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  • House approves California drought bill that faces Obama veto

    House approves California drought bill that faces Obama veto
    The U.S. House on Tuesday passed a California drought bill, despite a veto threat from the Obama administration and its expected demise in the Senate in the final days before Congress adjourns. The 230-182 vote was largely a symbolic gesture in the...
  • Sad news — group whose goal was to protect water disbands

    Sad news — group whose goal was to protect water disbands
    First of two parts. A death occurred on Nov. 13, and nobody even has noticed. The way things are now, they probably never will. That's the day the Alliance to Protect Water Resources, an activist group in south Lake, voted to disband, saying few...
  • Tricolored blackbird gains endangered species protection in California

    Tricolored blackbird gains endangered species protection in California
    The California Fish and Game Commission on Wednesday granted endangered species protections to the tricolored blackbird, approving the designation on a temporary, emergency basis. The reason: Statewide surveys show the tricolored blackbird population...
  • Despite drought, Californians failing to conserve enough water

    SAN JOSE, Calif. California is in one of the worst droughts in its history, yet the state's residents are going backward when it comes to water conservation. Troubling new numbers out Tuesday show that in October the state reduced urban water use by just...
  • Storm drenches California, but it's only a drop in state's drought

    Storm drenches California, but it's only a drop in state's drought
    The first major Pacific storm of the season drenched much of California on Tuesday, slaking a parched and dusty region, but still leaving the state deep in a historic drought. The stream of subtropical moisture dropped more than an inch of rain over...
  • Officials increase water allocations as rain hits, drought persists

    Officials increase water allocations as rain hits, drought persists
    The biggest storm of the rain season is fostering optimism among state officials, who increased 2015 water allocations this week in response to improving precipitation forecasts. On Monday, the Department of Water Resources announced that in 2015...
  • State would lease $2.8 million farm for $1 a year

    State would lease $2.8 million farm for $1 a year
    The O'Malley administration has struck a deal to buy a Kent County farm for $2.8 million and then lease it for $1 a year to a company controlled by an organic farmer and Democratic campaign donor. The proposal has drawn criticism from businesses that...
  • Report concludes Maryland can safely 'frack'

    Report concludes Maryland can safely 'frack'
    Maryland agencies have concluded that natural gas production from the Marcellus Shale by hydraulic fracturing (fracking) can be accomplished without unacceptable risks, but only if a suite of best practices is required, monitoring and inspections are...
  • PennEast pipeline foes cheered by Delaware River Basin Commission review

    PennEast pipeline foes cheered by Delaware River Basin Commission review
    The Delaware River Basin Commission, the multi-state compact that oversees water resources in the river's watershed from New York to Delaware, has announced it plans to review the proposed PennEast pipeline. The decision has encouraged pipeline...
  • Community weighs in on highway 53/120 improvements

    Community weighs in on highway 53/120 improvements
    Land use planners for the proposed Illinois Highway 53 extension and Highway 120 bypass are keying in on community concerns as they work to develop a plan for the corridor that will minimize the road's impact on the area's environment, aesthetics and...
  • NC deer farmers, hunters battle over regulation of growing herds

    North Carolina deer farmers, who breed the animals to sell as game and for their meat and antlers, are making a high-profile push to expand their industry, pushing for more permits and less-onerous regulation. Hunters and wildlife conservationists, who...