Pacific Northwest boatbuilder and architecture critic Lawrence Cheek explores a central concept learned through years of observing and sailing boats, and that is this: The wooden boat is a thing of beauty when it follows the underlying order of nature.
The combination of a healthy shrimp population, favorable weather and stable markets have made for solid shrimp fishing in New England - so solid, in fact, that the season is closing early because fishermen have caught so many of the small, sweet crustaceans.
A three-week study of North Atlantic right whales next month off Cape Cod will provide researchers with more information about the whales' diving and foraging behavior, genetics, vocalizations and the composition of their population.
The massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has prompted California's high-profile governor to back off plans for offshore drilling, while the environmental catastrophe has experts debating its effect on retail gas prices.
A fourth person died following Saturday's boating accidents on South Carolina's Lake Murray, making it one of the deadliest weekends in memory on the lake, officials say.
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