| Feb 18, 2014
| 11:55 AM
WASHINGTON – President Obama moved ahead Tuesday with plans to further tighten restrictions on carbon emissions from trucks and buses, saying the new fuel efficiency rules will reduce pollution, save consumers money and help cut back on oil imports....
| Feb 12, 2014
Re "Wyoming wind may power California," Feb. 9
Wyoming's antipathy toward environmentalism typifies sparsely settled states that cling to frontier-life notions of hardy self-reliance and boundless natural resources. Such conservative conceits thrive far...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 9:28 PM
RALEIGH, N.C. — State regulators in North Carolina have asked a judge to delay what environmentalists claim is a sweetheart deal with Duke Energy designed to protect the nation's largest electrical utility from heavy fines for allowing coal ash into...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 2:27 PM
State officials in West Virginia were trying Tuesday to contain a coal slurry spill into a creek in the same general area where a toxic chemical spill last month tainted drinking water for 300,000 people in and around the state capital of Charleston....
| Feb 10, 2014
| 9:01 PM
California is on track to reach its target for reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 2020, but much tougher choices loom if the state is to meet its goal for the year 2050, state air quality officials say in a new report.
The changes needed to slash...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 6:42 PM
I'm on board with the city's new plastic bag ban, but saving the environment isn't as easy or as tidy as I imagined.
Six weeks in and I'm still trying to navigate the lifestyle changes that going bagless requires.
I'm hauling around a half-dozen...
| Feb 8, 2014
| 7:37 PM
EDEN, N.C. — Pete Harrison dipped his kayak paddle into a gray stain on the bank of the murky Dan River. He pulled out a sticky gob 4 inches thick.
"That's pure coal ash," he said.
Harrison, a lawyer with the Waterkeeper Alliance, was kayaking...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 4:56 PM
FRESNO — On bad-air days here in the Central Valley, school officials hoist red flags to warn parents and pupils that being outside is officially deemed “unhealthful for all groups.”
This winter, though, the most polluted on record,...
| Jan 27, 2014
With the Crenshaw/LAX light-rail line groundbreaking last week, Los Angeles now has three rail transit projects under construction — an example of how the city is leading the country in a rail renaissance. The "city that destroyed cities," as GQ...
| Jan 25, 2014
| 10:00 AM
Scientist Marcus Eriksen stood ankle deep in the murky Los Angeles River on Friday and dipped a net into the water, looking for a problem.
Eriksen was searching for "microbeads," bits of plastic no bigger than salt grains that absorb toxins such as...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 8:52 PM
WASHINGTON -- President Obama’s discussion of energy and environmental issues in his State of the Union address was notable not just for what he said, but for what he didn’t say.
The president largely stuck to issues he had discussed before,...