When it comes to rating big food brands like Kellogg's and Coca-Cola, Oxfam America looked beyond their flavor, price value, and even the content of their nutrition. Instead, it was more about each company's environmental and social impact in the countries they set up manufacturing plants. The non-p ... More >>
The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power already has a pretty awful reputation among its own constituents.
Hand-in-hand with City Hall politicians, DWP officials have more than once tried to dupe ratepayers into unwarranted bill hikes -- despite a fat surplus at the department, and despite the ... More >>
Tim PearceTake us to your power plant.Imagine a world in which seawater and sea life are sucked into a coastal power plant in order to cool its generators. In the process 30 billion larval and adult fish are destroyed.
Well, you don't have to imagine. That's life at the city of L.A.'s three ... More >>
Water is plentiful in California again.Update: Beverly Hills has lifted its fines for excessive water consumption but has decided to keep its mandatory-watering-days schedule, according to the Beverly Hills Courier.
Remember those two- and three-times-a-week lawn watering restrictions you ig ... More >>
The city has routinely overstated its water supply, critic says.When L.A. approves all those new hotels, condos and apartments you see in downtown and Hollywood, it pretty much guarantees that, yeah, there's enough water for all those extra sinks and showers.
But writer David Coffin says Cit ... More >>
When the city needs to diffuse a situation in slow motion, this guy's at the ready.(Updated throughout): So L.A.'s water mains were bursting with fair regularity last summer, and the first thing that came to just about everyone's mind was that the subterranean water pipes were over-pressurize ... More >>
Invites for a gallery lecture featuring a Los Angeles Department of Water and Power board member and its director of water resources were apparently changed to exclude DWP logos after the agency protested, according to the Chance of Rain water conservation blog.
The lecture at G2 Gallery in ... More >>
Zach Behrens at LAist has a nice close-up on something many Angelenos will be getting soon -- a DWP citation for improper use of sprinklers. Behrens reprints a redacted copy of one such ticket given to a homeowner for not only using a sprinkler on a Sunday (a no-no in the new, drought-racked L.A.), ... More >>