A warehouse project is planned for a Los Angeles area that is among the very worst in the state for the threats that toxic cleanups and hazardous wastes pose.
Reporter Joe Rubin explains how California’s public health department dropped the ball in a Bay Area contamination case.
Santa Clara County has not revealed how many of the children who attended a now-shuttered gymnastics facility have been tested for lead.
Justine Calma’s Grist article documents the Sisyphean struggle of working-class activists to fight the power of polluting industries.
While community activists demand ending the use of a dangerous gas at two California oil refineries, their owners claim the ban would cost jobs and raise gasoline prices.
Guns spewed lead dust. Child gymnasts trained. California regulators failed to act.
California agriculture will have no silver bullets in a fight to survive global warming.
PFAS chemicals have been linked to numerous health problems, including cancer. And they’re increasingly being found in public drinking water systems.
Developers blame a half-century-old law for slowing development. Studies show there are other factors at work.
Financial assurance flaws leave taxpayers potentially liable for massive clean-up costs.
“This is the beginning of the end of natural gas in Los Angeles,” Mayor Eric Garcetti announced Monday.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s resolution spotlights stealth connections between free trade deals, offshoring and carbon emissions.
“Those who would shackle us to the pessimistic view of inaction doom us to sacrifice,” says Washington’s governor. “They doom us to sacrificing our clean air and to sacrificing the ability to walk in a forest that’s not charred down.”
A new state report says increasing automobile traffic is derailing California’s climate goals.
Last year Governor Jerry Brown vetoed legislation that would have tightened scrutiny of the amount of lead absorbed by workers. Assemblyman Ash Kalra has vowed to pursue passage of his measure with 2019’s Assembly Bill 35.
After two of the most devastating fires in California history, environmentalists and urban planners question why Los Angeles County, or any county in the state, would approve wilderness community developments.
PFAS compounds are found in clothing, carpeting, furniture, food packaging, non-stick cooking products and fire-fighting foams. They’ve been linked in humans to cancers and hormonal disruption, as well as developmental, reproductive and immune system problems.
The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power has paused the rebuilding of three aging power plants to study whether they should continue using natural gas — or could take the leap into renewable energy as soon as possible.
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The total absence of climate change discussion in Colorado’s 2018 election was striking, considering the state’s intensified floods, droughts and wildfires.
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Much of the recent gathering in San Francisco involved corporate and government backslapping — noble but too easily mocked.