| Sep 26, 2013
From the crowing roosters to the pigs in the pen, Spence Farm at first glance might be mistaken as just another farm camp for city slickers. Barns, tents, chore schedules, grills, cots and coolers are ready for campers to spend two days in the country,...
| Jan 7, 2014
With Winnetka officials expected to hire a firm this month to design a tunnel under Willow Road to discharge stormwater into Lake Michigan, three environmental advocacy organizations recently have expressed concerns that the $34.4 million project might...
| Jan 24, 2014
I feel sorry for wildlife during these frigid winter days since I know they have to work really hard to find food, water and shelter. However, these are the times when deer will eat just about anything, even so-called deer......
| Dec 30, 2013
As you make your list of resolutions for the New Year, spend some time thinking about how you might best use your talents and interests to give back to the community and make the world a little bit better in......
| Sep 1, 2013
In recent decades, the Central Coast of California has become one of the state's most important wine-producing regions. But at what cost?
Until recently, most ranchers and farmers in this part of California embraced dry farming practices, raising...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 5:34 PM
Scientists believe a virus similar to measles in humans is responsible for an accelerating die-off in bottlenose dolphins along the Mid-Atlantic coast.
Since July 1, 333 dead dolphins have washed ashore from North Carolina to New York, 10 times normal...
| Oct 26, 2013
| 8:20 PM
Maryland's annual black bear hunt went into overtime Saturday, and some might look at the outcome as a moral victory for the hairy, soon-to-be hibernating creatures.
For the first time since the hunt was revived in 2004 after a 51-year hiatus, hunters...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 4:11 PM
State officials are pressing Charles County to back off a disputed development plan they contend would degrade a vital Chesapeake Bay tributary and open up swaths of farmland to sprawling housing projects.
The heads of 13 state agencies — who...
| Nov 3, 2013
| 11:16 AM
The call for the wild is being heard again across Maryland — though not everyone welcomes it.
More than a decade after the last addition to the state's network of wildlands, Department of Natural Resources officials have proposed a major expansion...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 5:21 AM
Search crews with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources are scheduled to return to the Bloede Dam in Patapsco Valley State Park this morning to resume a search for a swimmer who went missing Sunday night, according to a DNR spokesman.
| Aug 6, 2013
| 7:16 AM
The body of a swimmer missing since Sunday night in Patapsco Valley State Park was found Monday in the turbulent waters of the Patapsco River just below the Bloede Dam, a spokesman for Maryland Natural Resources Police said.
The body of Arturo Acosta-...