| Jun 26, 2014
| 7:58 PM
A fast-growing wildfire in eastern Arizona has reached about 2,000 acres and triggered mandatory evacuations in two areas, officials said.
The San Juan fire, first reported late Thursday morning, has been burning pine trees in the Apache Sitgreaves...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 9:59 AM
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...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 7:35 AM
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...
| Aug 2, 2014
| 7:13 PM
Gov. Jerry Brown on Saturday declared a state of emergency due to the effects of several wildfires burning in central and northern California counties.
Thousands of acres have burned in El Dorado, Amador, Butte, Humboldt, Lassen, Madera, Mariposa,...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 11:44 AM
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...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 5:35 AM
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...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 2:38 PM
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,...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 2:21 PM
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...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 10:19 AM
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%...
| Jul 30, 2014
Hydraulic fracturing to squeeze oil and gas from rock buried deep underground is either a financial windfall for landowners and communities or an environmental Pandora's box — depending on whom you ask.
Until now, eastern Virginia hasn't been...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 12:55 PM
Four rescuers from Montrose Search and Rescue team have joined the search in Los Padres National Forest for a missing firefighter and his dog, sheriff's officials confirmed on Thursday.
Local experts are joining others from the U.S. Immigration and...