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  • 10 amazing new species: See the Tinkerbell wasp and see-through snail

    10 amazing new species: See the Tinkerbell wasp and see-through snail
    The top 10 new species of 2014 includes a see-through snail, a teeny tiny wasp with fairy wings, and an anenome that lives on the underside of a glacier -- all of which are brand-new to science. The list was put together by the SUNY College of...
  • Controversial Cook County forest preserve buy is largest in 45 years

    Controversial Cook County forest preserve buy is largest in 45 years
    As drivers top the crest of Algonquin Road in Barrington Hills, they’re treated to a rare sight in the Chicago area: a sweeping vista of horses grazing on rolling hills, groves of trees lining the horizon. The verdant expanse of land that makes up...
  • Planting the seeds of doubt about what tree to plant in the front yard

    I wish I had been able to join the students from the GreenMount School in Remington and Independence School in Hampden on Arbor Day as they planted 40 small trees along Stony Run. Besides being fun, initiatives like this one by the Baltimore City Forestry...
  • Griswold Airport Is Reborn As Madison's Salt Meadow Park

    Griswold Airport Is Reborn As Madison's Salt Meadow Park
    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...
  • Crescenta Valley emergency response times up since 2010, report shows

    Crescenta Valley emergency  response times up since 2010, report shows
    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...
  • Wildfire in eastern Arizona is growing fast, triggering evacuations

    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...
  • Winnetka receives grant for flood control work

     Winnetka receives grant for flood control work
    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...
  • Wildfire in Sequoia National Forest now threatens 1,000 homes

    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...
  • Arcadia firefighter still missing in Los Padres National Forest

    Arcadia firefighter still missing in Los Padres National Forest
    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...
  • Rescuers may have spotted dog of firefighter missing in forest

    Rescuers may have spotted dog of firefighter missing in forest
    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...
  • Let Iraq and Syria burn [Letter]

    Let Iraq and Syria burn [Letter]
    Your editorial on the situation in Iraq left many hard questions unanswered ("Hard choices in Iraq," June 16). Here is a suggestion: I was once a volunteer fireman who fought forest fires. After each fire was extinguished we were told that new growth...