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  • A Visit To The Dungeon Of Gillette's Castle And Scenic Whalebone Cove

    A Visit To The Dungeon Of Gillette's Castle And Scenic Whalebone Cove
    William Gillette had it right when he was writing his will regarding the future of his castle on the banks of the Connecticut River. He wrote his "castle in the sky" should never be in the "possession of some blithering saphead who had no conception of...
  • State approves deal that protect land along the Nanticoke River

    State approves deal that protect land along the Nanticoke River
    State officials approved a deal Wednesday that permanently protects environmentally sensitive land along the Nanticoke River on the Eastern Shore. The 201-acre conservation easement on a farm near the Delaware border creates an important link in a 50-...
  • Save Plum Island From Development

    Plum Island in Long Island Sound is a remarkable place, both ecologically and scientifically. It should be made into mostly a national wildlife preserve rather than be auctioned off. Federal wheels are in motion to sell it to the highest bidder,...
  • A better way to manage the crab harvest

    It's been five years since the Chesapeake Bay blue crab fishery was declared a disaster, and despite progress using science-based guidelines for protecting female crabs, the iconic Chesapeake crustacean is still not out of the woods. The Baltimore Sun's...
  • Family goes native for its seed business

    Family goes native for its seed business
    About 20 years ago, Randy Seymour and his son John began collecting and growing native plant seed on their family farm along Raider Hollow Road in Hart County, Ky. They started small, John Seymour says, expanding seed production gradually with the...
  • 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...
  • With rare chickweed in bloom, ecologists gather in Baltimore to celebrate biodiversity

    With rare chickweed in bloom, ecologists gather in Baltimore to celebrate biodiversity
    Leading a tour of the Soldiers Delight area of western Baltimore County on Sunday afternoon, Paula Becker, an ecologist with Maryland's Department of Natural Resources, was pleased to report the first blooming of serpentine chickweed — a plant as...
  • Scott's property-tax promise backfired

    Scott's property-tax promise backfired
    TALLAHASSEE -- Gov. Rick Scott was following a well-read playbook when he campaigned in 2010 to kick-start the economy in part with deep property-tax cuts. It just didn't come off as scripted. Capping out-of-control property-tax spikes was once a...
  • Commentary: With runner's diary, marathoner takes road less traveled

    Jake's coaching helped our friend, Jill, clock a personal best at the OC Half Marathon. I hope to benefit from Jake's know-how and flash a smile as big as Jill's when I complete the L.A. Marathon later this year. Yet when I read Jake's email directing...
  • Fox's Kevin Reilly Named Chairman of Nature Conservancy of California

    Chairman of entertainment for Fox Broadcasting Co. and avid conservationist Kevin Reilly has been named chairman of the Nature Conservancy of California Board of Trustees. Reilly joined the California board in 2008 and will lead the conservancy in...
  • Florida’s land conservation program crawls back from the dead

     
    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...