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When Vic and I were growing up, wolves had been extirpated from the lower 48 states and the California sea otter was thought to be essentially extinct. The last gray wolf in California was killed in Lassen County in 1924. Gray wolves were hunted...
County officials and a Huntington Beach environmental nonprofit have identified possible locations for a pair of booms to keep trash from flowing into the wetlands. Giatho Tran, a project engineer for the Orange County Flood Control Division, said his...
Vic must have thought that I didn't have enough to do, what with teaching at the Orange County Conservation Corps, writing this column, and attempting to grow 350 pounds of food this year. He asked me to team-teach his bird and natural history courses...
Generally, Vic and I try to avoid flying into the midst of a natural disaster. But sometimes it just happens. If you recall, I was caught in a tornado in April in Tennessee, near Knoxville. Golf ball-sized hail totaled my rental car with hundreds of...
Political candidates would feel jumpy backstage at Universal Studios this time of year. It's a dream come true for potential glitter bombers — gallons and gallons of multiple colors of glitter, just waiting to be dumped on unsuspecting speakers. Of...
Florida's beaches are playgrounds for tourists and residents alike, with each stretch of sand offering a unique character. It all depends on what you're looking for: peace, a party? There is a different case to be made for most of the state's natural...
Channel 2 NewsOil executives with several firms operating in Alaska met with Gov. Sean Parnell at the Dena'ina Center in Downtown Anchorage Thursday for a noon luncheon hosted by Exxon Mobil Corp. Chief executives at the high-security, invitation-only event included...
Orlando SentinelOne of our great joys in Florida is living near the water. Growing up, swimming in the natural springs and ocean waters was my world. These waters are treasures that must never be taken for granted. Our passion for green lawns and industrial agriculture...
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President Barack Obama is initiating an "Insourcing American Jobs" dialogue with top business leaders. The latter are always looking for tax breaks and special benefits, and this could quickly degenerate into pleas for special treatment — whereas...
The Rat Pack lives again — or at least Palm Springs, once the party pad of Sinatra and the boys, does. The Coachella Valley city, which had devolved into a down-at-the-heels caricature of a Hollywood playground, has reinvented itself: Its retro-...
Construction cranes rise like storks 40 stories above the Mojave Desert. In their midst, the "power tower" emerges, wrapped in scaffolding and looking like a multistage rocket. Clustered nearby are hangar-sized assembly buildings, looming berms of sand...
Customers ofBaltimore Gas and Electric Co.can expect to pay $100 to $200 less to heat their homes this winter if the warmer-than-normal weather continues, the utility said Wednesday. BGE expects a 16 percent decrease in heating bills because of warmer...
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