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  • A small battle in the war of climate change

    A small battle in the war of climate change
    Monday came and went as one of the most important days in President Obama's tenure. The Environmental Protection Agency at long last unveiled its proposal for reducing carbon emissions from existing power plants -- a first in U.S. history. The plan,...
  • Switch from gasoline to ethanol linked to higher smog levels

    Switch from gasoline to ethanol linked to higher smog levels
    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...
  • More drug makers agree to limit antibiotics for farm animals

    More drug makers agree to limit antibiotics for farm animals
    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...
  • 2012 autos beat environmental standards, EPA reports

    2012 autos beat environmental standards, EPA reports
    WASHINGTON — Cars and light-duty trucks for the 2012 model year exceeded new federal standards for fuel economy and greenhouse gas emissions, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. The 2012 fleet averages 23.6 miles per gallon, up...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown issues new executive order on drought

    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...
  • L.A. poised to OK sweeping overhaul of trash collection

    L.A. poised to OK sweeping overhaul of trash collection
    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....
  • L.A. backs overhaul of trash collection for businesses and apartments

    L.A. backs overhaul of trash collection for businesses and apartments
    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....
  • Emanuel ordinance grants exemption for petcoke

    Emanuel ordinance grants exemption for petcoke
    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...
  • Letters: Why is so much food wasted at LAUSD?

    Letters: Why is so much food wasted at LAUSD?
    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...
  • Vernon battery recycler denied permission to resume lead smelting

    Vernon battery recycler denied permission to resume lead smelting
    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...
  • U.S. appeals court upholds Obama administration limits on air toxics

    U.S. appeals court upholds Obama administration limits on air toxics
    WASHINGTON – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Tuesday upheld the Environmental Protection Agency’s first-ever limits on air toxics, including emissions of mercury, arsenic and acid gases, preserving a far-...
  • Appeals court upholds EPA limits on air toxicity

    Appeals court upholds EPA limits on air toxicity
    WASHINGTON — A federal appeals court Tuesday upheld the Environmental Protection Agency's first-ever limits on air toxics, including emissions of mercury, arsenic and acid gases, preserving a far-reaching rule the White House had touted as central...