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  • The Harbor Report: Gate may hold key to harbor's future

    A couple of years ago at a Harbor Commission meeting, the topic of replacing some of our harbor's 18 miles of seawalls an estimated cost of $500 million was discussed. Of course, the cost is what first grabbed my attention, along with how the...
  • House should join effort to restore springs

     House should join effort to restore springs
    A bipartisan proposal to restore Florida's natural springs has been advancing through the state Senate during this year's legislative session. But it hasn't left the dock in the House. The House version of the Senate bill hasn't even been vetted yet...
  • 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...
  • Personal-Care Giant Unilever Fined $1 Million For Polluting

    HARTFORD – Personal care product manufacturer Unilever was fined $1 million Thursday for failing to report illegal discharges of industrial waste into a waterway in Clinton. The company also agreed to donate another $3.5 million to local...
  • Regional partnerships can help save our troubled water supply

    As the legislative session reaches its midpoint, Floridians should consider the future of their water supply. In the next two decades, Florida's population is expected to grow from 20 million residents to more than 25 million, and freshwater demand is...
  • Climate change is felt globally and risks are rising, U.N. panel says

    Climate change is felt globally and risks are rising, U.N. panel says
    Climate change is already affecting every continent and ocean, posing immediate and growing risks to people, an international panel of scientists warned Monday. The longer society delays steps to cut the release of planet-warming greenhouse gases, the...
  • Court ruling could block pumping pollutants into Lake O

    Court ruling could block pumping pollutants into Lake O
    Lake Okeechobee may no longer be the dumping ground for polluted water that washes off South Florida sugar cane fields and other farmland, after a federal judge's decision Friday. Environmentalists are declaring a key win in their long-standing legal...
  • Washington state used outdated data to allow logging on slope

    SEATTLE State regulators have been using outdated boundaries to restrict logging above the Snohomish County slope that collapsed March 22, failing to incorporate newer research that would have protected a swath of land that wound up being clear-cut,...
  • Le Gardeur and Gunpowder Riverkeeper aim to preserve 'vital local treasure'

    Le Gardeur and Gunpowder Riverkeeper aim to preserve 'vital local treasure'
    Within a four-hour radius of the Gunpowder River area live 16 million people, said Theaux Le Gardeur, owner of Backwater Angler in Monkton. A 1977 series in The Evening Sun called the Gunpowder "The River You Drink." "This is such a vital local...
  • Local Voices North: March 6 edition

    Local Voices North: March 6 edition
    Letters to the editor from Winnetka, Glenview and Park Ridge. Winnetka 'secret' A resident once complained to me that if "Winnetka's dirty little secret" got out, no one would want to move here anymore. "What's the dirty little secret?" I asked....
  • Laguna water districts weigh in on desalination plant

    Officials from Laguna Beach's two water districts are intent on moving forward with a proposed desalination plant in Dana Point. The Laguna Beach County Water District commissioners and board of directors voted Tuesday to consult with South Coast...