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EPA Puts Pebble Mine on Hold

Federal regulators invoked the Clean Water Act to put dumping mine waste in an Alaskan bay on hold.<p>U.S. Environmental Protection Agency officials on Friday put on hold plans for a massive open-pit copper mine in Alaska, invoking Clean Water Act rules. (Related: "Alaska's Clash Over Salmon and Gold …

The Legacy of Arctic Explorer Matthew Henson

This African-American explorer was the first man to stand on top of the world.<p><b>“The lure of the arctic is tugging at my heart. To me the trail is calling! The old trail, the trail that is always new.” ~Matthew Henson</b><p><i>In honor of Black History Month this story was excerpted from the forthcoming work</i> …

How to Take Good Photos in Bad Weather

Planning a trip can be daunting. Agonizing over where and when to travel, researching places to stay, and making lists of things to do–all while trying to keep within budget–sounds and is exhausting.<p>Even with flawless planning, things can still go wrong in real time. Bags can get lost, hotels that …

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High-Tech Tuna Researcher Uncovers Marvels of the Big Fish

Stanford professor Barbara Block has pioneered tagging and tracking tools.<p>We met 30 years ago, Barbara Block and I, over the body of a huge Pacific blue marlin. We were standing on the dock at Kailua-Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii, on opposite sides of the table supporting the fish. Professor …

Stained Korozo Study of a Frog on a Skull Netsuke

Stained Korozo Study of a Frog on a Skull Netsuke<p>Artist: Unknown<p>Japanese<p>Ivory<p>19th or early 20th Centuries<p>Gift of Senator Andrew J. Sordoni<p>Samek Art Gallery, Bucknell University

Vista Civil War Reenactment -A Civil War Alliance event

<b>March 8-9, 2014 Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum, Vista, CA</b><p><b>In Southern California? Come out to the reenactment!</b><p>Schedule of Events<b>: Camp Tours North & South start 10:00 a.m.</b> <b>Battles will take place at 12:00 p.m. & 3:00 p.m. both days</b><p><b>Events: Camp Tours North & South start 10:00 a.m.</b><p><b>Battles will take place at 12:00 p.m. & 3:00 p.m. both days</b>