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  • Manaus is Brazil's jewel of the Amazon jungle

    Manaus is Brazil's jewel of the Amazon jungle
    It's that special time in the late afternoon when the light turns golden and life seems to move at the pace of a bygone era in the square that anchors this Amazon city's opera house. Children clamor to catch soap bubbles sent aloft by a vendor,...
  • Mohegan Tribe Buys Wood Pellet Factories To Diversify Revenues

    The Mohegan Tribe announced Wednesday it bought a wood-pellet production company in Ohio as part of an effort to diversify revenue in the face of growing competition within the gaming industry. The tribe said it bought a production plant that was owned...
  • What if we can't see the forest for the fees?

    What if we can't see the forest for the fees?
    In the very near future, you may have to pay a fee to use a bathroom in one of Southern California's four national forests. You may have to pay another fee to eat at one of the prefab picnic tables plunked next to the parking lot. You might even have to...
  • Letter: Times editorial had it wrong

    Last Sunday the L.A. Times ran an editorial which distorted and glossed over the facts of the April 28 federal court's decision regarding the Adventure Pass requirements for visitors to our Angeles National Forest. To set the record straight, the...
  • 10 amazing new species: See the Tinkerbell wasp and see-through snail

    10 amazing new species: See the Tinkerbell wasp and see-through snail
    The top 10 new species of 2014 includes a see-through snail, a teeny tiny wasp with fairy wings, and an anenome that lives on the underside of a glacier -- all of which are brand-new to science. The list was put together by the SUNY College of...
  • Planting the seeds of doubt about what tree to plant in the front yard

    I wish I had been able to join the students from the GreenMount School in Remington and Independence School in Hampden on Arbor Day as they planted 40 small trees along Stony Run. Besides being fun, initiatives like this one by the Baltimore City Forestry...
  • Santa Ana winds, hot weather prompt fire agencies to beef up crews

    Santa Ana winds, hot weather prompt fire agencies to beef up crews
    Fire agencies in Southern California are beefing up crews and pre-positioning equipment in wilderness areas because of Santa Ana winds and hot weather expected to last for several days. The dry northeast winds, along with dangerously low relative...
  • Welcome to the era of climate-changed fire seasons

    Welcome to the era of climate-changed fire seasons
    With triple-digit temperatures expected in parts of Southern California on Tuesday and Wednesday, it seems like an appropriate time to welcome you all to the new climate-warmed fire season. Well, everybody except Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), who doesn&...
  • 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...
  • 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...