January Upfront News & Views

Asian carp are known to eat up to 20% of their body weight in plankton daily and may grow up to four feet long. The species was released into the Mississippi River basin nearly two decades ago and is now within 50 miles of Lake Michigan.

Built next to Orange County's busiest train station, Irvine's four-story cast-in-place concrete structure serves 3,000 commuters/day and includes 6,000 square feet of retail space. Photovoltaic panels will be installed on the roof level to provide electricity for the entire facility. Photo: Bomel Construction Co. Inc.

Buying Pineywoods Mitigation Bank credits allows permit applicants to compensate for their project's impact on the surrounding environment. Photo: PBS&J

Public Works Director Scott McGolpin urged employees to find a system that ensures resources are available when a disaster cuts off access to communities beyond the county's borders. Photo: County of Santa Barbara

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