| Feb 20, 2014
| 9:34 AM
Critical violations of state sanitation and safety laws recently observed by inspectors at 14 South Florida restaurants prompted the Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation to cite the owners and briefly suspend operations, reports show....
| Feb 19, 2014
| 5:40 PM
SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative leaders unveiled a proposed $687.4-million drought-relief package Wednesday to free up water supplies and aid Californians facing financial ruin because of the state's prolonged dry spell.
| Feb 19, 2014
| 8:14 PM
SACRAMENTO -- A proposed $687.4-million drought-relief package was unveiled Wednesday to free up water supplies and aid Californians facing financial ruin.
The proposal presented by Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative leaders would provide millions of...
| Feb 19, 2014
If there are stars among the state's water experts, Jay Famiglietti is one, with titles too long for a marquee: a UC Irvine professor of earth system science and head of the UC Center for Hydrologic Modeling, and a new member of the Santa Ana Regional...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 5:14 PM
DURHAM, N.C. -- State regulators in North Carolina have ordered Duke Energy to contain a newly discovered leak of coal ash from a second storm-water pipe at a storage basin on the Dan River, where an earlier ruptured pipe released a massive coal ash...
| Mar 6, 2014
Letters to the editor from Winnetka, Glenview and Park Ridge.
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....
| Feb 9, 2014
| 5:00 AM
There are two possible policy outcomes to a severe drought like the one California is experiencing now.
One is that the drought focuses the minds of political leaders and water users, prompting them to come together to craft a broad, comprehensive...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 6:41 PM
TULARE, Calif. — California's drought could prove devastating to the state's farmers and ranchers. But the dry spell has brought a gusher of new business to companies that provide them with water.
That much was clear at this year's World Ag Expo,...
| Feb 8, 2014
| 7:37 PM
EDEN, N.C. — Pete Harrison dipped his kayak paddle into a gray stain on the bank of the murky Dan River. He pulled out a sticky gob 4 inches thick.
"That's pure coal ash," he said.
Harrison, a lawyer with the Waterkeeper Alliance, was kayaking...
| Feb 7, 2014
Californians used to call it earthquake weather, the unseasonably warm, dry, blue-sky days that pushed deep into this year's rainy season. Now we just call it drought. Unfortunately, the state's water resources are at critically low levels (12% of...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 2:04 PM
Officials Friday said that for the first time ever, the State Water Project that helps supply a majority of Californians may be unable to make any deliveries except to maintain public health and safety.
They also said they were cutting releases from...