| Mar 27, 2015
| 8:12 AM
SIMSBURY — The town and the Simsbury Land Trust were recently awarded the 2015 "Excellence in Conservation Organization Award" by the Connecticut Land Conservation Council.
The award, presented on March 21, highlighted the town and Land Trusts'...
| Mar 26, 2015
| 12:19 PM
County officials and the public joined together recently to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Green Cay Nature Center's opening in Boynton Beach.
The original owners of the land were on hand, Ted and Trudy Winsberg.
"We bought 300 acres of...
| Mar 25, 2015
| 5:20 AM
President Barack Obama showed great leadership in announcing his intent to protect our nation's vanishing wild, natural capital by recommending that Congress protect 12.28 million acres of Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as wilderness. Congress...
| Mar 24, 2015
| 1:25 PM
Every word by every person who has loved Indiana's dunes through a century of deep affection and anguish has counseled caution.
Be careful. Guard what was given to you as a special, delicate gift. Protect its peace. We listened, and protected the gentle...
| Mar 24, 2015
| 4:49 PM
An extraordinary bipartisan accord between House Speaker John Boehner and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is letting both parties exhale as they move toward permanently ending the nagging annual threat of Medicare cuts to physicians. Yet each side is...
| Mar 23, 2015
| 2:45 PM
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's proposed budget for the next fiscal year includes cuts and fund diversions that will empty the Community Investment Act. We cannot overemphasize the devastating impact this will have on this state's beauty, biodiversity and...
| Mar 20, 2015
| 11:26 AM
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...
| Mar 19, 2015
| 12:29 PM
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...
| Mar 18, 2015
| 3:12 PM
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 &...
| Mar 17, 2015
| 2:10 PM
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...
| Mar 14, 2015
| 10:45 AM
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...