| Sep 6, 2013
| 8:13 AM
The Rim fire burning near Yosemite has burned 246,350 acres, making it the third largest fire in state history, the U.S. Forest Service said Friday.
The blaze, which erupted in the Stanislaus National Forest north of the Tuolumne River on Aug. 17, has...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 3:55 PM
Nine female Blanding’s turtles were placed near the shoreline of a pond in a private section of Brookfield Zoo on Tuesday morning.
Some required a little help to find their new watery home while others immediately began to shuffle their way into...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 1:05 AM
Washington, D.C. - Representatives Kristi Noem (R-SD), Kurt Schrader (D-OR), Paul Gosar (R-AZ), and Derek Kilmer (D-WA) have introduced the bipartisan Healthy Forest Caucus to focus on the state of forest health, forest management practices,...
| Jul 21, 2013
| 5:56 PM
A forest grows in Govans. As traffic rumbles by on busy York Road, cardinals flit about in a shady grove of trees sandwiched between a CVS drugstore and the Govans-Boundary Parish United Methodist Church.
In a city where some neighborhoods are...
| Jun 28, 2013
With so much crime in the Chicago area, from murderous gangbangers to those thug mobs and everything in between, it's nice to know that law enforcement finally cracked down on Public Enemy No. 1:
He's John Taris, 75, retired tailor and notorious...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 9:59 AM
LANDER, Wyo. - Several wildfires are burning in Wyoming.
Two fires are burning in the Shoshone National Forest and another in the Medicine Bow National Forest.
A fire southwest of Lander has burned about 1,200 acres of trees, grass and sagebrush in...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 3:57 PM
In a heart-warming ceremony earlier this month, the sons of the late Amanda Torbit of Jarrettsville planted and dedicated a tree in their mother's memory at Eden Mill Nature Center in northern Harford County.
The tree planting was an expression of...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 7:10 AM
Los Angeles County health officials confirmed this week that a trapped ground squirrel tested positive for plague, and as a precaution parts of the Angeles National Forest near Wrightwood have been closed.
The areas closed, since 1 p.m. Wednesday,...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 10:04 AM
Robert Bastian, retired state representative and veterinarian, and his wife, Susan, hosted the Somerset County Farm Bureau’s annual Legislative Farm Tour to talk about state and federal issues involving agriculture.
Larry Cogan, farm bureau...
| Aug 3, 2013
| 12:00 PM
In a rare but perhaps fleeting triumph of clear-headed thinking at Los Angeles City Hall, high-level officials have rescinded a citation issued to a South L.A. family for the crime of planting squash in their frontyard.
On the evening of my Wednesday...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 7:23 PM
Waynesboro Fish & Game Protective Association LLC received approval Monday for 12 acres of its Christmas tree farm to be designated as an agricultural security area.
The Washington Township (Pa.) Supervisors voted 4-0 to approve the organization’...