| Oct 7, 2013
For years, Rosie and June have greeted visitors at Wheaton's Danada Equestrian Center, pulling families on hay rides, leading sleighs and posing for countless pictures with smiling children.
The Percheron draft horses, each the mother to two foals...
| Oct 6, 2013
| 6:37 PM
BUCKHORN MEADOWS, Calif. — Calls for massive salvage logging, restoration and reforestation projects in the 257,000 acres of public wilderness scarred by the Rim fire have ignited controversy over how to proceed with the largest recovery effort...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 3:58 PM
Scientists hope newly introduced snakes, mice and weasels will help restore the natural habitat of Lake County's open areas.
Researchers are studying, breeding and releasing these animals to increase species diversity and improve the environment in Lake...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 4:03 PM
A flooding problem on a portion of a popular multi-use forest preserve trail near Darien and Woodridge has been repaired and the entire 10-mile trail is now open to the public.
A section of the trail near 101st and Lemont Road inside the Waterfall...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 3:23 PM
If you were hiking in a state forest infused with lovely fall colors, you might think Connecticut's forests were in top shape. And you would be right — up to a point.
The sylvan expanses look lush and robust. Except, perhaps, when you come to a...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 12:37 PM
There is some good news for Wheaton residents who are wondering when the city will get around to removing trees and tree stumps infested by emerald ash borers.
Council members unanimously approved more money for the efforts at Monday night's council...
| Sep 25, 2013
The sun had sunk behind the trees. In the fading light, the woods were dusky shadows.
And faintly, just barely, I thought I heard something.
I stood still and listened in the quiet of the darkening forest.
Hoo hoo hoo. Hoo.
An owl. I was smiling...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 3:30 PM
One of the largest urban woodland parks in the eastern United States appears destined to get less wooded. Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. aims to cut a swath up to two miles long through Gwynns Falls/Leakin Park in West Baltimore to replace an aging...
| 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....
| 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...
| 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...