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  • Safety concerns spur new rules for water jet packs in Maryland

    Safety concerns spur new rules for water jet packs in Maryland
    The Maryland Department of Natural Resources has imposed new rules and regulations on water jet pack businesses in Ocean City to keep thrill-seekers safe. The jet packs — which propel pressurized streams of water to lift riders up to 30 feet above...
  • Three drowned in Maryland waters, search underway for fourth

    Three drowned in Maryland waters, search underway for fourth
    Three people have died in Maryland waters in as many days, and a U.S. Coast Guard search is underway for another who went missing Monday, authorities said. The bodies of two boaters were found after their vessel encountered storms Sunday into Monday....
  • Former New Mexico governor Anaya settles SEC fraud charges

    (Reuters) - Former New Mexico governor Toney Anaya has settled U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission charges that he concealed from investors prior violations of law by two high-level officials at a water resources company he once ran, the regulator...
  • Undoing Afghanistan's resource curse

     Undoing Afghanistan's resource curse
    Afghanistan is teetering on the edge. A little-known bill just passed the upper house of its parliament that could help counter threats to the country's stability and future development, but only if the U.S. government works with Afghanistan to ensure...
  • Carbon producers can meet EPA's limits as they have in the past

    Past is prologue, and as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency moves forward with new limits on carbon pollution from the nation's electric power plants, familiar alarms are sounding that the limits will drive up electric bills, threaten the...
  • READER SUBMITTED: NRCS Announces Early CSP Program Participants May Now Renew Contracts

    Producers with expiring Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) contracts have from July 11-Sept. 12 to renew and add conservation activities that will support their natural resource improvement accomplishments...
  • Carroll's Venturing Crew 202 captures Maryland Envirothon

    Carroll's Venturing Crew 202 captures Maryland Envirothon
    A five-member team of students from Carroll County's Venturing Crew 202 won the 24th annual Maryland Envirothon — an outdoor natural resources competition that challenges students to identify and categorize living resources, perform soil surveys and...
  • Lake OK's controversial peat mine in protected Goose Prairie

    Lake OK's controversial peat mine in protected Goose Prairie
    TAVARES — Lake County commissioners on Tuesday approved a controversial 328-acre peat mine in an environmentally sensitive prairie between Eustis and Leesburg despite adamant pleas from residents to leave the land untouched. Opponents wearing green...
  • As California drought gets worse, water use dips modestly

    As California drought gets worse, water use dips modestly
    Amid signs that California's drought conditions are worsening, the state reported that water consumption in the state has declined modestly. The State Water Resources Control Board reported that water use was down 5% through May. The report was based on...
  • 'Chinatown' in real life: In L.A., you have to follow the water

     'Chinatown' in real life: In L.A., you have to follow the water
    It's been 40 years since the June 20, 1974, opening of "Chinatown," the fictionalized drama about power, corruption and what is arguably L.A.'s most crucial resource: water. The iconic film was Hollywood's make-believe version of an undying reality: In L....
  • Robbins residents dig in against proposed quarry

    Robbins residents dig in against proposed quarry
    It was a grand plan for tiny Robbins: a massive quarry and mining operation, a therapeutic horse farm and parks, development along the channel, maybe even a chain drugstore and new housing. The project, as laid out in three phases, would consume about a...