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  • Fungus causes white-nose syndrome in bats, researchers find

     
    Researchers say they now have proof that a fungus discovered in 2007 is responsible for white-nose syndrome, the devastating infectious disease that has killed more than 1 million bats in North America. The confirmation is a significant step toward...
  • Tapping into natural water sources

     
    La Canada-Flintridge is once again is tapping into its natural water resources, thanks to a NASA-funded treatment plant that is cleaning the toxic residue left over from Jet Propulsion Laboratory rocket-building activities in the 1940s and '50s. Officials...
  • Gulf oil spill claim payouts reach $5.5 billion

     
    A year and a half after the massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill, the administrator of BP’s $20-billion restitution fund told Congress Thursday that he has has paid out about $5.5 billion to more than 213,000 victims of the nation’s worst offshore...
  • Tons of L.A. River trash to be captured before hitting the sea

     
    Tons of trash normally swept to the ocean by the Los Angeles River should be captured by thousands of trash screens that have been installed beneath nearly every storm drain in the lower reaches of the river. The project is......
  • 'Snowtober' fits U.N. climate change predictions

     
    The report from a panel of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is expected conclude that there is a high probability that man-made greenhouse gases already are causing extreme weather that has cost governments, insurers, businesses and...
  • Texas announces $50-million settlement with BP over explosion

     
    BP settlement: Texas Atty. Gen. Greg Abbott announced Thursday that the state's settlement with the oil company resolves 72 emissions violations the company accrued during the past six years....
  • Coastal Commission staff urges rejection of park plan

     
    Citing concerns about endangered bird habitat and wetlands, California Coastal Commission staff members have recommended rejecting Newport Beach's plans for Sunset Ridge Park. The fate of the 20-acre public sports park rests in the hands of the 12...
  • Are birds getting bigger because of global climate change?

     
    Birds in central California are significantly larger than they were 25 to 40 years ago, and researchers believe it may be because they are bulking up in body weight to ride out severe storms related to global climate change. Over......
  • EPA’s secret list shows pollution unchecked

     
    A secret EPA “watch list” unearthed by National Public Radio and the Center for Public Integrity has revealed that hundreds of the nation’s worst industrial air polluters violate toxic air emissions standards with little or no action...
  • New oil leases in the Arctic: How dumb is that?

     
    An Obama administration proposal would open new areas in the Arctic to oil and gas exploration. And these are the guys who are supposed to be friends of the environment?...
  • Inupiat whaling, drilling at stake in recent Alaskan mayor’s race

     
    Independent photojournalists Will Rose and Kajsa Sj√∂lander were on Alaska’s North Slope in November to document traditional whaling by the native Inupiat people, and found themselves at the height of a highly charged mayoral election season, with...