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Kirk Siegler

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Santa Barbara Oil Spill Adds To Pipeline Operator's Dismal Safety Record

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Texas-based Plains All American Pipeline is reported to have a number of previous infractions. One of the company's pipelines also spilled an estimated 10,000 gallons near Los Angeles a year ago.

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Calif. Gov. Brown Declares State Of Emergency To Aid In Oil Spill Clean Up

Thursday, May 21, 2015

An estimated 105,000 gallons of crude oil spilled from a pipeline along the California coast near Santa Barbara. Crews are working to contain a 9 mile wide sheen in the Pacific Ocean.

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2 Former LA County Sherriff Officials Surrender To FBI

Friday, May 15, 2015

Two former top officers in the Los Angeles County Sheriff's department face federal charges that they obstructed a probe into inmate abuse and corruption inside the nation's largest jail system.

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In Nepal, Efforts Underway To Salvage Ancient Sites Damaged By Quake

Sunday, May 03, 2015

At least 70 ancient sites in the Kathmandu Valley were damaged or destroyed in last month's quake. Archaeologists and others are trying to protect and recover as much as they can, as fast as possible.

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Show Us The Aid: Anger In An Ancient Nepali Town

Friday, May 01, 2015

Earthquake victims in Bhaktapur need food, water and shelter. They assert that the government is not delivering.

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Transportation Officials Announce Tough Standards For Railcars Carrying Oil

Friday, May 01, 2015

U.S. and Canadian transportation officials announced Friday new, tougher standards for tank cars that haul explosive crude oil. But some safety advocates say the regulations don't do enough to protect those who live near railways from potentially deadly derailments.

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Villages Along Nepal's Araniko Highway Wait For Quake Relief

Friday, May 01, 2015

A trip along an important road link between Nepal's capital Kathmandu and China illustrates how hard it is to distribute aid โ€” or even reach some of Nepal's remote mountainside villages.

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Nepali Prime Minister Declares 3 Days Of Mourning Following Quake

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Nepal's prime minister declared three days of national mourning after Saturday's earthquake. The death toll could exceed 10,000. For many, the mourning began right after the disaster, but for some families, the search for loved ones continues.

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Wounded Nepalis Stream Into Kathmandu, Overwhelming Hospitals

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Tens of thousands of victims have descended on Nepal's capital from remote, hard-hit mountainside villages that have seen little assistance. Already-strained hospitals are stretched even thinner.

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Death Toll Continues To Rise After Devastating Earthquake Hits Nepal

Monday, April 27, 2015

Some harrowing stories are emerging about people who are trapped among the rubble from the massive earthquake that hit Nepal this weekend.

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California Cities Struggle To Meet Water Conservation Targets

Friday, April 24, 2015

Early next month, California plans to finalize its emergency water conservation plan. Cities are under the gun to cut their water usage from anywhere between 15 and 40 percent.

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As Lake Mead Levels Drop, The West Braces For Bigger Drought Impact

Friday, April 17, 2015

Near Las Vegas, levels in the nation's largest reservoir have dropped 140 feet since 2000. Water deliveries to Nevada, Arizona and California may soon be rationed โ€” and farmers would feel it first.

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Year After Denying Federal Control, Bundy Still Runs His Bit Of Nevada

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Rancher Cliven Bundy successfully stood down Bureau of Land Management agents near Las Vegas. He's considered a symbol for a national movement to wrest Western lands from U.S. agencies' authority.

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California Works Out Details Of Mandatory Water Restrictions

Thursday, April 09, 2015

State regulators will begin enforcing the new restrictions on a sliding scale. That means that some cities that have been slacking in water conservation will have to do a lot more than others.

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California Farmers Gulp Most Of State's Water, But Say They've Cut Back

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Farms in California use as much as four times the water consumed by cities and towns. Now farmers are on defense after the governor decided to mostly exempt them from new, sweeping water cutbacks.

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California Governor Announces First Ever Mandatory Water Restrictions

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

California Gov. Jerry Brown announced mandatory water restrictions Wednesday. The move coincides with new figures that show snowpack in the Sierra Nevada mountains is at a historic low.

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Calif. Governor Can't Make It Rain, But Can Make Relief Money Pour

Friday, March 27, 2015

California Gov. Jerry Brown signed his sweeping $1.1 billion emergency drought relief bill Friday. It funds water infrastructure improvements like flood control and aid for farmworkers.

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Gold Mining Company Inks Deal To Save The Sage Grouse

Thursday, March 26, 2015

The company will sponsor conservation work to restore the birds' habitat. They hope to keep the grouse off the endangered list, a classification that would restrict their mining operations in Nevada.

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Some Anxiety, But No Slowdown For North Dakota Oil Boom Town

Friday, March 20, 2015

Low oil prices have led to a drop in drilling, but not as much as you might expect. In some parts of the state's Bakken oil patch, production continues at a feverish pace.

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California Governor Announces Billion Dollar Drought Relief Plan

Thursday, March 19, 2015

California Gov. Jerry Brown announced an emergency measure to fund drought relief Thursday. California is facing its fourth consecutive year of drought, and the state is tightening water restrictions.

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