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  • California water districts scramble to deal with ruling on rate tiers

    California water districts scramble to deal with ruling on rate tiers
    During the last major drought in the early 1990s, Irvine pioneered a different approach for calculating water bills for customers. The city's water agency allocated each customer a certain amount of water and then charged higher rates to those who...
  • What CT Has Is History — Don't Neglect It

    What CT Has Is History — Don't Neglect It
    When budgets are stretched thin, as Connecticut's surely is, lawmakers will point their pencils at expenses they view as marginal. This year that includes historic preservation. Most funds from the Community Investment Act, which are supposed to be...
  • Costa Mesa's drought crackdown: Water early or late, Tuesdays and Saturdays; fix leaks. Or get fined

    Mesa Water District adopted a plan Thursday that mandates water use restrictions and could result in fines for property owners. Nearly 100 customers packed into the board room Thursday night to offer suggestions for saving water and listen as the...
  • Tropical songbirds flock to Ohio in search of food, mates

    When it comes to love, male tropical songbirds could post up on a beach, puff their brightly colored chests and chirp-chirp-chirp away until the lady songbird of their dreams flits down for a romantic rendezvous in the sand. Instead, they come to Ohio....
  • California water officials deliver sobering facts on depleted wells

    California water officials deliver sobering facts on depleted wells
    Just a few months ago, the state's top water officials said they had reason for optimism. Rain was cascading down on California in December and water conservation passed 20%. "I, for one, had high hopes," Mark Cowin, director of the state Department...
  • Drought update: Dry wells, debate over water cutbacks

    Drought update: Dry wells, debate over water cutbacks
    With Californians increasing efforts to deal with the drought, lawmakers got an update Tuesday on exactly how bad things are and heard little to cheer them. Among other areas of concern, about 1,900 wells have gone dry, Mark Cowin, director of the...
  • Outdoors: New fishing license law a boost for all

    Outdoors: New fishing license law a boost for all
    On most wildlife and fisheries issues, Maryland's Department of Natural Resources can't please everyone. Occasionally they take a beating in the court of public opinion. It comes with the territory. Not so much with the new law Gov. Larry Hogan signed...
  • W.Va.'s new wildlife chief excited about elk restoration

    The state's new wildlife chief says a program to restore elk in southern West Virginia has the potential to be a big success, for hunters and non-hunters alike. Paul Johansen likens the program to the restoration of the state's wild turkey population....
  • Proposed state budget allocates $2.2 billion for drought response

    Proposed state budget allocates $2.2 billion for drought response
    As Californians prepare to confront the coming hot, dry summer months, Gov. Jerry Brown proposed more than $2 billion in additional drought funding Thursday as part of his revised state budget. The surge in funding comes mostly from Proposition 1, a $7....
  • Paul Johansen appointed as W.Va. wildlife resources chief

    A longtime Division of Natural Resources wildlife biologist and manager has been named chief of the agency's Wildlife Resources Section. Paul R. Johansen has served as acting chief of the office since March. He replaces Curtis Taylor, who retired....
  • Report: Chicago is sixth 'sneeziest and wheeziest' in U.S.

     Report: Chicago is sixth 'sneeziest and wheeziest' in U.S.
    Chicago ranked as the sixth "sneeziest and wheeziest" city in the United States in a new report on how climate change and carbon emissions are affecting allergies and asthma. The undercurrent of the report, which was compiled by the Natural Resources...