President Barack Obama on Wednesday designated 87,500 acres in Maine's North Woods as a national monument, as the administration prepares to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service.
Walker Marsh looked at a blighted East Baltimore neighborhood and saw possibility. He has created a flower farm that is an oasis of neighborhood beauty, put teen-agers to work and holds out the promise of becoming an engine of economic opportunity.
Improved quality for swimmers, a continuous riverfront trail system, more recreational and retail opportunities. That's the vision for Chicago-area rivers in a report set to be released Wednesday by the Metropolitan Planning Council.
The Obama administration on Tuesday finalized new fuel-economy standards for large trucks, buses and other heavy-duty vehicles, the latest in a series of efforts aimed at slashing greenhouse gas emissions and weaning the nation from its dependence on fossil fuels.