More and more customer recycling bins are popping up in Starbucks around Los Angeles. That's the good news. The downside is that this may not be making much of a difference in the stream of coffee cups that end up in landfills. For starters, some of the local recycling bins still can't accept the ho ... More >>
By Christina Schoellkopf The job-creating $500 million Burlington Northern Santa Fe railway plan is heading to the Los Angeles City Council for a vote on the Environmental Impact Report even as a top environmental group says working-class families and children in polluted Wilmington will be subject ... More >>
Three recent studies have left some parents wondering if the cards are stacked against them when it comes to protecting their kids. New research on dangerous chemicals in vinyl lunch boxes, canned foods and dozens of rice products suggests that what we don't know could hurt us. Children are most at ... More >>
A new wave of resistance is swelling in the decades-old struggle between California transportation officials and L.A.-area residents over both an expansion and extension of the uber-clogged 710 freeway. That's because one of various extension scenarios just released by Caltrans and Metro happens to ... More >>
More stories from our 2012 Fashion Issue on dressing ethically: *West Hollywood's New Fur Ban *Does L.A. Still Have Sweatshops? *Yael Aflalo's Reformation Makes Vintage Cool *Santa Monica's Main Street, a Green Fashion Hub *Three L.A. Designers Who Do Eco-Fashion Right It's not easy being green. Bu ... More >>
Just weeks after John Bryson quietly tendered his resignation from Obama's cabinet, the Los Angeles district attorney has declined to press charges against the ex-commerce secretary. "The District Attorney's Office has declined to file a case against former Secretary of Commerce John Bryon," Sand ... More >>
The fight to get bisphenol A (BPA) out of our kitchens took a hit on Friday, when the Food and Drug Administration declined to ban the controversial chemical from food packaging. The FDA rejected a petition from the environmental group Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), but also said it will ... More >>
Kim DaviesWhy go to the beach when the beach will come to you? Literally. Slowly: A fraction of an inch at a time. A new report says that by the mid point of this decade sea level will be a foot and a half higher. That, in our view, could be devastating to the way-too-close-to-the-beach deve ... More >>
Flickr/delgaudm A coalition of consumer groups filed a federal lawsuit May 20 against the Food and Drug Administration, saying that the use of human antibiotics in farm feed creates dangerous "superbugs," Agence France-Presse reports. The suit alleges that the FDA has known since 1977 that ... More >>
Appliance.netEdison vs. the environmentIf Thomas Edison were alive today, he'd surely shed a tear. January 1 marked the beginning of a sad, slow death for the brightest household light bulb known to man -- and we're not about to let it fade from our lives without a fair memorial. Though he's ... More >>
The Santa Monica-based Natural Resources Defense Council has sued the Federal Maritime Trucks Entering L.A. HarborCommission to learn why the government agency tried to block implementation of parts of the Clean Trucks Program that the L.A. and Long Beach ports are trying to enforce. The NRDC had fi ... More >>
Curbed L.A. does a double-take on the corner of Cahuenga Boulevard and Fountain Avenue, with Now You See It/Now You Don't pictures. (See photos above.) The first photograph shows obsolete, Spanish Revival bungalows from the 1920s occupying the spot in November. The second image depicts the same spot ... More >>
Mystery reigns as sonar tests pit military training against beloved Southland pods
Uncovering our wet and wild past. Is it safe, or even possible, to let the water flow again?
Why can’t we keep our oceans clean?
Residents question ports’ clean-air plan
Can California stop air pollution out at sea?
One city’s attempt to cool down global warming
Has the Endangered Species Act put wildlife above people?
What it will take to clean up the mess caused by ships and trucks
Just when it looked like we might win the war on smog, a new and more deadly form of air pollution stalks Los Angeles
A deindustrialized L.A. imports its smog
How the Sierra Club and other groups can help clean the air
A federal judge re-affirms California's authority to fight pollution
How apartment living is good for the environment
Environmentalists say the energy industry helped write Clear Skies. Yeah? So what else is new?
Will Measure O remake Los Angeles? Only if voters know it exists
Top-heavy plan to reshape government likely to bottom out
Serving on two powerful air-quality boards., L.A. Marathon founder William Burke sets a fast pace. But it just might be when he crosses the finish line, the public — and clean air — are the big losers.
Hopes for cleaner air disappear into the haze
But which Dem is green enough for California?
How a one-man crusade to overturn pollution controls became a $1 million legal fight
Or, the perils of being married to an environmentalist
Laurie David put celebrity activism in the driver's seat
Dealing with the polluting ways of world trade
Out-of-court settlement could force shakeup at Port of Los Angeles
Cleaning up the ocean pits environmentalists against local cities
The Center for Biological Diversity cares as much about the unarmored threespine stickleback as it does a cathedral forest of trees, which is why it is reinventing the environmental movement and could be saving Southern California in the process.
The Bush plan for the environment
Bush's forestry plan courts its own disaster
A cut-rate, questionable cure for school-bus pollution
L.A.’s hopes for a new park
South Gate is already one of the most polluted cities in California. Does it really need a massive new electric plant?
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