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Los Angeles is filthy, so I started picking up trash. I sure could use some help

Published: 
Wed, 07/25/2018 - 11:42am

Long before we were urged to Make America Great Again, we were told to Keep America Beautiful. Baby boomers may remember the 1950s campaign that made littering a criminal offense, a time when offenders were targeted by Donald Duck singing “Litterbug, Shame on You.”

Did we grow up and forget the message? Or did our children never receive it? Los Angeles is filthy.

About a year ago, I started picking up trash around the Silver Lake street where I live. There was no special reason. I was already walking every morning with my dog. I’d noticed little bits of trash here and there. So I attached a plastic grocery bag to my waist, took a 26-inch grabber tool from my garage, slipped on some gardening gloves and started picking up garbage.

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The Environmental Scandal in Scott Pruitt’s Backyard

Published: 
Wed, 12/06/2017 (All day)

ar Creek, Oklahoma, is breathtaking in a terrible way: At one time the world’s deepest source of lead and zinc, the three-town region is now a cratered landscape so poisonous that no one, aside from 10 holdouts, can live there. 

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Mysterious Illnesses Are Plaguing People In California After A Massive Gas Leak

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Sat, 12/02/2017 (All day)

Aliya Hall first started getting seriously sick in May 2016, months after officials said a massive natural gas leak near her home had been fixed.

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Air board broke law in adopting last-minute, industry-friendly smog measure, judge rules

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Wed, 11/08/2017 (All day)

Southern California’s air quality board broke the law and “abused its discretion” when it adopted oil industry-backed changes to smog rules the day of a hearing without delaying the vote to give the public more time to comment, a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge has ruled.

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Paris Plans To Eliminate Gas-Powered Vehicle Sales By 2030

Published: 
Mon, 10/16/2017 (All day)

Parisians are taking another step to stave off pollution and carbon emissions.