environment

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

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 […]

08/23/2012

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 […]

08/09/2012

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 […]

07/31/2012

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 […]

07/13/2012

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