Disney may be a source of groundwater pollution

BURBANK, Calif. (AP) – A U.S. Environmental Protection Agency consultant says a vintage air conditioning system at the Walt Disney Studios may be a source of Burbank groundwater contamination. The Los Angeles Times says the […]


Report: Drought worsens in key farm states

(AP) – The latest U.S. drought map shows that excessively parched conditions continue to worsen in the Plains states that are key producers of corn and soybean crops. The weekly U.S. Drought Monitor map released […]


Calif. report will guide climate-change decisions

(AP) – As California grows warmer, nowhere will the increased temperatures be starker than in California’s arid Central Valley, where farmers will have to consider whether the crops grown today will survive in a harsher […]


SF considers ways to curb water bottles

(AP) – San Francisco lawmakers are considering a law that would require new and renovated buildings with water fountains to install special bottle-filling taps. Board of Supervisors President David Chiu says the law is meant […]


Small quake shakes San Bernardino Mountains

(AP) – The U.S. Geological Survey says a small earthquake has occurred in the San Bernardino Mountains northeast of Big Bear Lake. The 11:18 a.m. Thursday tremor had a preliminary magnitude of 3.5 and occurred […]


Camp Pendleton wildfire 80 percent contained

(AP) – Firefighters at Camp Pendleton are making progress against a 250-acre brushfire that erupted during training at the Southern California Marine base. The base says the blaze is 80-percent contained Wednesday. No buildings have […]


​Feds: Design led to San Onofre nuke plant woes

(AP) – Federal regulators have determined that design flaws appear to be the cause of excessive wear in tubing that carries radioactive water through California’s troubled San Onofre nuclear power plant. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Regional […]


Earth Day

When is the last time you did some volunteer  work? In light of Earth Day coming up, Heal The Bay has declared it Earth Month. Ocean lovers from Los Angeles have many opportunities to help, […]


Long Beach receives $2.4M to prevent lead poisoning

(CNS) — The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded the city of Long Beach $2.4 million to rehabilitate homes with lead-based paint, city officials said yesterday. The grant money will be used over […]


Solar storm strikes

The largest solar storm in five years rained down on our planet early this morning with the promise of shaking the globe’s magnetic field while expanding the Northern Lights. KFWB’s Penny Griego and Phil Hulett […]