Wildcat Mountain, located in the White Mountain National Forest up in New Hampshire, opens for the summer beginning Saturday, May 25 at 10 a.m. offering two major attractions for the long Memorial Day Weekend including New Hampshire's only ZipRider zip-line cable ride and the highest scenic gondola in the state, the Wildcat Express. Show More Summary
Companies from Japan and Canada want to build the mine on land held sacred by Native Americans, and the U.S. Forest Service may just say OK.
My last post was about my trip to the Isle of Wight and on the way back I took the opportunity to make my first visit to our smallest National Park – New Forest. Although the best time of year to visit is late Summer when the heather colour is at its peak on the [...]Show More Summary
Denmark won tonight's Eurovision 2013 finals in Malmo, Sweden. The top ten is above, the full list of where each nation finished is here. Emmelie de Forest had been the overwhelming favourite among the 26 entries, with her song Only Teardrops. Show More Summary
The loss of rain forests is likely to lead to lower hydroelectric energy production in nations like Brazil. [New York Times] The loss of tropical rain forests is likely to reduce the energy output of hydroelectric projects in countries like Brazil that are investing billions of dollars to create power to support economic growth. That [...]
University of Oregon tennis player Alex Rovello drowned following an accident at Wallamette National Forest.
It is crucial that northern nations strengthen response capabilities to shipping-related accidents foreseen in newly-opened northern waters, as well as to more-common local emergencies such as floods, forest fires and rescue situations, experts say.
The first trailer for Lee Daniels' upcoming historical film "The Butler" has debuted.
A recording has recently been released of a supposed group of Bigfoot in the Stanislaus National Forest in Ontario, Canada communicating with each other. I have included the 1970 Sierra Sounds audio for comparison. The new recordings are intriguing. Show More Summary
In forested hills in eastern Congo, rebels are honing their ambush skills to prepare to face a new United Nations force which has a mandate to go on the offensive."Destroy the enemy. Cause fear and stop his patrols," a rebel officerShow More Summary
With organizations like Seattle Transit Hikers out there, it may only have been a matter of time. The massive National Forest to the east is seeking ways to provide non-car access to its recreation areas, and they’re hearing from focus groups on Wednesday and Thursday. Here’s the flyer if you’re interested. Much, much more after [...]
Hikers and local news enthusiasts know that an awful lot of people need rescuing every year in Eaton Canyon, a popular spot in the Angeles National Forest, above Pasadena. The hike to the lower waterfall is fine, but people get...
A rapidly spreading fungal disease affecting bats has been discovered in Daniel Boone National Forest.The U.S. Forest Service says white-nose syndrome was found on hibernating bats in six caves inside the forest. Kentucky DepartmentShow More Summary
Hiker Nicolas Cendoya might be regretting those interviews he gave about having "lucid dreams, lucid hallucinations" while being lost for three days in a Southern California national forest last month. The 19-year-old and a friend were eventually rescued, but police have now arrested Cendoya for felony drug possession after finding...
Pedal entrapment and unintended acceleration are hot-button topics these days, so automakers are always staying alert for potential problems. For Subaru and its newly introduced 2014 Forester, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration...Show More Summary
Our St. Louis readers are in for a treat this September, when HT faves Wilco, Jim James, The National and Alabama Shakes head up the lineup for this year’s LouFest. The event takes place in St. Louis’s Forest Park on September 7 – 8. Other...Show More Summary
I had heard about a grove of trees within the Giant Forest that had been dedicated to National Geographic a long way back. So, to commemorate the Society’s 125th anniversary and to pay homage to an organization that has added so much to my life, I was on a mission to track it down.
A bill, likely timed to correspond with National Parks Week, is currently in front of Congress which could expand Yosemite National Park by 1,600 acres, or about 2.5 square miles. The Pacific Forest Trust, a non-profit land trust, has...Show More Summary
In the face of unprecedented deforestation and biodiversity loss, policy makers are increasingly using financial incentives to encourage conservation. However, a research team led by the National University of Singapore (NUS) revealed...Show More Summary
When you're lying in the shade of a towering palm tree on Playa Espadilla Sur, a glorious, often empty beach backed by thick forest in Costa Rica's Manuel Antonio National Park, the temptation to remain inert can be irresistible. But...Show More Summary