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  • VDOT official expects modifications to Virginia's evacuation plan

    VDOT official expects modifications to Virginia's evacuation plan
    State emergency management and transportation officials are in the midst of a 60-day review of Hampton Roads evacuation plans in response to an order from Gov. Terry McAuliffe. Virginia Department of Transportation Hampton Roads Director Jim Utterback...
  • On Hawaii Island, watching a disaster flow ever closer

    On Hawaii Island, watching a disaster flow ever closer
    It is 100 yards wide, nine miles long and traveling between 125 yards and 300 yards a day, a slow-moving ribbon of lava that has kept residents of the rural Puna district of Hawaii Island braced for the inevitable as the ongoing eruption of Kilauea...
  • Route 460 study: Improving existing road cheaper, with less wetlands impact than new route

    Route 460 study: Improving existing road cheaper, with less wetlands impact than new route
    An environmental study released Monday on the Route 460 realignment project points to major differences in cost and wetlands impacts between the original proposed route and simply improving the existing roadway. The draft Supplemental Environmental...
  • Smartphone app, online map help Hampton Roads pinpoint flooding

    Smartphone app, online map help Hampton Roads pinpoint flooding
    Can street flooding be crowdsourced? Apparently so, as the Norfolk-based environmental group Wetlands Watch hones its Sea Level Rise app to enable the public to issue and receive real-time alerts about waterlogged streets. When the app launches in a...
  • State lawmakers aim cash at Everglades cleanup

    State lawmakers aim cash at Everglades cleanup
    Flush with cash in state coffers, Florida lawmakers are pouring money into cleaning the mucky, polluted waters surrounding the Everglades. But the Legislature is poised to adjourn May 2 without addressing some of the most persistent polluters of...
  • Metropica gets green light in Sunrise

    Metropica gets green light in Sunrise
    Metropica, a $1 billion project with enough square feet to hold 70 football fields, will change the skyline of western Broward with buildings up to 30 stories — the tallest in Sunrise. Sitting as the city's Local Planning Agency, commissioners...
  • Volunteers help clean up Fort McHenry Wetland while organizers talk Chesapeake restoration

    Volunteers help clean up Fort McHenry Wetland while organizers talk Chesapeake restoration
    Discarded bottles, empty bags of chips and errant playground balls littered the shoreline of the Fort McHenry Wetland, a 7.5-acre hub of biodiversity home to hundreds of plant and animal species. "Anything that floats ends up downstream," said Laura...
  • Coastal Commission wants Playa Vista to remove un-permitted drains

    Coastal Commission wants Playa Vista to remove un-permitted drains
    The California Coastal Commission has asked the developer of Playa Vista to remove drains in the Ballona Wetlands that the agency said were not approved and have siphoned water from the ecological preserve. Andrew Willis, an enforcement analyst, said in...
  • L.A. River cleanup project sends a current of pride through volunteers

    L.A. River cleanup project sends a current of pride through volunteers
    The Los Angeles River that runs through Andrea Iniguez's Boyle Heights neighborhood looks exactly as it does in the movies, with just a trickle of water, graffiti spray-painted on the concrete walls and no wildlife. But Saturday, the 15-year-old...
  • U.S. 460: Virginia has spent $270 million for a road that may not be built

    U.S. 460: Virginia has spent $270 million for a road that may not be built
    With more than $270 million already spent and more on the line, state transportation officials are working against the clock to keep the state's U.S. 460 project from becoming an unmitigated disaster. Not an inch has been paved. Taxpayers have already...
  • New federal stream regulation defended

    New federal stream regulation defended
    A top Environmental Protection Agency official visited Baltimore Thursday to make the case for a new federal rule spelling out what streams and wetlands enjoy legal protection from development or disturbance. Nancy K. Stoner, acting assistant EPA...