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  • Bobcat hunting may return to Illinois after 40-year hiatus

     Bobcat hunting may return to Illinois after 40-year hiatus
    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...
  • Hogan names health secretary, 'Bay Cabinet'

    Hogan names health secretary, 'Bay Cabinet'
    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...
  • 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'...
  • First manual measurement of Sierra snowpack to occur next week

    First manual measurement of Sierra snowpack to occur next week
    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...
  • Tips for keeping rabbits from eating your yard

    Tips for keeping rabbits from eating your yard
    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...
  • Sad news — group whose goal was to protect water disbands

    Sad news — group whose goal was to protect water disbands
    First of two parts. A death occurred on Nov. 13, and nobody even has noticed. The way things are now, they probably never will. That's the day the Alliance to Protect Water Resources, an activist group in south Lake, voted to disband, saying few...
  • House approves California drought bill that faces Obama veto

    House approves California drought bill that faces Obama veto
    The U.S. House on Tuesday passed a California drought bill, despite a veto threat from the Obama administration and its expected demise in the Senate in the final days before Congress adjourns. The 230-182 vote was largely a symbolic gesture in the...
  • 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...
  • Home-garden news for Sept. 25: Volunteers sought for Virginia's natural resource effort

    Stewardship Virginia, a statewide campaign to encourage and recognize volunteer activities with a tangible impact on Virginia's natural resources, continues this year with events across the state. The campaign's fall activities run through Oct. 31, a...
  • 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...
  • Community weighs in on highway 53/120 improvements

    Community weighs in on highway 53/120 improvements
    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...