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  • 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...
  • San Onofre shutdown will mean tight electricity supplies

    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...
  • Lawsuits target proposed rail yard for Los Angeles harbor

    Lawsuits target proposed rail yard for Los Angeles harbor
    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,...
  • Illinois House passes fracking bill

    Illinois House passes fracking bill
    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...
  • Kroger turns spoiled food into electricity; how do you reduce waste?

    Kroger turns spoiled food into electricity; how do you reduce waste?
    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'...
  • Council OKs port rail yard but lawsuit is threatened

    The Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday approved a controversial rail yard near the Port of Los Angeles, setting the stage for possible court challenges, alleging violations of environmental and civil rights laws. The proposal to build a staging...
  • Antibiotics in livestock raising concerns up the food chain

    Antibiotics in livestock raising concerns up the food chain
    While Sam Spitz's friends were loading up on pizza for lunch, the Whitney Young High School sophomore opted for a chicken Caesar salad. Spitz was in training for a big sophomore baseball season — after having pitched on the school's varsity team...
  • Brown's two key sentences

    Brown's two key sentences
    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...
  • Do soaps with triclosan do more harm than good?

    Do soaps with triclosan do more harm than good?
    If co-workers and family members are coming down with infections this winter, you may be tempted to turn to an anti-bacterial soap for protection. But some scientists are increasingly concerned that a common anti-bacterial ingredient called triclosan...
  • Newton: Will L.A. tackle AEG?

    Newton: Will L.A. tackle AEG?
    The debate over whether to build a football stadium downtown is largely about costs and benefits. Are the additional traffic and other inconveniences associated with bringing one, or perhaps two, football teams to downtown worth tolerating in exchange for...
  • Business, labor groups propose environmental act changes

     
    A coalition of business and labor groups is proposing changes to California's landmark environmental law, saying it is time to modernize a 40-year-old measure that is often used to block even so-called green development. At a Sacramento press conference...
  • State lawmaker shelves effort to assist Universal Studios Hollywood

     
    State lawmaker shelves plan to assist expansion of Universal Studios Hollywood...