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This week, on Facebook, someone posted one of those preprinted witticisms that vie with cute kittens for the attention of people sharing stuff: "I don't know where YOU live, but the weather here is somewhere between bipolar and psychotic this year." I...
Some say that you can’t put a price on precious natural resources. As of this week, you can. The public and private tab for conserving the nation’s fish, wildlife and natural resources is close to $40 billion a year, according to a study...
Last week, Texas and Oklahoma squared off in a Supreme Court battle over water rights that has the drought-ridden West on edge. At issue is a state's control over its own water: Texas seeks to buy or otherwise tap water from Oklahoma under the terms of an...
WASHINGTON — Barbara Boxer has long been one of the Senate's environmental champions, racking up perfect scores for each of the last five years on the League of Conservation Voters' report card on key votes. But the Californian now finds herself...
Earth Day 2013 gets its own Google Doodle today, an honor that kicks off a day dedicated to reminding us to tread gently on this planet that we all share. The Earth Day 2013 Google Doodle unveils a scenic mountain meadow, with a babbling brook and a...
For the Los Angeles TimesA bill recently introduced in the California Assembly, AB 996, would substantially change the operations and governance of the state's certified farmers markets, strengthening some enforcement provisions and weakening others. The bill would renew...
Virginia "Ginny" Hill Wood led a life of adventure beginning at a young age, guiding horseback trips in her native Washington state, bicycling through Europe before and after World War II, serving as a WASP pilot and, after moving to Alaska, building a...
L.A. NOWThe California Coastal Commission voted Friday to reject the Navy’s plan for increased use of sonar and underwater explosions as part of increased training and testing off the coast. The Navy requested that the commission find the plan consistent...
SACRAMENTO -- California lawmakers will hold an oversight hearing next week to probe draft regulations for hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking," the controversial drilling process driving the nation's oil and gas boom. Last year, oil regulators...
In Indiana, intrigue and outrage over "Bambigate" is coming to an end. That's right: Bambigate -- the unofficial moniker for the case of an eastern Indiana couple who face misdemeanor “illegal possession of a whitetail deer” charges for...
Your recycling bin is filled twice as high as your garbage bin. You buy carbon offsets to make up for the climate havoc caused by your jet-setting ways. You would no more be caught buying non-organic produce than taking it home in a plastic bag from the...
Up to half of the food produced worldwide never makes it into a consumer's mouth, according to a new report. That’s as much as 2 billion tons of grub that’s wasted, according to a study released Thursday by Britain's Institution of...
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