| Nov 12, 2012
| 6:39 AM
COUPEVILLE, Whidbey Island, Wash. - On the beach at Ebey's Landing, gray bones of driftwood that have washed up from who-knows-where have been cobbled into elaborate beach shelters to be used for who-knows-what. Just knowing someone spent time...
| 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...
| Aug 15, 2012
| 3:01 PM
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...
| Sep 16, 2012
| 2:07 PM
Isle of Wight County has created a conservation easement on 2,348 acres of forestland that fronts the Blackwater River, according to a press release from the Virginia Department of Forestry.
This will conserve a large block of forestland, protect a vital...
| Oct 12, 2012
| 9:00 AM
You can now bid online for some "green goods" - including a Isaac Mizrahi dress - and have the proceeds go to restoring the wetlands in the Everglades.
The auction is being put on by The Nature Conservancy, which is the organization behind the exhibit...
| Oct 26, 2012
| 4:25 PM
Federal plans to shutter the Plum Island Animal Disease Laboratory and move the operation to Kansas have set into motion steps to sell the 843-acre New York island just off the North Fork of Long Island and visible from the Connecticut shoreline.
| Mar 8, 2012
| 2:59 PM
Two images come to mind when one mentions the words "peaceful valley."
The first image is of a place where the only sounds visitors hear are autumn's final leaf rattling at the end of a branch, a babbling brook tumbling over boulders through the...
| Apr 14, 2013
| 3:35 PM
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...
| Dec 30, 2012
| 12:07 PM
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...
| Jun 12, 2012
Jerry Feaser of the Pennsylvanai Game Commission reports the following: As Pennsylvania hunters and trappers begin purchasing their 2011-12 licenses (as of Monday, June 11), Pennsylvania Game Commission teams of land managers, foresters and Food and Cover...
| Sep 26, 2012
Conservationists set ablaze Tuesday 40 acres of land surrounding Bethlehem’s water supply, ending the year with 200 acres burned in their effort to re-establish native plants in the Poconos. The prescribed burns aim to destroy invasive plants and...