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  • California wildfires may spread as thunderstorms move north

    Lightning from thunderstorms moving across California today could spark more wildfires in areas of the state already burning or under smoke-filled skies. Thousands of acres have already burned in Central and Northern California, where firefighting...
  • California wildfires: Potential lightning storms prompt fire warning

    A weather system swirling above Northern California is capable of producing fierce lightning storms that, combined with tinder-dry vegetation, could spark a fresh round of wildfires in a region where firefighting resources have already been stretched...
  • California wildfires: Storms curb blazes as lightning starts new ones

    Cooler weather and increased humidity are helping firefighters in Northern California battle a series of massive wildfires, the National Weather Service reported. At the roughly 13,700-acre French fire, for example, officials reported Tuesday that ...
  • Tiny Suriname a world of diverse cultures

    Tiny Suriname a world of diverse cultures
    The spectacle that is this city's Central Market could be a metaphor for the cultural melange that is Suriname. In stalls outside under the blazing equatorial sun, an ethnic mix of vendors offered fresh and smoked fish, fruits and vegetables, fish eggs,...
  • Crews seek to get the upper hand on 13 blazes burning around California

    Towns were evacuated and homes were threatened Tuesday as firefighters battled at least 13 major wildfires across drought-stricken California. An abundance of thunderstorms caused by monsoonal winds from the southeast  caused many of the fires --...
  • Social events highlight the calendar in 1965 [History Matters]

    August 1965 The livin' is easy "The Beaverbrook Homemakers held their annual crab feast Saturday evening at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Stallings of Durham Rd. E. It is at this time each year that the ladies' husbands are their guests at a favored...
  • Winnetka receives grant for flood control work

     Winnetka receives grant for flood control work
    Bolstered by a $2 million grant from the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District, officials in Winnetka said Tuesday that they are moving ahead with a $4 million stormwater management project aiming to prevent flooding on the northwest side of the...
  • 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...
  • Controversial Cook County forest preserve buy is largest in 45 years

    Controversial Cook County forest preserve buy is largest in 45 years
    As drivers top the crest of Algonquin Road in Barrington Hills, they’re treated to a rare sight in the Chicago area: a sweeping vista of horses grazing on rolling hills, groves of trees lining the horizon. The verdant expanse of land that makes up...
  • 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%...