environment

Penny and Phil Sound Bite

A conversation with Mayor Eric Garcetti

Just about 8 months into his term in office, LA Mayor Garcetti has been keeping a high profile and taking on several initiatives. Mayor Eric Garcetti spoke with Phil and Penny about a range of […]

02/19/2014

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Federal study warns of sudden climate change woes

WASHINGTON (AP) — A panel of scientists advising the federal government says the world needs to worry more about hard-to-predict sudden changes from global warming than it does about the bigger but more gradual impacts. […]

12/03/2013

This undated handout photo provided by Marinelifephotography.com shows a reef slope densely covered by soft corals in Southeast Sulawesi, Indonesia. (AP Photo/Keoki Stender, Marinelifephotography.com)

Study claims temperatures will go off the charts around 2047

WASHINGTON (AP) — Starting in about a decade, Kingston, Jamaica, will probably be off-the-charts hot — permanently. Other places will soon follow. Singapore in 2028. Mexico City in 2031. Cairo in 2036. Phoenix and Honolulu […]

10/09/2013

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State shuts down SoCal hazardous battery recycler

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — State environmental officials have ordered a Southern California battery recycling company to suspend operations after they say it discharged hazardous metal sludge into leaking pipelines.

04/24/2013

Iowa scientists: Drought a sign of climate change

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – More than 130 scientists from Iowa colleges and universities say this year’s drought is consistent with a warmer climate predicted as part of global climate change and more droughts can […]

11/19/2012

Food-labeling initiative could encourage lawsuits

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Supporters of a ballot proposal to label cereals, sodas and other products containing genetically modified ingredients say their effort is about empowering consumers who deserve to know what’s in their food. […]

11/03/2012

Irvine may sell park land after depleting funds

IRVINE, Calif. (AP) – The city of Irvine is considering selling off more than 1,000 acres of land that had been destined for a signature park to rival the likes of New York City’s Central […]

10/27/2012

Newspaper reports corrosion in 2011 Chevron fire

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – A newspaper is reporting that corrosion that went unchecked – the suspected cause of a fire at Chevron Corp.’s Richmond refinery in August – was linked to another fire at the […]

10/14/2012

As gas prices soar, city cycling more attractive

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – With an autumn chill in the air on a gray San Francisco morning, the five-member Ades family rubbed the sleep from their eyes, strapped on their bike helmets and rode right […]

10/13/2012

Endeavour treks to CA Science Center

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The space shuttle Endeavour, which has flown nearly 123 million miles, was on what should be its final journey Friday — a laboriously slow 12-mile trek from Los Angeles International Airport […]

10/12/2012

Calif. initiative will test appetite for GMO food

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Food labels tell consumers about the calories, nutrients and serving size of a product. Will they want to know if their food is genetically engineered? That question is at the heart […]

10/06/2012

Deal reached in former military land dispute

MORENO VALLEY, Calif. (AP) – Environmentalists get protection for endangered kangaroo rats and developers get the OK to build an industrial center in a deal ending a lengthy Southern California court fight over use of […]

09/14/2012

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