| Jan 10, 2014
As all eyes in the West look to the courts, the skies and the Colorado River for relief from 14 years of drought, it might be useful to remember the battles waged by two titans of the 20th century who played leading roles in the drama that led to the...
| Jan 12, 2014
| 6:22 PM
Radiation detected off the U.S. West Coast from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan has declined since the 2011 tsunami disaster and never approached levels that could pose a risk to human health, seafood or wildlife, scientists say.
| Dec 24, 2013
| 9:11 PM
A shallow magnitude 3.4 earthquake was reported Tuesday evening 29 miles from Lone Pine, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 9 p.m. PST near the surface.
According to the USGS, the epicenter was 39 miles from...
| Dec 23, 2013
| 5:46 AM
A shallow magnitude 4.7 earthquake was reported Monday morning 31 miles from Lone Pine, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 5:39 a.m. PST near the surface.
According to the USGS, the epicenter was 41 miles from...
| Dec 22, 2013
| 6:59 PM
Five people were reported killed by flooding in Kentucky on a weekend that included snow in the Midwest and New England, tornadoes in the South and record heat in New York.
Almost half a million customers were reportedly without power across Michigan...
| Dec 22, 2013
| 9:34 PM
Flooding in Kentucky left five people dead on a winter weekend that included snow in the Midwest and New England, apparent tornadoes in the South and record heat in New York.
Almost half a million customers were reportedly without power across...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 2:34 PM
Joy Ocampo’s family lost everything in the devastating typhoon that ravaged the Philippines.
Even the 20 pigs that Ocampo’s brother, his wife and their children were raising to sell at market were swept away.
Now the family depends on...
| Dec 20, 2013
Re “Tunnel plan's shaky frame,” Column, Dec. 16
George Skelton concludes that there is no real earthquake threat in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta after speaking with Bob Pyke, an engineer and fierce Bay Delta Conservation Plan...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 8:05 AM
A shallow magnitude 2.8 earthquake was reported Thursday morning near Marina del Rey, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 7:53 a.m. PST at a depth of 5.6 miles.
According to the USGS, the epicenter was two miles from Santa...
| Dec 15, 2013
| 5:42 PM
SACRAMENTO — Maybe I've watched the movie "Chinatown" too many times, but a major justification for digging Gov. Jerry Brown's massive water tunnels just seems suspicious.
Brown's not creating a drought by dumping water in the ocean and...
| Dec 14, 2013
| 11:58 AM
JERUSALEM — Hundreds of Gaza Strip families were forced to evacuate their homes in boats and rafts as heavy flooding rose to second-story levels during the heaviest winter storm to hit the Middle East region in decades.
At least four people were...