| Mar 7, 2014
| 8:21 PM
Orange County is planning to receive about $83.2 million in federal money over the next two years to fund watershed and flood-control projects, including the massive Santa Ana River Mainstem Project, county officials said.
While the president and...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 8:58 PM
Orange County is planning to receive about $83.2 million in federal money over the next two years to fund watershed and flood-control projects, including the massive effort to reduce the potential for flooding along the Santa Ana River.
| Feb 25, 2014
| 6:09 PM
On a recent weekday morning, a Starline tour bus swung open its doors at Fisherman's Village in Marina del Rey, and Australian tourists Laura Ross and Kate Lund surveyed the scene.
The faux maritime shopping center — with eateries and gift shops...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 9:00 PM
The reservoirs behind 14 major dams that line the front range of the San Gabriel Mountains — nearly empty after two years of drought — could rise significantly from the forecasted deluge over the next three days, public works officials said....
| Mar 4, 2014
Over a period of several decades, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers encased the Los Angeles River in concrete to protect the region against the kind of flooding that had surprised and damaged the city in the 1930s — but also, crucially, to...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 8:53 AM
It was the day after the Oscars, but the happiest, most relieved Angeleno on Monday was probably Mayor Eric Garcetti. Why? Because he just happened to be on a trade mission to Mexico on the day Toronto Mayor Rob Ford came to Los Angeles.
| Feb 4, 2014
| 1:32 PM
Twenty years of federal and local efforts to save the Oregon chub, a tiny minnow found only in the Willamette River Basin floodplain, have brought the fish to the verge of being taken off the endangered species list.
If the effort is successful, the...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 6:14 PM
About 3 million barrels of crude are being loaded into the southern section of the Keystone XL pipeline as operators prepare to start operations next month, even as environmental critics continue to assail the safety of the project and lament legal...
| Dec 23, 2013
| 10:35 AM
SAN FRANCISCO — A federal judge has rejected legal claims by environmental groups that sued Caltrans and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in hopes of stopping construction of a controversial freeway bypass in Willits, Calif.
The four-lane bypass...
| Nov 14, 2011
| 9:44 AM
HINTON, W.Va. — The Bluestone Turnpike is one of the best-kept secrets in West Virginia.
The 10-mile trail follows the Bluestone National Scenic River in a 1.000-foot-deep gorge between Pipestem Resort State Park and Bluestone State Park in...
| Jun 20, 2012
| 5:51 PM
Whether you love whales, trees or indigenous people, few travel destinations seem to feel pristine. But for those who want to escape the tourist onslaught and shed the sense that you're about the only one on the planet who hasn't been to a particular...