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  • Appeals court deals setback to L.A. County in storm-water case

    Appeals court deals setback to L.A. County in storm-water case
    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...
  • Navy rejects coast panel's call to curb use of sonar, explosives

    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...
  • Should Burbank ban plastic bags?

    Should Burbank ban plastic bags?
    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...
  • To heal the Earth, put plastic in its place

    To heal the Earth, put plastic in its place
    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...
  • Glendale spends about $1.4 million each year to clean waterways

    Glendale spends about $1.4 million each year to clean waterways
    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-...
  • Burb's Eye View: The rights and the wrongs of plastic bags

    Burb's Eye View: The rights and the wrongs of plastic bags
    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...
  • Food waste: People misread 'use by' label; 40% of U.S. food is tossed

    Food waste: People misread 'use by' label; 40% of U.S. food is tossed
    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...
  • Drug-resistant superbugs multiplying: CDC report IDs 'urgent threats'

    Drug-resistant superbugs multiplying: CDC report IDs 'urgent threats'
    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. The...
  • Flat-earthers threaten us all

    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...
  • Expo's artful opening

    Expo's artful opening
    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...
  • Deep Tunnel, shallow thinking?

    Deep Tunnel, shallow thinking?
    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...
  • Covering Chicago's struggles with the rain starts, ends with history

    Covering Chicago's struggles with the rain starts, ends with history
    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...