| May 24, 2015
| 1:25 PM
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....
| May 18, 2015
| 4:33 PM
A branch of the U.S. Department of Agriculture will provide $21 million to help farmers and ranchers in California and other states install new irrigation systems, plant cover crops and implement other water conservation practices, officials said Monday....
| May 23, 2015
| 6:56 AM
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...
| May 23, 2015
| 10:00 AM
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...
| May 2, 2015
| 10:00 AM
Here in California's thirsty farm belt, where pumpjacks nod amid neat rows of crops, it's a proposition that seems to make sense: using treated oil field wastewater to irrigate crops.
Oil giant Chevron recycles 21 million gallons of that water each...
| Apr 9, 2015
| 8:57 AM
VERNON -The photo in the story "Mike Wendus: Spearheading Santa House return to Rockville" on Page 5 of the April 2 edition of the Vernon ReminderNews should be credited to Patricia A. Schlag.
Music, creativity, dating and high finance at...
| Apr 20, 2015
| 4:30 AM
There aren't many issues on which government regulators, oil industry experts and environmentalists can all agree, but five years after the BP gulf oil spill, many say offshore drilling operations are safer — although there is debate over whether...
| Apr 17, 2015
| 4:32 PM
The state Water Resources Control Board is scheduled to release its draft emergency water conservation regulations Saturday morning, in a historic bid to slash California’s urban water use by 25%.
Water board officials had planned to release the...
| May 16, 2015
| 10:43 AM
Mesa Water District adopted a plan Thursday that mandates water use restrictions and could result in fines for property owners.
Nearly 100 customers packed into the board room Thursday night to offer suggestions for saving water and listen as the...
| May 17, 2015
| 5:00 AM
Just a few months ago, the state's top water officials said they had reason for optimism. Rain was cascading down on California in December and water conservation passed 20%.
"I, for one, had high hopes," Mark Cowin, director of the state Department...
| May 12, 2015
| 6:42 PM
With Californians increasing efforts to deal with the drought, lawmakers got an update Tuesday on exactly how bad things are and heard little to cheer them.
Among other areas of concern, about 1,900 wells have gone dry, Mark Cowin, director of the...