As trees fall, residents make last-ditch effort to halt construction of new Colchester leisure center – VTDigger

a bulldozer in the middle of a forest clearing.

Loggers clear trees in Bayside-Hazelett Forest in Colchester on Tuesday 27 June. The city plans to build a recreation center on the site. Photo by Glenn Russell/VTDigger As trees are being cleared to make way for a $16 million recreation center in Colchester’s Bayside-Hazelett Forest Area, a group of residents long concerned about the project’s … Read more

As “very unhealthy” air hangs around Chicago, residents have urged to protect themselves

As "very unhealthy" air hangs around Chicago, residents have urged to protect themselves

CHICAGO For most of Tuesday, Chicago had the worst air quality of any major city in the world and it didn’t improve much until Wednesday morning. According to AirNow, USAir’s official air quality index, the city’s air quality was very unhealthy at 8:30am. Another air quality monitor, IQAir, listed the city as the third worst … Read more

The tool allows residents to check the status of the house in the future

Derrick Lockhart, owner of Airboat Rides at Midway on the St. Johns River just across the Brevard County line, says the flooding that followed Hurricane Ian last fall was the worst he's ever seen in the area.  (Credit: TIM SHORTT/ FLORIDA TODAY, TIM SHORTT/ FLORIDA TODAY)

Storms slamming into rising seas from global warming will displace millions of Florida residents to low-lying areas by the end of the century, according to a new analysis by a research group on flood risk.. Well before that, a higher ocean will force many to either elevate their homes, similar to stilt houses on the … Read more