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  • Appeals court backs landowners on access for delta tunnel tests

    Appeals court backs landowners on access for delta tunnel tests
    A California appeals court has sided with landowners fighting the state over test drilling for a proposed water tunnel system in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. In a 2-1 decision, an appeals panel ruled Thursday that the state needed to go through...
  • Be patriotic: Reject Cove Point [Letter]

    Be patriotic: Reject Cove Point [Letter]
    According to Dominion Power, the development of fracking has blessed us with new sources of natural gas available for extraction and sale to the highest global bidder. This latest effort being put forth to build a natural gas export facility at Cove Point...
  • Joseph Sax dies at 78; law professor wrote influential article on public trust doctrine

    In 1970, Joseph Sax wrote a law review article that laid the foundation for a court case that would become famous in the annals of California water. More than a decade after publication of Sax's seminal essay on the public trust doctrine, the California...
  • How California's drought affects the country's supply of fruits and vegetables

    How California's drought affects the country's supply of fruits and vegetables
    Having to take shorter showers and conserve water isn't the only thing we'll need to worry about with the drought currently plaguing California. The lack of water will also have an effect on the availability and price of the fruits and vegetables we eat...
  • World's most expensive cities: Singapore grabs No. 1 spot

    World's most expensive cities: Singapore grabs No. 1 spot
    Although residents of Los Angeles and New York may complain about the high cost of living, the two cities can seem like a bargain compared with the truly wallet-squeezing metropolises of the world. Singapore, the city-state in Southeast Asia, takes...
  • Shale study should stick to timeline [Commentary]

    Shale study should stick to timeline [Commentary]
    In 2011, Governor Martin O'Malley issued an executive order giving the state departments of the environment and of natural resources a clear directive: Determine whether and how natural gas production from the Marcellus Shale in Maryland can be realized...
  • Roll out the barrel – and help your garden grow

    Roll out the barrel – and help your garden grow
    Giant barrels that used to hold pickles, hot peppers or cherries are increasingly finding their way to the yards and gardens of suburban homeowners. Rain barrels — once the province of only the greenest environmentalists — have become...
  • READER SUBMITTED: NRCS Invites State/Local Governments, Non-Governmental Organizations, and Tribes to Apply for Federal Program

    Lisa Coverdale, Connecticut State Conservationist for the USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service, announced the agency is currently accepting applications for the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program-Agricultural Land Easements portion...
  • Growers of thirsty pot are under fire in drought-struck California

    WASHINGTON In drought-hit California, marijuana growers are feeling the heat, accused of using too much water for their thirsty plants and of polluting streams and rivers with their pesticides and fertilizers. State officials say a pot plant sucks up...
  • Drought puts spotlight on water theft

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. It's amazingly easy to steal water from a California stream. Even in this epic drought, the state has no way of monitoring exactly who is tapping into its freshwater supplies and how much they take. And those who do get caught taking...
  • California salmon begin migration � by truck

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. Wildlife officials on Tuesday formally launched a massive trucking operation to move 30 million Sacramento River salmon toward the sea to help the fish avoid harmful river conditions caused by drought. The day of hauling Tuesday...