In the history of U.S. space flight, neither NASA nor the FAA have permitted a vertical launch over private homes or people directly downrange. The risk to people and property from an exploding rocket is too great. But that may soon change if a private launch facility across from Georgia’s Cumberland Island National Seashore is…

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The 10,000-acre watershed is home to the region’s cleanest water, rarest species, most secluded hiking and biking trails in the region, and a new state park. It also could be home to a controversial new RV park and road if park developers have their way. Two new resources provide new insights into this spectacular spot in Southern Appalachia.

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The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service announced a delay of the proposed rule for red wolves because of the federal court ruling that found they had violated the Endangered Species Act in its management of the wolf. Red wolf populations have plummeted from 130 in 2006 to less than 30.

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Now in its 39th year, the Shut-In Ridge Trail Run is one of the oldest trail races in the country—and certainly one of the toughest. The 17.8-mile run gains 3,000 feet as it climbs to the Mount Pisgah parking area, twisting along a tight, technical leaf-covered trail for most of the way. This year, Luke Paulson…

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The dibble bar is a strange little tool, a half-shovel, half-spade hybrid that could pass as a medieval torture implement. But in spite of its weirdness, the dibble is a wonderful tool for planting trees, capable of digging a hole in the soil and sealing a seedling into it in three easy moves: jab, pull,…

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