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In California, a Move to Ease the Pressures on Aging Dams – New York Times

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017:

Moving some of the state’s 13,000 miles of levees back from rivers to make floodplains would allow dam operators to release more water without endangering population centers. Water percolating down through the flooded land would also help recharge aquifers, which, having been severely depleted by pumping for agriculture, are subject to a new state groundwater law requiring that they eventually be made sustainable. And the flooding could restore some of the fish and wildlife habitat that existed in California’s interior valleys before intensive farming began a century ago. Continue reading the main story But as with everything else involving water […] Read More →

HuffPo Blogger Goes the Extra Mile to Cover Up Race Cheating – Washington Free Beacon

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017:

Jane Seo / BY: Bill McMorris Follow @FBillMcMorris February 27, 2017 11:54 am A Huffington Post food blogger cheated in order to take home a silver medal at the Fort Lauderdale half marathon. Jane Seo, a 2014 Harvard graduate, was busted after an eagle-eyed blogger noticed a discrepancy between her race tracker and the course. Seo was a veteran obstacle course racer before becoming a competitive runner. She recounted the initial struggles of her transition to jogging in a 2015 Huffington Post article. “If you had asked me a year ago if I would do a running race of […] Read More →

Chugiak first responder thankful for community support after snowboarding accident – – Anchorage, Alaska

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017:

A Chugiak first responder who’s used to rescuing other people found himself on the other side of an accident last week. Peter Casey works as a flight paramedic for LifeMed Alaska and helps out with Chugiak Volunteer Fire and Rescue. In his free time, the lifelong Alaskan enjoys the outdoors and spending time with his family. But on Feb. 21, all of that was put in danger when a fun day of snowboarding at Alyeska went wrong. “When I landed, I just felt this crack in my neck. I felt and heard (it), it was like an audible crack,” said Casey. He explained […] Read More →

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