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  • Chemical spill causes closures, rush for water in West Virginia

    Chemical spill causes closures, rush for water in West Virginia
    West Virginia's governor declared a state of emergency for five counties Thursday after a chemical spill contaminated the Elk River, affecting tens of thousands of people and forcing schools and eateries to close. [Updated, 7:25 p.m. PST Jan. 9: The...
  • Crippling West Virginia chemical spill leaves Charleston dry, quiet

    Crippling West Virginia chemical spill leaves Charleston dry, quiet
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Downtown Charleston, normally packed with Friday night customers at restaurants and bars, was dark and quiet Friday evening. The local health department had ordered restaurants and other businesses to close as a faint chemical odor...
  • 300,000 West Virginians told not to use water after chemical spill

    300,000 West Virginians told not to use water after chemical spill
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Hundreds of thousands of West Virginia residents have been left dry with no idea when they will be able to again trust the water from their taps after a chemical used in the processing of coal spilled into a river. As state and...
  • Day 3 of West Virginia chemical spill and tap water is still a danger

    Day 3 of West Virginia chemical spill and tap water is still a danger
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. — For the third straight day, more than 300,000 residents of West Virginia were unable to use their tap water because of a state of emergency declared after a chemical solvent leaked into the area’s water supply late...
  • 'Handful of people' admitted to hospitals after West Virginia spill

    'Handful of people' admitted to hospitals after West Virginia spill
    West Virginia health officials said Saturday that several people have been admitted to hospitals for chemical-related symptoms following a solvent leak into the area’s water supply that has left more than 300,000 residents unable to use¬†tap water....
  • California farms lead the way in almond production

    California farms lead the way in almond production
    One of California's top ambassadors often comes lightly salted and travels in a vacuum-sealed can. Eat an almond anywhere in the world and chances are that it was grown in the Golden State. California produces 82% of the globe's almonds, harvesting...
  • 'Light at the end of the tunnel' for West Virginia water crisis

    'Light at the end of the tunnel' for West Virginia water crisis
    West Virginians saw signs of hope Sunday even as 300,000 people spent a fourth day under orders not to use their tap water after a chemical spill. "I believe we’re at a point where we see light at the end of the tunnel," Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin...
  • Chemical smell to linger after West Virginia water is safe to drink

    Chemical smell to linger after West Virginia water is safe to drink
    The water ban that left 300,000 people in West Virginia unable to drink tap water, shower or wash their clothes was lifted in some places on Monday as the aftermath of a chemical spill stretched into its fifth day. But as hospitals began to get their...
  • L.A. storms to grow more destructive as sea level rises, study says

    L.A. storms to grow more destructive as sea level rises, study says
    Major storms will be more destructive to coastal areas of Los Angeles as sea level rise accelerates over the century, according to a new study the city of Los Angeles commissioned to help it adjust to climate change. The study by USC took inventory of...
  • Earthquake threat is real

    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...
  • EPA report on fracking in Texas raises new concerns

    EPA report on fracking in Texas raises new concerns
    WASHINGTON — The Environmental Protection Agency was justified in intervening to examine possible risks of gas drilling to Texas drinking water, the agency's internal watchdog reported Tuesday. But environmentalists say the report raises fresh...