| Jan 12, 2014
| 5:00 AM
One of California's top ambassadors often comes lightly salted and travels in a vacuum-sealed can. Eat an almond anywhere in the world and chances are that it was grown in the Golden State.
California produces 82% of the globe's almonds, harvesting...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 11:14 PM
Water samples collected at Colorado sites where hydraulic fracturing was used to extract natural gas show the presence of chemicals that have been linked to infertility, birth defects and cancer, scientists reported Monday.
The study, published in the...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 8:29 AM
It's a mystery that goes back at least to the mid-1980s, when a Sunset Beach diver named Greg Lacey first discovered what he called treasure tides.
As the Los Angeles Times described in 1986, Lacey had been discovering lots of loot in the predawn surf,...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 8:46 PM
Lake Zurich officials learned recently that it could cost close to $43 million to bring Lake Michigan water to the town.
But even if officials choose to stay with the current groundwater system, village data shows the town still would have to spend...
| Dec 15, 2013
| 5:42 PM
SACRAMENTO — Maybe I've watched the movie "Chinatown" too many times, but a major justification for digging Gov. Jerry Brown's massive water tunnels just seems suspicious.
Brown's not creating a drought by dumping water in the ocean and...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 4:27 PM
Last week, Tiffany Kelly reported on community concerns about a proposed five-year-long project to remove debris and mud above Devil’s Gate Dam.
Kelly reported that neighbors have said that the project “could be environmentally destructive...
| Oct 17, 2013
While many cruise lines are adopting more eco-friendly measures and outfitting new and older ships with advanced technology to reduce vessels' environmental footprints, more needs to be done, according to a report released Wednesday.
| Sep 13, 2013
| 3:23 PM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. first lady Michelle Obama, known for urging U.S. children to be more active and eat their vegetables, began a new health push this week by touting the benefits of drinking water.
But exactly how much water to drink remains...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 4:35 PM
Former U.S. Department of Defense operations at what is now the McDowell Grove Forest Preserve in Naperville do not necessitate environmental clean-up, experts say.
While a study found chemicals in the groundwater, they were not caused by the DOD and...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 11:20 AM
While the city received a high number of calls from residents with water-quality concerns this year, testing at a home was rare.
While officials do not keep a log of complaints, Janel Ellingson, the city's water superintendent, said, this year it...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 11:43 AM
Disasters don't make big headlines when they are averted, but last week's decision by a U.S. district court judge in Pennsylvania upholding the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Chesapeake Bay cleanup plan was a big victory for environmentalists. But...