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  • California lawmakers considering historic shift in groundwater policy

    California lawmakers considering historic shift in groundwater policy
    As California continues to endure a calamitous lack of water from the sky, the state could, for the first time, start to regulate water drawn from the ground. Groundwater regulation has been politically poisonous since the state's founding. But...
  • Farmer's roots date to 1873, but he tends to a modern vision

    WINDOM, Minn. Though raised on the farm where he lives today, amid thousands of acres of corn and soybeans, Tony Thompson is anything but a homebody. � Educated over many winters at Montana State University, where he earned an agronomy degree,...
  • Newsmaker Q&A: Josh Parrish, Nature Conservancy director of land conservation

    The Nature Conservancy recently helped broker a deal in which the Walt Disney Co. will obtain carbon credits from the Bethlehem Authority, which owns sensitive woodlands surrounding the city's water supply in the Poconos. The deal provides the authority...
  • Where the bison will roam

    Where the bison will roam
    Easily one of the best parts of being a newspaper photographer is all the diverse places the job takes you. I really feel like life is all about experiences and I love that with each assignment for me comes a new one. Back in April I had the chance to...
  • Nature Conservancy, Martin & Co. team up to save African elephants

    Nature Conservancy, Martin & Co. team up to save African elephants
    A conservation group and a builder of top-notch acoustic guitars have joined forces to combat the insatiable global appetite for ivory that is threatening the existence of African elephants. The nonprofit Nature Conservancy and C. F. Martin & Co. on...
  • Channel Islands National Park: Kayak thrills, foxy neighbors

    The four main islands of Channel Islands National Park (www.nps.gov/chis) are as close as 13 miles off Ventura County's coast, yet neither my husband, Michael, nor I had been there. In May, we decided to check out Santa Cruz, the largest island, for a...
  • Half-century later, 'Kennedy Compromise' yields Lake Michigan erosion

    Half-century later, 'Kennedy Compromise' yields Lake Michigan erosion
    The flow of sand on the southernmost tip of Lake Michigan is out of balance, creating serious erosion in some places and too much sand in others, experts say. After decades of treating the problem at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore in a more or less...
  • Illinois preserve prepped for return of bison

     Illinois preserve prepped for return of bison
    — On this plot of nondescript land tucked away in rural Illinois, Bill Kleiman sees more than just rows of dead cornstalks and black dirt. He sees a slice of earth slowly transforming back to its roots, a tallgrass prairie haven that bison will...
  • Searching the forest for the bees

    Searching the forest for the bees
    — Every week this spring, Pat Groller drove to remote Dorchester Pond and traipsed through the forest, bucket in hand, to check her traps. Her quarry: The mysterious bees that keep wildflowers blooming here year after year. "It's a trek, but I'...
  • Removing An Eyesore And Giving The Future Of Migratory Fish Hope

    COLCHESTER - When you look at the numbers it can be a daunting task: more than 4,000 dams span streams and rivers across the state – a testament to the power of the state's early industries. The Connecticut River watershed? The most dammed watershed...
  • Head to Blue Mountain for Father's Day outdoors events

    Sunday is Father's Day, and Blue Mountain will hold a special day of outdoors-related activities perfect for dads and their families with the Father's Day Festival noon to 7 p.m. Vendors outside the Valley Lodge will have information on hunting,...