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  • Datebook: Events, exhibits, classes for the week ahead

     
    Home and garden events are listed below. Suggest your own via reader comments. Submissions should be fewer than 75 words and must be for one-time events with legitimate value to other readers. No store promotions and no frivolous links, please.......
  • Yosemite might remove cabins in area closed by falling rocks

     
    Yosemite National Park: Officials are taking steps to remove more than 70 historic cabins located in an area of Yosemite National Park's popular Curry Village that was permanently closed after a series of rock falls in 2008....
  • California's water wars: It isn't fish vs. farmers [Blowback]

     
    Even in wet years, California needs to be smarter about managing our limited water supplies so we can sustain our economy and our natural resources....
  • Palo verde tree called Desert Museum puts on show all summer long

     
    The palo verde tree has become a favorite among Los Angeles landscape architects. A specific hybrid called Desert Museum is drought tolerant, is beautifully wispy and blooms yellow flowers all summer long....
  • A 'fundamental conundrum' at Yosemite

     
    As Yosemite's rivers swell with record snowmelt and its trails fill with sightseers, somewonder whether the amusement park-like atmosphere in Yosemite Valley are giving some visitors a false sense of security. "It's a fundamental conundrum for the Park...
  • Southwestern pond turtle shows signs of a comeback

     
    Modern life has been tough on the southwestern pond turtles that once were populous in the coastal part of San Diego County. Development ravaged the turtle's natural habitat. Then came the rise of invasive species that challenged the turtles for......
  • Climate change: Drought, floods, tornadoes part of 'new normal'?

     
    The irony won't be lost on those who follow the political debates over climate change in Congress. One of the most vocal deniers of the scientific consensus on man-caused planetary warming is Sen. James Inhofe of Oklahoma, who has delayed the nomination...
  • Is nature doing what the climate models predict?

     
    An increase in extreme floods predicted by climate change models has yet to occur....
  • California asbestos deposits mapped

     
    Clear Creek, which registers 35,000 visits a year, has long been known as the largest U.S. deposit of asbestos, a natural mineral and known human carcinogen. It harbors an EPA-designated toxic Superfund site, the former Atlas asbestos mine. Previous...
  • Are 'green' jobs the great American con job? [Most commented]

     
    "Is the green energy revolution about energy independence? Or is it about fighting global warming? Or is it about jobs?" asks Jonah Goldberg in his Tuesday column about what he calls the war to green America. For most of the......
  • California's cap-and-trade program reaffirmed by board

     
    California's carbon-trading program got back on track Wednesday, after the Air Resources Board voted to reaffirm its original plan to create a market for carbon emissions permits. The cap-and-trade program would be the first state-run market in the...