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  • Sierra Nevada snowpack levels are greater than a year ago

    Measurements of Sierra Nevada snowpack on Tuesday showed more snow than surveyors recorded a year ago. But state water officials said it was far from enough to signal a potential end to California's continuing drought. "Although this year's survey shows...
  • Future growth makes water conservation vital: Editorial

    Future growth makes water conservation vital: Editorial
    Floridians got some encouraging environmental news recently. Over the past decade, we pumped less water out of the ground even as the state's population grew by nearly 3 million. Conservation was cited as one of several factors that afforded relief to our...
  • U.S. to limit energy development in George Washington forest in Virginia

    Oil and gas development will be limited in the George Washington National Forest in Virginia, the U.S. Forest Service said Tuesday in a long-awaited decision over an area that’s home to the headwaters of rivers that provide drinking water for the...
  • Plants, fireworks, schedule: Letters

    Plants, fireworks, schedule: Letters
    Right plants, right place Regarding the article "Legal fights drag on over Florida-friendly landscapes" in Sunday's Sentinel: With growth predicted to double Central Florida's population in the next two decades, it's immensely important that we...
  • 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...
  • School reform, immigration, and conservation funds: Letters

    School reform, immigration, and conservation funds: Letters
    Granted, it is difficult to capture nuances in a brief news article about a candidates night. Be that as it may, the account of an Orange County political event gave the unfortunate impression that "testing, accountability and choice" form an unholy...
  • In California, water use is all over the map

    In posh parts of northern San Diego County, residents on average used more than 580 gallons of water a day in September. During the same month, Angelenos in less-affluent East L.A. used an average of 48 gallons a day, according to data that state water...
  • Speak ill of John Muir? Brace for a backlash

    Speak ill of John Muir? Brace for a backlash
    Readers of The Times' print newspaper may recall the handful of letters published Saturday defending John Muir after an earlier article had quoted academics and environmentalists questioning the sainted conservationist's continued relevance. Published...
  • 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...
  • 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...