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  • Lake Okeechobee waters rise, but dry season's arrival may mean no water release

    Lake Okeechobee waters rise, but dry season's arrival may mean no water release
    South Florida's dry season may have arrived just in time to avoid dumping more Lake Okeechobee water out to sea. Last year, flooding fears from rising lake waters triggered the dumping of hundreds of billions of gallons of lake water out to sea —...
  • How California is turning drainage canals back to rivers

    How California is turning drainage canals back to rivers
    The Santa Ana River, born of snowmelt and natural springs near Big Bear Lake, flows through Southern California as one of the region's most scenic rivers — until it hits Orange County. After cutting through a deep, lush canyon and flowing...
  • State helps combat flooding in Fort Lauderdale's isle communities

    State helps combat flooding in Fort Lauderdale's isle communities
    Fort Lauderdale's effort to control tidal flooding on the isle communities off Las Olas Boulevard is receiving a $700,000 boost from the state. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection announced a grant Wednesday that will be used for...
  • Penguins offer U.S. a lesson in addressing climate change

    Penguins offer U.S. a lesson in addressing climate change
    It may seem unlikely, but penguins offer a crucial lesson for the United States' national security. On the western Antarctic Peninsula, climate change is wreaking havoc on stocks of krill, tiny crustaceans that penguins eat. Adelie penguins are in...
  • Officials prep for seasonal tides

    Officials prep for seasonal tides
    As seasonal high tides hit their peak in October and November, the impact can cause millions of dollars in damage. This is exactly why coastal cities like Fort Lauderdale already have a plan. The city has been implementing various programs to protect...
  • 19 workers trapped in mine collapse in southern Turkey

    Nineteen miners were trapped Tuesday after a coal mine in southern Turkey collapsed following a flood inside the mine, local media reported. Rescue teams and medics were sent to the mine in the town of Ermenek in Karaman province, about 70 miles)...
  • Heavy rains bring flooding in Hinsdale, La Grange

    Heavy rains bring flooding in Hinsdale, La Grange
    Overnight rains have brough some flooding and street closures in the area. In Hinsdale, Elm Street and 59th Street, Garfield between 55th and 57th, and Madison between Ogden and Morris Lane and were closed, said Deputy Police Chief Mark Wodka. The Oak...
  • Making Chicago greener: Tribune endorsements for 3 MWRD seats

    Making Chicago greener: Tribune endorsements for 3 MWRD seats
    Build a metropolis atop a once-swampy lowland and you wind up not only with questions of water quality, but also of commerce and drainage. Commissioners of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District deal with these issues and a host of environmental...
  • Allentown plans solution for flood-prone West End

    Long-suffering victims of flooding in Allentown's West End theater district may get some relief under a plan presented by city consultants. Engineers have recommended several changes, including lowering Albright Street and a possible secondary storm...
  • Hampton Roads military bases brace for climate change, sea-level rise

    HAMPTON — When Hurricane Isabel raged through Hampton Roads in 2003, tidal levels rose 7.9 feet, putting most of Langley Air Force Base underwater. As the waters receded, the damage was immense. Two hundred facilities on the base were affected....
  • Firefighters: Guests burned, evacuated after flooding at Universal Orlando resort

    Firefighters: Guests burned, evacuated after flooding at Universal Orlando resort
    A ruptured hot water line at a Universal Orlando resort sent two guests to the hospital and caused the evacuation of several others Tuesday morning, officials said. "All guests who have been directly impacted by this have been relocated to other rooms,"...