| Jun 23, 2013
MADAGASCAR — What's this lemur doing in my lap?
Well, not exactly in my lap, but close enough for me to wonder about its next move.
I'm in the open dining area of rustic Camp Amoureux near Madagascar's remote Kirindy dry rain-forest reserve,...
| Jan 3, 2013
| 11:15 AM
Two points about The Sun's coverage of tree cutting by Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. ("A bid to trim power outages," Dec. 23). First, I told the management of BGE at a meeting held with them by the Baltimore City Forestry Board in 1987 that their...
| Jan 4, 2013
| 11:22 AM
Two companies are helping Virginia with tree seedlings that will be planted throughout the state, according to the Virginia Department of Forestry.
Madison-based Plow and Hearth has donated 110,000 tree seedlings for planting in spring. Since...
| Dec 14, 2012
| 1:26 PM
When researcher Erik Patel hiked into the mountainous rain forest of northeast Madagascar in 2001, he was a doctoral student embarking on a quest for basic scientific knowledge about one of the rarest primates in the world: a snow-white lemur called the...
| Dec 15, 2012
| 2:26 PM
Still haven't selected your tree for the holidays? Prefer to wait and display your tree closer to Christmas? Then you should consider a live Christmas tree, suggests the International Society of Arboriculture in a news release.
Live Christmas trees...
| Dec 26, 2012
| 12:23 AM
WELDON, Calif. — A few minutes after 4 a.m., agents in camouflage cluster in a dusty field in Kern County. "Movement needs to be slow, deliberate and quiet," the team leader whispers. "Lock and load now."
They check their ammunition and assault...
| Dec 28, 2012
We have to think more creatively about how we protect both trees and power lines ("A bid to trim power outages," Dec. 23). As Jamie Smith Hopkins' article noted, we can no more be asked to choose between trees or power than we can be asked to choose...
| Feb 12, 2013
| 5:14 AM
Virginia's 4 p.m. Burning Law goes into effect Feb. 15 – the start of spring fire season in the state, according to a news release. The law prohibits burning before 4 p.m. each day until April 30, if the fire is in, or within 300 feet of, woodland,...
| Mar 14, 2013
| 2:27 PM
FORSYTH, Mo. -- A convicted bank robber is charged with killing a woman from Hollister 10 years ago. The Taney County prosecuting attorney charged Phillip Dodd, 40, with first-degree murder on Thursday.
Dodd is charged with killing Becky Sutton on...
| Mar 16, 2013
| 1:14 PM
With across-the-board federal spending cuts constricting an already tight budget, officials in charge of restoring thousands of acres in the Angeles National Forest left damaged by the 2009 Station fire are turning to nonprofits for help.
Although the U....
| Mar 20, 2013
| 6:43 AM
With the beginning of spring comes the beginning of great gardening and home events, including these for Saturday, March 23:
Walk in the Forest
Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the day at the Virginia Department of Forestry's New Kent Forestry Center...