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  • Fracking: The controversy around hydraulic fracturing [The conversation]

     
    Fracking, or hydraulic fracturing: A good source of natural gas or an environmental hazard that could contaminate the water we consume?...
  • Republican jobs vs. Democratic unemployment [Most commented]

     
    Since the end of the recession, Texas has created 4 out of every 10 new jobs in America. Despite the state's problems, this is a clear indicator that Democrats should stop writing off Republican strategies simply because they're Republican strategies,.......
  • Will human water needs threaten manatees?

     
    Colleague Ludi Lelis has a sobering story on the outlook for Blue Spring, which is a popular winter refuge for endangered manatees. The spring's waters are fed by the Floridan aquifer, which is also the prime source for human water needs in west Volusia...
  • Is this the most water-wise house in dry L.A.? New home can store 1,500 gallons of rainwater

     
    Could this be the most water-wise house in Los Angeles? Architect Frank Pasker and designer Grit Leipert call their new Mount Washington experiment Nob Hill Haus, and though the name may sound vaguely German or San Franciscan, the home's design......
  • Kerr, Weitzel and Bertsch-Hokendauqua-Catasauqua Watershed win Friend of the Lehigh River Awards

     
    Wildlands Conservancy has announced the winners of its 2011 Friend of the Lehigh River Awards. They are Tom Kerr, past president of Wildlands Conservancy; Greg Weitzel, Director of Parks and Recreation for the City of Allentown; and the Bertsch-...
  • Scott signs bill to save average Central Florida homeowner $16.22 next year

     
    Gov. Rick Scott went to West Palm Beach today to sign a bill reducing property taxes levied by four of the state's five water management districts. Total savings to property owners, he said, would be $210.5 million. But the average Central Florida...
  • California drought drove up energy costs

     
    One of the biggest costs of California's recent drought went largely unnoticed, according to a report that estimates state ratepayers paid $1.7 billion to replace lost hydropower with natural gas generation that also pumped millions of tons of...
  • The Dry Garden: 'New Park Design in Los Angeles' exhibit dreams of a city turning back the clock

     
    We were warned. In 1930, in “Parks, Playgrounds and Beaches for the Los Angeles Region,” the Olmsted brothers and Harland Bartholomew urged the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce to set aside land and funds to create 70,000 acres of parkland........
  • ‘Save Ferris’ water tower could disappear when new tower is complete

     
    Twenty five years after the Northbrook water tower urged people to “Save Ferris,” a new water tower is nearing completion and the old one's fate …...
  • Water district lays off senior staff at behest of developers

     
    By Kevin Spear, Orlando Sentinel Mass layoffs at the state agency most responsible for protecting Central Florida's waters and wetlands were ordered by Gov. Rick Scott and lawmakers as a break for taxpayers, but the forced departures of key regulators...
  • Spring Color From the Midwest

     
    Spring is arriving in the West but slowly. When we stopped at the Cheyenne Botanical Gardens, they just had an inch of snow during the night. But the daffodils were in full bloom and many of the trees were leafing out. The snow had about melted by early...
  • Sweet Potato Time

     
    How quickly time passes by. It seems like we were just planting tomatoes and now we are harvesting the crop. The same is for cucumber, peppers, corn and squash. The spring warm season crops are producing and many will be finishing their harvests soon. So,...