| Apr 25, 2014
| 5:40 PM
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...
| May 9, 2014
| 2:35 PM
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.
| May 1, 2014
| 10:15 AM
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...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 7:14 AM
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...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 4:55 AM
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...
| Apr 6, 2014
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...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 10:11 PM
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...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 10:11 PM
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....
| Apr 1, 2014
| 6:34 PM
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....
| Mar 22, 2014
| 9:00 AM
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,...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 3:15 PM
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...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 8:04 AM
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...