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  • Navy rejects coast panel's call to curb use of sonar, explosives

    Navy rejects coast panel's call to curb use of sonar, explosives
    SAN DIEGO -- To the consternation of some environmentalists, the U.S. Navy has rejected a call by the California Coastal Commission to curtail use of sonar and underwater explosives during training. In March, the commission voted unanimously that the...
  • To heal the Earth, put plastic in its place

    To heal the Earth, put plastic in its place
    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...
  • Food waste: People misread 'use by' label; 40% of U.S. food is tossed

    Food waste: People misread 'use by' label; 40% of U.S. food is tossed
    Confused by the “sell by,” “use by” and “best before” labels on the foods sold at grocery stores? So are more than 90% of Americans, who prematurely discard edibles because they’ve misinterpreted the dates stamped...
  • Drug-resistant superbugs multiplying: CDC report IDs 'urgent threats'

    Drug-resistant superbugs multiplying: CDC report IDs 'urgent threats'
    Thoughtless use of antibiotic medications continues to promote the growth of drug-resistant superbugs in the U.S., threatening doctors' ability to combat infections, according to a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The...
  • San Onofre shutdown will mean tight electricity supplies

    San Onofre shutdown will mean tight electricity supplies
    SACRAMENTO — Southern California residents will have to get serious about energy conservation, particularly this summer, now that the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station has been permanently shut down. Without that nuclear plant, which accounted...
  • Lawsuits target proposed rail yard for Los Angeles harbor

    Lawsuits target proposed rail yard for Los Angeles harbor
    Environmentalists and Long Beach officials are seeking a court order to stop the Port of Los Angeles from proceeding with plans to build a $500-million rail yard that could affect low-income neighborhoods nearby. The Natural Resources Defense Council,...
  • Kroger turns spoiled food into electricity; how do you reduce waste?

    Kroger turns spoiled food into electricity; how do you reduce waste?
    As supermarkets try to figure out how to cut down on waste and experiment with alternative forms of energy,  Kroger Co. says it's doing both simultaneously by turning landfill-bound organic matter into electricity that powers its stores, The Times'...
  • Council OKs port rail yard but lawsuit is threatened

    The Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday approved a controversial rail yard near the Port of Los Angeles, setting the stage for possible court challenges, alleging violations of environmental and civil rights laws. The proposal to build a staging...
  • Brown's two key sentences

    Brown's two key sentences
    SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown spoke only two sentences about streamlining environmental regulations in his State of the State address. But they inspired reformers to cheer. Could have fooled me. I was ready to pounce on him last week for scanty...
  • Business, labor groups propose environmental act changes

     
    A coalition of business and labor groups is proposing changes to California's landmark environmental law, saying it is time to modernize a 40-year-old measure that is often used to block even so-called green development. At a Sacramento press conference...
  • State lawmaker shelves effort to assist Universal Studios Hollywood

     
    State lawmaker shelves plan to assist expansion of Universal Studios Hollywood...