| Jan 22, 2014
| 7:08 PM
BRIDGEWATER, Va. — The headwaters of the Potomac River rise amid the hills and hollows of George Washington National Forest in Virginia. Small creeks dart past oak, white pine and hickory, become streams that nourish farmland and towns, and create a...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 4:07 PM
Cook County Forest Preserve District leaders on Friday unveiled sweeping plans to overhaul the sprawling system, an ambitious program to restore 30,000 acres to a pristine state, buy more land and draw thousands of new people to the natural areas.
| Jun 3, 2013
| 7:32 PM
While conditions were cool and lightly rainy on Monday, fire fighters still have a lot of work ahead of them as they monitor, manage, and contain several wildfires across the state.
As of Monday, the largest fire was the Bitter Creek blaze, about 30...
| May 31, 2013
| 6:30 AM
SEATTLE — The seal looked appealing, a daisy on a field of green, with the words “Tested Green.” It was issued to more than 120 products as a guarantee of environmental responsibility.
The problem, federal trade regulators announced in...
| May 31, 2013
| 10:00 AM
Deforestaton is propeling fast changes in evolution, a study of the Brazilian rain forest suggests.
Researchers found that in areas where populations of large-billed, fruit-eating birds, such as toucans, have been driven out because of deforestation,...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 5:02 PM
The California state parks system is pretty clueless about parking -- which, strange to say, is kind of an important issue for it these days because it's how we pay to get in and how it gets a lot of its money.
Much of the time, at many of the parks,...
| May 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
SEATTLE -- When an intense storm pounded southwestern Washington in 2007, mud poured down from the mountainsides, logging debris choked streams and the Chehalis River flooded much of the region, causing $57 million in damage.
| Jan 30, 2013
| 10:24 AM
Wednesday's Pictures in the News begins in Africa, where Malian youths restrain an alleged shop looter after arresting him in the northern city of Gao, a key Islamist stronghold until it was retaken by French and Malian troops in a major boost to the...
| Mar 7, 2013
| 7:52 PM
Weather prompts road closures: The Los Angeles County Public Works Department said they planned to close certain segments of road in the Angeles National Forest Thursday based on weather forecasts of snow and icy road conditions....
| Feb 26, 2013
| 4:26 PM
GUEST BLOG by James Finley, Ph.D., Ibberson Chair for Forest Management, Penn State School of Forest Resources: Trees and woods are important to people. Trees and woods purify air and water, provide wildlife habitat, and generally ensure our quality of...
| Apr 8, 2013
| 4:27 PM
A non-native, invasive insect that attacks and kills Eastern hemlock trees has advanced westward across Pennsylvania to Clarion and Jefferson counties where infestations have been confirmed in two state parks. “The hemlock woolly adelgid, a...