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  • California water managers ease delta pumping limits

    California water managers ease delta pumping limits
    Officials announced Tuesday that they are temporarily waiving an endangered species protection to enable water managers to send more Northern California water south. The move comes as fishery agencies are under increasing political pressure to take...
  • Maryland to overhaul healthcare exchange with help from Connecticut

    Maryland to overhaul healthcare exchange with help from Connecticut
    The board of the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange voted Tuesday night to overhaul its troubled healthcare website by adopting the smooth-running technology platform developed by Connecticut. Maryland has spent about $125.5 million operating and building...
  • EDD makes big improvements in phone service

    EDD makes big improvements in phone service
    SACRAMENTO — They're finally answering phones at California's beleaguered unemployment benefits agency. Four months ago, 9 out of 10 callers couldn't reach a live staffer at the Employment Development Department, according to official call logs....
  • EPA director says draft greenhouse rules will give states new tools

    EPA director says draft greenhouse rules will give states new tools
    WASHINGTON -- New draft rules limiting greenhouse gases from existing power plants will give states the tools to curtail emissions that drive climate change without shuttering lots of facilities and threatening electric reliability, said Gina McCarthy,...
  • Has the new U.N. report turned Bill O'Reilly into an environmentalist?

    Has the new U.N. report turned Bill O'Reilly into an environmentalist?
    Don't expect a wholesale rush on the part of climate change skeptics or deniers to embrace the idea that human beings are responsible for global warming. Expect instead a slow melting of resistance as scientists turn up the heat. You’d like to...
  • U.S. Navy credited with recovery of island night lizards

    U.S. Navy credited with recovery of island night lizards
    In what is being hailed as an environmental victory for the U.S. Navy, the island night lizard has been taken off the list of federally endangered species. An estimated 21.3 million night lizards occupy 21-mile-long San Clemente Island, one of the...
  • L.A. poised to OK sweeping overhaul of trash collection

    L.A. poised to OK sweeping overhaul of trash collection
    Hoping to make Los Angeles a national leader in steering trash away from landfills, the City Council is poised to approve a sweeping and controversial transformation of garbage collection for tens of thousands of businesses and apartment buildings....
  • Climate change is felt globally and risks are rising, U.N. panel says

    Climate change is felt globally and risks are rising, U.N. panel says
    Climate change is already affecting every continent and ocean, posing immediate and growing risks to people, an international panel of scientists warned Monday. The longer society delays steps to cut the release of planet-warming greenhouse gases, the...
  • Climate change is here, now. Will the world act?

     Climate change is here, now. Will the world act?
    There's a new tone in the latest report on climate change from the United Nations' expert organization on the subject. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change doesn't just forecast the usual sweeping changes that are likely to occur as the planet...
  • Washington state accuses U.S. of missing Hanford cleanup deadlines

    Washington state accuses U.S. of missing Hanford cleanup deadlines
    Washington state accused the federal government Monday of missing crucial legal deadlines to clean up 56 million gallons of highly radioactive waste at the former Hanford nuclear weapons site in southeastern Washington, demanding a new set of schedules by...
  • It's no surprise we can't find Flight 370

    It's no surprise we can't find Flight 370
    Jet aircraft are large, but not compared with the ocean. The weeks-long search for some physical sign of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 is not something we should wonder at, considering the frontier nature of our blue planet. The 29% of our planet that is...