| Feb 21, 2015
| 12:13 PM
On a midwinter afternoon, William "Billy" J. Lednum steered the Kristin Marie into the Knapps Narrows, a channel that separates Tilghman Island from the rest of the Eastern Shore. It was 35 degrees and gusty, but Lednum, a "waterman cowboy" who has won...
| Apr 1, 2015
| 7:03 PM
Standing in a brown field that would normally be smothered in several feet of snow, Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday ordered cities and towns across California to cut water use by 25% as part of a sweeping set of mandatory drought restrictions, the first...
| Mar 30, 2015
| 12:44 PM
Volunteers filled the great room at the Connecticut Audubon Society Grassland Bird Conservation Center in Pomfret on March 27. Huddled around Petri dishes, they tried their hand at identifying stream invertebrates, small insects that are amazingly...
| Mar 25, 2015
| 5:21 PM
Last year was a dismal episode for Chesapeake Bay blue crabs and the watermen who harvest them.
The number of spawning females dropped 53 percent from the previous year to an alarming 70 million, a level considered unsustainable for the species. For a...
| Mar 27, 2015
The Carroll County Forestry Board is accepting applications for the 2015 Natural Resources Careers Camp. The Forestry Board will provide the $450 tuition for two local high school students to attend the week-long camp in the mountains of Garrett County....
| Mar 26, 2015
| 5:18 AM
The agency that regulates the oil industry in California is — by its own admission — in disarray. After a series of embarrassing disclosures about regulatory lapses that allowed drilling in protected aquifers, officials at the Division of Oil,...
| Mar 25, 2015
| 9:43 AM
The Virginia Marine Resources Commission has suspended a Poquoson commercial fisherman's licenses after he was convicted of taking oysters from a condemned area, an official said.
Robert K. Topping Jr. was convicted Jan. 27 on one count of taking...
| Mar 28, 2015
Joe DeRisi worked hard to acquire his Connecticut demolition license even though he doesn't do demolition. DeRisi does take things apart — houses, barns, labs, what have you — but he does it carefully, lovingly, nail by nail. He doesn't...
| Feb 16, 2015
| 9:17 PM
Owners of beverage companies large and small are gulping down what the Lehigh Valley offers as a prime business location.
In a report released today, the Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corp. says the Valley has 20 beverage manufacturing companies,...
| Mar 20, 2015
| 4:05 PM
Many urban thinkers say an environmentally sustainable Los Angeles would have higher-density housing with shared gardens and fewer of the single-family homes with lawns that are prevalent in Southern California. Such an urban landscape would reduce the...
| Mar 20, 2015
| 6:30 PM
The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California may be forced to restrict available wholesale water supplies to its 26 member public agencies as early as July, pending a vote next month from its Board of Directors, officials announced Wednesday....