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  • California snow levels improve but remain below normal

    Late winter storms have improved the Sierra Nevada snowpack, but it is still only about a third of the norm for the date, officials report. The snowpack is up from 24% a month ago and the abysmal 12% measured in late January. At 61% of average,...
  • How California's drought affects the country's supply of fruits and vegetables

    How California's drought affects the country's supply of fruits and vegetables
    Having to take shorter showers and conserve water isn't the only thing we'll need to worry about with the drought currently plaguing California. The lack of water will also have an effect on the availability and price of the fruits and vegetables we eat...
  • Be patriotic: Reject Cove Point [Letter]

    Be patriotic: Reject Cove Point [Letter]
    According to Dominion Power, the development of fracking has blessed us with new sources of natural gas available for extraction and sale to the highest global bidder. This latest effort being put forth to build a natural gas export facility at Cove Point...
  • Winter Wildlife Woes

     
    I feel sorry for wildlife during these frigid winter days since I know they have to work really hard to find food, water and shelter. However, these are the times when deer will eat just about anything, even so-called deer......
  • Get Involved to Protect our Water Resources- Become a Master Watershed Steward!

     
    As you make your list of resolutions for the New Year, spend some time thinking about how you might best use your talents and interests to give back to the community and make the world a little bit better in......
  • Florida voters may have conservation, marijuana questions to answer

    Florida voters may have conservation, marijuana questions to answer
    TALLAHASSEE -- Florida voters will decide whether to dedicate hundreds of millions of tax dollars every year to land and water conservation when they cast their ballots this fall. And the question of whether to legalize medical marijuana may also be...
  • Growing better chefs at farm camp

    Growing better chefs at farm camp
    From the crowing roosters to the pigs in the pen, Spence Farm at first glance might be mistaken as just another farm camp for city slickers. Barns, tents, chore schedules, grills, cots and coolers are ready for campers to spend two days in the country,...
  • Lakefront ribbon bows to nature

    Lakefront ribbon bows to nature
    Maybe you've seen the signs reading "Burnham Centennial Prairie/Native Prairie Planting in Process" along South Lake Shore Drive or the lakefront path. Maybe you've wondered about the grassy plants growing on the east side of the drive, or the trees...
  • Environmental groups hint at fight on Willow Road tunnel

    Environmental groups hint at fight on Willow Road tunnel
    With Winnetka officials expected to hire a firm this month to design a tunnel under Willow Road to discharge stormwater into Lake Michigan, three environmental advocacy organizations recently have expressed concerns that the $34.4 million project might...
  • Will County deer cull aims to stop spread of illness

    Will County deer cull aims to stop spread of illness
    Sharpshooters will return to a Will County forest preserve to take out a few more deer in an effort to curb a fatal disease among the herd. Forest preserve officials discovered chronic wasting disease in the Kankakee Sands preservation area near...
  • Deerfield allowing backyard chickens, but Highland Park not sold yet

    Deerfield allowing backyard chickens, but Highland Park not sold yet
    In April 2012, Barbara Solheim and her then-4-year-old granddaughter, Sophia, walked into Deerfield's Village Hall with a request: Change the village law to allow chickens. About 10 months later, after hearing from Solheim and other residents, Deerfield...