| Apr 21, 2014
| 2:36 PM
Flush with cash in state coffers, Florida lawmakers are pouring money into cleaning the mucky, polluted waters surrounding the Everglades.
But the Legislature is poised to adjourn May 2 without addressing some of the most persistent polluters of...
| May 14, 2014
| 3:48 PM
Metropica, a $1 billion project with enough square feet to hold 70 football fields, will change the skyline of western Broward with buildings up to 30 stories — the tallest in Sunrise.
Sitting as the city's Local Planning Agency, commissioners...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 3:47 PM
Decisions on development and mobility throughout Laguna Beach figure to tell much of the city's tale in 2014, which will also see three City Council seats become open and two trials take place, one for a 2009 homicide and the other stemming from two...
| Jan 7, 2014
With Winnetka officials expected to hire a firm this month to design a tunnel under Willow Road to discharge stormwater into Lake Michigan, three environmental advocacy organizations recently have expressed concerns that the $34.4 million project might...
| Jan 10, 2014
Everyone loves Top 10 lists this time of year. Even better is a Top 10 list with hot sauce.
| Jan 10, 2014
| 6:10 PM
On a recent sunny afternoon, nature was buzzing around a section of the newly revitalized area of Fairview Park.
Birds and other wildlife were all around, sounding off in the trees, ponds and thick brush beyond the manicured walking trails of the park's...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 6:09 PM
Ashlee Keeney can't pinpoint what the water in her house smells like, but she says some liken it to licorice.
"There's a distinct smell," she told the Los Angeles Times. "It's a strong odor but it's hard to put a finger on what it is actually."
| Apr 26, 2014
| 5:47 PM
Discarded bottles, empty bags of chips and errant playground balls littered the shoreline of the Fort McHenry Wetland, a 7.5-acre hub of biodiversity home to hundreds of plant and animal species.
"Anything that floats ends up downstream," said Laura...
| May 2, 2014
| 7:17 PM
The California Coastal Commission has asked the developer of Playa Vista to remove drains in the Ballona Wetlands that the agency said were not approved and have siphoned water from the ecological preserve.
Andrew Willis, an enforcement analyst, said in...
| Apr 5, 2014
| 6:14 PM
The Los Angeles River that runs through Andrea Iniguez's Boyle Heights neighborhood looks exactly as it does in the movies, with just a trickle of water, graffiti spray-painted on the concrete walls and no wildlife.
But Saturday, the 15-year-old...
| Apr 5, 2014
| 4:34 PM
With more than $270 million already spent and more on the line, state transportation officials are working against the clock to keep the state's U.S. 460 project from becoming an unmitigated disaster.
Not an inch has been paved. Taxpayers have already...