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Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

  • One of the minor joys of flying Southwest Airlines is the patented deadpan humor that the flight attendants use to get you to listen to the most routine housekeeping and safety messages:

    “We have a report of broken clouds at LAX, but we hope to have them fixed before arrival,” or, my favorite:

    “In the case of loss of cabin pressure, oxygen masks will descend; put yours on first and th

  • Solar energy is one key to sating the United States' enormous energy appetite, but federal officials need to be careful not to overly impact national parks and other public lands when it comes to siting these facilities.

  • Should campground reservations be mandatory in the National Park System, or should all campsites be on a first-come, first-served basis?

    That is a highly debatable question, one that seems to ebb and flow not only with the seasons, but with proposals floated by various parks to implement a reservations system.

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012