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  • Russia keeps up pressure on McDonald's with new inspections

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian authorities extended their scrutiny of McDonald's to several regions on Friday, carrying out inspections at a number of restaurants run by the U.S. fast-food chain, amid a standoff with the West over Ukraine. The inspections...
  • How big is your water footprint? You may be surprised

    By LONDON, Aug 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation)- If you recently bought a pair of jeans or ate a burger for dinner, followed by a nice cup of coffee, you probably didn't link the touch of cotton or the aroma of the food to the amount of water that was used...
  • Russia making checks at McDonald's in two more regions

    Russia making checks at McDonald's in two more regions
    Russian authorities extended their scrutiny of McDonald's on Friday to the semi-autonomous republic of Tatarstan, carrying out sanitary inspections at several restaurants run by the U.S. fast food chain.  Russian authorities extended their scrutiny of...
  • Are we taking the drought seriously enough?

    Are we taking the drought seriously enough?
    To the editor: I got a postcard from the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power last week informing me how to conserve electricity during hot summer months. Good to know, despite the absence of an electricity shortage. ("L.A's water ruler, DWP chief...
  • 'Thin, disoriented' bay whale found dead

    'Thin, disoriented' bay whale found dead
    The sickly whale that was spotted swimming erratically in the rivers and creeks of the Chesapeake Bay for the past week was found dead Thursday afternoon along the shore of St. Julien's Creek in Chesapeake. The Stranding Response Team of the Virginia...
  • More Costa Mesans going lawnless during drought

    More Costa Mesans going lawnless during drought
    Lane and Linda Koluvek recently had a rude awakening when seeing their water bill. Usage at their Costa Mesa home had skyrocketed to a degree that, for Lane, "It just kind of knocked me off my feet." The couple decided it was finally time to do...
  • Regents have open mind in search for next chancellor

    Regents have open mind in search for next chancellor
    In the search for the next leader of the University System of Maryland, stakeholders are looking at a range of candidates, possibly a household name, a well-known CEO, a top government official — someone with star power. Someone like Freeman A....
  • No: Make management accountable

    In 1985, some 3,500 savings-and-loan associations held nearly half of bank deposits in Florida. Today, more than 80 percent are held by 20 "big" banks. Is Florida better off? The answer is at the heart of the debate on whether big banks are too risky and...
  • More medics urgently needed to fight West Africa Ebola: experts

    LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Hospitals battling the Ebola outbreak in West Africa desperately need more staff, as local doctors leave their posts and foreign doctors are reluctant to come forward, medical experts said during an online debate on...
  • More harm than good from crab ban, experts say

    More harm than good from crab ban, experts say
    Angus Phillips, an inveterate Annapolis-area crabber, joined my call for a moratorium on the harvest of blue crabs from the Chesapeake Bay. "The time has come," he wrote in The Washington Post last month, "to stop pussyfooting around and shut down...
  • 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...