Los Angeles

News

Microbeads a major problem in L.A. River

Published: 
Mon, 01/27/2014 - 8:09pm
Category: 
Waste

Scientist Marcus Eriksen stood ankle deep in the murky Los Angeles River on Friday and dipped a net into the water, looking for a problem.

News

Colorado River Drought Forces a Painful Reckoning for States

Published: 
Sat, 01/11/2014 - 9:02am
Category: 
Water

The sinuous Colorado River and its slew of man-made reservoirs from the Rockies to southern Arizona are being sapped by 14 years of drought nearly unrivaled in 1,250 years.

News

Groups seek probe into low-grade crude shipments to L.A. refineries

Published: 
Mon, 04/08/2013 - 11:16pm
Category: 
Energy

A coalition of environmental groups says it has discovered that large-scale shipments of low-quality heavy crude oil from Canada's tar sands are being delivered by rail for processing by Southern California refineries.

News

L.A. City Council OKs ban on plastic grocery and carryout bags

Published: 
Tue, 06/18/2013 - 6:44pm
Category: 
Waste

Los Angeles on Tuesday became the largest city in the nation to move toward a ban on plastic grocery bags, with the City Council barring them in supermarkets, convenience stores and any big retailer that sells groceries.

News

Musk unveils plans for $10 billion Hyperloop

Published: 
Mon, 08/12/2013 - 10:27pm
Category: 
Transportation

Air cushioning: That's the high-concept technology behind the high-speed transit concept that billionaire Elon Musk calls the Hyperloop.