| Apr 30, 2014
| 2:48 PM
With a week left in the 2014 General Assembly session, barely a dozen bills have made their way through both houses to the governor's desk. That means another down-to-the-wire finish, a ballet of storm and stress in which good proposals can fail to...
| May 1, 2014
| 1:09 PM
The South Coast Water District will soon be able to produce higher-quality recycled water to irrigate certain types of land, such as golf courses and hotel grounds, for its South Laguna and Dana Point clients.
City leaders and environmental stewards...
| Feb 5, 2014
In April 2012, Barbara Solheim and her then-4-year-old granddaughter, Sophia, walked into Deerfield's Village Hall with a request: Change the village law to allow chickens.
About 10 months later, after hearing from Solheim and other residents, Deerfield...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 7:37 PM
In 1970, Joseph Sax wrote a law review article that laid the foundation for a court case that would become famous in the annals of California water.
More than a decade after publication of Sax's seminal essay on the public trust doctrine, the California...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 11:40 AM
Sharpshooters will return to a Will County forest preserve to take out a few more deer in an effort to curb a fatal disease among the herd.
Forest preserve officials discovered chronic wasting disease in the Kankakee Sands preservation area near...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 2:25 PM
Although residents of Los Angeles and New York may complain about the high cost of living, the two cities can seem like a bargain compared with the truly wallet-squeezing metropolises of the world.
Singapore, the city-state in Southeast Asia, takes...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 11:19 AM
The U.S. Department of Agriculture will make $20 million available to California farmers to boost water conservation efforts amid one of the worst droughts in state history.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said the program was the first of more to...
| Mar 14, 2014
Joel Greenberg sat at his Westmont kitchen table, a bearish figure with curly gray hair mirrored by a short gray beard, in front of a stuffed passenger pigeon.
The bird looks like an oversized mourning dove, with stitches visible where the head had to...
| Feb 19, 2014
If there are stars among the state's water experts, Jay Famiglietti is one, with titles too long for a marquee: a UC Irvine professor of earth system science and head of the UC Center for Hydrologic Modeling, and a new member of the Santa Ana Regional...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 4:54 PM
In the contest between bird and traffic camera, it's a question of which will blink first.
A persistent osprey — likely in league with a mate — has been trying since late last week to build a nest smack dab in front of a traffic cam...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 2:05 PM
Dr. Torrey C. Brown, the former secretary of Maryland's Department of Natural Resources who banned fishing for rockfish for a time in the 1980s, died of heart disease Sunday at Anne Arundel Medical Center. The Severna Park resident was 77.