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  • Jay Famiglietti's mission: to rescue us from our bad water habits

     Jay Famiglietti's mission: to rescue us from our bad water habits
    If there are stars among the state's water experts, Jay Famiglietti is one, with titles too long for a marquee: a UC Irvine professor of earth system science and head of the UC Center for Hydrologic Modeling, and a new member of the Santa Ana Regional...
  • Duke Energy receives 5 more citations weeks after coal ash spill

    FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — After weeks of downplaying a massive coal ash spill, North Carolina regulators issued violation notices Monday to five more Duke Energy power plants, in addition to two citations late last week at the site that polluted the...
  • Virginia Sec. of Natural Resources Doug Domenech to speak at VIMS

    Virginia Sec. of Natural Resources Doug Domenech to speak at VIMS
    Virginia Secretary of Natural Resources Doug Domenech will speak at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science on Friday afternoon in an event that's open to the public. Domenech, who refers to himself as the "Secretary of Fun," will give a talk that's...
  • Black bear season fails to reach quota

    Black bear season fails to reach quota
    Maryland's annual black bear hunt went into overtime Saturday, and some might look at the outcome as a moral victory for the hairy, soon-to-be hibernating creatures. For the first time since the hunt was revived in 2004 after a 51-year hiatus, hunters...
  • State, Charles County at odds over growth plan

    State, Charles County at odds over growth plan
    State officials are pressing Charles County to back off a disputed development plan they contend would degrade a vital Chesapeake Bay tributary and open up swaths of farmland to sprawling housing projects. The heads of 13 state agencies — who...
  • Maryland eyes expanding wildlands

    Maryland eyes expanding wildlands
    The call for the wild is being heard again across Maryland — though not everyone welcomes it. More than a decade after the last addition to the state's network of wildlands, Department of Natural Resources officials have proposed a major expansion...
  • Early water board election results lean toward incumbents

    It appears the three incumbents on the Crescent Valley Water District board may retain their seats, according to early election results Tuesday night. With two out of seven precincts reporting, James Bodnar had received 512 votes, or about 32% of the...
  • Proposed fracking in national forest meets broad opposition

    BRIDGEWATER, Va. — The headwaters of the Potomac River rise amid the hills and hollows of George Washington National Forest in Virginia. Small creeks dart past oak, white pine and hickory, become streams that nourish farmland and towns, and create a...
  • Congressman calls for federal inquiry into McCook blasts

    Congressman calls for federal inquiry into McCook blasts
    A blast at a quarry in suburban McCook was well within safety limits, according to state officials who said Wednesday they cannot explain a subsequent tremor seconds later that rattled windows and frazzled nerves throughout the Chicago area. The...
  • Incumbents win reelection on CV Water District board

    The three incumbents on the Crescenta Valley Water District board will serve another four years, according to election results from the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk. With three open seats on the board in Tuesday's election, James...
  • One man dies after boat capsizes in Essex

    One man dies after boat capsizes in Essex
    One person died, and two others were taken to a local hospital after a fishing boat capsized in Essex Wednesday, according to Natural Resources Police. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources officials have identified the man who died as James...