Americans are quietly preserving 56 million acres of private land
December 20, 2016, 8:15 a.m. by Russell McLendon
U.S. landowners voluntarily protect more land (and water) than all national parks in the lower 48 states, a new census shows.
In typical Texas fashion, urban nature park in Dallas would be country's biggest
December 5, 2016, 3:35 p.m. by Matt Hickman
But there's a long way to go before Dallas' 10,000-acre Nature District becomes a reality.
Father-daughter duo find 2-carat diamond in Arkansas state park
October 13, 2016, 1:28 p.m. by Angela Nelson
The experienced gem-hunters say they will keep the uncut stone.
Washington, D.C.'s winning 'Memorial for the Future' is as sobering as it is beautiful
September 21, 2016, 4 p.m. by Matt Hickman
Climate Chronograph sinks as sea levels rise.
The ambitious plan to 're-stitch' Atlanta's urban core
August 24, 2016, 11:45 a.m. by Matt Hickman
Long-severed downtown and Midtown Atlanta are reunited in a bold interstate-capping redevelopment pitch.
Lucille Ball Memorial Park gets the non-terrifying statue it deserves
August 10, 2016, 1:03 p.m. by Matt Hickman
The nightmarish 'Scary Lucy' isn't disappearing entirely, however.
Arizona man to live rent-free for life after selling home for $4M
July 29, 2016, 8 a.m. by Matt Hickman
Protection of desert preserve plays into enviable real estate scenario.
New Zealanders harness the power of crowdfunding to turn a private beach public
July 20, 2016, 11:04 a.m. by Matt Hickman
The country's smallest national park just got a bit bigger — and more beautiful.
Manhattan's underground park may finally see the light of day
July 19, 2016, 9 a.m. by Matt Hickman
Designed to bring greenery to the bowels of New York City, the Lowline receives an enthusiastic go-ahead from City Hall.