| Feb 9, 2014
| 6:21 PM
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.
| Feb 7, 2014
| 5:42 PM
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...
| Jan 23, 2014
Given the record dry weather in recent months, it is quite possible that Southern California will receive very little water from Northern California this year. Major reservoirs in the north are far below their normal levels for this time of year, with the...
| Jan 26, 2014
| 10:58 PM
WASHINGTON — Beleaguered and outnumbered, California Republicans think they may have found a crucial ally — drought.
Up and down the state's increasingly dry Central Valley, Republicans have pounded away at the argument that Democratic...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 4:55 PM
The National Marine Fisheries Service violated federal law when it authorized the Navy's use of sonar in training exercises off Hawaii and California through 2018, an environmental group said in a lawsuit filed Monday.
The agency's own analysis had...
| Feb 1, 2014
| 7:33 PM
As 13 wildfires ripped across Arkansas on Friday, state forestry pilot Jacob Thomas Harrell took a small plane out to look for additional hot spots.
Late Saturday, search crews still had not found any sign of either Harrell or the single-engine Cessna...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 9:24 PM
Officials Friday said that for the first time ever, the State Water Project that helps supply a majority of Californians may be unable to make any deliveries except to maintain public health and safety.
The prospect of no deliveries from one of the...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 11:19 AM
The U.S. Department of Agriculture will make $20 million available to California farmers to boost water conservation efforts amid one of the worst droughts in state history.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said the program was the first of more to...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 3:17 PM
SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposal to stash $1.6 billion in a rainy day fund as a buffer against future economic downturns could face a challenge this year from Mother Nature.
As Southern California firefighters on Thursday battled the...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 5:03 PM
Gov. Jerry Brown officially declared a drought emergency in the state Friday, urging residents to cut water use by 20% and directing state agencies to take a range of steps to ease the effects of water shortages on agriculture, communities and fish and...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 2:14 PM
TUCSON -- The Arizona State Forestry Division is contesting citations and fines levied the agency by a state safety commission that found it put protection of structures over firefighter safety during the Yarnell Hill fire in which 19 firefighters died....