| Apr 10, 2014
| 3:24 PM
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...
| 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...
| 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 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 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 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 5, 2014
| 2:32 PM
Rumors of war are on the horizon. Political wars pitting deeply held convictions about private property against equally held convictions about the interconnectedness of all things. One side is fueled by the first law of private property: that it belongs...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 7:40 PM
This post has been corrected, as indicated below.
Environmentalists took a new step Thursday in a decades-long dispute by filing a lawsuit against federal agencies that gave permission for construction of a community of 60,000 residents along the last...
| 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...