Thanksgiving is a holiday fraught with American history. Let's get it right.
The historic drought has thrown the Colorado River and its water system into crisis, with federal officials warning that serious conservation is the only way out.
Glaciers, one of the world's priceless natural resources, are melting rapidly because of global warming.
Capitol Reef National Park encompasses a 100-mile-long fold in the Earth in which 270 million years of history is captured.
Snow is a deep subject. It cools our atmosphere, is a critical source of water in many regions, and creates winter travel challenges.
Mountains grow, shrink and change shape both slowly and suddenly, and human behavior is changing them in alarming ways.
Photographing large landmarks and buildings is always a challenge. Here's how.
With a pandemic raging and snarled air traffic, it's a perfect time to head into the past and the wild to track dinosaurs.
Inflation, health concerns and climate change are at the top of the news. Wise food shopping and consumption can help with all three.
Christmas gnomes are on the march this year in stores, DIY projects and on social media. We look at the strong opinions the mischievous little creatures invoke.
Scientists are stitching together a DNA sequence to produce a living mammoth as well as learning more about the chubby long-haired giant.
The pandemic, soaring cost of housing and environmental concerns are renewing interest in courtyard houses, albeit on a miniature scale.
When you need a break and relaxing activities that are relatively safe in the pandemic, try California's Central Coast.
Western wildfires have blanketed normally pristine landscapes with smoke. What's a photographer to do?
The American Southwest is the fastest growing region in the United States, but also the hottest and most arid.
Arches National Park in southeastern Utah is being loved to death, and the park service is scrambling to manage the attention.
The Golden Pavilion in Kyoto, Japan, is evidence of Japan's aesthetic balance of restrained simplicity and bursts of opulent grandeur.
As the pandemic wanes in the United States, the crowds have returned to Yellowstone National Park.
Colorful Western mining towns where the ancestors of many Americans once flocked to seek their fortunes have become upscale tourist meccas for outdoor adventure.
The Great Salt Lake, along with other saline lakes worldwide, is drying out. Preserving and restoring won't come cheap.
Lan Su Chinese Garden in Portland, Ore., was built by artisans from the garden city of Suzhou, China, to demonstrate the basic elements of Chinese gardens.
Duke University's Gothic architecture and academic excellence alongside its mixed historical legacy makes it a microcosm of the American South's historical dilemmas.
Japan's annual cherry blossom season conveys a timely message of renewal, transience and death in a year of global tragedy.
We take a look back at a remote Chinese village that is now a crowded tourist destination.
We take a (semi)-humorous look at what a Saturday afternoon outing is like in the fall of 2020.
Urban nature trails are more important than ever as other exercise and recreation venues have been closed.
Take a quick break and enjoy spectacular scenery on a boat trip down the Li River near Guilin, China.
It's springtime in Utah's Rockies. Photographer Forrest Anderson captured the stunning scenery.
Sheltering at home has been accompanied by an outpouring of creativity that can help us cope with adversity and shape our future.
A resurgence of gardening has accompanied sheltering at home during the pandemic, invoking victory gardens of the two world wars.
Need a five-minute stress reliever while sheltering at home? See these photos of my beautiful mountain village of Mapleton, Utah.
Gardening can be a good way to relieve stress and get fresh air during the coronavirus shutdown. Here are a new tool and tips.
Yaquina Head, Ore., has one of the Pacific Coast’s premier tide pool observation sites, a lighthouse and seal and seabird colonies.
Meditation is the theme of the Ryoanji dry rock garden. Find out why the garden inspires meditation and how to meditate.
Utah's spectacular scenery harbors one of the world's most complete and diverse dinosaur fossil records.
Eating locally grown food in season is a great strategy for weight loss, good health, saving money and protecting the environment.
An emperor built a giant Buddha to unify his struggling country, as the center of a network of Buddhist temples throughout Japan.
The mammoth Colorado River is the lifeblood of the southwest United States, supplying water and power for cities and agriculture.
Architect Kengo Kuma's village at the Portland Japanese Garden blends modern architecture with traditional Japanese design.
Japan's magnificent tradition of fine doll making is a miniature window into the nation's culture and history.
Despite tough bans on ivory trade, Africa's elephants are declining in numbers because of poaching and trafficking of illegal ivory.
Utah state and local governments and organizations are chipping in to keep national parks operating during the government shutdown.
The Utah population boom, fueled by economic growth and an image of a healthy, family-friendly state, is expected to be long-term.
Modernist architects admired Katsura Villa as the pinnacle of Japanese architecture and design. It is more complex than they thought.
Okay, so you don’t have green thumbs. We don't either. Not to worry. Rock gardens are the next best option.
Are record wildfires the new norm in the West? As fires threaten homes and communities, here are answers to questions about them.
We were charmed by the beautiful gates that are the entrance to homes in Kyoto and Nara, Japan, so we decided to make our own.
What makes a retreat restful and soul restoring? A former imperial retreat in Kyoto, Japan, gets retreat design just right.
One of the Intermountain West’s most beautiful gardens is at the Point of the Mountain between Salt Lake City and Provo, Utah.
Of all creatures, only birds have feathers. These delicate, sophisticated, beautiful structures perfectly combine form and function.
Imagine you're sitting in Los Angeles traffic on a hot day. Take a break and head for a cool green oasis - Suihoen Japanese Garden
The Wasatch Back is the chief year-round playground for residents of the booming Wasatch Front in Utah.
A wierd and wonderful cave system holds the heart of Mt. Timpanogos, near Provo, Utah.
Bryce Canyon National Park in southwestern Utah is an adventure for all seasons.
Smith Island in the Chesapeake Bay is rich in history but shrinking in land and population.
Changes in the air, the light and the sounds all add up to a new perspective.