| Nov 10, 2014
| 2:40 PM
Taxpayer money intended for hurricane recovery could possibly be used to boost pay at the South Florida Water Management District, according to a district proposal.
While that could clash with rules for how to use money from the Federal Emergency...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 6:40 PM
Can street flooding be crowdsourced?
Apparently so, as the Norfolk-based environmental group Wetlands Watch hones its Sea Level Rise app to enable the public to issue and receive real-time alerts about waterlogged streets.
When the app launches in a...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 6:41 PM
MATHEWS — Mathews County residents expressed their disapproval Tuesday night to the proposed update to the county's Floodplain Management Ordinance.
Their comments forced the Board of Supervisors to take the proposal back to the drawing board.
| Aug 17, 2014
| 2:30 AM
By Erinn Hutkin
Program director of environmental health at Illinois State University, George Byrns calls the field a "discovery major." Many students don't even know it exists, then stumble upon it and end up switching to this intriguing field....
| Aug 18, 2014
| 7:56 AM
Lake County may not be a coastal county, right up against the ocean. But that doesn’t mean county residents are not vulnerable to the potential risks of flooding, county leaders note.
With hurricane system lasting until Nov. 30, and September...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 11:48 AM
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has agreed to help cover California's costs fighting a fire burning toward Yosemite National Park and another burning in the Central Valley.
The FEMA grants can help with up to 75% of the state’s costs for...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 9:37 PM
A wildfire burning near Yosemite National Park is threatening 500 homes, has triggered 13,000 evacuation orders and prompted the Madera County sheriff to declare a local emergency.
The fast-moving Junction fire had burned 612 acres and was 35%...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 12:30 PM
As a small business owner trying to generate sales, is it ever a good idea to advise customers to not avail themselves of your services?
A few weeks ago, homeowners in parts of the Northeast where I live began to receive notices that revised flood...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 8:00 AM
Most college kids really don't care about luxury when they travel; what they want is a cool experience. That's the philosophy behind a travel website for students called Hovelstay.com, which bills itself as "a new anti-luxury listing site."
| Aug 6, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Insanity can be defined as doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result every time. It could also describe our national disaster policy, which consists largely of doling out billions in aid after a storm and doing little to...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 3:31 PM
Residents inundated by June floods in Western Maryland can apply for $5,000 in state cash, Gov. Martin O'Malley announced Friday.
The program will give grants to help cover medical, housing, and food expenses caused by June 12 flash floods that...