| May 9, 2014
| 12:39 PM
If the forest preserve land abutting your yard has become home for your old boat, storage for firewood or the perfect spot for your compost pile, you might soon be getting a letter from the Will County Forest Preserve District.
The forest preserve...
| May 12, 2014
| 6:55 PM
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...
| May 13, 2014
| 12:18 PM
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&...
| Feb 20, 2013
There is plenty of snow, the best in many years for snowshoeing.
After all, the whole point of snowshoes is to make it possible to walk in deep snow.
You received snowshoes for Christmas? Or maybe you got them for Christmas last winter,...
| Jan 28, 2013
| 6:16 AM
SOUFRIERE, ST. LUCIA, West Indies - The Pitons dominate the southwest coast of St. Lucia.
The twin volcanic spires are the iconic image of St. Lucia, the green hulking peaks rising from the sea side by side in dramatic fashion.
Le Gros Piton and Le...
| Jun 23, 2013
JUNEAU, Alaska — I'd been told she'd had a little work done. Who can blame her? She was turning 50, and her life had been hard. The miles were starting to show.
But after an $8-million update, she was as good as new and ready to celebrate —...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 8:06 AM
Silver Glen Springs in the Ocala National Forest
Silver Glen Springs is located in the Silver Glen Springs Recreational Area of the Ocala National Forest, about 11 miles south of the town of Salt Springs. From the intersection of State Roads (SR) 19...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 7:56 AM
Ocala National Forest Visitor Center
10863 E. Highway 40
Silver Springs, FL 34488
352-625-3147 or 352-236-0288
Located in the Southeastern part of the Ocala National Forest, off Fla. 40, offers a full range of outdoor activities....
| Jun 23, 2013
MADAGASCAR — What's this lemur doing in my lap?
Well, not exactly in my lap, but close enough for me to wonder about its next move.
I'm in the open dining area of rustic Camp Amoureux near Madagascar's remote Kirindy dry rain-forest reserve,...
| Jan 3, 2013
| 11:15 AM
Two points about The Sun's coverage of tree cutting by Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. ("A bid to trim power outages," Dec. 23). First, I told the management of BGE at a meeting held with them by the Baltimore City Forestry Board in 1987 that their...
| Jan 4, 2013
| 11:22 AM
Two companies are helping Virginia with tree seedlings that will be planted throughout the state, according to the Virginia Department of Forestry.
Madison-based Plow and Hearth has donated 110,000 tree seedlings for planting in spring. Since...