| Feb 11, 2014
| 9:45 AM
New York aims to be the first state to ban the use of plastic microbeads widely used in cosmetics, such as facial scrubs, after the tiny exfoliating beads have been found in alarming levels in the state's lakes and other waters.
Scientists warn that the...
| Feb 9, 2014
| 8:29 PM
SOCHI, Russia — The road to the Olympic Games has been rocky for the 360 or so residents of tiny Akhshtyr, an ancient village not far from Sochi.
It also has been long, rutted and piled with construction debris.
Once a paradise surrounded by...
| Feb 7, 2014
Californians used to call it earthquake weather, the unseasonably warm, dry, blue-sky days that pushed deep into this year's rainy season. Now we just call it drought. Unfortunately, the state's water resources are at critically low levels (12% of...
| Jan 23, 2014
Given the record dry weather in recent months, it is quite possible that Southern California will receive very little water from Northern California this year. Major reservoirs in the north are far below their normal levels for this time of year, with the...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 3:20 PM
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Thursday continued his effort to overhaul the leadership of the city’s much-criticized municipal utility and curb the influence of its powerful employees union by nominating a new agency boss and dismissing a top-...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 5:55 PM
Even with the first significant storm in nearly two months dropping snow on the Sierra Nevada, Thursday's mountain snowpack measurements were the lowest for the date in more than a half-century of record keeping.
At 12% of average for this time of year,...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 2:47 PM
The top public health official in Charleston, W. Va., has added to widespread criticism of the decision to declare drinking water safe despite a critical lack of scientific data about the coal-washing chemical that spilled into the Elk River on Jan. 9....
| Feb 2, 2014
To hear Gov. Jerry Brown tell it, California is in a "mega drought" — perhaps the worst dry spell it's ever known. So why does he keep calling for voluntary water conservation?
The governor met with Southern California water officials Thursday...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 9:24 PM
Officials Friday said that for the first time ever, the State Water Project that helps supply a majority of Californians may be unable to make any deliveries except to maintain public health and safety.
The prospect of no deliveries from one of the...
| Feb 1, 2014
One increasingly important aspect of food science is sustainability — the ability to reduce spoilage and to conserve and protect resources throughout the entire food production process.
As the population continues to grow — and the United...
| Feb 4, 2014
Re "Get tough on water use," Editorial, Feb. 2
The "get tough" admonition is more than welcome. We should worry about the surprisingly complacent views expressed by Southern California water officials. We have enough water, they say. No problem yet....