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  • 'Bringing nature in': Japanese gardens speak to the moment

    Japanese-style gardens first caught the public imagination in the U.S. at an 1893 world exposition in Chicago, became a sought-after feature in Gilded Age estates, and were later adapted to open-plan modernist homes.
  • As Shatner heads toward the stars, visions of space collide

    “Risk is our business,” James T. Kirk once said. “That’s what this starship is all about. That’s why we’re aboard her.”
  • Croatia thrilled at summer season success despite COVID-19

    DUBROVNIK, Croatia (AP) — Beaches along Croatia's Adriatic Sea coastline are swarming with people. Guided tours are fully booked, restaurants are packed and sailboats were chartered well in advance.
  • Home Fires: Volcanic lava sparks decorative design

    Mother Earth has been blowing off lots of steam lately – as well as ash and a mess of lava. The volcanic eruptions, and the pumice and other rock they leave in their wake, have inspired some remarkable decorative design.
  • Democrats stand behind Biden public lands pick amid pushback

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A U.S. Senate panel deadlocked Thursday on President Joe Biden’s pick to oversee vast government-owned lands in the West, as Democrats stood united behind a nominee whose credibility was assailed by Republicans over her links to a 1989 environmental sabotage case.
  • Senate GOP hails new Interior deputy as 'voice of reason'

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate easily confirmed former Obama administration official Tommy Beaudreau as deputy secretary at the Interior Department on Thursday, a rare bipartisan moment in an increasingly bitter fight over President Joe Biden's policies on energy production and climate change.
  • Biden nominee's link to 1989 logging sabotage blasted by GOP

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — President Joe Biden’s nominee to oversee federal lands in the U.S. West is facing Republican pressure to withdraw over her ties to environmental activists convicted of spiking trees to sabotage a national forest timber sale more than 30 years ago.
  • Darwin's Arch loses its top due to erosion in Galapagos

    QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — The famed Darwin's Arch in the Galapagos Islands has lost its top, and officials are blaming natural erosion of the stone.
  • Add beauty, function to your garden with a path

    A path is a feature too often overlooked in a garden or landscape. Maybe it lacks functionality, or beauty, or it’s needed — but just not there.
  • COVID vaccine Q-and-A: From who's up next to delayed dosing, what you need to know

    Canada's COVID-19 vaccine rollout hits its one-month mark on Thursday, but questions remain about the inoculations themselves, how they're being distributed and what happens next.

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