| Aug 29, 2013
Tens of thousands of volunteers in California gather regularly at local beach and coastal cleanups in an effort to reduce trash flows that contribute to the rising amount of marine debris. These efforts make a difference and help heighten civic...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 11:00 AM
SAN DIEGO -- To the consternation of some environmentalists, the U.S. Navy has rejected a call by the California Coastal Commission to curtail use of sonar and underwater explosives during training.
In March, the commission voted unanimously that the...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 4:24 PM
New Jersey's beaches slipped a bit last year in the most recent annual assessment of beach water quality, and they can't blame Superstorm Sandy. According to the latest "Testing the Waters" report from the Natural Resources Defense Council, 4 percent of...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 3:04 PM
The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals dealt a setback to Los Angeles County on Thursday in a long-running lawsuit over storm-water pollution.
The Natural Resources Defense Council and Santa Monica Baykeeper -- now Los Angeles Waterkeeper -- sued the...
| Jun 23, 2013
Faced with public outrage and congressional pressure, the oil company BP vowed six years ago to develop cutting-edge technology that could sharply reduce toxic mercury discharged into Lake Michigan by its massive refinery about 20 miles southeast of...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 2:33 PM
Beaches across the country are being polluted with tainted runoff and sewage at a stubbornly high rate, putting swimmers at risk of getting sick, according to a new report by an environmental group.
The Natural Resources Defense Council found the number...
| Jun 12, 2013
Heavy rains in April quickly swamped Chicago's underground labyrinth of sewers, forcing a stomach-churning surge of waste and runoff back into basements and flooding neighborhoods across the city.
The deluge so overloaded the city's aging infrastructure...
| Jun 12, 2013
For a city built on a swamp, dealing with rainstorms has always been a problem.
More than a century ago, Chicago infamously engineered its namesake river to flow backward, away from Lake Michigan. The dredging of canals and construction of locks and...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 3:18 PM
WASHINGTON — Emissions of heat-trapping greenhouse gases are growing at such a rate that the world will probably exceed a safe limit in average global temperatures by the end of the century and veer into a higher temperature zone that would...
| Jan 25, 2013
| 8:04 AM
Gov. Brown calls for reforming environmental law...
| Mar 8, 2013
| 12:33 PM
The California Coastal Commission voted Friday to reject the Navy’s plan for increased use of sonar and underwater explosions as part of increased training and testing off the coast. The Navy requested that the commission find the plan consistent...
| Mar 8, 2013
| 1:05 AM
As a cattle feeder from Nebraska I have been well-versed for more than 20 years on Clean Water Act regulations. I take great pride in the practices I've put in place to protect the environment, as well as the fact that what I do everyday helps feed my...