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  • Pennsylvania leads nation in rails-to-trails miles

    Pennsylvania leads nation in rails-to-trails miles
    Joseph Bundra and Ray Bieak have been working on the nitty gritty of the Ironton Rail Trail for upward of 14 years, but they see that 9.2-mile path as a piece of a much bigger picture. To hear them tell it, the system of rails to trails in...
  • Report: Improving Neighborhood Schools A Top Priority For Hartford

    Report: Improving Neighborhood Schools A Top Priority For Hartford
    HARTFORD — Improving the city's neighborhood schools and marshaling more help for students who are learning English or have disabilities should be among the top priorities for the school system in the coming years, according to a district report...
  • Inviting the natives

    The typical American home landscape is 80 percent Asian plants. Most are beautiful, and some provide shade, shelter and maybe a little nectar and pollen. But otherwise, they have little to offer indigenous insects, birds, and other wildlife in the local...
  • In Laguna Beach, kelp has arrived -- and it's raising a stink

    In Laguna Beach, kelp has arrived -- and it's raising a stink
    Warmer air and water temperatures, combined with overseas tropical storms, delivered an ecologically desirable but olfactory disagreeable gift to the shores of Laguna Beach this summer: copious amounts of kelp. City officials and environmentalists say...
  • Climate wars: The Pentagon doesn't need more global hotspots

    The following editorial appeared in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Friday, Oct. 17: Conservative members of Congress may not be ready to acknowledge the reality of climate change, but the Pentagon sees it for what it is a threat to national security....
  • Matchmakers find modern fans in the digital age

    Matchmakers find modern fans in the digital age
    The Internet has upended innumerable traditional business models. Travel agents. Retail stores. Newspapers (sigh). Yet online dating, which has ballooned into a $2.1 billion industry used by almost 40 percent of dating singles, hasn't killed one of...
  • Hampton Roads military bases brace for climate change, sea-level rise

    HAMPTON — When Hurricane Isabel raged through Hampton Roads in 2003, tidal levels rose 7.9 feet, putting most of Langley Air Force Base underwater. As the waters receded, the damage was immense. Two hundred facilities on the base were affected....
  • Tips: Finding the Right Tree for the Right Place

    Tips: Finding the Right Tree for the Right Place
    Fall is an ideal time to plant new trees. The best way to keep trees healthy is by planting the right trees in the right places where they naturally grow best. Homeowners see many benefits to planting trees on their property. Trees provide shade,...
  • Maryland seeks person who killed eagle

    Maryland seeks person who killed eagle
    Maryland Natural Resources Police are looking for a person they said shot and killed a bald eagle in Pasadena last month, the state agency said on Friday. The bird was found in Rock Creek on Sept. 21 and an X-ray showed two pellets embedded in the 5-...
  • For Florida House, incumbent candidates are hard to beat

    For Florida House, incumbent candidates are hard to beat
    The governor's race has top billing, but pay attention to the legislative contests as well. The Legislature, even more than the governor, has the power to shape the future of Florida. Much of that power will remain with incumbents, who are hard to beat....
  • VIMS gets $200K grant to help protect Powhatan village site

    VIMS gets $200K grant to help protect Powhatan village site
    Back when Capt. John Smith and Chief Powhatan butted heads in the early 1600s, the Algonquian village of Werowocomoco along the York River was fringed with marshland where inhabitants hunted and fished. Four centuries later, much of that marshy...