| Jun 17, 2014
| 2:31 PM
President Obama announced a series of measures Tuesday to protect parts of the world’s oceans, including the creation of a marine sanctuary that would close a large swath of the central Pacific to fishing and energy development.
The plan would...
| Jun 15, 2014
| 5:41 PM
There's not much anyone can tell Barry Sorensen about Idaho's Big Desert that he doesn't know. Sorensen, 72, and his brother have been running cattle in this sere landscape all their lives, and they've weathered every calamity man and nature have thrown...
| Jul 6, 2014
| 4:11 AM
In the years just before the Civil War, the Connecticut landscape was radically different than it is today.
It was an open, agrarian landscape, a patchwork of farms with few mature trees. A farm woodlot often was little more than a cluster of young,...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 4:52 PM
Continuing the Obama administration's effort to launch a U.S. offshore wind energy industry, federal officials announced Wednesday that they will auction off the rights next month to build huge turbines off Maryland's coast.
The U.S. Bureau of Ocean...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 11:35 AM
MANCHESTER — The local land trust has offered to watch over and maintain a town-owned cabin on Upper Case Pond that has been a frequent target of vandals.
"The Land Trust proposes working with a tenant-caretaker, who would live at the cabin and...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 3:54 PM
Two scouts with Manchester Boy Scout Troop 25 have been made Eagle Scouts after completing their community service projects.
Justin Pedneault and Jeff Michaud, both of Manchester, joined the ranks of 400 or so other Troop 25 Boy Scouts who have reached...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 3:04 PM
We have Obamacare, the Benghazi cover-up, the Veterans Affairs health care scandal, Common Core, Bowe Bergdahl, a huge influx of illegal immigrants, $17 trillion in debt, IRS targeting of political groups and lost emails, federal land grabs, no Keystone...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 4:15 AM
Winter's longer-than-usual grip on Chicago this year will postpone the opening of the 606, the 2.7-mile park and trail system that's being built atop an old elevated railway spur along Bloomingdale Avenue on the Northwest Side, until June 2015,...
| 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 19, 2014
| 9:22 PM
Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Ellen Ferretti is encouraging Pennsylvanians to share what they like to do outdoors in a 5-minute, online survey that will assist with planning. DCNR is working with experts across the state to...