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  • Report concludes Maryland can safely 'frack'

    Report concludes Maryland can safely 'frack'
    Maryland agencies have concluded that natural gas production from the Marcellus Shale by hydraulic fracturing (fracking) can be accomplished without unacceptable risks, but only if a suite of best practices is required, monitoring and inspections are...
  • O'Malley administration sets out path to fracking in Md.

    O'Malley administration sets out path to fracking in Md.
    Capping more than three years of study, the O'Malley administration declared Tuesday that hydraulic fracturing for natural gas can be done safely in Western Maryland, but only after regulations are tightened to reduce air and water pollution and protect...
  • Water awareness mini-grants awarded to 23 teachers

    To help promote freshwater-resource education, awareness and projects, the Lake County Water Authority has awarded $22,627.70 in mini grants to 23 public- and private-school teachers. Some of the annual "Drop-by-Drop: You Make a Difference" mini-...
  • Judge: Illinois fracking rules can be published

    Judge: Illinois fracking rules can be published
    A southern Illinois circuit judge Friday struck down a move that would have prevented the start of fracking in Illinois. Madison County Judge Barbara Crowder said she won't stop rules governing the practice from taking effect because the southern...
  • 'Looming environmental crisis' at Salton Sea prompts plea for help

    'Looming environmental crisis' at Salton Sea prompts plea for help
    The Imperial Irrigation District has sent a plea to a state water board to help avert a "looming environmental and public health crisis" at the Salton Sea. In a letter this week to officials at the State Water Resources Control Board, the irrigation...
  • Agencies to explain Farm Bill

    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...
  • Virginia Marine Resources Commission considers Hampton oyster leases

    Virginia Marine Resources Commission considers Hampton oyster leases
    Requests from watermen interested in harvesting oysters within the city's waterways are becoming more popular, according to Virginia Marine Resources Commission officials. The state agency in charge of regulating oyster ground leases is processing close...
  • Public gets chance to weigh in on state's deer management

    If you're interested in white-tailed deer, this is a rich time of year. Not only is it near the peak of the annual deer mating cycle, or rut, but the Wisconsin gun deer hunt is on the horizon. More than 600,000 Wisconsin citizens and visitors are...
  • Speak ill of John Muir? Brace for a backlash

    Speak ill of John Muir? Brace for a backlash
    Readers of The Times' print newspaper may recall the handful of letters published Saturday defending John Muir after an earlier article had quoted academics and environmentalists questioning the sainted conservationist's continued relevance. Published...
  • U.S. to limit energy development in George Washington forest in Virginia

    Oil and gas development will be limited in the George Washington National Forest in Virginia, the U.S. Forest Service said Tuesday in a long-awaited decision over an area that’s home to the headwaters of rivers that provide drinking water for the...
  • Plants, fireworks, schedule: Letters

    Plants, fireworks, schedule: Letters
    Right plants, right place Regarding the article "Legal fights drag on over Florida-friendly landscapes" in Sunday's Sentinel: With growth predicted to double Central Florida's population in the next two decades, it's immensely important that we...