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  • Massive bill would protect some wilderness, open other public land

    A massive military policy bill approved by the U.S. House of Representatives last week, now awaiting approval by the Senate, contains something you might not expect: dozens of public-land measures that would redefine the use of hundreds of thousands of...
  • Putnam set for leadership role in conservation debate

    Putnam set for leadership role in conservation debate
    TALLAHASSEE — There are lots of cooks in the kitchen as Florida faces the related tasks of drafting conservation plans along with seemingly incongruous rules for cleaning and preserving water supplies. Ranchers and developers want to shape any...
  • Native Americans challenge construction of Mojave Desert solar plant

    Native Americans challenge construction of Mojave Desert solar plant
    A federally recognized Indian tribe has filed a lawsuit to block construction of a solar energy facility that will replace 4,000 acres of ancestral homelands in the Mojave Desert with reflective photovoltaic panels. The Colorado River Indian Tribes&...
  • 'Capping' freeways may be a way to provide more open space in L.A.

    'Capping' freeways may be a way to provide more open space in L.A.
    As cities become more dense, finding new open space is proving a difficult task. Urban planners in several areas around Southern California believe we don't need to look any farther than our local freeways. The idea is to "cap" the freeway by building a...
  • Lawmakers must heed voters on Amendment 1: Editorial

    Lawmakers must heed voters on Amendment 1: Editorial
    Here's a question for Florida lawmakers: What part of yes don't you understand? Last month almost three-quarters of state voters said yes to a constitutional amendment requiring lawmakers to spend one-third of the annual revenues from the state's real-...
  • In a word: littoral

    Each week The Sun's John McIntyre presents a relatively obscure but evocative word with which you may not be familiar, another brick to add to the wall of your vocabulary. This week's word:  LITTORAL With all respect to the Appalachian counties of...
  • Fulton Market landmark plan draws strong opposition

    Fulton Market landmark plan draws strong opposition
    Opponents of the city's plans to name the Fulton Market meatpacking area a historic district took their fight to City Hall on Wednesday, where they demanded Mayor Rahm Emanuel abandon the "forced landmarking" of their properties. Roger Romanelli,...
  • A Visit To Groton's Copp Property

    A Visit To Groton's Copp Property
    Ah, Groton. The hiking opportunities aren't exactly numerous. There's Bluff Point State Park, Haley Farm State Park and the Gold Star Bridge to get you to other hiking spots in other towns. Just passing through, Submarine Capital of the World. But after...
  • Future of Bozrah's Camp Tadma On The Auction Block

      Future of Bozrah's Camp Tadma On The Auction Block
    BOZRAH — Generations of Boy Scouts pitched their tents and explored the woods at Camp Tadma, and now that the property is up for auction, conservationists see a rare opportunity to preserve a prime slice of the state's wilderness. Those...
  • BLM rejects application for Silurian Valley energy project

    BLM rejects application for Silurian Valley energy project
    The Bureau of Land Management on Thursday denied a Spanish company's application to build a controversial renewable energy facility in the Mojave Desert's remote Silurian Valley, deciding the sprawling project “would not be in the public interest.&...
  • An emboldened Scott and enlarged GOP majority will get to work in Tally

    An emboldened Scott and enlarged GOP majority will get to work in Tally
    TALLAHASSEE -- Gov. Rick Scott stood on a stage and pledged to bring Floridians together after squeaking out another 1.1 percent victory over an outmatched Democratic opponent. But in reality, Floridians voted for business as usual in the State Capitol....