| Aug 17, 2014
| 2:30 AM
By Erinn Hutkin
Program director of environmental health at Illinois State University, George Byrns calls the field a "discovery major." Many students don't even know it exists, then stumble upon it and end up switching to this intriguing field....
| Aug 18, 2014
| 7:56 AM
Lake County may not be a coastal county, right up against the ocean. But that doesn’t mean county residents are not vulnerable to the potential risks of flooding, county leaders note.
With hurricane system lasting until Nov. 30, and September...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 11:48 AM
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has agreed to help cover California's costs fighting a fire burning toward Yosemite National Park and another burning in the Central Valley.
The FEMA grants can help with up to 75% of the state’s costs for...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 7:34 AM
California Gov. Jerry Brown has declared a state of emergency for two Northern California counties overwhelmed by wildfires that have burned tens of thousands of acres and hundreds of homes.
The emergency declarations cover El Dorado and Siskiyou...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 11:59 AM
A 37-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of deliberately starting the huge King fire in Northern California, which exploded in size overnight and now threatens thousands of homes, authorities confirmed Thursday.
Wayne Huntsman was booked...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 5:55 PM
In a summer of destructive blazes across Central and Northern California, the King fire — burning out of control in the forest east of Sacramento — has officials particularly alarmed.
The fire exploded in a matter of hours into the second-...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 2:26 PM
TOLLAND — State police have executed another search warrant at Tolland Town Hall, this time seizing financial records related to projects approved by Public Works Director Clement Langlois.
The purpose of the search warrant was to obtain records...
| Sep 16, 2014
| 10:00 PM
An attorney who champions the rights of Native American women on reservations.
A poet who translates Arabic texts into English, bridging a cultural divide.
A computer scientist whose work makes cloud computing more secure and its data more valuable...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 7:52 AM
— Beneath a circus tent supplied by the federal government, residents of this map dot on the High Plains met night after night to plot a course for their town's future.
Eventually a vision emerged of an eco-friendly town that would attract...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 11:18 AM
If your uninsured property is damaged or destroyed in a hurricane, you might be eligible for assistance from the federal government.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA, can provide you with a temporary place to live or money to fix your...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 3:29 PM
If you moved to South Florida after Hurricane Wilma in 2005 and are wondering what the big deal is about storm season, a free Hurricane Expo in Fort Lauderdale on Saturday will help get you motivated to prepare.
It will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at...