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  • Daytrippers: Vermont Snowmobile Tour

    Daytrippers: Vermont Snowmobile Tour
    Somewhere in the whitened wilderness outside Mount Snow, Vt., as the wind whips through acres of huddled pines, comes the thick drone of a herd of high-powered snowmobiles. It's the only way to go. "It's a totally different experience," said Mark...
  • Letterboxing In State Forests

  • Portugal, U.S. prepare for rain forest heat, humidity

    Portugal, U.S. prepare for rain forest heat, humidity
    Turns out the Amazon rain forest is air-conditioned. Well, the indoor parts at least. The outdoors? No so much. And that's become almost as big a topic of discussion in the run-up to Sunday's U.S.-Portugal game as Cristiano Ronaldo's sore knee....
  • Crews try to keep fire in Sierra National Forest from crossing river

    Firefighters have slowly begun to make progress against a growing 7,000-acre wildfire burning in the Sierra National Forest, officials reported Thursday. The French fire, which started along the Rock Creek and Fish Creek campgrounds, is now 10%...
  • Nearly 1,000 lightning strikes spark wildfires in Northern California

    Nearly 1,000 lightning strikes spark wildfires in Northern California
    Nearly 1,000 lightning strikes were recorded across Northern California this week, sparking numerous brush fires, including a 7,000-acre blaze in Modoc County, officials reported. The lightning storm, which moved through the region Wednesday, dumped...
  • Purchase completes Des Plaines River Trail

    Purchase completes Des Plaines River Trail
    The final piece of the Des Plaines River Trail may not seem like much – only about three-tenths of a mile – but it's been a long-time coming. Lake County Forest Preserves commissioners were overjoyed to add the missing piece of trail on...
  • Wildfire in Napa County misses wineries, threatens more homes

    A wildfire burning in Napa County has forced hundreds of evacuations and scorched thousands of acres of parched vegetation, but it continues to miss the region’s famous wineries. The Butts fire has charred 3,800 acres of brush, pine and oak...
  • Indianapolis Zoo gives orangutans great new digs

    — Azy lumbered into a glass-enclosed studio, tossed a barrel aside and clambered onto the platformlike seat closest to a computer touch screen. With a glance at Rob Shumaker on the other side of the glass, he pointed to the computer as if to say,...
  • Vote Yes On The Preserve

    Voters in Old Saybrook on Tuesday can secure the protection of one of the great parcels of open land left in southern New England. Residents will vote on whether to commit $3 million of a total purchase price of $8.09 million to buy the pristine,...
  • Lake County buys final piece of Des Plaines River Trail

     Lake County buys final piece of Des Plaines River Trail
    The final piece of the Des Plaines River Trail may not seem like much — only about a third of a mile — but it's been a long time coming. Lake County Forest Preserves commissioners were happy to add the missing piece of trail Tuesday,...
  • Griswold Airport Is Reborn As Madison's Salt Meadow Park

    Griswold Airport Is Reborn As Madison's Salt Meadow Park
    A plane flew low over the marshes of Long Island Sound, and I stood at the edge of a crumbling runway wondering if the pilot might start descending, forgetting that Griswold Airport is now just a distant memory. On a warm summer morning, I stood on the...