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  • Gov. Jerry Brown issues new executive order on drought

    SACRAMENTO -- With every part of California suffering from the drought, Gov. Jerry Brown issued a new executive order on Friday in an attempt to provide some relief from the persistent dry conditions across the state. Brown's actions run the gamut...
  • Obama administration limits on soot pollution upheld by appeals court

    The Obama administration on Friday scored its third major legal victory on air pollution in less than month when a federal appeals court rejected an industry challenge to its latest health standards for fine particulate matter, or soot. The unanimous...
  • Switch from gasoline to ethanol linked to higher smog levels

    Switch from gasoline to ethanol linked to higher smog levels
    Scientists have made a surprising discovery about ethanol: The more it was used by drivers in Sao Paulo, Brazil, the more ozone they measured in the local environment. The finding, reported this week in Nature Geoscience, is contrary to other studies...
  • 10 foods you can eat past the expiration date

    10 foods you can eat past the expiration date
    Do you find yourself throwing milk, eggs and meat away because they're past the expiration date? You could be unnecessarily wasting good food.  According to a study conducted by the Natural Resources Defense Council and Harvard Law School’s Food...
  • Emanuel ordinance grants exemption for petcoke

    Emanuel ordinance grants exemption for petcoke
    Faced with public outrage about gritty black dust blowing through Chicago’s Southeast Side, Mayor Rahm Emanuel talked of forcing towering mounds of petroleum coke out of Chicago and outlawing new piles with costly regulations. But the fine print...
  • Letters: Why is so much food wasted at LAUSD?

    Letters: Why is so much food wasted at LAUSD?
    Re "Nutritious but uneaten," April 2 The Los Angeles Unified School District serves 650,000 meals a day, with $100,000 worth of food thrown away each day by students. That adds up to $18 million wasted every year. Our society needs a renaissance of...
  • Vernon battery recycler denied permission to resume lead smelting

    Vernon battery recycler denied permission to resume lead smelting
    A Vernon battery recycler may not resume lead smelting until its furnaces can operate in compliance with tough new air district rules on arsenic emissions. The South Coast Air Quality Management District's hearing board ruled Tuesday that Exide...
  • L.A. poised to OK sweeping overhaul of trash collection

    L.A. poised to OK sweeping overhaul of trash collection
    Hoping to make Los Angeles a national leader in steering trash away from landfills, the City Council is poised to approve a sweeping and controversial transformation of garbage collection for tens of thousands of businesses and apartment buildings....
  • L.A. backs overhaul of trash collection for businesses and apartments

    L.A. backs overhaul of trash collection for businesses and apartments
    The Los Angeles City Council voted Tuesday to overhaul the way garbage is collected from tens of thousands of businesses and apartment complexes in what city officials, labor leaders and environmental activists described as a groundbreaking plan to put L....
  • Drying up the delta: 19th century policies underlie today's crises

    Drying up the delta: 19th century policies underlie today's crises
    HAMILTON CITY, Calif. — A shallow inland sea spreads across more than 160 square miles, speckled with egrets poking for crayfish among jewel-green rice shoots. The flooded fields could be mistaken for the rice paddies of Vietnam or southern China,...
  • More drug makers agree to limit antibiotics for farm animals

    More drug makers agree to limit antibiotics for farm animals
    The Food and Drug Administration said 25 of 26 drug companies that were asked to phase out antibiotics to promote growth in farm animals have agreed to comply with the agency’s voluntary plan. The development announced Wednesday clears a major...
  • Limits sought on weed killer glyphosate to help monarch butterflies

    Limits sought on weed killer glyphosate to help monarch butterflies
    With monarch butterfly populations rapidly dwindling, a conservation organization on Monday asked the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to implement tougher rules for the weed killer glyphosate — first marketed under the brand name Roundup...