It's hard to believe that the first federal air pollution legislation was the Air Pollution Act of 1955. Fifty-eight years later, the United States -- and the world -- are still struggling to come to terms with the importance of preserving the quality of the air we breathe.
Providing plants and animals with the ability to move across boundaries to renew their genetic viability and to fulfill their migrational and territorial needs is essential. And as climate change encroaches, plants and animals already on the move need to be able to get where they're going.
Steve Matteson -- who created the default fonts on the Android and Windows smartphones and the letters players see when they turn on their Xboxes -- finally decided to create a set of letters, he says, "for the sake of making myself happy." He looked to the mountains for inspiration.
Sure, we've got it pretty good on the left coast. No two-degree days or sludgy puddles... But that doesn't make that morning frost on our windshields any less maddening, and, hey, sometimes we wanna throw a snowball or two.
Each of these fall travel adventures selected by the ShermansTravel team is bound to give you a one-of-a-kind perspective on the bold waves of crimson, fiery-orange and golden hues that sweep the country at this time of year.
Eventually, I learned to appreciate the fear that shows up at the beginning of new projects and initiatives as a good sign -- it's that knowing that you are about to expand outside of what is known and safe and familiar into a new world of understanding and experience.