| Feb 8, 2014
| 4:10 PM
The Canton Land Conservation Trust invites the public to its Tuesday, March 25 Annual Dinner and Silent Auction, featuring a talk on "Exploring Hidden Connecticut" by outdoorsman Peter Marteka, author of The Hartford Courant's "Nature" and "Way To Go"...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 11:58 AM
By Patrick Rucker
WASHINGTON, Feb 7 (Reuters) - U.S. officials wrongly advised
coal companies when they leased federal land in a flawed program
costing taxpayers millions of dollars, according to an
independent review of the U.S. Interior Department....
| Feb 6, 2014
| 1:05 PM
WASHINGTON Salvage logging could speed up on fire-scarred federal land near Yosemite National Park, under an amended bill passed by a divided House on Wednesday.
If the Senate goes along, the Yosemite-area logging would be exempt from the usual...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 8:15 AM
After years of steady support for conservation, I am disheartened to hear that Gov. Martin O'Malley has decided to cut funds for land preservation programs in his proposed 2015 budget ("O'Malley shifts funds from land preservation," Jan. 16).
| Jan 27, 2014
| 2:14 PM
An astonishing article in the latest issue of Science (purchase required) documents how America's scientific patrimony--specifically, its fossil record--has come under the control of commercial interests.
They're now marketing what are often...
| Jan 29, 2014
California's high-speed rail is one of the largest public works projects anywhere in the world. Like the Golden Gate Bridge, Bay Area Rapid Transit, Interstate 5 and the California Aqueduct before it, high-speed rail has engendered opposition,...
| Dec 21, 2013
| 4:09 PM
TOPPENISH, Wash. — The Yakama Nation sits in the fertile heart of illegal marijuana country — Washington state's answer to Mendocino County, minus the tie-dye.
The soil is rich. The growing season is long. And one of the biggest illegal...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 4:48 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- Florida voters will decide whether to dedicate hundreds of millions of tax dollars every year to land and water conservation when they cast their ballots this fall.
And the question of whether to legalize medical marijuana may also be...
| Jan 27, 2014
With the Crenshaw/LAX light-rail line groundbreaking last week, Los Angeles now has three rail transit projects under construction — an example of how the city is leading the country in a rail renaissance. The "city that destroyed cities," as GQ...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 11:41 AM
Right there at the top: the proposed constitutional amendment setting aside some of the document stamp tax for land and water conservation has been designated Amendment #1 for the November statewide ballot.
The proposed "Water and Land Conservation"...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 5:10 PM
Three men charged with sparking the Colby fire that scorched nearly 2,000 acres near Glendora made their first appearance in federal court Wednesday.
Two of the defendants — Steven Robert Aguirre, 21, described as a transient, and Clifford...