| Mar 19, 2014
Joe Cantore, an 11-year veteran of the board of the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County, captured the Republican nomination for president of that board, according to unofficial election results.
With 753 of 756 precincts reporting as of press time...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 6:30 AM
Snow, sleet and frozen rain damaged a year's worth of South Carolina's timber harvest last month, making it the most damaging storm in the region since 1989, officials reported.
About 11% of the forestland was significantly affected by the pre-...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 9:27 AM
Imagine a place a few miles from the shores of Long Island Sound where one can hike from dawn to dusk without leaving its borders. Where a series of high ledges dotted with small caves overlook a vast marsh that attracts thousands of migrating birds...
| Mar 8, 2014
| 5:02 PM
Madeline Xi Cui Friedman was born in China and has lived much of her life with her family in western Howard County, but she considers herself a global citizen.
The 17-year-old high school senior attends the Shanghai Community International School in...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 3:05 PM
GRANADA, Nicaragua — I came to Nicaragua to climb a volcano, to listen to howler monkeys scream in the trees of a rain forest and to walk along a deserted beach, watching the sun flame out at the end of day, turning the sea and sky ablaze.
| 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...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 5:46 PM
It took Crescenta Valley Station deputies an average of 10 minutes to respond to 911 calls in 2013, according to a county report aimed at increasing the numbers of people in uniform.
The statistic is a marked increase from 2010, when it took 7.6 minutes...
| 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...
| 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 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 17, 2014
| 9:45 PM
An Arcadia firefighter was still missing in rugged terrain in the Los Padres National Forest, where he was last seen four days ago, authorities said Tuesday night.
Mike Herdman, 36, was setting up a camp with a friend in the Sespe Wilderness area...