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  • California drought could force key water system to cut deliveries

    California drought could force key water system to cut deliveries
    Officials Friday said that for the first time ever, the State Water Project that helps supply a majority of Californians may be unable to make any deliveries except to maintain public health and safety. The prospect of no deliveries from one of the...
  • Water safety threatened by North Carolina coal ash spill, group says

    EDEN, N.C. – An environmental group Thursday challenged Duke Energy’s assurances that drinking water from the Dan River in North Carolina and Virginia remained safe despite a massive spill of toxic coal ash that released a deluge of murky gray...
  • Arsenic levels in Dan River exceeded safe standards, N.C. says

    Arsenic levels in Dan River exceeded safe standards, N.C. says
    DURHAM, N.C. – North Carolina environmental regulators acknowledged Sunday that they had erroneously reported results of early toxic tests in the Dan River after a huge coal ash spill, specifically, that arsenic was within safe levels. The North...
  • N.C. regulators seek delay on Duke Energy accord after coal ash spill

    N.C. regulators seek delay on Duke Energy accord after coal ash spill
    RALEIGH, N.C. — State regulators in North Carolina have asked a judge to delay what environmentalists claim is a sweetheart deal with Duke Energy designed to protect the nation's largest electrical utility from heavy fines for allowing coal ash into...
  • Conservationists seek federal protection for tufted puffins

    Conservationists seek federal protection for tufted puffins
    Oil spills, fishing nets and collapsing forage fish populations due to warming sea surface temperatures are decimating tufted puffins and could lead to the disappearance of one of the most photogenic seabirds in the United States south of Alaska. The...
  • North Carolina agency subject of U.S. inquiry over coal ash spill

    DURHAM, N.C. — North Carolina's environmental regulatory agency is under federal criminal investigation for its handling of a massive toxic coal ash spill into the Dan River near the Virginia border. The U.S. attorney's office in Raleigh issued...
  • Deerfield allowing backyard chickens, but Highland Park not sold yet

    Deerfield allowing backyard chickens, but Highland Park not sold yet
    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...
  • Must Keep Moving On Water Plan

    Water is a vital resource and also a local one, so the horrid droughts afflicting the far West have no immediate impact on the Northeast. Nonetheless, Connecticut should pay attention. Drought can happen here, especially in an era of increased climate...
  • Will County deer cull aims to stop spread of illness

    Will County deer cull aims to stop spread of illness
    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...
  • Parents charged after children found in dirty, unheated sailboat

    Parents charged after children found in dirty, unheated sailboat
    A man and woman have been charged with child abuse after Natural Resources Police officers found them living with their two boys in squalid conditions aboard a sailboat in the Magothy River. John Joseph Kelly, 52, and Sherri Leeann Kelly, 43, have each...
  • Fracking commission needs more time [Commentary]

    Fracking commission needs more time [Commentary]
    After 25 meetings in 30 months, Maryland's Safe-Drilling Advisory Commission can show nearly finalized recommendations for overhauling the regulation of gas drilling by the Maryland Department of Environment and Department of Natural Resources (MDE and...