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  • Developers seek end to federal protections for California gnatcatcher

    Developers seek end to federal protections for California gnatcatcher
    Developers citing new scientific evidence are pressing to end federal protections for the California gnatcatcher, whose status as a threatened species has barred development in many areas of prime Southern California coastal real estate for two decades....
  • Critics say climate program would create 'hidden gas tax'

    Critics say climate program would create 'hidden gas tax'
    California's latest move to combat global warming will either siphon dollars from motorists' wallets or save them big money on their gasoline bills. Those are the starkly different predictions being bandied about the Capitol by critics and fans of the...
  • 38th Street beach named a Superstar

    38th Street beach named a Superstar
    Among the most popular American beaches, the cleanest California waters break on 38th Street beach on the Balboa Peninsula, a new study has found. The Newport Beach location was the only one in California to qualify for a list of 35 "Superstar Beaches"...
  • Swimmers beware: water at some U.S. beaches may make you sick

    Swimmers beware: water at some U.S. beaches may make you sick
    (Reuters) - Every summer millions of American families head for beaches, but few stop to think of the possibility that the water they swim in may harbor enough bacteria to cause stomach flu and a host of other illnesses. The Natural Resources Defense...
  • More efficient cable boxes are in the works

    To the editor: Your recent article on the energy efficiency of set-top boxes claims the devices are the second-biggest energy users in many homes. Actually, the total energy use by set-top boxes ranks below many other home energy uses, including heating,...
  • Florida ranks 13th of 30 for beach cleanliness

    Florida ranks 13th of 30 for beach cleanliness
    Hitting the beach is a favorite pastime for Floridians looking to escape the sweltering summer sun, but heat and humidity could be the least of worries for swimmers who take a dip in polluted waters. The Natural Resources Defense Council recently...
  • Grilling the whole fish

    Grilling the whole fish
    TheKitchn.com It turns out the easiest part of making a whole fish is prepping and roasting it. The tricky part is finding a fish that doesn't come with a whole lot of environmental baggage. It seems like the lists and apps telling us which fish to buy...
  • L.A. faces choice on regulating solar cells, open land

    L.A. faces choice on regulating solar cells, open land
    Worried that solar farms could overtake prized patches of open space, a Los Angeles councilman is asking the Department of Water and Power board to put off allowing new arrays that are mounted on the ground — part of its Feed-in Tariff program...
  • Do all roads to Century City's future lead to more traffic?

    Do all roads to Century City's future lead to more traffic?
    Before developers could build Century City's first skyscraper, they had to scrape away vestiges of 20th Century Fox's back lot. Steel-jawed machines ripped apart Peyton Place and the village where Jennifer Jones portrayed a French peasant in 1943's "The...
  • Op-Ed: How a bill becomes a job

    When it comes to honoring the men and women who serve in America’s military, actions speak louder than words. California lawmakers now have a chance to express true appreciation by passing the state ban on single-use plastic bags, SB 270, and...
  • Finding fault with the EPA

    The Natural Resources Defense Council's Frances Beinecke finds it so difficult to defend the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's claim that its new carbon dioxide regulations will save consumers money and their jobs that she prefers to criticize the...
  • Cable TV boxes become 2nd biggest energy users in many homes

    Cable TV boxes become 2nd biggest energy users in many homes
    In the middle of the night, when most Americans are sound asleep, their lights and appliances off, a power hog is wide awake and running at nearly full throttle: the boxes that operate their cable or satellite television service. The seemingly innocuous...