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Natural Resources

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  • Around Town: Looking at drought's effect on state's Central Valley

    It’s easy to treat California’s drought as a weather-induced problem, but when you travel through the Central Valley, you’ll find another analysis. For the uninitiated, Harris Ranch, a popular Spanish-tiled hotel complex on the I-5, with...
  • What's next on California's water rates?

     What's next on California's water rates?
    It will take some time to fully grasp the consequences of Monday's court decision rejecting San Juan Capistrano's tiered rate structure for water. Gov. Jerry Brown said the ruling would make it harder for local governments to encourage conservation, and...
  • State must invest in water resources: My Word

    State must invest in water resources: My Word
    Water is life. It is our most basic need and the most important element sustaining all life on this planet, and yet we too often take it for granted. A report published by the American Society of Civil Engineers in 2013 estimated that Florida will...
  • Equipment delivered, but accessible playground construction still on hold

    Equipment delivered, but accessible playground construction still on hold
    Equipment for South Elgin's SEBA Park inclusive playground arrived this week, but construction of the play area accessible to children with disabilities remains on hold because of state funding cuts. Work on the park was halted March 12 after South...
  • Budget panel votes to eliminate 13 vacant DNR positions

    Thirteen vacant positions dealing with fish and wildlife issues within the state Department of Natural Resources would be eliminated, but fees to hunt and fish would not go up, under a cost-saving move approved by the Legislature's budget committee...
  • Changes take root as cities, residents respond to drought

    Changes take root as cities, residents respond to drought
    The pressure is on for cities and water agencies in California to cut back on water use after Gov. Jerry Brown issued an executive order to reduce water consumption in response to the state's drought, which is in its fourth year. Local residents,...
  • Renovation plans are stuck in park

    Renovation plans are stuck in park
    It's not going to happen this year or next, and it may not ever take place. But on a table in the office of Rob Gunther, Park Forest's recreation and parks director, is a mind-boggling concept sketch of what the village's Somonauk Park could become. The...
  • Students, campuses in state add saving water to college life

    Students, campuses in state add saving water to college life
    In a residence hall at UCLA, 84 students share a floor dedicated to cutting waste and preserving the environment: They take five-minute showers, they compost and recycle, they goad each other to turn out the lights and, through a grant, they purchased...
  • While drought compels California to take action, rest of the country shouldn't wait

    While the rest of the country may only think about climate change during an extreme weather event or as something our children are going to have to deal with, my home state of California is already facing the effects of climate change and is working...
  • Texas companies seek approval to probe for oil off Maryland coast

    Texas companies seek approval to probe for oil off Maryland coast
    A Texas company plans to notify local sailing clubs in coming months if its permit is approved to search for oil miles off Maryland's coast, said Richie Miller, executive vice president of Spectrum Geo Inc. Spectrum would identify for sailors buoys that...
  • Court docket: Natural resources violators

     Court docket: Natural resources violators
    Four men cited for hunting violations on Gibson Island this winter were ordered Friday to make donations to a Maryland Department of Natural Resources poaching enforcement program. District Judge Shaem C.P. Spencer also ordered Bryan Webb, 57, of...