| Nov 23, 2013
It's been nearly a century and a half since native cougars prowled Illinois, but for the second time in five years authorities were forced this week to shoot a big cat that had apparently wandered into the state and was deemed dangerous.
Along with a...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 3:20 PM
WASHINGTON The House of Representatives voted Thursday to speed up the permitting process for natural gas pipelines by imposing strict deadlines on the federal agencies responsible for their review and licensing.
The House voted 252-165 to approve the...
| Nov 10, 2013
| 4:22 PM
NORTHAMPTON COUNTY FEDERATION OF SPORTSMEN’S CLUBS 734 FIRE LANE, BETHLEHEM, PA 18015 As reported at our last meeting of the Federation on October 28th and further reported in an October 29 article in The Morning Call, the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 1:50 PM
The eyes of the U.S. are upon Texas. But what exactly do they see?
The state's fast-growing economy and Gov. Rick Perry's extensive travels to boast about it and lure more business to the state are drawing greater attention, as well as scrutiny, to the...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 3:00 PM
Everyone knows that squalor -- the kind most of the chickens people eat suffer before being slaughtered -- is a paradise for pathogens like salmonella. Disease microbes thrive in densely populated, dank, sunless places. To minimize the spread of...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 1:27 PM
Excerpt from a letter to the Laguna Beach Planning Commission:
We would like to express our opposition to the proposed project at 20432 Laguna Canyon Road.
This parcel is at present a single-family home. We feel multiunit housing should be closer to...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 3:58 PM
Scientists hope newly introduced snakes, mice and weasels will help restore the natural habitat of Lake County's open areas.
Researchers are studying, breeding and releasing these animals to increase species diversity and improve the environment in Lake...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 10:16 AM
Nearly one-fifth of the U.S. population lives near a high-volume road where pollution levels are typically elevated from vehicle exhaust, a new study says.
The analysis found 60 million people living within about one-third of a mile from a busy road. In...
| Aug 10, 2013
| 2:00 PM
Five juvenile burrowing owls flapped across a salt marsh at the Seal Beach Naval Weapons Station on a recent weekday, matching the loops and curves of dragonflies and moths before snatching their prey midair.
Soon, the owls will be feasting on larger...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 8:53 AM
The top Democrat in Connecticut's state Senate is across the border in New York today trying to convince that state's legislators to pass a law to force labeling of products that contain genetically modified organisms (GMOs).
The reason why Sen....
| Apr 29, 2013
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April 29, 2013
Q: My 5-year-old daughter just had her adenoids and tonsils removed because of snoring...
| Mar 20, 2013
Zeus the wonder dog scared up a rabbit near the house the other day.
Go ahead and mock me for mentioning it, but in the rabbit department, that's big news.
Because in our suburban village, out on the western rind of Cook County, I haven't seen more...