| Dec 11, 2012
TALLAHASSEE — It isn’t exactly a roaring recovery. But Florida’s once-heralded land conservation program is creeping back from the dead. Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Cabinet signed off on a list of 21 conservation projects Tuesday...
| Apr 8, 2013
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...
| Apr 1, 2013
| 6:42 AM
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...
| Dec 13, 2014
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...
| Oct 6, 2014
| 11:39 AM
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...
| 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...
| Nov 8, 2014
| 9:53 PM
ALLENTOWN SCHOOL DISTRICT will hold its sixth annual ASD Community Fun Day 3-6 p.m. Nov. 15 at Allen High School, 106 N. 17th St., Allentown. Performances, games, information and more. A non-perishable food donation encouraged. Info: 484-...
| Oct 29, 2014
| 4:00 AM
California's stubborn drought helped push a $7.5-billion water bond through the Legislature and onto the November ballot. But even if voters approve Proposition 1, it won't provide relief any time soon.
"It's going to be a long time before we see...
| Oct 27, 2014
| 7:58 PM
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...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 12:54 PM
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...
| Oct 13, 2014
| 8:02 AM
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.