Gallery: Conservation project +4 more photos A perfect collision of forces — an anonymous donor looking for a tax write-off, a failed subdivision that turned out to be a $40 million mortgage-fraud scheme, and strategic purchases by conservationists to protect area caves — paved the way for one of the biggest nonprofit conservation projects in the region. Nearly 2,400 acres on Lookout Mountain and into Johnson's Crook in Dade County, Georgia, have been preserved and will be managed by the Southeastern Cave Conservancy Inc. as the new Charles B. Henson Preserve at Johnson's Crook. "This is just the beginning," SCCi Executive Director Ray Knott said. The conservancy is now seeking help from other groups in the area to turn the preserve into a major recreation and conservation area. They plan to add more than five miles of hiking with longer connecting trails going to other preserves in the area. They envision mountain biking trails, picnicking, camping, and most of all, … [Read more...] about Huge conservation project paves way to caving, hiking and more in North Georgia
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Two Boston men were arrested Sunday night because they allegedly refused to stop skating and leave a Cambridge skatepark after dark. The incident occurred with newly installed lighting, intended to eventually allow local skaters to hit the ramps after sundown, still illuminated. Derek Hanlon, 27, and Askia Burns, 24, were charged with trespassing after a Massachusetts State Police trooper found them and at least 30 other skaters in the Lynch Family Skatepark at 8:26 p.m. — after dusk, the park’s posted closing time, state police said in a press release. Confusion over the arrests surfaced on social media Monday since the new lighting at the park, installed to permit nighttime skating, first turned on last week. However, the state Department of Conservation and Recreation, which operates the park, said the extended park hours to 9 p.m. have yet to take effect. Authorities said the trooper saw the skaters while on a routine check of the Education Street park. He told them to … [Read more...] about State police arrest 2 men for skating after dark in Cambridge, days after nighttime lights were turned on
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Climate Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Advertisement Supported by ByGlenn Thrush and Kendra Pierre-Louis Sept. 21, 2018 NAVASSA, N.C. — With floodwaters continuing to rise in the wake of Hurricane Florence, state officials and environmentalists are closely monitoring the breach of a dam that has flooded a hazardous stockpile of coal ash, some of which has spilled into the Cape Fear River. On Friday, Duke Energy shut down a power plant near Wilmington after a dam breach between 100 and 200 feet wide, at the south end of Sutton Lake, allowed floodwaters to swamp two basins containing huge stockpiles of arsenic-laced ash. Duke’s L.V. Sutton facility has been a focus of increasing concern for environmentalists and regulators since last week, when rains from Hurricane Florence caused a coal ash landfill at the site to erode, spilling waste onto a … [Read more...] about Florence’s Floodwaters Breach Defenses at Duke Energy Plant, Sending Toxic Coal Ash Into River
As Boston’s infamous Sept. 1 move-in day inches closer, college students return to their classes, and unwanted furniture piles up on the streets of Allston, there’s another sight that often signals the beginning of fall: a moving truck jammed under a Storrow Drive overpass. If you’re new to the city, or you’re unfamiliar with the “Storrowed” phenomenon, consider this Urban Dictionary definition a good primer: “Putting a 12’6″ truck under a 10’6″ bridge. Common in Boston MA.” Storrow Drive, the scenic roadway that parallels the Charles River, has notoriously low overpasses, which means you cannot drive a large moving truck down it without getting the top of the truck ripped off like a can of sardines. “College students: When we say we hope your school year starts with a bang, we don’t mean your truck’s roof hitting the bottom of a bridge,” Massachusetts State Police Col. Kerry … [Read more...] about How not to get ‘Storrowed:’ A quick guide
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Nestor Ramos Globe staff August 24, 2018 Three years ago, when I was writing a magazine story about Boston’s budding relationship with the concept of “fun,” I called Kelley Gossett.Why, she wanted to know, is there no place to get a glass of wine or a cold beer on the Esplanade? Gossett is fun — these days, she does public affairs for Uber and talks faster than their drivers take corners — and it was a good question.Well, it took three years but on a humid afternoon last week, Gossett and I ambled over to the Owl’s Nest, from Everett’s Night Shift Brewing — one of several beer gardens to open around the city in recent years. We grabbed a couple pale ales in plastic cups and a little food from a truck, and plopped down at a table with a beautiful view of the water and the Longfellow Bridge. Advertisement Finally, … [Read more...] about It’s 5 p.m. and it’s still warm out. So where do I get a drink around here?