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  • 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...
  • Will renewable energy ruin an 'irreplaceable' Mojave desert oasis?

    Will renewable energy ruin an 'irreplaceable' Mojave desert oasis?
    In one of the hottest, driest places on Earth, velvety sand dunes surround dry lake beds that, with luck, fill with spring rains. Hidden waterways attract a profusion of wildlife and birds; submerged desert rivers periodically erupt in a riot of green....
  • 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...
  • 'Looming environmental crisis' at Salton Sea prompts plea for help

    'Looming environmental crisis' at Salton Sea prompts plea for help
    The Imperial Irrigation District has sent a plea to a state water board to help avert a "looming environmental and public health crisis" at the Salton Sea. In a letter this week to officials at the State Water Resources Control Board, the irrigation...
  • O'Malley administration sets out path to fracking in Md.

    O'Malley administration sets out path to fracking in Md.
    Capping more than three years of study, the O'Malley administration declared Tuesday that hydraulic fracturing for natural gas can be done safely in Western Maryland, but only after regulations are tightened to reduce air and water pollution and protect...
  • Garden clubs vs. the digital age: Finding room for both

     Garden clubs vs. the digital age: Finding room for both
    The world has changed since the National Garden Clubs Inc., a St. Louis-based association, was in its prime: From 1957 to 1959, the group had about 475,000 members, said Kathleen Romine, administrative assistant with the group. Today the group has about...