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  • Earthquake: 5.5 quake strikes off Northern California coast

    Earthquake: 5.5 quake strikes off Northern California coast
    A magnitude 5.5 earthquake was reported Thursday evening 140 miles west of Eureka, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
  • Dinosaur hunter is making prehistory

    Dinosaur hunter is making prehistory
    Scott Richardson is up at dawn, standing atop a rocky ridgeline near his base camp, a solitary figure in the slanting light. He surveys a primordial wilderness of dry creek beds and stands of juniper and pinyon pine. "This is dinosaur country," he says,...

    Bear's eye view: Study puts cameras, GPS collars on Wekiva bears

    Wildlife biologists are putting tracking collars and cameras on bears near Central Florida neighborhoods. The devices, which rely on GPS technology, beam the animal's location to a computer every half-hour and may help the study team understand where...

    Nature buffs put some names on forest preserve map

     Nature buffs put some names on forest preserve map
    Waterfall Glen Forest Preserve, near Darien, is best known for its dramatic tiered falls constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s. But a naturally occurring waterfall, tucked back in the woods of the preserve and almost unknown to the...

    Winnetka coal tar ban proposal brings lobbying efforts

    Winnetka coal tar ban proposal brings lobbying efforts
    A proposal to ban coal tar-based driveway sealants in Winnetka has drawn attention from some pavement industry representatives and business owners. They have argued to village officials in recent weeks that the product does not pose a health risk to the...