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Environmental Issues

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  • Weekend Escape: It's a wild life at Carrizo Plain National Monument

    Weekend Escape: It's a wild life at Carrizo Plain National Monument
    You don't have to travel all the way to East Africa to go on safari. Grab your binoculars and camera and scan the 50-mile-long Carrizo Plain National Monument for its array of wildlife. Carrizo Plain, about 100 miles northwest of Los Angeles and known...
  • Al Jazeera America cuts dozens of staffers

    Al Jazeera America cuts dozens of staffers
    Al Jazeera America is laying off dozens of employees as well as a large number of freelancers less than eight months after the news channel made its debut. In a memo to staff, Al Jazeera America President Kate O'Brian said the planning for and launch of...
  • A merger with Port of L.A.? No way, Long Beach officials say

     A merger with Port of L.A.? No way, Long Beach officials say
    The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are like the Coke and Pepsi of U.S. maritime transportation. They seem similar, they dominate the competition but they have a long history of less-than-friendly rivalry. Now, an independent commission's proposal...
  • University officials support loans for undocumented students

    University officials support loans for undocumented students
    SACRAMENTO -- Administrators from California’s two public university systems called Wednesday for the state to provide student loans to some immigrants in the country illegally to cover expenses not met with state scholarships. UC President...
  • Vernon battery recycler denied permission to resume lead smelting

    Vernon battery recycler denied permission to resume lead smelting
    A Vernon battery recycler may not resume lead smelting until its furnaces can operate in compliance with tough new air district rules on arsenic emissions. The South Coast Air Quality Management District's hearing board ruled Tuesday that Exide...
  • 'Sharknado 2' tackles climate change on and off screen

    'Sharknado 2' tackles climate change on and off screen
    The director and some cast members of "Sharknado 2: The Second One" appeared on stage in a Pasadena hotel on Tuesday to preview the upcoming airborne shark sequel and touched on a very serious topic: climate change. Whoever could have predicted that Ian...
  • Environmental SWAT team tests runoff to nab polluters

    Environmental SWAT team tests runoff to nab polluters
    It's just after midnight when it starts to drizzle near downtown Los Angeles. Lara Meeker, a short blond wearing a purple rain jacket, pulls into a fast-food parking lot a few blocks from the Los Angeles River, watches the sky and waits. The watershed...
  • EPA director says draft greenhouse rules will give states new tools

    EPA director says draft greenhouse rules will give states new tools
    WASHINGTON -- New draft rules limiting greenhouse gases from existing power plants will give states the tools to curtail emissions that drive climate change without shuttering lots of facilities and threatening electric reliability, said Gina McCarthy,...
  • Blue Bottle Coffee scoops up Handsome Coffee Roasters and Tonx

    Blue Bottle Coffee scoops up Handsome Coffee Roasters and Tonx
    In a surprise move, Oakland-based cult coffee roaster Blue Bottle Coffee is acquiring two Los Angeles coffee businesses -- Handsome Coffee Roasters in the downtown Arts District and Tonx, the fresh-roasted subscription coffee service. In a phone...
  • Security holes in power grid have federal officials scrambling

    Security holes in power grid have federal officials scrambling
    WASHINGTON — Adam Crain assumed that tapping into the computer networks used by power companies to keep electricity zipping through transmission lines would be nearly impossible in these days of heightened vigilance over cybersecurity. When he...
  • CicLAvia draws thousands down six-mile stretch of Wilshire Boulevard

    CicLAvia draws thousands down six-mile stretch of Wilshire Boulevard
    Eric Dietrich has finished the Boston Marathon and rowed the Charles River. But the Echo Park resident's favorite event is the popular CicLAvia festival. He's never missed one, pumping his wheelchair with arms through each route. On Sunday, Dietrich...