The work to preserve and protect Lake Tahoe will be center stage here on Wednesday as U.S. Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., hosts the 20th annual Lake Tahoe Summit, with invitees including President Barack Obama and Nevada’s own The Killers performing at the event at Harveys Lake Tahoe Hotel and Casino at Stateline.
As wildfires continue to burn large swaths of California, an audit faults the U.S. Forest Service’s hazardous fuels reduction program for failing to prioritize or accurately account for efforts aimed at minimizing fire intensity.
In a competing study, a pro-environmental group pushed back at the notion that CEQA is impeding growth and driving up home prices. … Californians have been skirmishing over CEQA reform for over a decade.
At the height of California’s fierce wildfire season, the Sierra Nevada and North Coast forests are choked with tens of millions of dead and dying trees, from gnarly oaks to elegant pines that are turning leafy chapels into tinderboxes of highly combustible debris.
An evacuation warning issued Sunday evening, in response to an expected wind event that officials fear will breathe new life into the 38-day-old Soberanes Fire, had firefighters Monday preparing for greater activity in the Big Sur area of the Ventana Wilderness and testing fire personnel’s lines of defense.
Tens of thousands of dead fish have closed Montana’s Yellowstone River and stirred new worries Monday about lasting impacts to the region’s lucrative outdoors industry. Gov. Steve Bullock declared an “invasive species emergency” over an aquatic parasite blamed for the dying fish.
In a much anticipated decision with potentially far-reaching implications for cities and counties across California, the California Supreme Court determined that certain requirements in municipal stormwater permits are state mandates subject to reimbursement under the California Constitution. Under Article XIII B §6, if the Legislature or a state agency requires a local government to provide a new program or higher level of service, the local government is entitled to reimbursement from the State for the associated costs.
The State Water Resources Control Board’s Division of Water Rights has notified more than 3,700 holders of water right permits and licenses that they have failed to file their 2015 reports of diversion and use.
Dean “Dino” Cortopassi, the Stockton-area farmer and food processor who could undermine Gov. Jerry Brown’s Delta water project and high-speed rail in California, leaned over a pile of paperwork in his conference room this spring, tossing bread to his black Labrador and pounding on the table.