Southwest Life

In a Pennsylvania forest, on the trail of synchronous fireflies

KELLETTVILLE, Pa. – Picture a moonless June evening, shortly after midnight, deep in a northwestern Pennsylvania forest. Wild sounds echo gently. Stars glow far above through the canopy of trees....

DATE: June 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

Oregon officials criticized for pesticides killing pines

BEND, Ore. – Environmental advocates are calling out the Oregon Department of Transportation and its contractors for applying a weedkiller along a highway in Sisters that unintentionally killed...

DATE: June 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

Utah national parks seeing increase in search and rescues

SALT LAKE CITY – Rescues at Utah’s national parks are up 68 percent from 2014 – and men in their 20s are the ones most likely to need help, according to recent data. Most of the search and rescues...

DATE: June 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

Delta bans pit bulls as service dogs, sparks backlash

ATLANTA – Delta Air Lines says it’s no longer allowing passengers to fly with “pit bull type” dogs as service or support animals, a policy that’s being met with criticism by groups that train...

DATE: June 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

Atomic New Mexico: Exploring the origins of America’s radioactive history

In December 1942, Secretary of War Henry Stimson ordered the director of the remote Los Alamos Ranch School in northern New Mexico to shut down the elite school. Stimson wrote in a letter that the...

DATE: June 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

Germany turns former coal mines into vast lakeside resorts

GROSSRAESCHEN, Germany – As the sun beats down on a small vineyard by the rippling waters of Grossraeschen Lake, there’s little sign of the vast wound that lies beneath. Meuro, the brown-black mine...

DATE: June 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

Dig it: Archaeologists scour Woodstock ’69 concert field

BETHEL, N.Y. – Archaeologists scouring the grassy hillside famously trampled during the 1969 Woodstock music festival carefully sifted through the dirt from a time of peace, love, protest and good...

DATE: June 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

Airlines ask U.S. not to put migrant children on flights

DALLAS – American Airlines and United Airlines said Wednesday that they asked the Trump administration not to use their flights to carry migrant children who were separated from their parents by...

DATE: June 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

Alexa, send up breakfast: Amazon launches Echo for hotels

NEW YORK – Alexa has a new job: hotel concierge. Amazon has launched a version of Alexa for hotels that lets guests order room service through the voice assistant, ask for more towels or get...

DATE: June 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

Wellness travel: It’s more than just staying fit on the road

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – It’s one thing when hotels open fitness centers, but quite another when fitness centers open hotels. Luxe gym Equinox is opening a hotel in New York’s new Hudson Yards...

DATE: June 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

The ancient sport of falconry takes off with tourists around U.S.

WOODSTOCK, Vt. – Falconry is an old tradition in many parts of the world, including the United Kingdom and the Middle East. But now it’s starting to be offered as an activity for tourists at...

DATE: June 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

Lake Tahoe clarity sinks to all-time low in 2017

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. – Scientists at Lake Tahoe say the clarity of the alpine lake that straddles the California-Nevada line sank to an all-time low last year. Experts say the 9.5-foot decline was...

DATE: June 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

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