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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Indianapolis Zoo gives orangutans great new digs

    — 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,...
  • Vote Yes On The Preserve

    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,...
  • Lake County buys final piece of Des Plaines River Trail

     Lake County buys final piece of Des Plaines River Trail
    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,...
  • Forest Preserve offers land for College of DuPage farm

    Forest Preserve offers land for College of DuPage farm
    After College of DuPage announced it would close its community education farm, forest preserve district leaders offered to host the outdoor classroom in Wheaton, about two miles off the college's main campus. DuPage County Forest Preserve District...
  • New map could refocus state's pollution battles

    New map could refocus state's pollution battles
    The California Environmental Protection Agency has released a statewide list of census tracts most burdened by pollution, providing a first-of-its-kind ranking certain to pressure regulators to clean up neighborhoods with long-standing health risks....
  • New EPA map: High levels of toxicity revealed in LCF, Burbank, Glendale drinking water

    New EPA map: High levels of toxicity revealed in LCF, Burbank, Glendale drinking water
    The California Environmental Protection Agency released a statewide list of census tracts most burdened by pollution and it appears the Burbank, Glendale and La Cañada Flintridge areas have one major source of pollution: high levels of drinking water...
  • Adlai Stevenson Farm in Lake County gets national landmark status

    Adlai Stevenson Farm in Lake County gets national landmark status
    The Adlai Stevenson Farm received national landmark status Wednesday, a prestigious designation that the former Illinois governor’s family hopes will remind people about the importance of public service and political civility. Located in Mettawa,...
  • Hawaii: Replicas of royal garb — with 250,000 feathers — go on display

    Hawaii: Replicas of royal garb — with 250,000 feathers — go on display
    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...
  • 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,...