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  • 'Chinatown' in real life: In L.A., you have to follow the water

     'Chinatown' in real life: In L.A., you have to follow the water
    It's been 40 years since the June 20, 1974, opening of "Chinatown," the fictionalized drama about power, corruption and what is arguably L.A.'s most crucial resource: water. The iconic film was Hollywood's make-believe version of an undying reality: In L....
  • Chesapeake Bay crabbers critical of harvesting limits

    Chesapeake Bay crabbers critical of harvesting limits
    Just as the sun cast its rays upon a city preparing to take its first breath, the crew of the Miss Nina boat were already at work. "This is the routine," said Ken Diggs Jr., owner and operator of the Poquoson-based Miss Nina boat that was docked at...
  • Chesapeake Bay crabbers critical of harvesting limits

    Chesapeake Bay crabbers critical of harvesting limits
    NEWPORT NEWS — Just as the sun cast its rays upon a city preparing to take its first breath, the crew of the Miss Nina boat were already at work. "This is the routine," said Ken Diggs Jr., owner and operator of the Poquoson-based Miss Nina boat...
  • Robbins residents dig in against proposed quarry

    Robbins residents dig in against proposed quarry
    It was a grand plan for tiny Robbins: a massive quarry and mining operation, a therapeutic horse farm and parks, development along the channel, maybe even a chain drugstore and new housing. The project, as laid out in three phases, would consume about a...
  • Southland falls short of achieving 20% voluntary cut in water use

    Southland falls short of achieving 20% voluntary cut in water use
    Southern Californians have fallen far short of achieving the 20% voluntary cut in water use sought by Gov. Jerry Brown in the face of the deep drought afflicting every corner of the state. A recent statewide survey found that urban water use in...
  • East Allen to buy land near Bicentennial Park

    East Allen Township officials expect to settle on a deal next week to buy 24 acres of farmland adjacent to its Bicentennial Park. The township is spending $252,000 in grant money and local developer fees to purchase the land, which is operated by...
  • Climate change and the green revolution [Letter]

    Climate change and the green revolution [Letter]
    Regarding your recent editorial on the impact of climate change on the economy, I agree that resolving the issue of climate change would not be an economic failure but rather a success ("The economic climate," June 24). Aside from the fact that if...
  • READER SUBMITTED: NRCS Announces Early CSP Program Participants May Now Renew Contracts

    Producers with expiring Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) contracts have from July 11-Sept. 12 to renew and add conservation activities that will support their natural resource improvement accomplishments...
  • Carroll's Venturing Crew 202 captures Maryland Envirothon

    Carroll's Venturing Crew 202 captures Maryland Envirothon
    A five-member team of students from Carroll County's Venturing Crew 202 won the 24th annual Maryland Envirothon — an outdoor natural resources competition that challenges students to identify and categorize living resources, perform soil surveys and...
  • Lake OK's controversial peat mine in protected Goose Prairie

    Lake OK's controversial peat mine in protected Goose Prairie
    TAVARES — Lake County commissioners on Tuesday approved a controversial 328-acre peat mine in an environmentally sensitive prairie between Eustis and Leesburg despite adamant pleas from residents to leave the land untouched. Opponents wearing green...
  • As California drought gets worse, water use dips modestly

    As California drought gets worse, water use dips modestly
    Amid signs that California's drought conditions are worsening, the state reported that water consumption in the state has declined modestly. The State Water Resources Control Board reported that water use was down 5% through May. The report was based on...