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  • Ice storm costs South Carolina $360 million in timber

    Ice storm costs South Carolina $360 million in timber
    Snow, sleet and frozen rain damaged a year's worth of South Carolina's timber harvest last month, making it the most damaging storm in the region since 1989, officials reported. About 11% of the forestland was significantly affected by the pre-...
  • Duke Energy receives 5 more citations weeks after coal ash spill

    Duke Energy receives 5 more citations weeks after coal ash spill
    FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — After weeks of downplaying a massive coal ash spill, North Carolina regulators issued violation notices Monday to five more Duke Energy power plants, in addition to two citations late last week at the site that polluted the...
  • North Carolina regulators cite Duke Energy over coal ash spill

    North Carolina regulators cite Duke Energy over coal ash spill
    DURHAM, N.C. -- Nearly a month after a massive coal ash spill at a Duke Energy plant contaminated the Dan River, state regulators in North Carolina announced late Friday that they have cited Duke for violations of environmental laws. The North...
  • San Diego County wins round in battle with water district

    SAN DIEGO -- In a court battle with hundreds of millions of dollars at stake, the San Diego County Water Authority won a round Tuesday versus its archenemy: the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California. A judge in San Francisco tentatively ...
  • Truce called in longtime feud between L.A. County water districts

    Truce called in longtime feud between L.A. County water districts
    For nearly three years, two Los Angeles County water districts had been locked in an ugly feud. The Central Basin Water District, a water wholesaler, refused to sell to its rival, the Water Replenishment District, which manages an underground storage...
  • Getting rid of grass is making homeowners' wallets greener

    Getting rid of grass is making homeowners' wallets greener
    If somehow you missed the news that California is drier than a stale tortilla, the Amber Alert signs have come to the rescue with highway bulletins like this one: "Serious drought, help save water." This is helpful to a point, I suppose, and I like...
  • North Carolina agency subject of U.S. inquiry over coal ash spill

    North Carolina agency subject of U.S. inquiry over coal ash spill
    DURHAM, N.C. — North Carolina's environmental regulatory agency is under federal criminal investigation for its handling of a massive toxic coal ash spill into the Dan River near the Virginia border. The U.S. attorney's office in Raleigh issued...
  • N.C. regulators seek delay on Duke Energy accord after coal ash spill

    N.C. regulators seek delay on Duke Energy accord after coal ash spill
    RALEIGH, N.C. — State regulators in North Carolina have asked a judge to delay what environmentalists claim is a sweetheart deal with Duke Energy designed to protect the nation's largest electrical utility from heavy fines for allowing coal ash into...
  • Arsenic levels in Dan River exceeded safe standards, N.C. says

    Arsenic levels in Dan River exceeded safe standards, N.C. says
    DURHAM, N.C. – North Carolina environmental regulators acknowledged Sunday that they had erroneously reported results of early toxic tests in the Dan River after a huge coal ash spill, specifically, that arsenic was within safe levels. The North...
  • Politics cloud water debate

    Politics cloud water debate
    There are two possible policy outcomes to a severe drought like the one California is experiencing now. One is that the drought focuses the minds of political leaders and water users, prompting them to come together to craft a broad, comprehensive...
  • A magical world at Francis Ford Coppola's luxe resorts in Belize

     A magical world at Francis Ford Coppola's luxe resorts in Belize
    MOUNTAIN PINE RIDGE FOREST RESERVE, Belize — As Hummingbird Highway carves away from Belize's resort-laden sands, pavement dissolves into rutted dirt tracks and the dense jungle canopy starts to press in from all sides. The tallest buildings pushing...