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Environmental Politics

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  • Santa Susana toxic cleanup effort is a mess

    Santa Susana toxic cleanup effort is a mess
    Any way you cut it, the situation at the Santa Susana Field Laboratory site outside Simi Valley is a mess. The 2,850-acre former rocket engine test center is contaminated by a vast menu of radioactive isotopes and toxic chemicals. The condition of its...
  • Don't get burned trying to stretch your gas mileage

    If you're fuming about gas prices as you fuel up to hit the road for a summer getaway, think twice before pouring something in your tank or installing something on your engine that promises to improve your fuel efficiency. Chances are it won't make much...
  • When government fails its citizens

    When government fails its citizens
    Governments can fail their people in three basic ways, as Americans are ruefully discovering. Governments can fail to deliver vital services. They can deliver them but do it poorly and expensively, while favoring political cronies. And they can crunch the...
  • Thousands go without water as Detroit cuts service for nonpayment

    It has been six weeks since the city turned off Nicole Hill's water. Dirty dishes are piled in the sink of her crowded kitchen, where the yellow-and-green linoleum floor is soiled and sticky. A small garbage can is filled with water from a neighbor,...
  • The West of old, new and myth meet in Durango, Colo.

    The West of old, new and myth meet in Durango, Colo.
    Without railroads and mines, what would the American West be? Less populous, less prosperous, less polluted. And the town of Durango might not be anything at all. Durango, sporty and historic, stands 6,520 feet above sea level among the San Juan...
  • The shoddy science behind developers' push to delist the California gnatcatcher

    To the editor: The idea to delist the California gnatcatcher, pushed by developers, is based on second-rate science. ("Developers seek end to federal protections for California gnatcatcher," June 29) I was a reviewer for the developer-funded paper...
  • Urban-gardening safety tips

    Urban-gardening safety tips
    Each spring, potted herbs and vegetables dot the fire escape of Steve Kelly's home in Mount Vernon. He grows anywhere from six to nine types of peppers, ranging from red and yellow to cayenne and banana. His herbs include basil, tarragon, chives,...
  • Conservation groups sue in Idaho over protection of imperiled lynx

    Conservation groups sue in Idaho over protection of imperiled lynx
    SALMON Idaho (Reuters) - Conservation groups sued Idaho wildlife officials and the governor on Monday, contending the state violated the U.S. Endangered Species Act by not restricting the kinds of traps and snares set by hunters in habitat favored by...
  • Florida ranks 13th of 30 for beach cleanliness

    Florida ranks 13th of 30 for beach cleanliness
    Hitting the beach is a favorite pastime for Floridians looking to escape the sweltering summer sun, but heat and humidity could be the least of worries for swimmers who take a dip in polluted waters. The Natural Resources Defense Council recently...
  • Finally, L.A. blows away the ghastly plastic bag

    Finally, L.A. blows away the ghastly plastic bag
    Not only can you fight City Hall, sometimes City Hall can fight itself and win — defeating civic inertia and civic politics. So, good job, Los Angeles! As of Tuesday, the city’s January ban on single-use plastic bags for many big retailers...
  • New bay restoration pact signed

    New bay restoration pact signed
    Government officials involved in the multistate Chesapeake Bay cleanup pledged Monday to broaden and accelerate the long-running effort, including a vow to address the impacts of climate change on the ailing estuary. Governors of Maryland, Pennsylvania,...