| May 30, 2014
| 2:59 PM
The Lake County Forest Preserves received a call about a swath of the Fort Sheridan lake bluff that had collapsed into Lake Michigan after the heavy rains earlier this week.
But when Jim Anderson, the forest preserves' natural resource manager,...
| 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...
| May 2, 2014
| 7:17 PM
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...
| Apr 5, 2014
| 4:34 PM
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...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 4:40 PM
The decision by Gov. Terry McAuliffe to put the brakes on the Route 460 improvement project represents a responsible course of action. The transportation situation in Hampton Roads demands every dollar be spent efficiently.
The governor did not...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 12:34 PM
Highland Park city and park officials veered in a new direction on a proposed Central Avenue staircase to Park Avenue Beach, opting to seek private partners for the costly venture, if it's viable.
Officials were unanimous at a recent meeting in...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 8:25 PM
A state appellate court on Thursday cleared away a legal obstacle standing in the way of plans to build a community of 60,000 residents about 35 miles north of Los Angeles.
The court essentially restored a permit issued by the California Department of...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 9:06 AM
What's the quickest explanation for the deadly Washington mudslide?
Blame the rain. There's been lots and lots of rain.
Experts said Monday that the primary reason a 1,500-foot-wide segment of hillside in Snohomish County suddenly cut away and...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 2:50 PM
Retired Army Col. John V. Foley, chairman of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, has died, according to a statement from the district.
Foley died Friday after a long battle with cancer. He was 83.
Foley was one of four Municipal...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 1:40 PM
ARLINGTON, Wash. — The Stillaguamish River and the Hazel Slide have been rivals for decades.
The river eats away at the clay and sand hillside to the north of the snaking river. Weakened by the erosion, the hill’s foot lacks the strength...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 8:15 AM
The official death toll in the Washington state mudslide rose to 29 Thursday, up from 28 on Tuesday, while 20 people were still listed as missing, the Snohomish County Medical Examiner's office said on Wednesday.
Efforts to recover bodies from the...