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  • New California water legislation might be on tap

    WASHINGTON California water legislation is starting to trickle across Capitol Hill. One newly introduced bill would speed approval of Sites Reservoir in the Sacramento Valley. Another would help restore San Francisco Bay habitat. More targeted bills...
  • Conservation Commission chair active in farmers' market and much more

    On Sundays from May to December, Loretta Wrobel is a familiar face at the Ashford Farmers' Market. This will be the market's ninth year when it opens on May 10, a little more than two months from now. It is hard to believe food might actually be grown...
  • On Tilghman Island, law-breaking watermen defended

    On Tilghman Island, law-breaking watermen defended
    On a midwinter afternoon, William "Billy" J. Lednum steered the Kristin Marie into the Knapps Narrows, a channel that separates Tilghman Island from the rest of the Eastern Shore. It was 35 degrees and gusty, but Lednum, a "waterman cowboy" who has won...
  • West Virginia DNR wildlife chief steps down

    Curtis Taylor has stepped down as the Division of Natural Resources' wildlife chief. The Charleston Gazette (http://bit.ly/1Gh4dGb) reports Taylor retired Monday. He had headed the wildlife section for 14 years and was a DNR employee since 1979....
  • Project keeps eye on snowy owls in Wisconsin

    Snowy owls are rock stars of the animal kingdom. They are handsome. They are relatively rare. They are impressive hunters. They eat rodents. They are a little mysterious. "When it comes to charismatic wildlife, they are right at the top," said David...
  • Nebraska Sen. Chambers renews push to ban cougar hunting

    Nebraska's longest-serving senator vowed Thursday to outlaw mountain lion hunting in Nebraska even if he has to circumvent a legislative committee to bring it to a vote. Sen. Ernie Chambers of Omaha said Nebraska's mountain lion population is so small...
  • Illinois hires firm to evaluate shuttered Eagle Creek Resort

    Documents show Illinois has a nearly $130,000 contract with a Chicago engineering firm to evaluate the closed, taxpayer-owned Eagle Creek Resort on Lake Shelbyville. The Springfield bureau of Lee Enterprises (http://bit.ly/1F9slHf ) newspapers reports...
  • Hundreds of illicit oil wastewater pits found in Kern County

    Hundreds of illicit oil wastewater pits found in Kern County
    Water officials in Kern County discovered that oil producers have been dumping chemical-laden wastewater into hundreds of unlined pits that are operating without proper permits. Inspections completed this week by the Central Valley Regional Water Quality...
  • Water conservation weakening as California drought worsens

    SAN JOSE, Calif. California is heading into the fourth summer of a historic drought, but when it comes to conserving water, its urban residents are going backward. State officials are mulling tougher water restrictions, but critics say the new rules...
  • Gov. Wolf's prepared remarks on proposed 2015-16 budget

    Remarks as prepared for delivery by Gov. Tom Wolf on Tuesday, outlining his proposal for Pennsylvania's 2015-16 budget. ___ Lt. Gov. Stack; Speaker Turzai; President Scarnati; Leader Corman; Leader Costa; Leader Reed; Leader Dermody; members of the...
  • Democrats grill DNR secretary over budget proposals

    Democratic legislators took the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources leader to task Tuesday, saying budget proposals that would halt state land purchases, strip the agency board's powers and slash tax support for state parks would hurt conservation...