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  • Legislators OK $1-billion relief measure for future droughts

    Legislators OK $1-billion relief measure for future droughts
    State lawmakers Thursday sent Gov. Jerry Brown a $1-billion plan that would restock food pantries in parched Central Valley communities and rush bottled water to Californians whose taps are nearly dry. But the legislation, which has been billed as...
  • 2nd western Minnesota turkey farm hit by bird flu outbreak

    A second Minnesota turkey farm has been struck by a form of bird flu that's deadly to poultry and will lose 66,000 birds, state and federal officials said Friday. The U.S. Department of Agriculture said the virus hit a flock of 22,000 turkeys at a...
  • State lawmakers slam oil regulators after embarrassing lapses

    State lawmakers slam oil regulators after embarrassing lapses
    The agency that regulates the oil industry in California is — by its own admission — in disarray. After a series of embarrassing disclosures about regulatory lapses that allowed drilling in protected aquifers, officials at the Division of Oil,...
  • Chesapeake Bay's blue crab population rebounding

    Chesapeake Bay's blue crab population rebounding
    Last year was a dismal episode for Chesapeake Bay blue crabs and the watermen who harvest them. The number of spawning females dropped 53 percent from the previous year to an alarming 70 million, a level considered unsustainable for the species. For a...
  • Tuition scholarships available for natural resources careers camp

    The Carroll County Forestry Board is accepting applications for the 2015 Natural Resources Careers Camp. The Forestry Board will provide the $450 tuition for two local high school students to attend the week-long camp in the mountains of Garrett County....
  • Urban Miners Puts Old Home Materials To Good Use

    Urban Miners Puts Old Home Materials To Good Use
    Joe DeRisi worked hard to acquire his Connecticut demolition license even though he doesn't do demolition. DeRisi does take things apart — houses, barns, labs, what have you — but he does it carefully, lovingly, nail by nail. He doesn't...
  • Agencies admit failing to protect water sources from fuel pollution

     Agencies admit failing to protect water sources from fuel pollution
    The agencies charged with overseeing oil production and protecting California's ever-dwindling water sources from the industry's pollution all fell down on the job, one state official told a panel of peeved lawmakers Tuesday. During a testy two-hour...
  • Poquoson man convicted after harvesting oysters in polluted water; commission suspends licenses

    Poquoson man convicted after harvesting oysters in polluted water; commission suspends licenses
    The Virginia Marine Resources Commission has suspended a Poquoson commercial fisherman's licenses after he was convicted of taking oysters from a condemned area, an official said.  Robert K. Topping Jr. was convicted Jan. 27 on one count of taking...
  • High-speed rail and development are drought-intolerant, readers say

    High-speed rail and development are drought-intolerant, readers say
    Many urban thinkers say an environmentally sustainable Los Angeles would have higher-density housing with shared gardens and fewer of the single-family homes with lawns that are prevalent in Southern California. Such an urban landscape would reduce the...
  • Water rationing may be in the pipeline

    Water rationing may be in the pipeline
    The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California may be forced to restrict available wholesale water supplies to its 26 member public agencies as early as July, pending a vote next month from its Board of Directors, officials announced Wednesday....
  • 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...