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  • Obama administration puts out fracking rules for federal lands

    WASHINGTON The Obama administration issued its first major fracking rules Friday with standards for wells on federal and Indian lands, requiring disclosure of chemicals and covered storage of waste. While the vast majority of hydraulic fracturing,...
  • Bill moves ahead to protect residents from fracking damage

    Maryland senators on Friday showed signs of cooperation on the topic of fracking, adopting two amendments to a bill opponents worried was another way of banning the natural gas drilling method. The amendments to the bill lower the number of years a...
  • Business Highlights

    ___ Can't remember your password? Here are 2 new ways to log in Tired of trying to remember a different password for each of your online accounts? Or worried about re-using the same password too many times? You're not alone. Tech experts agree that...
  • Advocates Ask That Environmental Council Be Preserved As Independent Agency

    Advocates Ask That Environmental Council Be Preserved As Independent Agency
    More than 30 environmental organizations have signed an open letter to the Connecticut General Assembly, asking that the Connecticut Council on Environmental Quality be "preserved as an independent agency with its budget intact." Gov. Dannel Malloy's...
  • Session Marks Turning Point

    The recently concluded General Assembly session marked a turning point for the commonwealth's economy and environment. Recognizing the important role natural resources play in Virginia's future, the legislature passed a significant number of measures to...
  • Money for Fox River Bluffs purchase still in place

    Suspension of state grants for park-related acquisition and development will not affect the planned purchase of the Fox River Bluffs by the Kendall County Forest Preserve district. That was the word this week from Laura Stewart, of Charles Schrader &...
  • Congress grapples with National Park Service maintenance costs

    WASHINGTON Yosemite National Park needs a lot of work, National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis warned lawmakers Tuesday. What's needed is not glamorous, and not unique to one park. The deferred maintenance backlog at all national parks is now...
  • State Report: Air Quality Up, But Other Problems Remain

    State Report: Air Quality Up, But Other Problems Remain
    HARTFORD — Connecticut's air quality last year was the best in decades, according to the state's official environmental watchdog group, but we're not doing so well on preserving open space or protecting bats and turtles. The Council on...
  • Judge in Oregon orders harder look at forestry project

    A federal judge ruled Monday that federal forest managers have to take a harder look at the environmental harm that could be caused by a new forestry project planned in northern spotted owl habitat as a way to break a logjam over timber harvests in the...
  • Historic brick landmark Bacon's Castle turns 350

     Historic brick landmark Bacon's Castle turns 350
    When Surry County planter Arthur Allen started erecting his stately brick manor house between Lawnes and Chippokes creeks in 1660, you could count the number of permanent masonry dwellings in Virginia on two hands and still have a couple of fingers to...
  • St. Charles residents split over tax hike to build recreation center

    With three weeks until the April 7 election, St. Charles voters are split over whether to allow the park district to borrow $28 million for projects and pay higher taxes for up to 20 years as a result. Projects include an 81,800-square-foot recreation...