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  • EPA officers sickened by fumes at South L.A. oil field

    EPA officers sickened by fumes at South L.A. oil field
    Federal environmental officers were sickened by toxic vapors as they toured a south Los Angeles urban oil field whose emissions are blamed by neighbors for a variety of ailments, an EPA official said Friday. Jared Blumenfeld, U.S. Environmental...
  • California firm Electro-Forming ordered to remove hazardous waste

    A judge has ordered a metal plating company in Richmond, Calif., to remove large quantities of hazardous waste, including potentially deadly cyanide, after state officials argued that it poses a health threat to nearby residents. Contra Costa County...
  • Train in Alabama oil spill was carrying 2.7 million gallons of crude

    Train in Alabama oil spill was carrying 2.7 million gallons of crude
    A train that derailed and exploded in rural Alabama was hauling 2.7 million gallons of crude oil, according to officials. The 90-car train was crossing a timber trestle above a wetland near Aliceville late Thursday night when approximately 25 rail...
  • Texas pipeline explodes as crew drills into line, causing huge fire

    Texas pipeline explodes as crew drills into line, causing huge fire
    HOUSTON — Officials are letting a fire burn out at a¬†Chevron gas pipeline line that exploded¬†in the rural north Texas town of Milford on Thursday and prompted evacuations. No injuries have been reported after the 9:40 a.m. CST explosion in...
  • Train carrying crude oil explodes, spills oil into Alabama wetlands

    Train carrying crude oil explodes, spills oil into Alabama wetlands
    A 90-car train derailed and exploded in rural Alabama early Friday morning, spilling its crude oil cargo into the surrounding wetlands and igniting a fire so intense that officials said it will take 24 hours to burn out. No one was injured. The train...
  • Veteran environmentalist who heads NRDC to step down next year

    Veteran environmentalist who heads NRDC to step down next year
    WASHINGTON – Frances Beinecke, president of the Natural Resources Defense Council, announced Friday that she will be stepping down by the end of 2014. Starting as an intern in 1973 three years after the group’s inception, Beinecke, 64, was...
  • EPA proposes cut to renewable fuel blend

     EPA proposes cut to renewable fuel blend
    WASHINGTON — The Environmental Protection Agency proposed new standards for the amount of plant-based fuel to be added to gasoline and diesel next year and, for the first time, reduced the mandated volume in response to mounting criticism that the...
  • Some toxin levels at Malibu school exceed limits, district says

    Some toxin levels at Malibu school exceed limits, district says
    Preliminary testing at Malibu High School has uncovered toxins at levels that exceed regulatory limits, Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District officials said in a statement Friday. The findings trigger what could be a “very large, very...
  • South L.A. oil field to cease operations during health probe

    South L.A. oil field to cease operations during health probe
    A controversial urban oil field in South Los Angeles voluntarily agreed Friday to cease operations pending completion of a federal investigation prompted by complaints from neighbors who blame its noxious vapors for persistent respiratory ailments,...
  • Super smog hits north China city Harbin

     
    Visibility shrank to less than half a football field and small-particle pollution soared to a record 40 times higher than an international safety standard in one northern Chinese city as the region entered its high-smog season....
  • A river -- again -- in Los Angeles

    A river -- again -- in Los Angeles
    In the late 1930s, in response to a pair of deadly floods, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors called in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to control the unruly Los Angeles River, which had, over millenniums, shifted its course innumerable times on...