| Mar 10, 2015
| 7:23 PM
The agencies charged with overseeing oil production and protecting California's ever-dwindling water sources from the industry's pollution all fell down on the job, one state official told a panel of peeved lawmakers Tuesday.
During a testy two-hour...
| Mar 10, 2015
| 2:07 PM
On Tuesday, state lawmakers took their turn lambasting California's beleaguered oil and gas agency at a hearing in which senators called the agency's historic practices corrupt, inept and woefully mismanaged.
For two hours, legislators grilled the...
| Mar 6, 2015
| 6:37 PM
Come springtime, folks looking for a place for recreational activities in Hellertown will have to scratch Water Street Park off their list.
The popular 8-acre venue will be fenced-off and closed April 1 for a full year for renovations, reopening in April...
| Feb 18, 2015
| 11:24 AM
Two men are facing multiple charges, possibly felonies, and action by the Virginia Marine Resources Commission after officers discovered hundreds of poached protected fish over the weekend.
Marine police have filed 14 misdemeanor charges, and additional...
| Feb 17, 2015
| 2:27 PM
This past sunny, hot weekend, thousands of Angelenos took to the mountains and beaches for hiking, biking, rollerblading and jogging. Many of these people likely had a moment when they looked around with a smile and thought, wow, what a life we live here,...
| Mar 2, 2015
Runoff from farmland has been called the largest source of pollution in the Chesapeake Bay.
Now Virginia farmers will be able to use about $3 million in federal and state funds during the next four years to cover nearly all the cost of increased fencing...
| Feb 22, 2015
| 3:08 AM
What's better than a BOGO?
South Florida-based JustBOGOS.com, a website that alerts super savers to buy-one-get-one free sales at area grocery stores, is no longer charging a membership fee.
When I first wrote about the helpful new website...
| Feb 17, 2015
| 12:16 PM
In the past, when New England farmers abandoned their farms to work in the cities, unable to compete with less expensive produce from the Midwest, they often sold their land to developers. Now, state and federal agencies have a variety of programs and...
| Feb 16, 2015
| 10:52 AM
Woodstock will hold a public hearing on a revised Plan of Conservation and Development on Feb. 19. Planning and Development Commission Chair Dr. Jeffrey Gordon is urging residents to share their input on the document before it is approved.
| Feb 11, 2015
| 5:00 AM
Hoping to better understand the health effects of oil fracking, the state in 2013 ordered oil companies to test the chemical-laden waste water extracted from wells.
Data culled from the first year of those tests found significant concentrations of the...
| Feb 5, 2015
| 4:52 PM
Two hunting guides who pleaded guilty to illegally baiting black bears in Garrett County were fined thousands of dollars and ordered to do 25 hours of community service on Thursday, prosecutors said.
Larry Eugene Harding, 57, of Friendsville, and Wallace...