| 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...
| Jul 4, 2014
| 10:06 AM
— Azy lumbered into a glass-enclosed studio, tossed a barrel aside and clambered onto the platformlike seat closest to a computer touch screen. With a glance at Rob Shumaker on the other side of the glass, he pointed to the computer as if to say,...
| 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...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 7:45 AM
As Hawaii celebrates King Kamehameha Day on Wednesday, a recently created feather cape, helmet and sash, which recall the monarch who is being honored across the state, will go on display.
The featherworks were commissioned by Hawaiian Legacy...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 2:41 PM
Voters in Old Saybrook on Tuesday can secure the protection of one of the great parcels of open land left in southern New England.
Residents will vote on whether to commit $3 million of a total purchase price of $8.09 million to buy the pristine,...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 3:18 PM
A half century ago, when the Angeles National Forest still seemed relatively undisturbed and somewhat quaint to the towns folk below, a ceremony attended by 135 people was held to dedicate the new buildings comprising Chilao Mountain School.
Way up there...
| 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...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 3:52 PM
A major environmental restoration project on the lakefront around Fort Sheridan, estimated to cost about $13.6 million, could begin in the fall of 2015 after years of planning, according to local and regional officials involved with the project.
| 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...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 2:38 PM
A growing wildfire burning in the Sequoia National Forest now threatens 1,000 homes, power lines and communication facilities in the area, officials said Monday.
The Shirley fire, which is only 10% contained, has burned at least 2,200 acres in the...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Rescuers combing a wilderness area in the Los Padres National Forest spotted a dog believed to have been with Arcadia firefighter Mike Herdman when he went missing five days ago, authorities said Wednesday night.
The rescuers saw the dog briefly...