| 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,...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 4:10 PM
The 1772 Foundation, partnering with the Land Trust Alliance, awarded grants totaling $787,000 to 17 northeast land trusts protecting farmland located with a 100-mile radius of Boston or New York City. Two more land trusts will receive funding when they...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 5:20 AM
ARLINGTON, Texas Economic growth is intimately tied to energy use. The U.N. Human Development Index is highest in countries such as in Norway, Canada and the United States where energy use is also highest. Low energy use, such as in African countries,...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 10:35 AM
WASHINGTON In a move that's sure to please train enthusiasts, the 2014 Christmas ornament from the White House Historical Association will be a two-piece locomotive and rail car to commemorate the fateful last journey of President Warren G. Harding....
| 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 17, 2014
| 5:14 PM
Over the past century, Florida has established a pattern. We foul the land — and then spend billions of taxpayer dollars trying to fix it.
It is a wickedly costly cycle, one from which we rarely seem to learn.
Yet we find ourselves at another such...
| 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...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 2:54 PM
A new Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement was signed Monday, breaking ground on two fronts: For the first time, all seven bay watershed jurisdictions pledged to work on goals beyond water quality, and climate change is included as a critical...
| 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...
| 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 6, 2014
I am not a liberal; just an Florida Cracker. That is why I am voting for Amendment 1, the Water and Land Conservation Amendment.
I support Amendment 1 because, without raising new taxes, it will enhance drinking water sources, manage fish and wildlife...