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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Storm brings relief, but also triggers mudslides, floods and outages

    Storm brings relief, but also triggers mudslides, floods and outages
    Bill Golubics went to sleep fully clothed in his recliner in case the charred slope behind his house came down in the night. The home next door on San Como Lane in Camarillo Springs was red-tagged in October and he knew his could be next. The 77-year-...
  • Judge: Illinois fracking rules can be published

    Judge: Illinois fracking rules can be published
    A southern Illinois circuit judge Friday struck down a move that would have prevented the start of fracking in Illinois. Madison County Judge Barbara Crowder said she won't stop rules governing the practice from taking effect because the southern...
  • As the wells run dry, Central Valley neighbors find common ground

    As the wells run dry, Central Valley neighbors find common ground
    When a man of 91 is downright cantankerous and has been on his land longer than most everyone else has been alive, he wastes no time speaking his mind. So after his new neighbor started sinking a well to plant a water-sucking almond orchard in the...
  • Water awareness mini-grants awarded to 23 teachers

    To help promote freshwater-resource education, awareness and projects, the Lake County Water Authority has awarded $22,627.70 in mini grants to 23 public- and private-school teachers. Some of the annual "Drop-by-Drop: You Make a Difference" mini-...
  • '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...
  • 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...