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  • State failed to analyze effects of water bank, judge rules

    A court ruling issued Wednesday could throw up obstacles to operation of a Kern County groundwater bank that has helped billionaire Stewart Resnick build a nut empire in the southern San Joaquin Valley. In the latest development in a two-decade legal...
  • Supreme Court favors environmentalists in urban runoff case

    Supreme Court favors environmentalists in urban runoff case
    The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to review a long-running Los Angeles County case, handing a victory to environmentalists in a battle over polluted urban runoff that fouls Southern California's coastal waters. The justices let stand a federal...
  • Shale study should stick to timeline [Commentary]

    Shale study should stick to timeline [Commentary]
    In 2011, Governor Martin O'Malley issued an executive order giving the state departments of the environment and of natural resources a clear directive: Determine whether and how natural gas production from the Marcellus Shale in Maryland can be realized...
  • How California's drought affects the country's supply of fruits and vegetables

    How California's drought affects the country's supply of fruits and vegetables
    Having to take shorter showers and conserve water isn't the only thing we'll need to worry about with the drought currently plaguing California. The lack of water will also have an effect on the availability and price of the fruits and vegetables we eat...
  • Be patriotic: Reject Cove Point [Letter]

    Be patriotic: Reject Cove Point [Letter]
    According to Dominion Power, the development of fracking has blessed us with new sources of natural gas available for extraction and sale to the highest global bidder. This latest effort being put forth to build a natural gas export facility at Cove Point...
  • Appeals court backs landowners on access for delta tunnel tests

    Appeals court backs landowners on access for delta tunnel tests
    A California appeals court has sided with landowners fighting the state over test drilling for a proposed water tunnel system in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. In a 2-1 decision, an appeals panel ruled Thursday that the state needed to go through...
  • Radar system leads to oyster-poaching conviction for watermen

    Radar system leads to oyster-poaching conviction for watermen
    Two watermen were fined nearly $1,500 for oyster poaching on the Eastern Shore, the first conviction stemming from a network of radar and cameras the state launched in 2010 to detect illegal seafood harvesting. Brothers William and Irving Catlin, both of...
  • Drying up the delta: 19th century policies underlie today's crises

    Drying up the delta: 19th century policies underlie today's crises
    HAMILTON CITY, Calif. — A shallow inland sea spreads across more than 160 square miles, speckled with egrets poking for crayfish among jewel-green rice shoots. The flooded fields could be mistaken for the rice paddies of Vietnam or southern China,...
  • California snow levels improve but remain below normal

    Late winter storms have improved the Sierra Nevada snowpack, but it is still only about a third of the norm for the date, officials report. The snowpack is up from 24% a month ago and the abysmal 12% measured in late January. At 61% of average,...
  • California water managers ease delta pumping limits

    California water managers ease delta pumping limits
    Officials announced Tuesday that they are temporarily waiving an endangered species protection to enable water managers to send more Northern California water south. The move comes as fishery agencies are under increasing political pressure to take...
  • In Theory: Should churches take a position on fracking?

    In Theory: Should churches take a position on fracking?
    Having recently made legal claims to historical gas and mineral rights under vast tracts of British land, the Church of England has taken a position against those who oppose hydraulic fracturing, or fracking — the process of breaking up rock...