| Nov 18, 2013
| 2:05 PM
With a plastic-bag ban set to go into effect in Los Angeles on the first of the new year, city officials are launching a campaign to get residents in the habit of using reusable totes.
The city has teamed up with environmental groups and nonprofit...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 5:33 PM
It looks as if the blue shoelace gained some serious traction in the bid to become a symbolic yellow ribbon of support of American manufacturing on Tuesday, with a 30-day Kickstarter campaign fully funded in less than half a day.
The Bluelace Project,...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 2:12 PM
A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge made no ruling Friday whether to grant the city of Irwindale's request to temporarily halt production at the Sriracha hot sauce plant because of odor complaints.
Judge Robert H. O'Brien said he would take the...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 3:06 PM
Have you turned an old appliance over to Baltimore Gas and Electric Co.? You're in good company, if so.
BGE said this week that customers have recycled 30,000 appliances through its Smart Energy Savers Program, which offers $50 "rewards" for giving up...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 8:20 AM
WASHINGTON -- Big gains in factory and construction jobs last month have experts optimistic that the labor market is starting to produce enough higher-paying jobs to fuel stronger economic growth.
"It's not just the quantity of the jobs but the quality,...
| Dec 14, 2013
| 7:22 PM
WASHINGTON — After a year that produced limited results, at best, for their cause, advocates of new gun-safety laws are recalibrating strategy, hoping to find more success at the ballot box and upset the conventional wisdom that opponents of gun...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 8:44 AM
WASHINGTON -- According to one report, the manufacturing sector expanded in September at its fastest pace since early 2011, an indication that economic growth is picking up in the second half of the year.
The Institute for Supply Management's closely...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 6:19 PM
The tiny plastic particles found in many facial cleansers and soaps promise a gentle scrubbing and luxuriously smooth skin.
But those little beads of grit are also piling up in waterways, where they can suck up toxins and harm wildlife,...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 1:08 PM
It's been more than 40 years since architects started embracing green design principles. Spurred by the environmental movement of the 1960s and 1970s, architects began to think about building homes that were more environmentally friendly.
| Apr 21, 2014
Many supporters of the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP, trade agreement are arguing that its fate rests on President Obama's bilateral talks with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Japan this week. If Japan and the United States can sort out...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 1:00 AM
The ongoing drought in California could dampen employment growth in coming years and have a ripple effect on several industries in the state, according to a UCLA report released Wednesday.
Economists said in the quarterly forecast that arid conditions...