| 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...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 2:36 PM
The Westmont Park District is proposing a new neighborhood park for the suburb.
In December, the district purchased 4.7 acres of open space near 57th Street and Wilmette Avenue, paying a total of $600,000 for the site. The district also received a $268,...
| Oct 20, 2014
| 3:10 PM
After projected costs for consolidation came in higher than expected last week, District 112 officials say they need more community guidance to move forward.
A series of four community forums — plus another one in Spanish — will begin Oct....
| 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...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 9:43 AM
To record the noise of bats in the Everglades, sound artist Gustavo Matamoros ventured out to the palmettos and pine trees of Long Pine Key at 3 a.m., an ultrasonic microphone in hand, and captured the sound of something he couldn't hear. The bats, who...
| Sep 27, 2014
| 12:44 PM
In Poquoson, York/Poquoson master gardeners are creating yet another learning garden for community education and enjoyment.
In 1994, York master gardeners established a learning garden adjacent to the county complex on Goodwin Neck Road off Route 17...
| Sep 6, 2014
| 12:22 PM
Today, you meet the nice native yellow crownbeard and the not-so-nice non-native Japanese stilt grass.
You also meet the beneficial soldier beetle.
Information on these species is courtesy of Helen Hamilton, author of "Wildflowers and Grasses of...
| Jul 19, 2014
| 12:16 PM
Wildlife-loving posts on Facebook are sometimes not for faint-of-heart gardeners.
Especially when they involve snakes that gardeners find in their yards.
This year, my Facebook feed is populated with snake-centered posts almost daily.
| Sep 23, 2014
| 11:54 AM
Americans received some welcome news last week about the state of their environment. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell announced that the Delmarva fox squirrel has recovered sufficiently to be removed from the federal Threatened and Endangered Species list....
| Sep 23, 2014
| 12:45 PM
As field organizers with Clean Water Action, we inform residents about environmental issues and ask them to contact elected officials to take action. We are currently working on the most important water campaign since the passage of the Clean Water Act in...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 5:45 PM
A trio of citizen scientists armed with measuring tools moved from one tree to the next to the next — from black willow to sycamore to white oak.
First, they made sure the specimen was still living. Then they noted its species, spread measuring...