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  • China's planned urban growth bodes ill for environment

    China's planned urban growth bodes ill for environment
    Premier Li Keqiang wants to wean the Chinese economy off its dependence on export trade in cheap electronics, clothes, toys and tchotchkes of all variety. Let the Chinese people consume instead, he says, and let them consume products and services of...
  • Koch brothers, big utilities attack solar, green energy policies

    Koch brothers, big utilities attack solar, green energy policies
    WASHINGTON — The political attack ad that ran recently in Arizona had some familiar hallmarks of the genre, including a greedy villain who hogged sweets for himself and made children cry. But the bad guy, in this case, wasn't a fat-cat lobbyist or...
  • Coachella 2014: Going native at the festival's makeover tent

    Coachella 2014: Going native at the festival's makeover tent
    Here's a telling statistic about the 2014 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival: On the first of two three-day weekends more than 3,000 people paused to have their makeup or hair styled by professionals. With approximately 90,000 people attending per...
  • Air quality board to consider another relaxation of diesel rules

    Air quality board to consider another relaxation of diesel rules
    California air quality officials are again moving to relax tough rules to clean up aging diesel trucks that are among the state's worst remaining sources of air pollution. The changes being considered this week by the state Air Resources Board come in...
  • New Aquarium of the Pacific exhibit to honor the steelhead

    New Aquarium of the Pacific exhibit to honor the steelhead
    Steelhead trout once packed the natural pools of Southern California's spawning rivers — that is, until the waterways were transformed into concrete drainage canals in the 1930s to protect the burgeoning flatlands from flooding. The last steelhead...
  • Obama's Keystone pipeline trap

     Obama's Keystone pipeline trap
    On Good Friday, President Obama made a bad call. The State Department announced that it would delay its decision on the Keystone XL pipeline until after the Nebraska Supreme Court rules in a case involving the route. The administration insists the...
  • Seven tips for a water-wise lawn

    Seven tips for a water-wise lawn
    A little education can go a long way toward maintaining and preserving an existing lawn, or establishing a new one, while minimizing water use. Southern California turfgrass experts provide some advice for saving water on your lawn. Choose the right...
  • Biofuels may be worse for environment than gasoline in short run, study says

    Biofuels may be worse for environment than gasoline in short run, study says
    Biofuels are known as an environmentally friendly alternative to gasoline. But two recent studies call into question how green they really are. According to one study published in the journal Nature Climate Change, fuels derived from corn stover -- or...
  • Duchess of Cambridge dresses for spring on Easter visit to zoo

    Duchess of Cambridge dresses for spring on Easter visit to zoo
    The Duchess of Cambridge wore a perfect-for-spring pale yellow dress on Easter Sunday, when she and Prince William and baby Prince George visited the Taronga Zoo in Sydney, Australia. [Grazia] Earlier in the day she wore a chic dove-gray coat and...
  • President Obama has some convincing to do on Asia tour

    President Obama has some convincing to do on Asia tour
    WASHINGTON — Two and a half years after President Obama vowed to shift America's diplomatic, economic and military focus to Asia, he will head back to the region this week to try to convince allies and adversaries alike that he really meant it....
  • Apple campaign touts progress on reducing environmental impact

    Apple campaign touts progress on reducing environmental impact
    [This post was updated at 10:24] Under Chief Executive Tim Cook, Apple has become increasingly vocal about its efforts to reduce the company's effect on the environment. On Monday, the company launched a revamped website that highlights its progress and...