| 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....
| Dec 4, 2014
| 1:26 PM
On the opening day of law school at Yale, I always counsel my first-year students never to support a law they are not willing to kill to enforce. Usually they greet this advice with something between skepticism and puzzlement, until I remind them that the...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 5:03 PM
HARTFORD — Developer Larry Dooley's office in the renovated South Armory comes with a sweeping view of downtown towers, the state Capitol in the distance and, just west of I-91, a closeup of the cobalt blue Colt dome.
That city landmark, shaped...
| Dec 10, 2014
| 5:09 PM
A massive military policy bill approved by the U.S. House of Representatives last week, now awaiting approval by the Senate, contains something you might not expect: dozens of public-land measures that would redefine the use of hundreds of thousands of...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 8:56 PM
TALLAHASSEE — There are lots of cooks in the kitchen as Florida faces the related tasks of drafting conservation plans along with seemingly incongruous rules for cleaning and preserving water supplies.
Ranchers and developers want to shape any...
| Dec 12, 2014
| 7:03 PM
A federally recognized Indian tribe has filed a lawsuit to block construction of a solar energy facility that will replace 4,000 acres of ancestral homelands in the Mojave Desert with reflective photovoltaic panels.
The Colorado River Indian Tribes&...
| Dec 13, 2014
| 5:00 AM
As cities become more dense, finding new open space is proving a difficult task.
Urban planners in several areas around Southern California believe we don't need to look any farther than our local freeways. The idea is to "cap" the freeway by building a...
| Aug 2, 2014
| 6:07 PM
The Nature Conservancy recently helped broker a deal in which the Walt Disney Co. will obtain carbon credits from the Bethlehem Authority, which owns sensitive woodlands surrounding the city's water supply in the Poconos. The deal provides the authority...
| Aug 9, 2014
| 1:48 PM
HAMPTON — On a sunny June morning, the cattle at Willow Oak Farm nearly broke into a gallop as breakfast arrived on a flatbed wagon.
Roughly two dozen cows nosed for position around Thomas "Tommy" Thompson as he spread bales of hay from the...
| Nov 28, 2014
| 9:06 AM
Land use planners for the proposed Illinois Highway 53 extension and Highway 120 bypass are keying in on community concerns as they work to develop a plan for the corridor that will minimize the road's impact on the area's environment, aesthetics and...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 1:22 PM
The tense face-off over a Nevada rancher’s right to graze his cattle on federal land has spilled over into a public squabble after the Bureau of Land Management and Clark County Sheriff Doug Gillespie issued conflicting statements over their lack of...