| 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...
| 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...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 8:23 PM
Burbank residents are being asked to weigh in on a plan to implement a citywide ban on plastic bags.
The Burbank Green Alliance and the Natural Resources Defense Council are co-hosting a community forum Wednesday to discuss plastic pollution and get...
| 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 31, 2013
| 2:52 PM
Glendale is roughly 20 miles from the ocean, but the city spends about $1.4 million a year to reduce litter that could pollute local waterways, according to a report issued by an environmental advocacy group this week.
That makes Glendale the sixth-...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 10:04 AM
I get the default reaction to Burbank's soon-to-be-proposed ban on plastic shopping bags. I understand the warnings of "nanny state" and "Big Brother." This is the right reaction in a democracy where government should fear the people and not the other way...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 9:34 AM
Confused by the “sell by,” “use by” and “best before” labels on the foods sold at grocery stores? So are more than 90% of Americans, who prematurely discard edibles because they’ve misinterpreted the dates stamped...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 12:19 PM
Thoughtless use of antibiotic medications continues to promote the growth of drug-resistant superbugs in the U.S., threatening doctors' ability to combat infections, according to a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
My relationship with the Natural Resources Defense Council began the same time my marriage did, because my ex-husband was on the board. Well, my marriage ended, but my relationship with NRDC endures - mostly because my ex and I never asked NRDC who it...
| Sep 29, 2013
Expo Chicago, the International Exposition of Contemporary and Modern Art, attracted more than 3,000 people to Vernissage, an opening-night preview party Sept. 19 at Navy Pier's Festival Hall benefiting the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. Attendees...
| 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...