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  • Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks: beauty preserved or federal land grab?

    Whenever Washington creates a federal park — just as President Obama did this week, designating a half-million acres along the U.S.-Mexico border as the newest national monument — environmentalists cheer about the preservation of precious land...
  • Obama to order major expansion of ocean sanctuary in Pacific

    President Obama announced a series of measures Tuesday to protect parts of the world’s oceans, including the creation of a marine sanctuary that would close a large swath of the central Pacific to fishing and energy development. The plan would...
  • Md. offshore wind auction set

    Md. offshore wind auction set
    Continuing the Obama administration's effort to launch a U.S. offshore wind energy industry, federal officials announced Wednesday that they will auction off the rights next month to build huge turbines off Maryland's coast. The U.S. Bureau of Ocean...
  • Third man convicted of sparking Colby fire near Glendora

    Third man convicted of sparking Colby fire near Glendora
    A third man was convicted Thursday of sparking a wildfire that raged in the San Gabriel Mountains in January, charring nearly 2,000 acres of parched brush and destroying five homes. Jonathan Jarrell, 24, was found guilty of a misdemeanor offense of...
  • Planned Fulton Market district to get $42M from city

    The city plans to allocate more than $42 million to improve parts of the West Loop included in its proposed Fulton Market Innovation District, a plan being pushed by the mayor as a way to encourage yet corral the neighborhood's explosive growth. The...
  • Allison DeFoor: For Florida's future, Amendment 1 a good bet

    I am not a liberal; just an Florida Cracker. That is why I am voting for Amendment 1, the Water and Land Conservation Amendment.  I support Amendment 1 because, without raising new taxes, it will enhance drinking water sources, manage fish and wildlife...
  • City goes real estate agent, pitching 'ecletic' surplus property

    City goes real estate agent, pitching 'ecletic' surplus property
    Like the sound of a Greek Revival mansion with an "amazing view"? Want to own a "piece of Baltimore history"? Willing to look beyond a "scarred exterior"? Baltimore Housing has launched a marketing campaign for a select group of so-called "eclectic"...
  • Woeful race tale in People's beauty, Nevada's 'beast'

    Woeful race tale in People's beauty, Nevada's 'beast'
    Let's title this, "Beauty and the Beast 2.0." First, the beautiful part … Since 1990, People magazine has named a Tinseltown A-lister its "Most Beautiful Person." For the honor's silver anniversary, the pop-culture bible anointed Lupita Nyong'o...
  • Lawmakers look to conservation amendment for springs cash

    Lawmakers look to conservation amendment for springs cash
    TALLAHASSEE -- The next Senate president said Wednesday his chamber had backed off a plan to devote at least $378 million a year to cleaning up pollution-choked springs because Florida voters this fall could make the decision for them. Sen. Andy...
  • Fulton Market historic district could kill what it honors, critics say

    Fulton Market historic district could kill what it honors, critics say
    To help guide growth in the booming West Loop, the city has proposed a land use plan that includes a controversial recommendation to landmark sections of Fulton and Randolph streets as a historic market district. But, businesses worry the move could...
  • Rare T. rex rests its bones at Smithsonian's Museum of Natural History

    Rare <i> T. rex </i> rests its bones at Smithsonian's Museum of Natural History
    WASHINGTON -- After a grueling 48-hour drive from Montana, the capital's latest transplant -- a 38-foot long, 66 million-year-old Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton -- got to rest its bones Tuesday at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History....