| Jan 7, 2015
| 5:59 PM
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...
| Feb 4, 2015
| 4:52 PM
The Daily Press has a limited number of free tickets available for readers to attend the Coastal Virginia Home & Garden show this weekend. The tickets are available beginning Thursday, Feb. 5 at 8 a.m.
Tickets must be picked up in person at the Daily...
| Feb 4, 2015
| 9:27 AM
THE VILLAGES — Members of the new Preserve Our Environment community discussion group hope to educate and motivate those who attend to learn more about sustaining and protecting natural resources.
Since the group's first meeting in November, expert...
| Feb 2, 2015
| 6:28 PM
After one of the driest Januarys ever in California, there may be a glimmer of hope for the parched state: There's a slight chance of above-normal rainfall for Southern California over the next three months and an even chance for the rest, according to...
| Feb 1, 2015
| 1:45 PM
The state is giving nearly $260,000 to help purchase a conservation easement on 1,260 acres of private farmland around historic Bacon's Castle in Surry County and remove it permanently from residential and commercial development.
The grant is part of...
| Jan 30, 2015
| 8:58 PM
To the editor: Your editorial highlights a critical issue that's frequently left out of the conversation: We can't effectively tackle climate change without looking at our runaway population growth and overconsumption. And it's not just the climate that's...
| Jan 30, 2015
| 5:54 PM
After Hurricane Sandy swept up the East Coast in October 2012, devastating coastal communities, President Barack Obama called for an analysis of flood risks to vulnerable areas and ways for communities to adapt.
On Wednesday, the U.S. Army Corps of...
| Jan 19, 2015
| 3:54 PM
The cost of a roughly $1.5 million overhaul of Winnetka's Hubbard Woods Park will be offset by a nearly $400,000 grant from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, officials announced recently.
The Winnetka Park District is one of several agencies...
| Jan 2, 2015
| 12:14 PM
"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'...
| Jan 29, 2015
| 5:37 AM
Coral rely on algae for food and their survival.
So when the stress of warmer-than-average ocean temperatures prompted many of Hawaii's corals to expel algae last year — a phenomenon called bleaching because coral lose their color when they do...
| Jan 27, 2015
| 8:27 AM
U.S. Rep. Daniel Webster, R-Winter Garden, picked up a third infrastructure subcommittee assignments Tuesday, giving him seats on House of Representatives boards that will oversee legislation dealing with highways, water resources, railroads and...