Water park may lead Bonneted bat to extinction, activists say

A recent acoustic monitoring survey of the endangered Florida bonneted bat showed that these flying mammals love to hang out at Zoo Miami’s parking lot, even more so than at six bat houses installed inside the zoo.

Something about the dark, open area attracts the fast-flying and large bats to this paved-over plot, supporting the argument that the zoo’s parking lot, located next to one of the world’s last remnants

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Local agencies seeking public input on long-term Fox River management in McHenry County

A new stretch of the Fox River in McHenry County is being analyzed by local government agencies preparing a plan for the long-term future management of the waterway, and community members can weigh in on what it should entail through an online survey.

McHenry County, the city of McHenry and the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning are seeking public input on the Fox River Corridor Plan, which will focus on … Read More

This old abandoned train tunnel in Clinton could soon become the crowning jewel of the Mass. Central Rail Trail

Take a drive along Route 70 in Clinton past the Wachusett Dam and you could easily miss a section where the road widens just a little to allow room for a few cars to pull over and park. But if you look closely amidst the overgrown brush, you might notice a hidden path that climbs up a small hill.

At the top, you’ll find two large graffiti-covered granite walls protruding

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Big changes coming to Laramie airport | News

A visit to Laramie Regional Airport now can make you feel a little like Rip Van Winkle. Forced inactivity during this pandemic has meant that we have not been paying much attention to airline travel.

But in Laramie, that downturn coincided with a perfect opportunity for a major change — airport terminal replacement.

Overcrowded terminalAnyone who has flown out of Laramie in the past knows that a terminal expansion

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Pandemic transforms holiday shopping season that once embraced crowds, chaos

Rest easy, holiday shopper.

You can take it slow this year.

There will be no need to bolt from Thanksgiving table to the big box stores for a doorbuster deal, no standing in long lines for a midnight opening or for your kid to sit on Santa’s lap. The pandemic has changed all that.

There are plenty of Christmas holiday items on the shelves at Reny’s. Derek Davis/Staff Photographer


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Covid means Zoom, social media and streaming dominate our lives. The mute button is sanity.

Where I currently live, the TV goes on before 7 a.m. each day and stays on until 10 p.m. every night. The awkward staccatos of morning news cascade into an endless cacophony of cable —the dour melodies of WWII documentaries, the tinny early-Western gunfights, the crunch and wail of cop dramas audible in every room. This aural overload persists into the evening whether or not someone is watching, as if

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Funding available for canoe, kayak access projects | Outdoors

PITTSBURGH — The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy is seeking grant applicants for its Canoe Access Development Fund, which supports projects that will improve canoe and kayak access to the region’s waterways.

Founded in 2008 by WPC donors and outdoor enthusiasts Roy Weil and Mary Shaw, WPC’s Canoe Access Development Fund provides grants to watershed organizations and other community groups to make the region’s rivers and streams more accessible for outdoor recreation

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Obituary: Karen Green – Portland Press Herald

Karen Green

SOUTH PORTLAND – Karen passed away peacefully on Oct. 2, 2020 due to complications of endometrial cancer. Karen was born August 14, 1951 the daughter of Richard E and Patricia (Jarvis) Peterson. She was married to Stephen E. Green for 51 years. She grew up in South Portland and was a 1969 graduate of South Portland High School.

In the summer of 1968 fate stepped in when Karen

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Pike and San Isabel National Forests, Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands Christmas tree permit sales move online

A harvester removes a downed Christmas tree from U.S. Forest Service land in Keystone in December 2018.
Photo by Antonio Olivero / [email protected]

The U.S. Forest Service said Christmas tree permits will be available to purchase online through Recreation.gov from Oct. 15 through Dec. 24 for the San Carlos, Leadville, Salida, South Park, Pikes Peak and South Platte Ranger Districts.

Details about designated cutting areas, specific dates and types of

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