2. Celebrated in many lower 48 states as Groundhog Day, the name change was recognized by the 26th Alaska State Legislature as an official holiday.
Earlier this week, billionaire Bill Gates announced on his Internet blog that a new kind of sewage-treatment plant, an “Omniprocessor,” had been built that can turn feces into pure water and provide enough electricity to run the plant, with some to spare. On a YouTube video, Gates can be seen dr...
Thu, 01/08/2015 - 4:38pm
SAN FRANCISCO - Two men are roughly halfway through what has been called the hardest rock climb in the world: a free climb of a half-mile section of exposed granite in California's Yosemite National Park.
Did I see a glint of mocking laughter in a friend's eyes when I mentioned the new addition to my garden, a gazing globe?
These mirrored glass ornaments were popular until about 50 years ago, when they fell from their pedestals, figuratively speaking.
Thu, 01/08/2015 - 4:37pm
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is advising anglers to be careful while fishing in the state's rivers and streams this winter.
Editor's note: Due to a technical issue, the Refuge Notebook was not published in Friday's Clarion.
Short days and little to no snow - not a pleasant combination for most Alaskans who treasure their winter outdoor recreational pursuits.