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  • Winnetka gets $400K grant for Hubbard Woods Park project

    Winnetka gets $400K grant for Hubbard Woods Park project
    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...
  • 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'...
  • Most of Hawaii's coral recover from mass bleaching: DNR survey

    Most of Hawaii's coral recover from mass bleaching: DNR survey
    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...
  • Webster gets highways, but not rules

    Webster gets highways, but not rules
    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...
  • Protecting Alaskan wilderness

    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-...
  • 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...
  • High levels of benzene found in fracking waste water

    High levels of benzene found in fracking waste water
    Hoping to better understand the health effects of oil fracking, the state in 2013 ordered oil companies to test the chemical-laden waste water extracted from wells. Data culled from the first year of those tests found significant concentrations of the...
  • Let's get Amendment 1 spending right: My Word

    Let's get Amendment 1 spending right: My Word
    While Florida's political leaders differ on many key issues, all agree on protecting Florida's environment. More than 2.5 million acres have been protected in the three decades since Govs. Bob Martinez and Jeb Bush created the land-buying programs...