| Jan 11, 2013
| 4:04 PM
L.A. Department of Water and Power customers will be able to sell back excess solar energy created on rooptops and parking lots under a new program approved by the city utility's board of commissioners....
| Jan 9, 2013
| 4:42 PM
Admirers of Huell Howser will gather at Griffith Observatory next Tuesday for a sunset memorial organized by City Councilman Tom LaBonge....
| Mar 19, 2013
| 9:33 AM
The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power will be coal-free within 12 years under a new plan announced Tuesday....
| May 12, 2013
POTOSÍ, Bolivia — A gentle breeze swept across Laguna Colorada, momentarily turning the magenta mineral lake water neon-orange as it rippled around the knobby knees of several dozen flamingos. Suddenly, a pair of frisky vicuñas trotted...
| Jan 22, 2013
| 4:15 PM
A group of private entrepreneurs is raising $20 million to fund the first stage of a mission to identify asteroids close to Earth and mine them for valuable materials.
Deep Space Industries plans to launch three small crafts armed with cameras, called...
| Dec 21, 2012
| 5:00 AM
The richest Americans might find lumps of coal in their stockings on Christmas morning and, if not that, then they can definitely anticipate big hangovers on New Year’s Day.
The metaphorical coal lumps and hangovers will be thanks to President...
| Dec 29, 2012
The season started the moment the college girl dumped a 1,000-piece jigsaw puzzle on the den table and announced she would have it conquered by Christmas.
Nobody much disagreed, or even cared, though there was a certain joy in knowing she would be...
| Dec 23, 2012
The holidays are the season of sparkle. And that goes for beauty treatments as well as for Christmas trees. Spas and beauty companies are capitalizing on the allure of jewels and precious metals, hoping to harness radiance and a feeling of indulgence by...
| Dec 15, 2012
| 8:00 AM
Frankly, it sounded pretty stupid. For reasons unknown, electricity fails worldwide, sending humanity into a post-technological free-fall. Weeds grow in the Capitol (very "Logan's Run"), young women defend their families with bows and arrows (very "Hunger...
| Mar 2, 2013
| 5:56 PM
John Livermore, an exploration geologist whose discovery of minuscule but highly valuable particles of "invisible gold" in Nevada in the early 1960s set off a modern-day gold rush in the state, has died. He was 94.
Livermore died Feb. 7 at his Reno home...
| Mar 8, 2013
| 5:00 AM
The boom in logging and fur trapping triggered by Gold Rush settlement of the Sierra Nevada has long been blamed for the steep decline in California’s population of fishers.
But a new study concludes that the small forest animal was in trouble...