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  • Setting Times stories to music: From Isaac Hayes to Radiohead

    Setting Times stories to music: From Isaac Hayes to Radiohead
    This week, two images of California in drought have gotten lodged in my brain. The first is the photograph above, from Friday’s heartbreaking Great Read about a pistachio farmer’s dying dreams, and a tree he named Survivor. Writer Diana...
  • Intersex fish found in Pennsylvania rivers spur search for chemicals

    Intersex fish found in Pennsylvania rivers spur search for chemicals
    Pennsylvania's Department of Environmental Protection has begun an extensive sampling of chemical contaminants in response to the discovery of intersex fish in three of the state's rivers, a department spokeswoman said. Male fish carrying eggs were...
  • Green lawns don't belong in the drought-stricken Golden State

    Green lawns don't belong in the drought-stricken Golden State
    To the editor: If we're serious about greatly reducing water use, it's obvious that the only way to accomplish this is to reduce the size of — or eliminate entirely — green lawns. ("Southland falls short of achieving 20% voluntary cut in water...
  • In Mexico, water fight underscores distrust of government

    In Mexico, water fight underscores distrust of government
    The church bells rang out, a normal occurrence in a community where the sound usually beckoned residents to weddings, funerals or religious services. But the clanging on this morning was different: frenetic, insistent, relentless. The sound signaled...
  • Periodic flushing helps water heater

    Periodic flushing helps water heater
    You may have heard that you should drain and flush your water heater periodically, but you might be wondering why you need to do that, and more importantly — how? As to the why, the answer is sediment, which is small bits of dirt, rock, and...
  • Maryland's U.S. senators press for water funding

    Maryland's U.S. senators press for water funding
    Maryland Sens. Ben Cardin and Barbara Mikulski toured Baltimore's 99-year-old Montebello water treatment plant Monday to draw attention to the needs of municipalities nationwide for federal help to upgrade their aging infrastructure. Cardin sipped...
  • Water that irrigates lawns and golf courses should grow food instead

    Water that irrigates lawns and golf courses should grow food instead
    To the editor: Boy, our priorities are screwed up when it comes to allocating water. Central Valley farmer Fred Lujan's water supply for growing our food was cut off, but hundreds of golf courses in California remain lush? What craziness is this? ("...
  • Drought threatens future of center for developmentally disabled

     Drought threatens future of center for developmentally disabled
    Julie Hill was born with a captivating smile and a sense of wonder. She was also born with developmental disabilities and beset with orthopedic struggles that required numerous surgeries. Her father likes to say that he was blessed with an eternal 5-year-...
  • How much water does California have left?

    How much water does California have left?
    Southern California water managers are doing such a great job that you would hardly know we are in the midst of the worst drought since record-keeping began in the late 1800s. Our lush, well-watered landscapes look as healthy and inviting as ever. Our...
  • State water board proposes outdoor watering restrictions

    State water board proposes outdoor watering restrictions
    Urban water agencies across California would have to impose mandatory restrictions on outdoor watering under a proposed state rule. Though a number of cities, including Los Angeles, already have such regulations in place, most don’t. So the...
  • Neighbors concerned about power plant's water use in McHenry County

     Neighbors concerned about power plant's water use in McHenry County
    Neighboring mayors and environmentalists expressed concerns but withheld judgment Wednesday about a proposed gas-fired power plant in far northwest suburban Oakwood Hills. The main concern was that the generating plant might draw too much groundwater...