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  • While drought compels California to take action, rest of the country shouldn't wait

    While the rest of the country may only think about climate change during an extreme weather event or as something our children are going to have to deal with, my home state of California is already facing the effects of climate change and is working...
  • What's next on California's water rates?

     What's next on California's water rates?
    It will take some time to fully grasp the consequences of Monday's court decision rejecting San Juan Capistrano's tiered rate structure for water. Gov. Jerry Brown said the ruling would make it harder for local governments to encourage conservation, and...
  • State must invest in water resources: My Word

    State must invest in water resources: My Word
    Water is life. It is our most basic need and the most important element sustaining all life on this planet, and yet we too often take it for granted. A report published by the American Society of Civil Engineers in 2013 estimated that Florida will...
  • Community news

    New program to focus on outdoors "Conservation Mike" Echterling is bringing his passion for the outdoors to WVLP 98.3 FM from 8 to 10 a.m. every Sunday morning. WVLP is a low-powered FM radio station that streams online at WVLP.org for listeners...
  • Amid heated criticism, California water board to release draft cuts

    Amid heated criticism, California water board to release draft cuts
    The state Water Resources Control Board is scheduled to release its draft emergency water conservation regulations Saturday morning, in a historic bid to slash California’s urban water use by 25%. Water board officials had planned to release the...
  • State water board issues revised drought regulations for Californians

    State water board issues revised drought regulations for Californians
    In response to numerous complaints, state regulators Saturday issued a revised plan for California's first-ever mandatory water cuts, emphasizing the need for urgent action as summer looms. The drought, which started in 2012, could persist for years,...
  • Five years after BP spill, new rules for offshore drilling aim to boost safety

    Five years after BP spill, new rules for offshore drilling aim to boost safety
    There aren't many issues on which government regulators, oil industry experts and environmentalists can all agree, but five years after the BP gulf oil spill, many say offshore drilling operations are safer — although there is debate over whether...
  • Firefighters gain control of 400-acre wildfires on Blue Mountain

    Firefighters gain control of 400-acre wildfires on Blue Mountain
    Wildfires that raged since Saturday along Blue Mountain in Carbon County have been slowed, a state fire official said Sunday night. Mike Kern, fire operations chief for the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources' Bureau of...
  • Make California's water hogs pay

    Make California's water hogs pay
    To the editor: I hope you received lots of outraged letters about the jaw-droppingly selfish customer who asked whom he should sue for the decrease in his property's value when his landscaping dies. Meanwhile, the Desert Water Agency general manager who...
  • Ohio council OKs hunting rules for 2015-2016 deer seasons

    Ohio's wildlife council has given the OK to reductions in deer bag limits and removed the peregrine falcon from Ohio's threatened species list. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources says the Ohio Wildlife Council voted to reduce the statewide number...
  • NC commission warns people not to handle, feed wildlife

    The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission says while it's nice to observe animals in their natural habitat, people should be careful when they encounter them this spring. The commission is reminding people that handling, feeding or moving wildlife can...