| Jul 31, 2014
| 6:31 PM
As the City Council considered implementing new drought measures this week, one member threw out a suggestion: a moratorium on the construction of new swimming pools.
The council has the power to create such a moratorium, but the idea quickly died on the...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 9:16 AM
In the middle of the North Stonington woods are a number of large upright field stones surrounded by several stout cedar posts faded like summer driftwood. A huge pine and clumps of mountain laurel grow in the middle of the parcel, which has been...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 6:08 PM
Afghanistan is teetering on the edge. A little-known bill just passed the upper house of its parliament that could help counter threats to the country's stability and future development, but only if the U.S. government works with Afghanistan to ensure...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 6:01 PM
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources has imposed new rules and regulations on water jet pack businesses in Ocean City to keep thrill-seekers safe.
The jet packs — which propel pressurized streams of water to lift riders up to 30 feet above...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 5:43 PM
Three people have died in Maryland waters in as many days, and a U.S. Coast Guard search is underway for another who went missing Monday, authorities said.
The bodies of two boaters were found after their vessel encountered storms Sunday into Monday....
| Jul 16, 2014
| 6:21 PM
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary hired some new workers last month and, like a lot of summer help, they are getting low wages — $1 per day.
In an attempt to rid Hawk Mountain of a noxious weed called Japanese stiltgrass, the sanctuary has been leasing goats...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 8:01 PM
While state water regulators approved fines of up to $500 per day to encourage California residents to turn off the tap, several local Orange County water agencies don't have plans to dole out the punishment just yet.
However, that doesn't mean that...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 4:29 PM
This week, I journeyed into the upper bay, known to most of us as the Back Bay, to visit with Michelle Clemente, our city's marine protection and education supervisor.
Clemente's office is located in the Back Bay Science Center, sharing the same...
| Jul 19, 2014
| 12:00 PM
Once alive with children playing on the sandy shoreline or leaping headlong into the shimmering water, the Grand Canal is now having trouble living up to its name.
Although Balboa Island still radiates charm with its early day cottages, its rival frozen...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Pivot has renewed comedy "Please Like Me" for season three, the network announced Friday at the Television Critics Assn. summer press tour.
The series is created by and stars Australian comedian Josh Thomas, and centers around Thomas' character, Josh,...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 8:00 AM
California over the last century has issued water rights that amount to roughly five times the state’s average annual runoff, according to new research that underscores a chronic imbalance between supply and demand.
That there are more rights than...