| Aug 29, 2014
| 9:03 AM
Citing a report that even its author says is based on incomplete information, the Bureau of Land Management wants to resume issuing oil and gas drilling leases on federal land in California. So in the absence of clarity, BLM officials plan to gamble with ...
| Aug 23, 2014
| 6:41 PM
My feet crunched through the marsh grass as I approached the banks of Spencer Creek. In the mud below, hundreds of fiddler crabs scrambled sideways in different directions looking to hide in their holes. Nearby, a great blue heron flew off, startled by my...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 7:14 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- The next Senate president said Wednesday his chamber had backed off a plan to devote at least $378 million a year to cleaning up pollution-choked springs because Florida voters this fall could make the decision for them.
| Feb 22, 2014
In the fall of 2012, Broward County became an official "Six Pillars" community, setting out a growth strategy for the next two decades as the county's population of 1.8 million is expected to grow further.
On Friday, Broward leaders reported the...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 9:41 AM
Like the sound of a Greek Revival mansion with an "amazing view"? Want to own a "piece of Baltimore history"? Willing to look beyond a "scarred exterior"?
Baltimore Housing has launched a marketing campaign for a select group of so-called "eclectic"...
| Jun 1, 2014
| 4:00 PM
The coastal range of the Santa Monica Mountains is a vast regional treasure. Malibu Canyon cuts through the hills, its sides rising more than 2,000 feet above the Pacific Ocean. Groves of oaks and sycamores dot rolling waves of chaparral. Hundreds of...
| May 16, 2014
| 1:21 PM
Every state seems to have a Middletown in it. You can walk down a Main Street in nearly every city and town. And every forest seems to have a Roaring Brook flowing through it.
Lyme's version of Roaring Brook is special, running clear and pristine from...
| May 16, 2014
| 1:55 PM
Two men were convicted Friday of starting an illegal campfire that sparked the Colby fire, which scorched about 1,900 acres near Glendora in January.
A federal jury found Clifford Eugene Henry, 22, of Glendora, and Steven Robert Aguirre, 21, described...
| May 22, 2014
| 4:00 AM
To help guide growth in the booming West Loop, the city has proposed a land use plan that includes a controversial recommendation to landmark sections of Fulton and Randolph streets as a historic market district.
But, businesses worry the move could...
| May 23, 2014
| 6:30 AM
Whenever Washington creates a federal park — just as President Obama did this week, designating a half-million acres along the U.S.-Mexico border as the newest national monument — environmentalists cheer about the preservation of precious land...
| May 22, 2014
| 8:09 PM
A third man was convicted Thursday of sparking a wildfire that raged in the San Gabriel Mountains in January, charring nearly 2,000 acres of parched brush and destroying five homes.
Jonathan Jarrell, 24, was found guilty of a misdemeanor offense of...