| Apr 15, 2015
| 9:00 PM
The California drought is wreaking havoc with the state's economy and forcing its residents to adapt. Why should this matter in Connecticut?
The superficial answers involve higher grocery bills and a westward diversion of federal dollars. The deeper...
| Apr 14, 2015
| 9:41 PM
A rare rain was falling outside, but that wasn't enough to lift the spirits of Felicia Marcus, California's top water regulator, on a recent morning.
First, her staff announced that residents up and down the state had barely cut back their water use...
| Apr 7, 2015
| 7:09 PM
Local water agencies have reported a moderate reduction in water use in recent months and are awaiting directives from state officials on how much more cutting back they'll need to do before fines are levied.
Gov. Jerry Brown ordered mandatory water...
| Apr 8, 2015
| 5:38 PM
On Wednesday morning, a day after State Water Control Resources Board announced some communities would have to cut their water usage beyond the recent 25% mandate, Descanso Gardens offered homeowners a note of encouragement in discouraging times,...
| Apr 7, 2015
| 12:54 PM
"To strive for the purity of waters, the clarity of air, and the wise stewardship of the land and its resources; to know the beauty and understanding of nature and the value of wildlife, woodlands and open space; to the preservation of this heritage and...
| Apr 7, 2015
| 3:19 PM
Property owners in the Hobart Marsh area Monday revealed plans for future trails and preservation efforts for public recreation purposes, much of which is contingent upon approval of a mitigation plan that has been bogged down.
"We want to do more...
| Apr 6, 2015
| 8:30 PM
TRENTON, N.J. — Details of New Jersey's proposed $225 million settlement with Exxon Mobil over pollution around refineries in Linden and Bayonne were posted online Monday, starting the clock on a legal process that will stretch into June and...
| Apr 4, 2015
| 6:15 PM
Connie Hoge has been in love with trees all her life, so it was fitting that she was the first recipient of the Forest Partner Lifetime Achievement Award, chosen by the Maryland Association of Forest Conservancy District Boards.
Hoge received the...
| Apr 12, 2015
| 5:00 AM
The rich, it turns out, use more water than the rest of us. The Times reported last week that residents of wealthy cities such as Beverly Hills use up to four times as much water, on average, than residents of neighboring Los Angeles, even during the...
| Feb 27, 2015
| 5:34 PM
Sheets of ice up to a foot thick in the Chesapeake Bay have beached small boats and fishermen, hampered operations at the port of Baltimore and kept one Coast Guard cutter busy tending to stranded islanders for more than a week amid the worst freeze in...
| Mar 5, 2015
| 6:54 AM
Corned Beef and Cabbage dinner
VERNON - Trinity Lutheran Church, 20 Meadowlark Road, will hold a Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner Saturday, March 14, from 5-7 p.m. Cost is $13 for adults, $6 for children under 12. Corned beef Reubens available for take-...