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  • State water regulator flexes new muscle in response to drought

    State water regulator flexes new muscle in response to drought
    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...
  • A court ruling could wash away incentives to conserve water

    A court ruling could wash away incentives to conserve water
    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 HillsĀ use up to four times as much water, on average, than residents of neighboring Los Angeles, even during the...
  • Central Valley's growing concern: Crops raised with oil field water

     Central Valley's growing concern: Crops raised with oil field water
    Here in California's thirsty farm belt, where pumpjacks nod amid neat rows of crops, it's a proposition that seems to make sense: using treated oil field wastewater to irrigate crops. Oil giant Chevron recycles 21 million gallons of that water each...
  • Yanking State Conservation Money Now Is Foolhardy

    Connecticut was once a pioneer in land conservation. No more. Indeed, regional New England conservation initiatives such as the Wildlands and Woodlands effort pay very little attention to Connecticut, presumably because we have been written off as a...
  • Study tracking where bird migration paths could cross offshore wind zone

    Study tracking where bird migration paths could cross offshore wind zone
    Bird watchers know where sea ducks like the surf scoter breed — across Canada and Alaska — and where they spend their winters — along the U.S. coasts, in bodies of water like the Chesapeake and Delaware bays. Where they go in between...
  • Feds still trying to plan fate of Alaska island feral cattle

    Federal wildlife managers are still trying to determine the fate of hundreds of feral cattle that have long gone without caretakers on a remote, uninhabited Alaska island. An aerial survey last fall counted 2,024 cattle on Chirikof Island, more than...
  • Consumer Reports: How to have a low-impact (but still lush) landscape

    Is the grass greener on the other side of the fence? That might not be such a bad thing, Consumer Reports says, now that the best yard on the block probably isn't the one pumped full of chemicals and water. "After World War II, a uniform, emerald-green...
  • Shark kills woman off Maui, prompts beach closures

    A shark killed a 65-year-old woman in an attack off the shore of Maui on Wednesday, officials said. Maui Fire Department said in a statement that the unresponsive woman was found by snorkelers about 200 yards from shore and was taken to the beach at a...
  • A greedy look at Lake Michigan

    A greedy look at Lake Michigan
    For the foreseeable future, if anyone wants to live, work or invest in a place with a reliable supply of fresh water, it's right here, in Chicago and on the Great Lakes. It's time we started cashing in on this bonanza. Our neighbors in Wisconsin and...
  • Focus on issues in local election [Letter]

    Editor: The upcoming Westminster City Council election should focus on meaningful issues, so I’d like to share some thoughts on two important topics: parks and our water supply. They are related and have a significant impact on our quality of...
  • Drought: California governor seeks fine for water wasters

    California businesses and residents that waste the most water as the state copes with a drought should face $10,000 fines, Gov. Jerry Brown said, as his administration rejected calls from cities to relax its mandatory water conservation targets. The...