It's one of those places in the California desert where you can find yourself 20 miles off the pavement without much problem. It's also where California almost put its final dump for low-level nuclear waste.
I never meant to be so predictive. In a column I wrote this summer about the extraordinary vulnerability of the Jersey Shore to the erosive force of hurricanes, I suggested it was so vulnerable because of Nature (Mother) and nature (human). Two months later, Hurricane Sandy underscored that claim.
In the Angeles National Forest. | Photo: puck90/Flickr/Creative Commons License The Angeles National Forest is poised to get the ax. There are a lot of hands gripping that particular handle, too. The National Park Service (NPS) is eager to swing...
He was deeply engaged with some of the late 20th-century's most pivotal environmental issues, and did so as a Republican stalwart -- Richard Nixon, for example, appointed him as the EPA's second administrator.
Since the mid-19th century, Yosemite has been lauded as America's wonderland, its playground -- beguiling, transformative, divine. It is also a tourist trap. A new exhibit probes the connection between these two sides of Yosemite.
If during this super-heated summer you have traveled to any of the electoral battleground states, you'll know that the sun-baked temperatures outside are more than matched by the ultra-hot campaign ads saturating the airwaves. And you'll understand why Patricia...
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