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  • Desert plan seeks to balance environment, renewable energy

    Desert plan seeks to balance environment, renewable energy
    With towering white wind turbines turning slowly in the background, U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell on Tuesday unveiled a plan to manage both conservation and renewable energy production on more than 22 million acres in California — nearly one-...
  • Obama officially designates San Gabriel Mountains a national monument

    Obama officially designates San Gabriel Mountains a national monument
    President Obama on Friday officially set aside 346,000 acres of the San Gabriel Mountains as a national monument, a move to link more communities east of Los Angeles with wild places in their own backyards. "This is an issue of social justice, because...
  • Horseback protest targets BLM, but environmentalists say whoa

    They're a dozen men and women riding horseback on a modern-day cross-country cattle drive, but with fistfuls of petitions instead of a herd of steers. Their wide-brimmed hats tipped low against the sun's glare, they're riding from Bodega Bay, Calif., to...
  • Is the French Revolution our new model?

    At the end of the 18th century, there were two great Western revolutions -- the American and the French. Americans opted for the freedom of the individual, and divinely endowed absolute rights and values. A quite different French version sought...
  • Upside down at the gas pump

    Global crude oil prices have been falling in recent weeks, bringing relief to motorists at the pump — and angst to members of OPEC. The oil cartel still controls most of the world's oil reserves. But it lacks the market power it once wielded....
  • Seattle chef's new 'A Boat, a Whale & a Walrus' celebrates seasons; dinner at L&E Sunday

    Seattle chef's new 'A Boat, a Whale & a Walrus' celebrates seasons; dinner at L&E Sunday
    I’m sitting outside with a glass of rose getting very hungry leafing through Seattle chef Renee Erickson’s new cookbook "A Boat, a Whale & a Walrus." Whenever I go to Seattle, I have to stop in at one of her restaurants — Boat Street...
  • Eric Draper: Amendment1 guarantees conservation spending to save land, water

    Eric Draper: Amendment1 guarantees conservation spending to save land, water
    Is it surprising that opponents of Amendment 1 are hard to find? Nearly 1 million people signed petitions to place the Water and Land Conservation Amendment on Florida's Nov. 4 ballot. The Florida Supreme Court approved its wording, and the state's...
  • Dan Peterson: Here's why Amendment 1 should be voted down

    Dan Peterson: Here's why Amendment 1 should be voted down
    Protecting water and land resources is worthy and should be embraced by every Floridian. However, Amendment 1 is a special-interest proposal mandating an $18 billion raid on documentary-stamp revenues for the next 20 years. Red flags should fly for anyone...
  • Should voters OK Amendment 1?: Front Burner

    Should voters OK Amendment 1?: Front Burner
    Should Florida's constitution set a minimum level of spending each year for water and land conservation? That's a question voters will settle by approving or rejecting Amendment 1. Almost 1 million Florida voters signed petitions to secure a spot for...
  • In Audubon vs. Osceola, a good environmental deal

    A few months ago, Osceola County made a remarkably bad decision – something with the potential to foul the Everglades ecosystem and waste gobs of taxpayer dollars. But this week, the county did something even more remarkable … it fixed...
  • Preserve real Florida, driving, and forums: Letters

    Preserve real Florida, driving, and forums: Letters
    Preserve real Florida Scott Maxwell's column, "Environmental amendment puts priorities in place," on Tuesday was on the mark. Opponents of Amendment 1, the Water and Land Conservation ballot initiative, are misinformed when they say it's a new tax. As...