| Apr 1, 2015
| 7:38 PM
Residents of large urban areas have weathered California's current drought, well into its fourth year, without making many substantial changes. Los Angeles was shielded from the full impact by water stored in reservoirs. Many Sacramento residents still...
| Aug 26, 2014
I have a running joke about a game I call "Things That Happen When Anheuser-Busch Buys You." As many beer fans will recognize, this game refers to global brewing behemoth Anheuser-Busch InBev buying Chicago's Goose Island Beer Co. three years ago for $38....
| Aug 15, 2014
| 8:44 AM
Our relationship with new fast food chains borders on mania. When the Guatemalan fried chicken shop Pollo Campero opened on the Northwest Side in 2005, devotees began lining up at 6 a.m. for the noon opening. Same thing happened when Chick-fil-A opened...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 7:56 PM
Law enforcement officers believe they have spotted fugitive Eric Frein, dressed all in black, on more than one occasion as they pursued him in a high-stakes game of cat and mouse in the rocky, overgrown woods along the border of Pike and Monroe counties....
| Aug 4, 2014
| 7:03 PM
Howard County officials say they are investigating security and screening procedures at Merriweather Post Pavilion after two concertgoers died and 19 others were sent to hospitals during an electronic dance music festival over the weekend.
The deaths of...
| Aug 30, 2014
| 9:14 AM
The chance of a "megadrought" gripping the Southwest for more than 30 years has increased to 50%, scientists say, which means bad news for California's already parched landscape.
The odds of a 10-year drought afflicting the southwestern U.S. have...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 1:59 PM
Microsoft Corp co-founder Paul Allen's charitable foundation on Thursday will announce it is donating $9 million to support U.S. efforts to fight the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, a source familiar with the matter said.
The gift to the Centers for...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 2:29 PM
Osceola County and Central Florida's Deseret Ranches, one of the nation's biggest cattle operations, will lay formal groundwork as soon as this week for a metropolis of tomorrow so large it nearly defies imagination.
Including large chunks of nature and...
| Nov 14, 2014
| 9:59 PM
President Barack Obama on Friday pledged a $3 billion U.S. contribution to an international fund to help poor countries cope with the effects of climate change, putting the issue front and center of the G20 Leaders Summit in Australia.
The large size...
| Sep 2, 2014
| 1:43 PM
In a major turnaround that argues for strong fisheries management, the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s trusted Seafood Watch program has upgraded the status of 21 commercially important fish, including most species of Pacific rockfish in a report released...
| Jul 23, 2014
| 4:59 PM
TALLAHASSEE — For Florida environmentalists, the fate of the Wekiva-Ocala Greenway is emblematic of why they are taking the fight over preserving green spaces to the voters this fall.
Amendment 1 on the November ballot sounds like a godsend for...