| Jul 27, 2013
Re "L.A. River at a watershed," July 24
There is a critical benefit missing from the discussion on restoring the Los Angeles River: public health.
With obesity in Los Angeles nearing 40% in low-income areas — often the same areas that lack...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 6:26 PM
WASHINGTON – Power plants across the country are at increased risk of temporary shutdown and reduced power generation as temperatures and sea levels continue to rise and water becomes less available, the Energy Department said Thursday.
| Sep 5, 2013
| 5:29 PM
A seamount in the northwestern Pacific Ocean may be the largest volcano on Earth, and could rival the largest in the solar system -- the mighty Olympus Mons on Mars -- according to oceanographers.
Tamu Massif, a well-known seamount off Japan, turns...
| Aug 29, 2013
Tens of thousands of volunteers in California gather regularly at local beach and coastal cleanups in an effort to reduce trash flows that contribute to the rising amount of marine debris. These efforts make a difference and help heighten civic...
| Jun 30, 2013
| 1:56 PM
FURNACE CREEK, Calif. -- At noon, the temperature stood at 122 in the shade, what little of it there was.
Ravens huddled in the shadows of desert scrub, panting with their beaks open wide. The Desert pupfish of Salt Creek swam for cover in the deeper,...
| Jun 30, 2013
| 5:58 PM
FURNACE CREEK--Blame it on dueling thermometers.
The National Weather Service thermometer recorded a peak temperature at 4 p.m. Sunday of 128 degrees in Death Valley National Park, which ties the record for the hottest June day anywhere in the U.S....
| Jun 25, 2013
| 5:45 AM
Far more of Earth’s water was locked up as ice at the height of the last ice age than previously thought, and current climate change models may need to be adjusted to account for it, according to a new study.
The research is the latest salvo...
| Mar 3, 2013
People travel to the Mojave expecting arid crags, tortured landscapes and vast expanses. But water? Not so much. On a recent winter trip to the Mojave, I stumbled on a new desert lure: bubbling springs, creeks and even a river, the Amargosa. My husband,...
| May 9, 2013
| 1:14 PM
Total time: 2 hours, 55 minutes
Note: From Terry Fortia, sous chef at Memphis. Bayou Magic Cajun Seasoning and Red Rooster hot sauce are widely available in supermarkets. Aidells makes an andouille sausage that is also widely available....
| Apr 28, 2013
The 2013 Summer Movie Preview is a snapshot of films opening through the end of August. Release dates (for Los Angeles) and other details, as compiled by Oliver Gettell, are subject to change.
FOR THE RECORD:
Sneaks list: In the...
| Mar 4, 2013
| 6:34 PM
A dog made an unusual discovery Monday afternoon in Desert Hot Springs backyard: a young American alligator....