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  • Water: Commodity or human right?

    I'm thirsty. Indeed, I'm overwhelmed by thirst, thinking about those who lack access to clean water. I'm thirsty for a different world. "In Gaza, hundreds of thousands of Palestinians lack water, including those living in hospitals and refugee camps,"...
  • Turn water wasters with green lawns into a revenue stream

    To the editor: The Times' regular reporting on the many terrible impacts of our drought has brought me to the conclusion that maybe it's time, as a society, for us to decide that the common good dictates we must use our precious water for drinking and...
  • Auditor general: DEP does not have manpower to properly oversee natural gas industry

    HARRISBURG — The state's natural gas industry has grown too fast, too soon, overwhelming the Department of Environmental Protection's ability to adequately inspect drilling sites, monitor drinking water and respond to citizens' complaints, according...
  • For water solutions, ask the experts, not the politicians

    For water solutions, ask the experts, not the politicians
    To the editor: Here we go again. The Chamber of Commerce wants to build more storage (dams), as if we will have more available water. It wants desalination of seawater but doesn't say where the electricity to operate the plants would come from or where...
  • Groundwater level in California basin hits historic low

    Groundwater level in California basin hits historic low
    The groundwater level in the San Bernardino Basin area is at its lowest point in recorded history, officials say. Measured in volume, the groundwater level for the basin is now about 500,000 acre-feet below full, according to Douglas Headrick, general...
  • Frankfort library expansion gets final OK

     Frankfort library expansion gets final OK
    Frankfort trustees voted Monday to approve construction of a library expansion, raise the speed limit on Pfeiffer Road and up the quality of vinyl siding required in the village. The Frankfort Public Library District got a zoning variance to build a 9,...
  • L.A. County supervisors order agencies to scale back water use

    L.A. County supervisors order agencies to scale back water use
    Los Angeles County's board of supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to order restrictions on water use for its government operations, following a state directive to Californians to curb water usage during one of the worst droughts in decades. The...
  • Climate change reflected in altered Missouri River flow, report says

    Montana farmer Rocky Norby has worked the land along the Missouri River for more than 20 years, coaxing sugar beets and malted barley out of the arid ground. "Every year it gets worse," he said. "There's not enough water to get through our pumps."...
  • Ban on outdoor water use for Highland Park, Deerfield, Bannockburn

    Ban on outdoor water use for Highland Park, Deerfield, Bannockburn
    Highland Park has ordered a temporary ban on outdoor water use after discovering "clogged strainers" at the water treatment plant, according to a Highland Park news release. Deerfield and Bannockburn, which receive water from Highland Park's water...
  • Worker critically hurt during fall from Humboldt Park water tower

    Worker critically hurt during fall from Humboldt Park water tower
    A worker was critically injured when he fell from a water tower onto the roof of an industrial building this afternoon in the Humboldt Park neighborhood. It happened about 4 p.m. at the large, 3-story building at 3053 W. Grand Ave., said Chicago Fire...
  • L.A. dramatically increases 'water cops' staffing as drought worsens

    L.A. dramatically increases 'water cops' staffing as drought worsens
    Los Angeles officials announced Monday they are beefing up their water-wasting patrols. But just don’t call them "water cops." Until now, the Department of Water and Power has assigned just one inspector to drive around handling complaints of...