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Natural Resources

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  • Push grows to add Rim of the Valley lands to national recreation area

    Push grows to add Rim of the Valley lands to national recreation area
    As a graduate student at California State University Northridge in the mid-1970s, the late Marge Feinberg began rabble-rousing for a "green belt" of wildlife habitats, parks and recreational areas encircling the San Fernando Valley. She even copyrighted...
  • Coast Guard, Natural Resources increase enforcement at start of summer boating season

    Coast Guard, Natural Resources increase enforcement at start of summer boating season
    When the officers stopped the 20-foot teal and white Sea Ray power boat careening through Curtis Creek to check for life vests and other safety equipment, they noticed the operator smelled of alcohol and had a can of Natural Ice beer in the drink holder....
  • California farmers agree to drastically cut water use

    California farmers who hold some of the state's strongest water rights avoided the threat of deep mandatory cuts when the state accepted their proposal to voluntarily reduce consumption by 25 percent amid one of the worst droughts on record. Officials...
  • Des Plaines River dams being removed to restore natural flow

    Dams that have hindered the flow of the 133-mile-long Des Plaines River for more than a century are being removed to restore its natural flow, improve aquatic habitat and make the waterway safer for people who use it. Scientists say the dams, many...
  • California farmers strike a deal to cut water use

    California farmers who hold some of the state's strongest water rights avoided the threat of deep mandatory cuts when the state accepted their proposal Friday to voluntarily reduce consumption by 25 percent amid one of the worst droughts on record....
  • Removal of dams on Des Plaines River aims to return waterway to the wild

    Removal of dams on Des Plaines River aims to return waterway to the wild
    A series of dams has divided the Des Plaines River for more than a century, blocking its natural flow as it meanders its way from Wisconsin through northeastern Illinois. The dams soon will be gone, targeted by engineers, scientists and conservation...
  • Paul Johansen appointed as W.Va. wildlife resources chief

    A longtime Division of Natural Resources wildlife biologist and manager has been named chief of the agency's Wildlife Resources Section. Paul R. Johansen has served as acting chief of the office since March. He replaces Curtis Taylor, who retired....
  • Report: Chicago is sixth 'sneeziest and wheeziest' in U.S.

     Report: Chicago is sixth 'sneeziest and wheeziest' in U.S.
    Chicago ranked as the sixth "sneeziest and wheeziest" city in the United States in a new report on how climate change and carbon emissions are affecting allergies and asthma. The undercurrent of the report, which was compiled by the Natural Resources...
  • Vanguard Natural Resources to acquire Eagle Rock Energy

    Vanguard Natural Resources LLC will acquire Eagle Rock Energy Partners LP in a $474 million deal. The agreement was announced Thursday by the Houston-based companies. Vanguard Natural Resources will also assume $140 million of debt from Eagle Rock...
  • Q&A: California farmers with oldest water rights face cuts

    Farmers in drought-stricken California with nearly guaranteed rights to water are bracing for historic orders to stop diverting water from rivers and streams. Regulators are expected to announce on Friday whether some farmers can avoid a total cut off...
  • Want to water your lawn after it rains or fill your pool? Fines could hit $600 under city's new rules

    Huntington Beach has entered the second level of the city's water management plan, adding to restrictions on residents and businesses in an effort to conserve. City Council members voted unanimously Monday to adopt an emergency ordinance that...