| 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...
| 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 7, 2012
| 7:45 AM
After years in decline, the sport of hunting is once again on the rise, thanks to a new influx of young hunters. Many of these young people are getting into hunting for "ethical and environmental" reasons, according to this new article in Slate. I'm not...
| 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.
| Oct 31, 2012
| 4:38 AM
We should not be surprised. That's the view of many climate scientists as they survey the destruction wrought by the superstorm that ravaged the Northeast this week. The melting of Arctic ice, rising sea levels, the warming atmosphere and changes to...
| 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...
| Sep 20, 2012
| 3:09 PM
"This is the jewel right here."
With that simple statement, Christina Clayton, president of the Old Lyme Land Trust, summed up the group's newest addition: the John Lohmann Connecticut River Preserve.
The land is a stunning patch of forest, stone walls,...
| Jun 12, 2012
| 4:24 PM
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...
| 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...
| Aug 22, 2012
| 5:45 AM
A young female black bear removed by state wildlife officials from a back yard near downtown Greenwich in early July may become the first of its kind to set up a permanent residence in Fairfield County in the past couple of centuries, according to the...