| Dec 11, 2014
| 3:00 AM
When a man of 91 is downright cantankerous and has been on his land longer than most everyone else has been alive, he wastes no time speaking his mind.
So after his new neighbor started sinking a well to plant a water-sucking almond orchard in the...
| Dec 15, 2014
| 8:15 PM
Los Angeles gets 88% of its water from three major aqueducts, flowing from the Colorado River, Owens Valley and the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta.
But as they make their way into the region, the aqueducts cross the San Andreas fault a total of 32...
| Dec 16, 2014
| 11:16 AM
MANSFIELD — A plan to bring up to 1.2 million gallons of water a day into Mansfield and the University of Connecticut received tentative approval from the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Tuesday.
The "Notice of Tentative...
| Dec 19, 2014
| 12:57 PM
It's that time of year again, and like the tide that rolls in and out methodically, I was able to complete my weekly columns one after another. Over the last five years, we are now at 195. That's a lot of water coming in and out of our harbor, and I again...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 1:09 PM
The biggest storm of the rain season is fostering optimism among state officials, who increased 2015 water allocations this week in response to improving precipitation forecasts.
On Monday, the Department of Water Resources announced that in 2015...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 10:22 PM
The first major Pacific storm of the season drenched much of California on Tuesday, slaking a parched and dusty region, but still leaving the state deep in a historic drought.
The stream of subtropical moisture dropped more than an inch of rain over...
| Dec 4, 2014
| 4:00 AM
The California Fish and Game Commission on Wednesday granted endangered species protections to the tricolored blackbird, approving the designation on a temporary, emergency basis.
The reason: Statewide surveys show the tricolored blackbird population...
| Dec 4, 2014
| 1:14 PM
First of two parts.
A death occurred on Nov. 13, and nobody even has noticed. The way things are now, they probably never will.
That's the day the Alliance to Protect Water Resources, an activist group in south Lake, voted to disband, saying few...
| Dec 9, 2014
| 5:36 PM
The U.S. House on Tuesday passed a California drought bill, despite a veto threat from the Obama administration and its expected demise in the Senate in the final days before Congress adjourns.
The 230-182 vote was largely a symbolic gesture in the...
| Nov 15, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Floridians got some encouraging environmental news recently. Over the past decade, we pumped less water out of the ground even as the state's population grew by nearly 3 million. Conservation was cited as one of several factors that afforded relief to our...
| Nov 18, 2014
| 2:50 PM
Oil and gas development will be limited in the George Washington National Forest in Virginia, the U.S. Forest Service said Tuesday in a long-awaited decision over an area that’s home to the headwaters of rivers that provide drinking water for the...