| Mar 25, 2014
| 6:17 PM
Two residents have sued Newport Beach in hopes of blocking a residential, commercial and marine development proposed for a section of the Upper Newport Bay.
Bert Ohlig and Susan Skinner, who make up the Stop the Dunes Hotel group, sued the city, council...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 9:50 AM
Geologists say Saturday's massive mudslide in Washington state was probably triggered when the Stillaguamish River undercut a slope already weakened by the relentless rainfall of recent weeks.
"When you have a really steep bank made out of loose...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 8:49 PM
President Obama expanded the California Coastal National Monument on Tuesday by adding the Point Arena-Stornetta Public Lands on the Mendocino County coast, a region of dramatic and wind-swept bluffs and dunes.
Obama acted unilaterally after legislation...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 11:19 AM
WASHINGTON — President Obama on Tuesday, using his executive authority to bypass Congress, added about 1,665 acres of "spectacular" Mendocino County coastline to the California Coastal National Monument.
It is the first onshore addition to the...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 9:37 PM
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court dealt a setback Monday to the popular redevelopment trend of transforming abandoned railroad lines into public bike paths, ruling that buyers of such lands are not required to continue granting a federal right of way....
| Mar 7, 2014
| 9:27 AM
Imagine a place a few miles from the shores of Long Island Sound where one can hike from dawn to dusk without leaving its borders. Where a series of high ledges dotted with small caves overlook a vast marsh that attracts thousands of migrating birds...
| Mar 8, 2014
| 5:15 PM
President Obama on Tuesday will use his executive powers to expand the California Coastal National Monument by adding the Point Arena-Stornetta Public Lands on the Mendocino County coast.
The order will add 1,665 acres of federal land north of the...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 7:57 AM
Stewart Ward, a former employee of Blue River Sports in Breckenridge and an avid skier, spends a lot of time in the Colorado mountains.
Although Utah has great snow, he said, Colorado has a lot to recommend it.
1. Great German ski towns, like...
| Feb 22, 2014
In the fall of 2012, Broward County became an official "Six Pillars" community, setting out a growth strategy for the next two decades as the county's population of 1.8 million is expected to grow further.
On Friday, Broward leaders reported the...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 2:43 PM
The three men accused of sparking last month's Colby fire near Glendora pleaded not guilty Tuesday to federal charges.
The defendants -- Clifford Eugene Henry, 22, of Glendora, and Steven Robert Aguirre, 21, and Jonathan Carl Jarrell, 24, both described...
| 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).