| Sep 20, 2013
| 11:20 AM
WASHINGTON — In response to fires that have ravaged the West this year, the House on Friday approved a bill that would expand logging in national forests despite a White House veto threat.
The measure, which would impose limits on environmental...
| 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...
| Nov 21, 2013
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...
| 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....
| Sep 19, 2013
| 11:06 PM
A reward of up to $20,000 is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or people responsible for sparking two Northern California wildfires that scorched more than 37,000 acres, officials announced Thursday night....
| Nov 5, 2013
| 8:36 PM
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...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 1:05 AM
Natural resource conservation is paramount to the ongoing strength of our nation. Healthy soil contributes to agricultural productivity. Healthy forests clean our water and air. Vibrant waterways are critical for our health, for transportation and for...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 1:17 PM
Mount Prospect officials have decided to adopt an urban forest management plan.
The village board approved a resolution concerning the plan at its Sept. 17 meeting.
Mayor Arlene Juracek said the approval is just another step in the village's 20-year...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 4:22 PM
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...
| 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...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 12:32 PM
Sharpshooters will be returning to Will County Forest Preserves this year to help curb the deer population.
Forest preserve commissioners on Sept. 12 approved plans for a deer culling program at seven preserves. The goal is to eliminate 206 deer from...