Experts (including the subject of a recent Weekly cover story) gather at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach this afternoon to look at the California drought and possible ways to reduce water demand in our thirsty state.
The thousands who have turned out at every turn to oppose the Michael Myers of Orange County road projects--the alive/dead/undead extension of the 241 toll road through San Onofre State Beach and perilously close to Trestles beach--can now find solidarity with many others. They are otherwise known ... More >>
Early this month, the Weekly reported the gas drilling practice known as fracking has quietly been occurring around Orange County's borders. For just how long is hard to say, and pinpointing the exact number of companies who have engaged in the practice locally isn't easy. What is known is that fra ... More >>
Conservationists are not out of the woods (or watershed) yet, but they believe victory is near in a long battle to stop a dam and hydroelectric project proposed in Cleveland National Forest.The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) last week dismissed the Lake Elsinore Advanced Pumped S ... More >>
Photo by Chasen Marshall/OC WeeklyUPDATE, MAY 27, 4:49 P.M.: The original report on Orange County's excellent showing on Heal the Bay's Beach Report Card left off the beaches that made the 2010-11 Honor Roll, and for good reason: the link to that list was broken.The link has since been repaired, ... More >>
Heal the Bay's End of Summer Beach Report Card shows water quality at Orange County beaches was slightly worse this summer compared to summer '09, but 97 percent of OC beaches still received excellent A or B grades. By comparison, 79 percent of Los Angeles County beaches received A's or B's.Poch ... More >>
Photo by James BunoanPossible setting for Poseidon misadventureNick Schou way back in 2003 covered the environmental problems with a proposed water desalination plant in Huntington Beach, but Surf City's City Council went ahead and gave Poseidon Resources a tentative approval three years later.No ... More >>
Perhaps environmentally sensitive locals should withhold sending support to the Sierra Club, the Surfrider Foundation and the Natural Resources Defense Council and instead cut checks to the U.S. Department of Commerce's National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. It was, after all, the NOAA tha ... More >>
The folks who find, clean and store your water are apparently confused over a directive that came last week from the Pooled Money Investment Board, whose members include California Treasurer Bill Lockyer. The board halted funding of public works projects across the state, including those already app ... More >>
The San Diego Regional Water Quality Control Board today fined Orange County's Santa Margarita Water District $133,190 for two spills that flushed 857,934 gallons of shit into San Juan Creek and Cristianitos Creek. The water district - Orange County's second largest, serving more than 150,00 ... More >>
Can wealthy developers and business execs do for the environment what grassroots activists havent?
Anti-dumping bill picks up steam