| Jan 28, 2013
SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown spoke only two sentences about streamlining environmental regulations in his State of the State address. But they inspired reformers to cheer.
Could have fooled me. I was ready to pounce on him last week for scanty...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 7:07 PM
SACRAMENTO — Southern California residents will have to get serious about energy conservation, particularly this summer, now that the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station has been permanently shut down.
Without that nuclear plant, which accounted...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 4:48 PM
Environmentalists and Long Beach officials are seeking a court order to stop the Port of Los Angeles from proceeding with plans to build a $500-million rail yard that could affect low-income neighborhoods nearby.
The Natural Resources Defense Council,...
| 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...
| May 30, 2013
| 10:39 PM
The Illinois House passed legislation Thursday evening that would regulate horizontal hydraulic fracturing in the state in a 108 to 9 vote.
The legislation now moves to the Senate, the final hurdle for the bill before it reaches Gov. Pat Quinn, who urged...
| Jan 8, 2013
| 10:54 PM
LUBBOCK, Texas -- Attention, bread shoppers: A Texas company could have the answer to some consumers’ unwelcome discovery that just-purchased loaves contain mold.
MicroZap Inc. claims its technology allows bread to stay mold-free for 60 days. The...
| Jan 10, 2013
| 12:06 PM
Up to half of the food produced worldwide never makes it into a consumer's mouth, according to a new report.
That’s as much as 2 billion tons of grub that’s wasted, according to a study released Thursday by Britain's Institution of...
| Jan 15, 2013
| 4:14 PM
The comedian Lewis Black does a comedy bit on water that should resonate with every baby boomer.
When we were kids, water was available everywhere and we drank it. We drank it from garden hoses, from fountains, from outside spigots and, in some cases,...
| Jan 16, 2013
| 6:33 PM
A group of conservation organizations and Bay Area water agencies is proposing a vastly scaled-down version of a new export system for the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta, arguing that it would cost less and be more reliable than a plan supported by...
| Jan 3, 2013
| 1:21 PM
The comedian Louis Black does a comedy bit on water that should resonate with every Baby Boomer. When we were kids, water was available everywhere and we drank it. We drank it from garden hoses, from fountains, from outside spigots and, in some cases,...
| Dec 21, 2012
| 1:05 AM
The Manitoba-North Dakota Zero Tillage Farmers Association is holding its 35th annual workshop and trade show Jan. 8-10, 2013, at the Ramkota Hotel in Bismarck. The theme for the 2013 workshop is No-till: An Evolution Toward Sustainable Ag.
| May 16, 2013
| 3:55 PM
As supermarkets try to figure out how to cut down on waste and experiment with alternative forms of energy, Kroger Co. says it's doing both simultaneously by turning landfill-bound organic matter into electricity that powers its stores, The Times'...