March 1, 2013 |
A Florida man who was in his bedroom late Thursday night is presumed dead, swallowed by a sinkhole that opened beneath his Tampa-area home, officials said. The man, identified as Jeff Bush, 36, was in his bedroom when the sinkhole opened up. Bush screamed for help, but by the time his relatives could come to his aid, he had fallen through the abyss, Hillsborough County Fire Chief Ron Rogers told reporters at a televised news conference Friday morning. The sinkhole is 20 to 30 feet across and up to 30 feet deep.
August 7, 2011 |
California's water wars aren't about scarcity. Even with 37 million people and the nation's most irrigation-intensive agriculture, the state usually has enough water for both people and crops, thanks to the brilliant hydrological engineering of past Californians. But now there is a new element in the century-old water calculus: a demand that the state's inland waters flow as pristinely as they supposedly did before the age of dams, reservoirs and canals. Only that way can California's rivers, descending from their mountain origins, reach the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta year-round.
HOME & GARDEN
May 14, 2010
Re "Venice's Green Cube" from April 24: Since when is almost 3,800 square feet of house for two adults and two small children in any way "green"? As a 20-year Venice resident, I have seen so many of the small, charming houses get transformed into monstrous three-story rectangles, inhibiting the privacy and sunshine of neighbors. This "green cube" is no exception. A nod to being "green" (and all of its cultural currency) is no excuse for overbuilding in a neighborhood with some of the smallest lot sizes in L.A. Not impressed.
February 16, 2008 |
Federal officials plan to pump from the water table near a blocked mine drainage tunnel to ease pressure from more than a billion gallons of trapped water that locals fear could cascade through the historic mining town of Leadville. Pumps will be installed at an abandoned mine shaft next week, Lake County Commissioner Carl Schaefer said. The move will give federal officials time to work on a plan to drill into the damaged tunnel, then pump backed-up contaminated water to a treatment plant.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 12, 2007 |
A Bay Area environmental group filed a lawsuit Thursday alleging that Southern California Gas Co. operations near Marina del Rey are polluting a local water table. The lawsuit, filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, charges that the utility is in violation of Proposition 65, which prohibits discharge or release of chemicals known to cause cancer or birth defects.
June 22, 2005
Re "Houseboat Heaven: Flush It," Opinion, June 19: So the Colorado River is drying up? That makes it a harbinger of our planet-wide legacy to the future. Cancerous population growth has outstripped Earth's resources. That should not come as a surprise, as we have long known that we cannot replace what we are destroying. Time is no longer on our side. Progress has become a lie. Consumption rather than production has become the driving force. It need not have been so. Rex Styzens Long Beach I own a 60-foot houseboat on Lake Powell.