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  • Mailbag: Learn the truth about housing for the homeless

      Everything I know from my 40 years as a Laguna resident and as a Friendship Shelter board member for more than 15 years was confirmed Sunday night by an episode of "60 Minutes." Anderson Cooper's piece shows dozens of communities in this country...
  • New map could refocus state's pollution battles

    New map could refocus state's pollution battles
    The California Environmental Protection Agency has released a statewide list of census tracts most burdened by pollution, providing a first-of-its-kind ranking certain to pressure regulators to clean up neighborhoods with long-standing health risks....
  • 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...
  • Adlai Stevenson Farm in Lake County gets national landmark status

    Adlai Stevenson Farm in Lake County gets national landmark status
    The Adlai Stevenson Farm received national landmark status Wednesday, a prestigious designation that the former Illinois governor’s family hopes will remind people about the importance of public service and political civility. Located in Mettawa,...
  • New EPA map: High levels of toxicity revealed in LCF, Burbank, Glendale drinking water

    New EPA map: High levels of toxicity revealed in LCF, Burbank, Glendale drinking water
    The California Environmental Protection Agency released a statewide list of census tracts most burdened by pollution and it appears the Burbank, Glendale and La Cañada Flintridge areas have one major source of pollution: high levels of drinking water...
  • 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...
  • Taking the Kids -- to a new eco hotspot, Nicaragua

    Taking the Kids -- to a new eco hotspot, Nicaragua
    I'm talking to my daughter. Even better, she doesn't have that annoyed don't-nag-me-mom tone in her voice. It's one of those vacation afternoons I wish would last forever -- sunny skies, no place to be, no arguing and best of all, my youngest daughter...
  • Arizona panel OKs $559,000 fine for safety lapses in Yarnell Hill fire

    TUCSON - The Arizona State Forestry Division could face $559,000 in fines after a state safety commission found fire officials had committed two serious workplace violations during the Yarnell Hill fire that killed 19 firefighters in June. Forestry...
  • Development Chips Away At Connecticut's Forests

    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...
  • 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...
  • New flood-control plan produces mixed opinions

    New flood-control plan produces mixed opinions
    A revised Army Corps of Engineers study of possible flood-control projects along the Des Plaines River scrapped a controversial reservoir project near Buffalo Grove in exchange for two smaller reservoirs on Cook County Forest Preserve land. But although...