| Dec 6, 2013
| 10:30 AM
The recent commentary concerning Harbor Point and the hexavalent chromium clearly describes the potential harm to the surrounding residents, but there is another issue that should be of a greater concern ("Harbor Point environmental questions," Dec. 2)....
| Dec 8, 2013
| 12:30 PM
The recent commentary, "Harbor Point environmental questions," (Dec. 2), may lead The Sun's readers to believe that additional studies are necessary before work can begin on the proposed redevelopment there. In fact, these suggested studies have nothing...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 5:34 PM
After receiving 18,000 comments, the California Department of Public Health on Tuesday recommended setting the maximum limit for a water contaminant known as chromium 6 at 10 parts per billion, bringing the new cap on the pollutant that has plagued...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 9:50 PM
The state Department of Public Health is adopting the nation's first-ever drinking water standard for hexavalent chromium, a carcinogen found in water supplies across the state.
The department announced Tuesday that it has submitted a final regulation...
| Apr 8, 2014
It's just after midnight when it starts to drizzle near downtown Los Angeles.
Lara Meeker, a short blond wearing a purple rain jacket, pulls into a fast-food parking lot a few blocks from the Los Angeles River, watches the sky and waits.
| Mar 26, 2014
| 10:15 AM
The World Trade Organization on Wednesday said that China's restrictions on the exports of rare earths -- raw materials commonly used in the manufacturing of electronics -- violate trade rules.
China had argued that the restrictions, which included...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 11:32 AM
A metal finishing facility in Newport Beach poses an "unacceptably high" cancer risk to its neighbors and should curtail its emissions as soon as possible, state air quality officials said Tuesday.
The agency said it will ask its independent hearing...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 10:13 PM
A metal-finishing facility in Newport Beach poses an "unacceptably high" cancer risk to its neighbors and should curtail its emissions as soon as possible, state air quality officials said Tuesday.
The South Coast Air Quality Management District said it...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 6:11 PM
The sweeping federal indictment contained allegations all too familiar in Chicago, from greasing politicians with bribes in exchange for business licenses to disguising the payments as legitimate expenses and using threats and coercion to cover it all up....
| Mar 16, 2014
| 10:10 PM
MONCURE, N.C. - While poring over regulatory documents for Duke Energy coal ash ponds, environmentalists at the Waterkeeper Alliance grew suspicious of the way the giant utility was handling the toxic ash waste left over from burning coal.
| Mar 20, 2014
| 7:45 AM
You might want to ask for a mulligan if this happens. Scientists at UC Irvine announced Wednesday that titanium-coated clubs can cause plants and grass on golf courses to catch on fire.
Orange County Fire Authority Capt. Steve Concialdi told the...