| Oct 16, 2014
| 6:13 PM
They say it's a lot like a cat and mouse game. Out on the choppy waters of the James River one recent morning, Virginia Marine Police watched and waited for watermen to make their way out to the oyster beds.
Their job: Catch people violating...
| Dec 24, 2014
| 9:26 AM
A rabbit in our yard is eating everything, including bark from the trees and shrubs. We have an enclosed yard, and he lives under a deck. How can we keep him from eating our plants? Can we get him out of the yard?
You can deter rabbits from vegetable or...
| Nov 28, 2014
| 9:06 AM
Land use planners for the proposed Illinois Highway 53 extension and Highway 120 bypass are keying in on community concerns as they work to develop a plan for the corridor that will minimize the road's impact on the area's environment, aesthetics and...
| Oct 11, 2014
| 10:51 AM
Wildlife biologists are putting tracking collars and cameras on bears near Central Florida neighborhoods.
The devices, which rely on GPS technology, beam the animal's location to a computer every half-hour and may help the study team understand where...
| Nov 18, 2014
| 4:02 PM
Federal and state agencies will provide an information session from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Dec. 8 to explain the federal 2014 Farm Bill that passed Feb. 7.
The session will be held at the Yorktown Library at 8500 George Washington Memorial Highway and...
| Dec 21, 2014
| 2:53 PM
The bobcat was on Illinois' threatened species list from 1977 to 1999.
Five years ago, amateur photographer David Horning was driving along a gravel country road in southern Illinois when the sight of a bobcat with a rabbit clenched in his teeth stopped...
| Dec 23, 2014
| 4:11 PM
Gov.-elect Larry Hogan named a former Democratic lawmaker from Southern Maryland as the state's health secretary Tuesday as he continued to fill key posts in his administration.
In addition to appointing former Del. Van T. Mitchell to head the Department...
| Dec 23, 2014
| 4:44 PM
The winter's first manual measurement of the Sierra Nevada snowpack will take place next week, state officials said Tuesday, eager for any signs of relief from one of California's worst droughts in a century of record-keeping.
The snowpack is crucial to...
| Dec 12, 2014
| 6:00 PM
Bill Golubics went to sleep fully clothed in his recliner in case the charred slope behind his house came down in the night.
The home next door on San Como Lane in Camarillo Springs was red-tagged in October and he knew his could be next.
| Dec 13, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Here's a question for Florida lawmakers: What part of yes don't you understand?
Last month almost three-quarters of state voters said yes to a constitutional amendment requiring lawmakers to spend one-third of the annual revenues from the state's real-...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 3:00 AM
When a man of 91 is downright cantankerous and has been on his land longer than most everyone else has been alive, he wastes no time speaking his mind.
So after his new neighbor started sinking a well to plant a water-sucking almond orchard in the...