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  • Scientists fear an L.A. County gated community's environmental impact

    Scientists fear an L.A. County gated community's environmental impact
    A Texas developer and a group of California scientists are feuding over the amount of environmental damage a gated community would bring to one of the last remaining parcels of prime wildlife habitat in the southern Santa Susana Mountains. "This isn't...
  • Mensinger to meet with officials about trails

    Costa Mesa Mayor Pro Tem Steve Mensinger announced Friday that he plans to meet with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service agents and tell them what he knows about decomposed granite trails that damaged sensitive habitat when they mysteriously appeared in...
  • California drought could force key water system to cut deliveries

    California drought could force key water system to cut deliveries
    Officials Friday said that for the first time ever, the State Water Project that helps supply a majority of Californians may be unable to make any deliveries except to maintain public health and safety. The prospect of no deliveries from one of the...
  • Water safety threatened by North Carolina coal ash spill, group says

    EDEN, N.C. – An environmental group Thursday challenged Duke Energy’s assurances that drinking water from the Dan River in North Carolina and Virginia remained safe despite a massive spill of toxic coal ash that released a deluge of murky gray...
  • Arsenic levels in Dan River exceeded safe standards, N.C. says

    Arsenic levels in Dan River exceeded safe standards, N.C. says
    DURHAM, N.C. – North Carolina environmental regulators acknowledged Sunday that they had erroneously reported results of early toxic tests in the Dan River after a huge coal ash spill, specifically, that arsenic was within safe levels. The North...
  • N.C. regulators seek delay on Duke Energy accord after coal ash spill

    N.C. regulators seek delay on Duke Energy accord after coal ash spill
    RALEIGH, N.C. — State regulators in North Carolina have asked a judge to delay what environmentalists claim is a sweetheart deal with Duke Energy designed to protect the nation's largest electrical utility from heavy fines for allowing coal ash into...
  • 2 bald eagles killed in Montgomery County

    2 bald eagles killed in Montgomery County
    Maryland Natural Resources Police are investigating the killing of two bald eagles in Montgomery County over the past week. The first was shot with a rifle at about 3 p.m. on Christmas Day while feeding on a deer carcass in a field that adjoins...
  • Pipeline may affect drinking water, activists fear

    Pipeline may affect drinking water, activists fear
    Environmental activists warn that construction of a 21-mile natural gas pipeline through northern Baltimore and Harford counties could affect the region's drinking-water system, as the $180 million project cuts across more than three dozen streams feeding...
  • Letters: The past and future of plastic

    Re "L.A.'s got a brand new bag ban," Jan. 1, and "Bring your own (reusable) bag," Editorial, Dec. 31 It's about time Los Angeles eliminated the use of disposable plastic bags, but I hope this is only one part of a larger effort to cut back on plastics....
  • Time To Get Handle On State's Water

    When the University of Connecticut sought to bring more water to its Storrs campus over the past year, it became obvious that the state has no statewide water plan. UConn solved its problem in December when it contracted with the Connecticut Water Co. to...
  • O'Malley shifts funds from land preservation

    O'Malley shifts funds from land preservation
    Gov. Martin O'Malley's proposed state budget is balanced in part with funds shifted from programs meant to buy parkland and protect farmland from development, according to highlights of the plan released by the governor's office. Conservationists say...