| Jul 3, 2013
| 11:26 AM
Costa Mesa was recently recognized for its Fairview Park wetlands project and Neighborhood Improvement Task Force.
The two awards from the Assn. of California Cities-Orange County, of which Costa Mesa is a member, were in the environmental quality/...
| May 6, 2013
| 6:33 AM
The pelicans know.
Even simple sea birds can sense tranquillity. That must be why these large-billed creatures like to float on gentle waters that lap softly along Vanderbilt Beach.
Serenity also attracts two-legged creatures of the human variety to...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 12:46 PM
With a measuring tape and notepad in hand, Gordon Smith jotted down the size of the windows at the Huntington Beach Wetlands Conservancy building.
The chairman of the nonprofit is looking to install some transparent vinyl veneers on the windows as...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 5:19 AM
In mid-June, the State House approved a bill that critics say opens regulations on wetlands.
Now, the bill is headed for Governor Rick Snyder’s desk.
Senate Bill 163 was originally drafted to address flaws in Michigan’s oversight in its...
| Apr 4, 2013
| 9:37 PM
The Aberdeen Regional Airport will have backup de-icing equipment beginning next week.
The failure of a de-icing truck caused interruptions in Delta Airlines flight service in early February.
When conditions dictate it, ice must be removed from the...
| Mar 21, 2013
| 10:47 PM
To remove the wetlands from Aberdeen Regional Airport, the preferred plan is to pump the water east to the James River.
That was the conclusion presented at a public meeting Thursday at the Aberdeen Public Safety Building.
Engineers have studied...
| Mar 24, 2013
| 3:36 AM
Idle thoughts while taking my NCAA basketball tournament bracket sheet and methodically tearing it into tiny little pieces:
- Hadn’t some of us already mowed our yards twice by this time last year?
- When do you think the NBA starts looking...
| Mar 25, 2013
| 1:42 PM
There's an invasion happening along Pacific Coast Highway between Brookhurst and Magnolia streets. They've come by the hundreds and more are on their way, slowly consuming Brookhurst Marsh and threatening the areas around it.
It's the Sahara mustard, an...
| Mar 27, 2013
| 6:02 AM
BOYNE CITY -- Boyne City will continue its pursuit of acquiring a piece of property with about 500 feet of Boyne River frontage with the goal of expanding its waterfront park system.
The property, offered to the city by the Moody family, is located...
| Mar 27, 2013
| 11:42 PM
BRAWLEY — For nearly 10 years, sixth-grade students at Frank Wright Middle School in Imperial have participated in a hands-on project meant to teach them the importance of caring for the environment and its animals.
With the generosity of Desert...
| May 25, 2013
| 9:23 PM
A new approach in protecting the environment is coming to South Dakota, and Brown County is at the front of the line.
Wetland banking calls for setting aside acres of land in one area of a watershed for new wetlands to be created, in order to offset...