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  • #Hemlock woolly adelgid discovered in Western Pa. state parks

     
    A non-native, invasive insect that attacks and kills Eastern hemlock trees has advanced westward across Pennsylvania to Clarion and Jefferson counties where infestations have been confirmed in two state parks. “The hemlock woolly adelgid, a...
  • West Virginia's North Fork Mountain is iconic, dry and home to rare plants and long views

    West Virginia's North Fork Mountain is iconic, dry and home to rare plants and long views
    JUDY GAP, W.Va. - North Fork Mountain is special. It ranks right up there with other iconic West Virginia landmarks: Blackwater Falls, Dolly Sods, New River Gorge and Gauley River. Peregrine falcons nest here and hikers can look down on vultures and...
  • Sao Paulo, Brazil, officials downplay water crisis as residents suffer

    Sao Paulo, Brazil, officials downplay water crisis as residents suffer
    The water crisis is so bad in South America's largest city that when rain began to dribble from the sky recently, workers in a downtown office high-rise stood up and cheered, running to the windows to celebrate each drop. A majority of city residents...
  • Spot a python? Who you gonna call?

    Here's what to do if you encounter a giant Burmese python, such as the one recently discovered in the Everglades. First, don't panic. Second, call 1-888-IveGot1, a hotline set up by The Nature Conservancy for reporting sightings of pythons, boa...
  • Austin Beutner - Publisher and Chief Executive Officer

    Austin Beutner - Publisher and Chief Executive Officer
    As Publisher and CEO, Austin Beutner oversees the Los Angeles Times Media Group’s diverse portfolio of businesses, including the flagship Los Angeles Times, its digital properties and numerous local publications. He joined the company in August,...
  • Sierra Club helps organize seminar in Hallandale

    Sierra Club helps organize seminar in Hallandale
    Nature lovers, conservationists and environmental experts recently joined forces in Hallandale Beach for an educational seminar promoting ocean conservation and coastal stewardship. "Protecting Southeast Florida's Oceans and Coastal Heritage," staged at...
  • After a century, bison return to Illinois

    After a century, bison return to Illinois
    The hulking animals that stepped from trailers to corrals here late at night drew a hushed, attentive audience of about 25 people. The reason for the reverence: wild bison have been reintroduced on the prairies east of the Mississippi River for the...
  • Walktober event held at Robbins Preserve

    More than 30 people gathered at the trail head of the Robbins Preserve in Thompson for a Walktober event on Oct. 12. They were given a guided tour of the 128-acre Wyndham Land Trust property by WLT board member and land manager Andy Rzeznikiewicz. The...
  • The Nachusa bison

    The Nachusa bison
    I remember waking up around 4 a.m. on the first night in Iowa and having no idea where I was. I was in a sleeping bag, in a big metal box, getting slightly rained on. I looked around befuddled for a moment trying to place my surroundings. Then I...
  • North Dakota to decide whether to put oil revenue into conservation

    North Dakota to decide whether to put oil revenue into conservation
    North Dakota has a $450-million budget surplus and the nation's lowest unemployment rate, but only about 725,000 people to enjoy it — less than one-fifth the population of Los Angeles. The state — a long neglected backwater — is...
  • Disney's Mira Lago purchase may pave the way for development

    Disney's Mira Lago purchase may pave the way for development
    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...