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  • Protecting Alaskan wilderness

    Based on the reactions of Alaska Republicans, one might think that President Barack Obama had decided to unilaterally ban guns and snowmobiles from the 49th state instead of merely proposing to upgrade the protected status for certain federally-owned land...
  • Illinois bill would ban drones for hunting

     Illinois bill would ban drones for hunting
    When it comes to preserving fair chase in hunting, Illinois already bans using bait to lure, dogs to kill and certain lights to see animals at night. Now to those and other do-nots, a state lawmaker would like to add one more: drones. State Sen. Julie...
  • Md. bucks national trend toward solar energy

    Md. bucks national trend toward solar energy
    As a Baltimore resident I am embarrassed that Maryland hasn't taken more aggressive steps to harvest renewable resources like solar energy. Solar energy is a booming industry that is rapidly growing throughout the U.S. According to the Solar Energy...
  • Hogan's pick for natural resources secretary bows out

    Hogan's pick for natural resources secretary bows out
    Gov. Larry Hogan has lost a member of his cabinet, even before he could be nominated. Charles C. G. Evans Jr., whom Hogan had tapped to be secretary of natural resources, said Friday he has bowed out because he feared the rigors of managing the 1,300-...
  • Duck boat tours proposed for Chicago River

    Duck boat tours proposed for Chicago River
    Duck boat tours could be coming to the Chicago River as soon as this summer. Entertainment Cruises, a cruise operator based at Navy Pier, submitted a proposal to guide tours on the boats, which run on land and water. The company operates more than 30...
  • New Federal Farming Grants Aimed At Cutting Long Island Sound Pollution

    New Federal Farming Grants Aimed At Cutting Long Island Sound Pollution
    HARTFORD – Cutting agricultural pollution and improving the use of water by farms in the Connecticut River Valley and the Thames River Valley are the targets for $10.8 million in new federal grants, according to federal and state officials. The...
  • Planet Earth, the half-empty zoo

    Planet Earth, the half-empty zoo
    "If half the animals died in London zoo next week it would be front page news. But that is happening in the great outdoors." — Ken Norris, director of science at the Zoological Society of London, to The Guardian Now relocate Ken Norris'...
  • Regulators, not governor, have authority to OK gas leases on state lands, Pennsylvania court says

    HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania's Commonwealth Court on Wednesday upheld the state Legislature's right to use the royalties from oil and gas production on state forest lands for general state budget purposes, but it found that the state's conservation...
  • Officials increase water allocations as rain hits, drought persists

    Officials increase water allocations as rain hits, drought persists
    The biggest storm of the rain season is fostering optimism among state officials, who increased 2015 water allocations this week in response to improving precipitation forecasts. On Monday, the Department of Water Resources announced that in 2015...
  • Storm drenches California, but it's only a drop in state's drought

    Storm drenches California, but it's only a drop in state's drought
    The first major Pacific storm of the season drenched much of California on Tuesday, slaking a parched and dusty region, but still leaving the state deep in a historic drought. The stream of subtropical moisture dropped more than an inch of rain over...
  • Tricolored blackbird gains endangered species protection in California

    Tricolored blackbird gains endangered species protection in California
    The California Fish and Game Commission on Wednesday granted endangered species protections to the tricolored blackbird, approving the designation on a temporary, emergency basis. The reason: Statewide surveys show the tricolored blackbird population...