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  • Firefighters start controlled burns in San Bernardino National Forest

    Firefighters start controlled burns in San Bernardino National Forest
    Firefighters have begun controlled burns in the San Bernardino National Forest, taking advantage of the recent rains and cool temperatures to eliminate brush and needles that can fuel catastrophic wildfires. The controlled burns will target spots in the...
  • Foresters say recent rain helping trees recover

    Foresters say recent rain helping trees recover
    After a consistently rainy October and November, foresters across the north suburbs are cautiously optimistic that trees will continue recovering this winter from two years of dry conditions, and will flourish in the spring. The summer of 2012, one of...
  • Cook County Forest Preserve solicits feedback for Swallow Cliff improvements

     Cook County Forest Preserve solicits feedback for Swallow Cliff improvements
    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...
  • After string of huge wildfires, 'saner approach' to prevention sought

    After string of huge wildfires, 'saner approach' to prevention sought
    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...
  • In Rim fire's aftermath, a new worry emerges: water

    In Rim fire's aftermath, a new worry emerges: water
    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...
  • Forest preserve employee charged with bribery

    Forest preserve employee charged with bribery
    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....
  • Victory for garden doesn't mean City Hall common sense grows on trees

    Victory for garden doesn't mean City Hall common sense grows on trees
    In a rare but perhaps fleeting triumph of clear-headed thinking at Los Angeles City Hall, high-level officials have rescinded a citation issued to a South L.A. family for the crime of planting squash in their frontyard. On the evening of my Wednesday...
  • #PennFuture wins Right to Know appeal re: Anadarko Petroleum drilling plan

     
    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...
  • Howard County official gives back through Tour des Trees

    Howard County official gives back through Tour des Trees
    Steve Parker grew up camping and climbing trees in the woods of North Carolina. Over the years he's kept that love of the environment. Outside of his job as Howard County's Bureau of Highways superintendent of operations, Parker, 63, is a member of...
  • Sharp fire: Blaze in steep Angeles National Forest terrain grows to 100 acres

      The Sharp fire in Angeles National Forest near Wrightwood has now covered 100 acres, but firefighters have been able to make some headway as the fireline moves southeast away from the town. The Sharp fire had already doubled in size to 60 acres...
  • Video: Sharp fire now 40% contained in Angeles National Forest, two firefighters hurt

    The Sharp fire in Angeles National Forest has grown to 150 acres, but firefighters, aided now by five water-dropping helicopters, have been able to increase containment to 40%. Two firefighters, meanwhile, were treated at a local hospital after one...