President Obama about to designate a new National Monument in the San Gabriel Mountains of California
The World Wildlife Fund reports that vertebrate populations have halved in the last 40 years
Microscopic plastic beads from skin care products showing up in the Great Lakes and elsewhere.
The Wall Street Journal has a nice interactive feature called Waste Lands: America's forgotten nuclear legacy that includes maps and details on the history and current status of Manhattan Project sites.
I continue my effort to downsize; please help me Get Rid of Stuff!.
Beaches and historic structures (and ruins) are major attractions, but the island holds many opportunities for wildlife viewing. Fifty-odd miles of hiking trails also offer access to forests and wetlands.