| Dec 1, 2012
| 8:06 AM
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Rick Snyder drew applause from a variety of interest groups with his pledge to retool state government's approach to managing its vast land base. As his administration fills in the details, a delicate balancing act...
| 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...
| 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...
| Nov 16, 2012
| 1:05 AM
Since the early 1930's soil conservation policy has been largely focused on preventing soil erosion and, in more recent decades, policies have broadened to protect water and air quality. But now, more conservation experts suggest that national policies...
| 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...
| Oct 1, 2012
| 12:22 AM
Tonight (Sunday), on the eve of a major public forum concerning the Pebble Mine, Pebble opponents are saying they're deeply concerned over apparent discrepancies in Pebble's $120 million dollar environmental study on its own proposed project.
| 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...