| Jul 2, 2014
| 4:52 PM
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...
| Jun 15, 2014
| 5:41 PM
There's not much anyone can tell Barry Sorensen about Idaho's Big Desert that he doesn't know. Sorensen, 72, and his brother have been running cattle in this sere landscape all their lives, and they've weathered every calamity man and nature have thrown...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 2:31 PM
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...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 4:15 AM
Winter's longer-than-usual grip on Chicago this year will postpone the opening of the 606, the 2.7-mile park and trail system that's being built atop an old elevated railway spur along Bloomingdale Avenue on the Northwest Side, until June 2015,...
| Jun 23, 2014
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.
| Jun 10, 2014
| 9:41 AM
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"...
| Jun 1, 2014
| 4:00 PM
The coastal range of the Santa Monica Mountains is a vast regional treasure. Malibu Canyon cuts through the hills, its sides rising more than 2,000 feet above the Pacific Ocean. Groves of oaks and sycamores dot rolling waves of chaparral. Hundreds of...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 3:51 PM
With no new plans or information to discuss, Batavia officials backed off a discussion this week on a proposed industrial park along Kirk Road.
At a Joint Committee of the Whole meeting last week, aldermen canceled discussion of a recommendation to...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 12:30 PM
When filmmakers shot Fox Searchlight's upcoming "Wild" at Crater Lake National Park in Oregon, officials could not have been more helpful, says the movie's location manager, Nancy Haecker.
What a contrast from the stereotype of government bureaucracy --...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 4:43 AM
North Central College got the green light to build its new science center in Naperville's Historic District despite concerns from some neighbors about its size.
The three-story facility will be constructed at Loomis Street and Van Buren Avenue after six...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 3:52 PM
The site of Newport Beach's former City Hall, where a council gavel was last pounded in November 2012, is one step closer to becoming a 130-room hotel.
Likened by designers to "the quintessential beach house," plans for the Lido House Hotel received...