| Nov 9, 2013
A conservation project located between the Wekiva basin and Ocala National Forest has received financial help from TD Bank's forest initiative.
The bank, one of the 10 largest banks in the U.S., is helping The Nature Conservancy with the Hollywood Pines...
| Nov 3, 2013
| 4:53 PM
GROVELAND, Calif. — As autumn turns to winter and rain falls over the charred landscape left behind by the Rim fire, forest rangers and emergency planners have a new worry: water.
Over 90% of the blaze burned in the Tuolumne River watershed, where...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 6:19 PM
There will be no need to pinch your nose or hold your breath inside the new bathrooms at the Bremen Grove Forest Preserve near south suburban Oak Forest.
The modern-day outhouse that will be installed in the next few weeks boasts the U.S. Forest...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 8:36 PM
WASHINGTON — On the heels of a fire season that burned more than 4,000 homes and killed 34 people across the country, Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) on Tuesday called for a "saner approach" to preventing wildfires while budgets are strained as a...
| Nov 4, 2013
Over the past several years, the 100-foot-tall bluff in Palos Park has transformed from a winter wonderland to an intense summertime workout for those looking for an alternative to jogging or cycling.
Completed in 1924, the Swallow Cliff toboggan shoots...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 12:47 PM
A Cook County Forest Preserve District employee was secretly recorded two years ago taking $10,000 cash in kickbacks to steer contracts to a west suburban construction company owner working undercover for the FBI, federal authorities said today....
| Oct 29, 2013
| 12:09 PM
High in the mountains of northeastern Australia, scientists have discovered three intriguing animals that are brand new to science, and you can see all three of them in the photo gallery above.
They include the bizarre-looking leaf-tailed gecko...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 4:22 PM
The Pennsylvania Office of Open Records (OOR) has granted in part a Right to Know Law (RTKL) appeal by PennFuture concerning Anadarko Petroleum Corporation's plans to develop natural gas in the Loyalsock State Forest's "Clarence Moore lands." Under the...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 1:05 AM
Natural resource conservation is paramount to the ongoing strength of our nation. Healthy soil contributes to agricultural productivity. Healthy forests clean our water and air. Vibrant waterways are critical for our health, for transportation and for...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 11:06 PM
A reward of up to $20,000 is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or people responsible for sparking two Northern California wildfires that scorched more than 37,000 acres, officials announced Thursday night....
| Sep 19, 2013
| 1:17 PM
Mount Prospect officials have decided to adopt an urban forest management plan.
The village board approved a resolution concerning the plan at its Sept. 17 meeting.
Mayor Arlene Juracek said the approval is just another step in the village's 20-year...