| Nov 8, 2014
| 1:21 PM
For years, environmentalists have tried to prevent 3,000 acres of land called Mira Lago, bordering the Disney Wilderness Preserve, from becoming a housing development.
Now, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts has bought the property in Osceola and Polk...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 7:46 PM
In August 2011, lightning struck the Great Dismal Swamp and ignited a mammoth blaze that burned for 108 days, scorched 6,500 acres and blew choking smoke into surrounding states.
It was the biggest wildfire on record in Virginia history. And it...
| Nov 10, 2014
| 7:16 PM
As land manager of the Ballona Wetlands just south of Marina del Rey, ecologist Richard Brody thinks he has a "dream" job — but one that comes with an unusual caveat.
Along with being able to name nearly every type of flower, tree and animal...
| Nov 11, 2014
| 2:39 PM
The Gators’ last performance in the Swamp hangs like a stain three weeks later.
A 42-13 homecoming loss to Missouri might have been the worst performance by the Gators since former coach Steve Spurrier gave Florida Field its famous nickname more...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 9:26 AM
The Chesapeake Bay and all of its connected lakes and tributaries are a vital resource for Maryland, providing clean drinking water and drawing millions of visitors each year to the area who seek outdoor activities such as canoeing, hiking, sailing and...
| Oct 4, 2014
| 12:46 PM
Fall puts on its finery when the ornamental grasses appear — their plumes shimmering and shining in the autumn sun.
Ornamental grasses are also practical in the home garden because birds and small mammals like their small seeds while deer...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 6:28 AM
Five questions with South Carolina beat writer Josh Kendall of The State newspaper (@JoshatTheState):
1. How well has quarterback Dylan Thompson stepped in for Connor Shaw, who was the ultimate winner during his South Carolina career?
| Dec 1, 2014
| 8:24 AM
Monday night, town council will hold a public hearing before the regularly-scheduled meeting. The public hearing will address the town's inland wetlands and watercourses agency appointment process.
Currently, members of the inland wetlands and...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 9:29 AM
The Cedar Mountain debate is back with the Newington Conservation Committee after developer Toll Bros. demanded arbitration, even when their plans were rejected 5–1 [Sept. 19, news, "Wetland Request Now In Talks"].
Numerous reports state that...
| Sep 26, 2014
| 3:45 PM
Each time I hear President Barack Obama assure us that there will be "no boots on the ground" in Iraq or Syria, I think of my husband's Army boots, lying in a heap in the corner of the downstairs study. They're covered in fine dust from his latest...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 5:34 PM
An environmental study released Monday on the Route 460 realignment project points to major differences in cost and wetlands impacts between the original proposed route and simply improving the existing roadway.
The draft Supplemental Environmental...