A Washington County country club face is facing serious fines after the state Department of Environmental Protection determined they were responsible for a massive fish kill on Chartiers Creek; KDKA's Ross Guidotti reports.
- Argus Leader
Argus Leader letters to the editor for Jan. 29:
Two people were arrested after a police chase in Allegheny County.
- USA TODAY Sports
Oklahoma's Taylor Robertson became the NCAA’s all-time leading 3-point shooter Saturday in the first quarter of a loss at Iowa State.
Scientists confirmed the presence of the "rare and remarkable" Pallas's cat on the world's highest mountain.
Hold on to your wallet. Due to inflation and prices surging for natural gas, heating oil and other fuels, you will see a significant rise in your utility bills. So, if you've opened your electric bill...
- USA TODAY
A livestream from underneath a deck in the Pocono Mountains lets viewers observe a hibernating black bear and her cubs in Pennsylvania.
- LA Times
In the Coachella Valley, water continues flowing to lakes and golf courses, even as the Colorado River reaches new lows. Critics say it's time to limit heavy water use.
At the first National Forest site we visited in California’s remote Modoc Plateau, nearly every plant had been chewed on by cattle. The botanists, there to track down and collect seeds from rare plants, pointed out the soil erosion from stomping hooves. The cow pies were everywhere, unavoidable on the steep roadside slope, and they crunched or squished under our boots. The seeds we had come to collect, from a delphinium only known to exist in a handful of places in the state (though more common
- Charlotte Observer
The quake had a depth of 2.36 miles, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
- Fox News
Arizona man jumps into frigid canal waters to save dog, owner from drowning: 'I don't think I'm a hero'
A man in Scottsdale, Arizona, is being credited as a hero after he jumped into the freezing waters of a canal to save a man and his dog who had fallen in.
- Charlotte Observer
A social media post about a dog in Charlotte getting bitten by a poisonous snake this month has raised questions.
- LA Times
Las Vegas has dramatically cut water use by targeting grass. Its water czars are pushing for bigger changes to fix the Colorado River's water deficit.
- Los Angeles Times Opinion
Nearly 1 in 5 new car sales in California were zero-emission in 2022, but most of them are Teslas and other high-end models. That shows how far the state has to go in making the shift to electric vehicles equitable.
- Statesman Journal
Communities across Oregon already are unable to reliably access adequate, safe and clean water, the report finds.
- Examiner Enterprise
Residents near Hulah Lake have run their own water treatment plant for 50 years. Now they're being forced to buy water from Copan more than 10 miles away.
- KCRA - Sacramento Videos
California plans to increase water deliveries after winter storms. Here's a look at reservoir levels
After weeks of stormy weather earlier this month, California's Department of Water Resources is getting a better idea of how the state's water supply may be shaping up for the coming spring and summer. The department is planning to increase certain water deliveries, which is a good sign. Water managers with the Department of Water Resources say they are "cautiously optimistic" about the state's water supply heading into the second half of the winter season. KCRA 3's Heather Waldman reports.
- ABC News
Another mountain lion near Los Angeles has died, over a month after P-22, a beloved local mountain lion who spurred conservation efforts, was euthanized in December after being hit by a vehicle. The Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area shared the news Friday that P-81, a four-year-old mountain lion, died on Jan. 22 after likely being hit by a vehicle. Since March 2022, vehicle strikes have been the cause of death for nine mountain lions in the Santa Monica Mountains research area.
- Fox Weather
Hawaii is famous for its sunny and warm beaches, but Mother Nature has something else in mind for Sunday and Monday as the islands get hit with heavy rains and strong winds to kick off the week.
- ABC News
When President Joe Biden signed the $369 billion Inflation Reduction Act in August, supporters hailed the measure as the largest climate investment in the nation's history -- but questions remained about what the spending would ultimately achieve. The majority of the funding took the form of tax credits meant to incentivize private investment in clean energy, such as wind and solar, and in theory, boost U.S. production of renewables as the nation pursues ambitious carbon emissions goals and a supply chain less dependent on China. The success of the strategy, however, in a large part hinged on the willingness of companies to pursue those tax credits.
- Associated Press
The U.S. population center is on track this decade to take a southern swerve for the first time in history, and it's because of people like Owen Glick, who moved from California to Florida more than a year ago. Last year, the South outgrew other U.S. regions by well over 1 million people through births outpacing deaths and domestic and international migration, according to population estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau.