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  • State Fire Marshal investigating hay barn fire in Elkton

    State Fire Marshal investigating hay barn fire in Elkton
    The State Fire Marshal's office is continuing its investigation of a fire at hay barns in the Fair Hill Natural Resources Management Area in Elkton. The fire reportedly destroyed about $200,000 worth of hay and was still smoldering Sunday, said Bruce...
  • Virginia Marine Police crack down on oyster violations, poaching

    Virginia Marine Police crack down on oyster violations, poaching
    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...
  • Landowners sue over fracking delay

    Landowners sue over fracking delay
    Amy Pollard is one of thousands of landowners in southern Illinois who leased land to oil drillers two years ago for horizontal hydraulic fracturing. By now, she thought the money and the oil would be flowing. But on Tuesday, Marc Miller, head of the...
  • Virginia Marine Resources Commission: New course required for shellfish handlers starting 2015

    Starting in 2015, all shellfish harvesters and certified dealers will be required to complete a new certification program in order to get their permits and licenses, a Virginia Marine Resources Commission spokeswoman said. The new program will help...
  • Amid drought, Mayor Garcetti directs L.A. to cut water use 20% by 2017

     Amid drought, Mayor Garcetti directs L.A. to cut water use 20% by 2017
    Mayor Eric Garcetti on Tuesday challenged Los Angeles residents, businesses and city agencies to cut water use by 20% over the next 21/2 years and warned of new water restrictions if conservation targets aren't met. In announcing the plan, Garcetti said...
  • No fracking without court order: DNR boss

    No fracking without court order: DNR boss
    The director of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources testified Tuesday that if state legislators do not act to set rules governing horizontal hydraulic fracturing the agency will not issue fracking permits “absent a court order to the...
  • To fight drought, Burbank reuses pool water

    Burbank’s McCambridge Pool is closed for winter, as it usually is when the summer swim season ends. As usual, the water’s been drained away to make way for maintenance work and painting, but this year something’s different. Rather...
  • Schuh, Johnson vie for chance to run Anne Arundel County

    Schuh, Johnson vie for chance to run Anne Arundel County
    The two men who want to be Anne Arundel's next county executive have taken different routes toward that goal. Republican Steve Schuh, a state delegate, has spent 21/2 years setting up a network of volunteers and amassing more than $1 million in campaign...
  • Bear's eye view: Study puts cameras, GPS collars on Wekiva bears

    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...
  • Southern Illinois residents rally, wait for fracking

    Southern Illinois residents rally, wait for fracking
    Wayne Woolsey, an oilman since 1958, says he has core samples pulled from deep below the shale rock here that "look awful promising," comparable to what has been found elsewhere in the country where fracking has brought plentiful jobs and enriched land...
  • 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...