| Mar 1, 2014
| 10:00 AM
IVANPAH VALLEY, Calif.— The day begins early at the Ivanpah solar power plant.
Long before the sun rises, computers aim five square miles of mirrors to reflect the first rays of dawn onto one of three 40-story towers rising above the desert floor....
| Mar 4, 2014
Between people talking trout and turkeys last weekend, the Agri-Plex at the Allentown Fairgrounds was the place to be to get excited about the upcoming fishing and hunting seasons.
From seminars on using flintlock and inline rifles for hunting, wild...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 7:40 PM
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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 8, 2014
| 10:02 AM
SAN DIEGO -- A bill by a Santa Monica assemblyman that would ban orca shows at SeaWorld is being blasted in San Diego, home of the marine theme park.
SeaWorld expressed doubt about the legality of the legislation.
"The premise behind this proposed...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 11:19 AM
WASHINGTON — President Obama on Tuesday, using his executive authority to bypass Congress, added about 1,665 acres of "spectacular" Mendocino County coastline to the California Coastal National Monument.
It is the first onshore addition to the...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 6:29 PM
More than 125 residents and community activists gathered in Costa Mesa to discuss Banning Ranch, a proposed development in West Newport that opponents argue will burden humans and wildlife.
The Thursday night meeting at the Neighborhood Community Center...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Count Frank Welker among the number of people who think the world needs more "Curious George."
Welker is a renowned voice actor who helped create such notable tones as the voice of Fred in the long-running adventures of "Scooby-Doo"; Slimer in a 1980s...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 7:06 AM
After the coffee. Before figuring out where the sun went.
The Skinny: Finally finished Sunday's episode of "The Walking Dead." We are all in agreement that there's something evil going on at Terminus, right? Wednesday's roundup includes big news from...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 4:37 PM
The new exhibition at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum is like a roll call of lost, or nearly lost, species: the passenger pigeon, the American bison, the black bear in Illinois, the Carolina parakeet.
But "Nature's Struggle: Survival and Extinction,"...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 1:32 PM
A 20-year struggle by conservationists to secure maximum protection for the arroyo toad appears to be far from over, as the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service this week announced that the stout-bodied, short-legged amphibian is ready to hop off the endangered...
| Apr 1, 2014
Anglers could stand toe-to-toe with any postal delivery workers.
Rain, snow, sleet and hail — we had three of those four conditions this past weekend, plus high winds — do not deter seasoned anglers from casting lines, especially on...