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  • Video: Cedar Lakes Ranch

    Video: Cedar Lakes Ranch
    Raymond Webber always wanted a fishpond.  After investing in the adjacent Devil’s Den in Williston, Fla. he heard about an old limestone quarry that was for sale up the road. After purchasing the land to help fulfill his childhood passion of...
  • Columbia entomologist finds wide audience for bug talk

    Columbia entomologist finds wide audience for bug talk
    A brown marmorated stink bug caught Michael Raupp's attention as it wandered around the spindly trunk of a zelkova tree. Lately, the entomologist has been noticing the pests everywhere — even on the small species of elm growing in front of a...
  • Community Commentary: There's too much unknown about 'fracking' effects

    An essential element of a viable democracy is that its citizens be accurately informed, and that, once informed, they actively participate in the process of decision making. I fully believe that when the people of this nation have the information they...
  • Behind a forest preserve debate

    Behind a forest preserve debate
    On the surface, the Cook County Forest Preserve District seems like the perfect place to zipline. Or climb up a rope course. Or sled down a hill. After all, it has 68,000 acres of (mostly) natural forests, fields and rivers from which to embark on such...
  • The wrong time to play politics with FEMA

    The wrong time to play politics with FEMA
    Whether it's a hurricane, a flood, a tornado or an earthquake, Americans count on the Federal Emergency Management Agency to be among the first responders. As the recent example of Hurricane Irene shows, only government can marshal the vast resources...
  • Bel-Air estate was a nature sanctuary – amid mansions

    Bel-Air estate was a nature sanctuary – amid mansions
    Imagine it is Labor Day 1924. You've just finished dinner on the porch, the kids are playing next door and the radio just tuned in: "Good evening, ladies and gentlemen. Today's story is about bestselling author Gene Stratton-Porter. At this very moment...
  • Elk reintroduction in Western Maryland to be studied

    Two organizations that promote big-game hunting have joined with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources to study the viability of reintroducing elk to the western part of the state after more than a 200-year absence. The feasibility studies...
  • Community Commentary: At-risk kids get in touch with nature

    As a new member of the Orange County Hiking Club, I'm used to climbing mountains. So a hike advertised for a recent Saturday, inviting members to walk with at-risk kids from a local children's advocacy agency, caught my eye. The event, Kids in Need of...
  • A golf sanctuary

    A golf sanctuary
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — If you come to the Mirimichi Golf Course looking for signs of Justin Timberlake, the hometown actor-singer who bought and renovated the course, you almost certainly will be disappointed. On a recent visit to Mirimichi, all I...
  • Russell Gordon 'Buz' Meyer Sr.

    Russell Gordon 'Buz' Meyer Sr.
    Russell Gordon "Buz" Meyer Sr., a conservationist who converted his Woodwardville farm into a habitat for animals and plants that he opened to Scouting groups, 4-H clubs, church camps, schoolchildren and the Audubon Society, died there Sept. 1 of...
  • Starved Rock officials stress caution after second fall in a week

    Starved Rock officials stress caution after second fall in a week
    Two falls in less than a week at Starved Rock State Park should serve as reminder to follow warning signs on hiking trails, authorities said Tuesday. Although the trails in the park are marked with signs and in some places barricades, it doesn’t...