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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Alaska House advances operating budget with broad cuts

    The Alaska House early Friday morning advanced a state operating budget that makes broad-ranging cuts as lawmakers attempt to downsize state government in the face of massive deficits. One conservative member of the GOP-led majority bucked her caucus...
  • NY plan shows 'green infrastructure' can protect coasts

    New state-funded research shows "green infrastructure" would help protect New York's coasts from storm surges, waves and flooding that erode them. Conservation officials say the summary of available science concerning design and construction examines the...
  • Legislation would open federal land to hunters, anglers

    Sen. Martin Heinrich was hunting for Barbary sheep across the terrain in his native New Mexico when he was stopped in his tracks. Tracts of land around him were under the control of the federal Bureau of Land Management — and off limits. Period....
  • Desert renewable energy plan is altered to win counties' support

    Desert renewable energy plan is altered to win counties' support
    The California desert may be a green energy developer's dream, but county officials have serious concerns about a plan to manage renewable energy projects on 22 million acres of the state's sunniest public and private lands. In an effort to maintain...
  • Sierra Club report warns Hampton Roads to prepare for sea-level rise

    Sierra Club report warns Hampton Roads to prepare for sea-level rise
    Sea level rise isn't just happening — it's accelerating. And Hampton Roads communities need to adjust to possible scenarios of a 1.5-foot rise by 2040 and more than 7 feet in the century. That's the gist of a new report released Tuesday by the...
  • Hold onto the silverware — lawmakers are gathering in Tallahassee

    Hold onto the silverware —  lawmakers are gathering in Tallahassee
    Legally, Florida lawmakers must accomplish just one task during the annual two-month legislative session, which begins Tuesday in Tallahassee. They must pass a state budget. But given the pent-up issues facing Florida after last year's do-little,...