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  • Crews respond to River North building after water tower 'buckles'

    Crews respond to River North building after water tower 'buckles'
    Police and fire crews were called to a River North building after a water tower appeared to start leaning after water gushed out from the bottom. "There was a huge burst of water gushing down the side of the building," said Scott Burham, who works for...
  • Water tower at 409 W. Huron St. in Chicago bursts, leaks, leads to evacuation

    Water tower at 409 W. Huron St. in Chicago bursts, leaks, leads to evacuation
    Chicago Fire Department and police were called to the River North neighborhood after a water tower appeared to be leaning on a six story building, sending water pouring onto the ground, according to officials and witnessessaid. The tower is on a...
  • A tale of two droughts

    Despite recent sporadic rain, California is still in the worst extended drought in its brief recorded history. If more storms do not arrive, the old canard that California could withstand two droughts -- but never three -- will be tested for the first...
  • Window at Water Tower Place falls to street

    Window at Water Tower Place falls to street
    A third-story window at a Magnificent Mile department store crashed to the ground as powerful winds hit downtown Thursday night, prompting police to block several lanes of traffic but causing no injuries, authorities said. The window fell about 8:30 p....
  • Water districts ask customers for voluntary reductions

    As California grapples with a drought, Laguna Beach's two water districts are urging customers to be cautious and conserve water, much like they were doing even before the current parched conditions. Laguna Beach County Water District staff is...
  • Some antibacterials come with worrisome silver lining

     Some antibacterials come with worrisome silver lining
    Silver has long been known for its ability to kill some of the nasty microbes that can make people sick. In hospitals, it's used to help burn victims, to combat germs on catheters and even to wipe out dangerous "superbugs" that have grown resistant to...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown signs drought relief package

    Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Saturday to free up the state's water supplies and aid residents who face hardship because of the drought, according to a release from his office. More than $687 million will go to drought relief, money that will fund...
  • Residents sue over 'hidden taxes' in utility transfer

    Residents sue over 'hidden taxes' in utility transfer
    A concerned residents group filed a lawsuit this week asking a Los Angeles County judge to force Glendale to stop transferring tens of millions of dollars from its utility to the city’s coffers and return $90 million it had shifted from one fund...
  • In parched states, fracking's thirst grows

    GREELEY, Colo. — In this parched farming region, where the land flattens out and every drop of water is precious, another player has lined up at the spigot. On a recent sunny afternoon, a huge cylindrical tanker truck rolled up to a red city...
  • California leaders propose drought relief funding plan

    California leaders propose drought relief funding plan
    SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative leaders unveiled a proposed $687.4-million drought-relief package Wednesday to free up water supplies and aid Californians facing financial ruin because of the state's prolonged dry spell. The proposal...
  • California drought: $687.4-million plan would free up water supplies

    California drought: $687.4-million plan would free up water supplies
    SACRAMENTO -- A proposed $687.4-million drought-relief package was unveiled Wednesday to free up water supplies and aid Californians facing financial ruin. The proposal presented by Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative leaders would provide millions of...