| Aug 10, 2013
| 2:00 PM
Five juvenile burrowing owls flapped across a salt marsh at the Seal Beach Naval Weapons Station on a recent weekday, matching the loops and curves of dragonflies and moths before snatching their prey midair.
Soon, the owls will be feasting on larger...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 11:37 PM
Hall of Fame football player David "Deacon" Jones, one of the Los Angeles Rams' heralded Fearsome Foursome whose outspoken persona and relentless pursuit of quarterbacks helped turn defensive linemen into stars, died Monday of natural causes at his home...
| Oct 10, 2013
Re "Beware the clear-cutters," Editorial, Oct. 4
Your editorial calls a bill in the House of Representatives to reduce the risk of forest fires a "flawed approach," but it then goes on to suggest that no policy changes are necessary to address the...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 8:21 PM
SACRAMENTO — The Brown administration and some water buffaloes want to muck up one of the most unique, mysterious and picturesque areas of California. Muck it up literally.
OK, they're really trying to update California's vital waterworks and...
| Aug 19, 2013
On Aug. 7, the head of the Southern Nevada Water Authority called for federal disaster relief to address the consequences of water scarcity in the Colorado River system. On Friday, the Bureau of Reclamation announced it would be forced to cut the flow...
| Aug 21, 2013
Re “The shrinking Colorado,” Opinion, Aug. 19
The article mentioned that by 2015, the water level in Lake Mead could dip below the intake pipe that delivers water to Las Vegas, and that Las Vegas is racing to construct a deeper intake pipe...
| May 14, 2013
| 1:16 PM
A warming climate is melting the glaciers of Mount Everest, shrinking the frozen cloak of Earth’s highest peak by 13% in the last 50 years, researchers have found.
Rocks and natural debris previously covered by snow are appearing now as the snow...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 4:58 PM
Water managers Monday urged Californians to step up their conservation efforts, warning that many parts of the state could face water shortages next year if this winter proves to be another dry one.
“Use these dry conditions as a wake-up call,&...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 2:53 PM
Los Angeles City Council members Paul Koretz and Mike Bonin are calling for a moratorium on the practice of hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” which is used by energy companies to extract hard-to-reach oil.
In a prepared statement Tuesday,...
| Sep 21, 2013
| 10:47 PM
Officials traced the death of a 4-year-old Mississippi boy in August to a day spent playing on a Slip 'n Slide in a New Orleans suburb.
Cause of death: a rare, brain-eating amoeba. At first, officials thought the amoeba, Naegleria fowleri, had been...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 6:53 PM
The benefits of reconfiguring the way California exports water from the Sacramento-San Joaquin delta would substantially outweigh the costs, according to a study released Monday by the state.
“This plan makes economic sense. The numbers more than...