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First aid tips for the common angler

Published Apr. 27 2017

If your fishing trip involves a trip to the emergency room, there is a good chance that you or someone...

Face-first down the river -- not a bad way to go

Published Apr. 1 2017

Imagine traversing the tumultuous, choppy waters of the Ocoee or French Broad rivers, but instead of doing so in a...

Lookout Mountain native sheds light on the wild and hectic world of commercial fishing

Published Apr. 1 2017

Think about the most prosperous day of fishing you've ever had. Thomas Persinger, a native of Lookout Mountain, probably has...

Local cycling clubs offer something for everyone

Published Apr. 1 2017

It's always a bit bittersweet to head out on a Saturday for a great ride, only to wish you had...

Local author and Pulitzer Prize finalist examines interconnectivity through 'The Songs of Trees'

Published Apr. 1 2017

Deep in the heart of Ecuador's Amazon rainforest, there stands a tree whose leaves exude a brilliant, pink hue. The...

Look out for these endangered species on the Cumberland Trail

Published Apr. 1 2017

Hikers on the Cumberland Trail are often stunned by the natural beauty that surrounds them.

How birds can help predict climate change

Published Apr. 1 2017

Roger Troy Peterson, creator of the illustrious Peterson Field Guides, said it best: "If [birds] are in trouble, we know...

Hacks for rainy camping trips

Published Apr. 1 2017

It is a tragedy that's struck every camping enthusiast. You've double-checked the weather reports, and with an all clear, planned...

How music selection could improve your next run [photos]

Published Apr. 1 2017

Even when he isn't running with headphones, Ed Rusk always has a song playing in his mind.

Outdoor games to teach your kids about the wild

Published Apr. 1 2017

If there's anyone who knows just how hard it is to keep 5- to 12-year-olds engaged during lessons, it's Lynn...

Lemurs take over the Tennessee Aquarium [video]

Published Mar. 1 2017

When Tennessee Aquarium guests ride the elevator up to Tropical Cove starting March 1, they will no longer be in...

Up to 50 percent of fish could die in severe drought year

Published Mar. 1 2017

Eastern Tennessee through Northwest Alabama has been suffering from a "severe" drought since mid-2016.


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How one small island is saving its turtles, and how you can help

Published Mar. 1 2017

Just a 15-minute boat ride away from the coast of Costa Rica sits a little island called Parismina.

Tour de Farms bike trip takes the scenic route through Tennessee's farmlands

Published Mar. 1 2017

After hosting several cycling trips in the Appalachian Mountains around Chattanooga, Shannon Burke of Velo View Bike Tours kept hearing...

Starting from the bottom? This guide will help you be a better belayer

Published Mar. 1 2017

If you think you're a great belayer, UTC Climbing Wall Lead Matt Somers has news for you: You're probably not.

Here's what you can plant to attract more songbirds this season (and every other season, too!)

Published Mar. 1 2017

Spring is the most dynamic time for Tennessee wildlife. Black bears awake from their deep sleeps; songbirds return from their...

Local runners helping shelter pups find a home

Published Mar. 1 2017

Most animal-lovers can list all the benefits that come with running alongside their four-legged friends — motivation, protection, company —...

Chattanoogans share their unique trail names

Published Mar. 1 2017

Every time Elaine Gregory-Duty steps onto the Appalachian Trail, she ceases to exist.

Turning back the clock: Camping without the tech

Published Mar. 1 2017

During a Rocky Mountain National Rendezvous, Linda Shriver-Buckner committed the crime of bringing in technology not available to American settlers

A look into modular and folding watercraft

Published Mar. 1 2017

If you've ever folded origami or played with Legos, you may have caught a glimpse of the future of kayaks.

The Great Backyard Bird Count: How to become a citizen-scientist this February

Published Feb. 1 2017

The Great Backyard Bird Count is a citizen science-based project co-sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, the National Audubon...


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Ways running can spice up your love life this Valentine's Day

Published Feb. 1 2017

Kalie Feigenson found love not at a club nor at a bar, but at a race. "I had no intentions...

How to determine what kind of kayak is right for you

Published Feb. 1 2017

Kayak sounds like a ubiquitous term, but it isn't. There are numerous kinds of kayaks with different strengths and weaknesses.