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  • Gurnee man first documented West Nile case in Lake County this year

    Gurnee man first documented West Nile case in Lake County this year
    Lake County's first documented case of West Nile Virus is a 48-year-old Gurnee man, as Health Department officials credit a cool, wet summer with depressing the population of virus-carrying culex mosquitoes, which thrive in hot, dry conditions. In...
  • Reviving Rentschler Field Grasslands Debate A Difficult Path

    Reviving Rentschler Field Grasslands Debate A Difficult Path
    EAST HARTFORD — A bird enthusiast is furious over plans to build an $85 million outlet center at Rentschler Field, an important nesting site for several rare grassland birds, and is trying to revive arguments to preserve the land. The outlet...
  • Wisconsin's fall hunting season kicks off this week

    The woods and fields of Wisconsin are only beginning to offer hints, but a new season is coming. Soon the sumacs, maples and hickories will be ablaze in the colors of autumn. Deer will exchange their red coats of summer for a warmer, brown model. And the...
  • DNR exploring 'adaptive management' plan to increase size of panfish

    One of my favorite public sculptures in Wisconsin is a 15-foot-tall rendition of a bluegill near Onalaska, the "sunfish capital of the world." It represents both the exaggerated fish of our dreams and the magnitude of our actual love for panfish. The...
  • 'Yes, it was a bear' on Palm Beach County road

    'Yes, it was a bear' on Palm Beach County road
    Driving along Indiantown Road in western Palm Beach County last January, Nicole Verticchio saw an astonishing sight: A large black bear ambling east along the side of the road. "I'm from Pennsylvania and I didn't even know we had bears in Florida," she...
  • Manatees, VPK, and Constitution: Letters

    Keep protecting manatees Despite growing, severe threats to manatees' long-term survival, they could be federally downlisted from their current endangered status because of pressure from special-interest groups. In recent years, cold stress and...
  • 1,000-pound alligator snared in Alabama hunt

    1,000-pound alligator snared in Alabama hunt
    Hunters in Alabama snared an alligator weighing more than 1,000 pounds, the largest ever caught in a legal hunt in the state, conservation officials said on Monday. The alligator, caught with a snare hook in a southern Alabama state park early Saturday,...
  • Bat program in Dallas, Luzerne County seeks to educate

    Find out what it really means to be blind as a bat this evening at the Northeast Region Office of the Pennsylvania Game Commission in Dallas, Luzerne County. A free program on bats, covering everything from biology, behavior, ecological importance,...
  • Trapped in Ferguson protest zone: 3 students describe tense night

    Trapped in Ferguson protest zone: 3 students describe tense night
    Three college student from Ferguson found themselves trapped overnight behind the riot-ready police lines of this embattled St. Louis suburb roiling over the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown.   The women had come to protest but were unprepared for...
  • Where the food is both scarce and risky

    PHILADELPHIA For the poor, food is not only scarce, it's often rotten and germ-ridden. Corner stores and small supermarkets that feed vast swaths of impoverished Philadelphia offer bacteria-laced foods in unhealthy conditions that can lead to foodborne...
  • Virginia's lower bay dodges the record dead zone of the upper bay

    Virginia's lower bay dodges the record dead zone of the upper bay
    The forecast for bigger dead zones in the Chesapeake Bay this summer finally bore out last month — at least for the upper bay. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources reported the eighth largest dead zone on record for early August, a 1.32-...