| Jun 25, 2014
| 9:44 PM
An eight-mile gap in the Los Angeles River bike path could be closed under a proposal that the City Council agreed Wednesday to explore despite concerns about heightened injury risks and maintenance costs.
Voting unanimously, the council without comment...
| Jun 29, 2014
RICHMOND — The Virginia Department of Transportation won't say how much subcontractors involved in its suspended U.S. 460 project have been paid, because it doesn't know.
The department may not even have the names of every company involved in...
| Jun 29, 2014
| 7:29 PM
Mayor Eric Garcetti's appearance last fall at an auditorium across the street from Los Angeles City Hall drew scant attention. It was a gathering of watershed protection specialists, and he'd come with an ardent appeal: Join him the following week at a...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 9:04 PM
The flow of sand on the southernmost tip of Lake Michigan is out of balance, creating serious erosion in some places and too much sand in others, experts say.
After decades of treating the problem at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore in a more or less...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 5:40 PM
Work on transforming the southern 40 acres of Northerly Island into a six-ecosystem nature park is well underway, and the area is set to be partially open to the public this fall, officials said Tuesday.
“(People) can come out and expect to see...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 7:35 PM
A coalition of conservation and fishing organizations on Tuesday sued the federal agencies responsible for protecting endangered salmon and steelhead trout populations in the Pacific Northwest, charging that the agencies’ latest plan to aid 13 at-...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 6:00 AM
It was a day of shiny shovels and high hopes on that hot August morning in 2009. Politicians and dignitaries beamed at the cameras and congratulated themselves for finally breaking ground on a new medical facility dedicated to veterans, at the time...
| May 24, 2014
| 10:48 AM
Water lettuce isn't a fancy green for salads; it is manatee food, capable of smothering a river and the focus of growing controversy.
Water lettuce is regarded officially as a destructive exotic from another country and appropriate for blasting on sight...
| Sep 2, 2014
| 6:52 PM
Water enthusiasts flocked to the Los Angeles River last weekend for the first-ever L.A. Boat Race that tested the skills and speed of paddlers, but drew some criticism from those against the river’s use.
The nearly mile-long race took place in...
| Sep 1, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The general election is still more than two months away but here's a bit of friendly advice to candidates hoping to win office in Maryland: Don't use the Conowingo Dam as an excuse to stop cleaning up the Chesapeake Bay. That would seem like common...
| Aug 24, 2014
Despite a decline in discretionary defense spending by Congress, a growing number of Newport News-based firms are landing large-scale military contracts this month.
So far, three Newport News-based companies have been tapped by the U.S. Department of...