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  • Earthquake: 5.5 quake strikes off Northern California coast

    Earthquake: 5.5 quake strikes off Northern California coast
    A magnitude 5.5 earthquake was reported Thursday evening 140 miles west of Eureka, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
  • New Bay cleanup pact stirs debate

    New Bay cleanup pact stirs debate
    Legislators from Maryland and Pennsylvania sparred at a hearing in Annapolis Monday over whether their states are doing too much or too little to reduce Chesapeake Bay pollution. In a U.S. Senate subcommittee hearing called to review the new bay...

    Earthquake: 3.0 quake strikes near Mammoth Lakes

    A shallow magnitude 3.0 earthquake was reported Thursday afternoon six miles from Mammoth Lakes, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 4:54 p.m. at a depth of 3.7 miles. According to the USGS, the epicenter was 73 miles from...

    FAU honors Cherokee, Everglades leaders

    One advocates for Cherokee Indians, the other for the Everglades. Florida Atlantic University is giving both honorary doctorates today. Jim Henson , a former tribal chief of the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians, is being honored for helping FAU...

    Winnetka coal tar ban proposal brings lobbying efforts

    Winnetka coal tar ban proposal brings lobbying efforts
    A proposal to ban coal tar-based driveway sealants in Winnetka has drawn attention from some pavement industry representatives and business owners. They have argued to village officials in recent weeks that the product does not pose a health risk to the...