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  • Proposed fracking in national forest meets broad opposition

    BRIDGEWATER, Va. — The headwaters of the Potomac River rise amid the hills and hollows of George Washington National Forest in Virginia. Small creeks dart past oak, white pine and hickory, become streams that nourish farmland and towns, and create a...
  • After string of huge wildfires, 'saner approach' to prevention sought

    After string of huge wildfires, 'saner approach' to prevention sought
    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...
  • Firefighters start controlled burns in San Bernardino National Forest

    Firefighters start controlled burns in San Bernardino National Forest
    Firefighters have begun controlled burns in the San Bernardino National Forest, taking advantage of the recent rains and cool temperatures to eliminate brush and needles that can fuel catastrophic wildfires. The controlled burns will target spots in the...
  • For many, cut-your-own Christmas tradition is evergreen

    For many, cut-your-own Christmas tradition is evergreen
    The weekend after Thanksgiving not only signals the official start of the Christmas season, but also the start of the Christmas tree hunting season.  For many families, holiday traditions include a visit to a cut-your-own tree farm the weekend of...
  • Somers Christmas Tree Tradition Coming To An End

     Somers Christmas Tree Tradition Coming To An End
    SOMERS — There are about 500 Christmas tree farms in the Nutmeg state, but Kathy Kogut of Hemlock Hill Tree Farms estimates that at most 10 make most of their living from the seasonal sales. "You can't survive on [just] Christmas trees. You can'...
  • After Thanksgiving, many Carroll families turn appetite to Christmas trees

    After Thanksgiving, many Carroll families turn appetite to Christmas trees
    The weekend after Thanksgiving not only signals the official start of the Christmas season, but also the start of the Christmas tree hunting season.  For many families, holiday traditions include a visit to a cut-your-own tree farm the weekend of...
  • Ice storm costs South Carolina $360 million in timber

    Ice storm costs South Carolina $360 million in timber
    Snow, sleet and frozen rain damaged a year's worth of South Carolina's timber harvest last month, making it the most damaging storm in the region since 1989, officials reported. About 11% of the forestland was significantly affected by the pre-...
  • An Effort To Save A Slice Of Coastal Forest

    An Effort To Save A Slice Of Coastal Forest
    Imagine a place a few miles from the shores of Long Island Sound where one can hike from dawn to dusk without leaving its borders. Where a series of high ledges dotted with small caves overlook a vast marsh that attracts thousands of migrating birds...
  • Howard County teen focuses her unique world view

    Howard County teen focuses her unique world view
    Madeline Xi Cui Friedman was born in China and has lived much of her life with her family in western Howard County, but she considers herself a global citizen. The 17-year-old high school senior attends the Shanghai Community International School in...
  • 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...
  • 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...