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  • Nicaragua emerging as prime tourist destination

    Nicaragua emerging as prime tourist destination
    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. I did...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Santa Ana winds, hot weather prompt fire agencies to beef up crews

    Santa Ana winds, hot weather prompt fire agencies to beef up crews
    Fire agencies in Southern California are beefing up crews and pre-positioning equipment in wilderness areas because of Santa Ana winds and hot weather expected to last for several days. The dry northeast winds, along with dangerously low relative...
  • Welcome to the era of climate-changed fire seasons

    With triple-digit temperatures expected in parts of Southern California on Tuesday and Wednesday, it seems like an appropriate time to welcome you all to the new climate-warmed fire season. Well, everybody except Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), who doesn&...
  • Republicans vie for DuPage Forest Preserve president

     Republicans vie for DuPage Forest Preserve president
    Republican candidates vying for the post of president of the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County agree on a couple of things. They don't think the forest preserve district should be dissolved and have opposed another measure that would have...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Cantore wins Republican race for DuPage Forest president

    Cantore wins Republican race for DuPage Forest president
    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...
  • Flooding, age take toll on Graue Mill

     Flooding, age take toll on Graue Mill
    The big wheel on the outside of Graue Mill has stopped turning, at least for the time being. The engine rotating the water wheel was turned off in April 2013 after flood waters from a record-setting rain damaged it. It was discovered that the 162-year-...