| Aug 9, 2014
| 7:07 PM
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...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 5:20 AM
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,...
| Aug 2, 2014
| 6:07 PM
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...
| Jul 25, 2014
| 9:11 AM
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...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 10:50 AM
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...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 2:09 PM
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...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 9:04 PM
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...
| Apr 22, 2014
— 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...
| May 15, 2014
| 8:00 PM
— 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'...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 2:26 PM
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...
| Jun 10, 2014
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,...