| Dec 4, 2014
| 4:00 AM
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...
| Dec 4, 2014
| 1:14 PM
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...
| Dec 9, 2014
| 5:36 PM
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...
| Dec 12, 2014
| 6:00 PM
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.
| Dec 11, 2014
| 3:00 AM
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...
| Dec 15, 2014
| 8:15 PM
Los Angeles gets 88% of its water from three major aqueducts, flowing from the Colorado River, Owens Valley and the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta.
But as they make their way into the region, the aqueducts cross the San Andreas fault a total of 32...
| Dec 16, 2014
| 11:16 AM
MANSFIELD — A plan to bring up to 1.2 million gallons of water a day into Mansfield and the University of Connecticut received tentative approval from the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Tuesday.
The "Notice of Tentative...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 1:32 PM
After more than two years of hearings, protests and public outcry, the fate of hydraulic fracturing in Illinois comes down to a meeting Thursday of an obscure, stodgy and largely unwatched committee called the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules....
| Nov 18, 2014
| 4:02 PM
Federal and state agencies will provide an information session from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Dec. 8 to explain the federal 2014 Farm Bill that passed Feb. 7.
The session will be held at the Yorktown Library at 8500 George Washington Memorial Highway and...
| Nov 25, 2014
| 8:22 AM
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-...
| Nov 21, 2014
| 9:41 PM
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...