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Environmental Issues

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  • White House unveils one-stop website for climate change data

    White House unveils one-stop website for climate change data
    WASHINGTON — As part of its campaign to address climate change, the White House on Wednesday unveiled a website to serve as a one-stop location for the enormous amount of climate data housed at different federal agencies. The initiative to make...
  • Angry residents confront state officials over Exide plant

    Angry residents confront state officials over Exide plant
    Furious residents confronted state officials at a community meeting Wednesday night to discuss the high levels of lead found in the backyards of homes near a Vernon battery recycling plant. "We've been hearing the same junk over and over and over," said...
  • Proposed ban on orca shows at SeaWorld stirs anger in San Diego

    Proposed ban on orca shows at SeaWorld stirs anger in San Diego
    SAN DIEGO -- A bill by a Santa Monica assemblyman that would ban orca shows at SeaWorld is being blasted in San Diego, home of the marine theme park. SeaWorld expressed doubt about the legality of the legislation. "The premise behind this proposed...
  • Democrats lean toward building Keystone XL, poll shows

    Democrats lean toward building Keystone XL, poll shows
    WASHINGTON -- Nearly half of Democrats favor granting a permit for the construction of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, according to a poll released Wednesday by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press. The $5.3-billion pipeline, which...
  • White House announces new climate change data website

    White House announces new climate change data website
    WASHINGTON -- As part of its campaign to step up efforts to address climate change, the White House on Wednesday announced the creation of a new website to serve as a one-stop location for the enormous amount of climate data housed at different federal...
  • Scientists warn of global warming's abrupt changes

    Scientists warn of global warming's abrupt changes
    A group of scientists warned Tuesday that world leaders must act more swiftly to slow greenhouse gas emissions or risk "abrupt, unpredictable and potentially irreversible changes" from climate change. The American Assn. for the Advancement of Science'...
  • Official urges cutting contracts with L.A. County sheriff's monitors

    Official urges cutting contracts with L.A. County sheriff's monitors
    The new inspector general for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department is recommending that the county cut off its contracts with two longtime civilian monitoring agencies, concluding they had only limited success in helping the troubled department....
  • February rains ease drought restrictions slightly

    February rains ease drought restrictions slightly
    Thanks to February storms, state officials are slightly easing drought restrictions on water deliveries, but the changes won't make a difference to most of the state. The prime beneficiaries will be Central Valley irrigation districts with the most...
  • Fracking foes make a racket as Brown addresses California Democrats

    Anti-fracking advocates repeatedly interrupted Gov. Jerry Brown’s speech at the California Democratic Convention in Los Angeles on Saturday, chanting and waving signs as he gave his first major speech since declaring his intention to run for...
  • World's most expensive cities: Singapore grabs No. 1 spot

    World's most expensive cities: Singapore grabs No. 1 spot
    Although residents of Los Angeles and New York may complain about the high cost of living, the two cities can seem like a bargain compared with the truly wallet-squeezing metropolises of the world. Singapore, the city-state in Southeast Asia, takes...
  • Gubernatorial candidate Kashkari attacks Brown pet project bullet train

    Gubernatorial candidate Kashkari attacks Brown pet project bullet train
    FRESNO — The rescue mission for addicts stands squarely in the path of California's controversial bullet train, and gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari had decided to use the grim setting for an attack on the rail project dear to Gov. Jerry Brown....