| Jan 20, 2015
| 6:05 PM
MANCHESTER — Complaining that a proposed cellphone tower would devalue their property, residents of the town's northeastern corner filled the Lincoln Center hearing room Tuesday night.
The hearing before the Connecticut Siting Council centered on a...
| Jan 21, 2015
| 1:46 PM
The tree-huggers are taking a few jabs at Disney for concocting a fake Florida spring as the centerpiece of the new storyline for the resort's dining and shopping complex.
"Disney Springs makes a mockery of Florida's natural springs and the rural...
| Jan 19, 2015
| 3:00 AM
HARTFORD — The biggest ecological threat to Connecticut's native habitats comes from invasive species of plants and animals, and the state already has a plan for dealing with alien creatures that infest our lakes, ponds, streams and rivers.
| Nov 5, 2014
| 9:47 AM
If you know much at all about Jeff Atwater, I'd be surprised.
He's Florida's chief financial officer. Most people would probably struggle to explain what he does or who he is.
But Atwater was one of the big winners on election night. Why? Well, if...
| Jan 13, 2015
| 2:24 PM
A pair of land purchases approved Tuesday by Gov. Rick Scott and the state Cabinet were hailed by conservationists as a sign that a pulse is returning to the Florida Forever conservation program.
The Cabinet unanimously agreed to spend $3.15 million to...
| Jan 10, 2015
| 10:00 AM
Nature has no rival when it comes to patience. It took millions of years for the gnashing of tectonic plates to form the magnificent riot of rocks that is home to the unspoiled rivers and rolling oak woodlands of California's inner Coast Range.
| Jan 6, 2015
| 7:17 PM
MANCHESTER — The board of directors on Tuesday helped close a funding gap in the local land trust's pending purchase of a 63-acre farm in the town's southwestern corner.
The board voted unanimously to appropriate $98,000, the remaining money in...
| Jan 7, 2015
| 8:07 AM
The Manchester Land Conservation Trust continues to make improvements to the 1-mile portion of the historic Cheney Rail Trail that it owns.
The most recent change came in November, when the group used a grant from the Manchester Road Race committee to...
| Jan 7, 2015
| 1:37 PM
TALLAHASSEE – Florida environmentalists want lawmakers to steer $80 million a year into protecting Florida’s springs and $150 million into buying new environmentally threatened landscapes.
But dividing $757.7 million next year between...
| Jan 7, 2015
| 5:05 PM
Gov. Jerry Brown's proposal this week to significantly boost the amount of energy California derives from renewable sources could reinvigorate the state's utility-scale solar and wind industries, as well as launch another land rush in the Mojave Desert....
| Jan 2, 2015
| 8:56 AM
One of the things I like to find when I'm out exploring are rock ledges that jut out of the forest and provide a panoramic view. One can imagine a wolf sitting on the edge under a full moon, its howl echoing in the distance.
The Philip E. Young Memorial...