| Jul 23, 2013
| 6:29 PM
So much for the new, "tougher" Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
FERC, as the agency is known, is in the process of negotiating a settlement with JPMorgan Chase & Co., the huge New York bank that has been accused of serial frauds against...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 6:42 PM
A federal appeals court affirmed California's right to impose low carbon fuel standards aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions, rejecting an industry argument that the regulations penalized out-of-state fuel producers.
A three-judge panel of the U....
| Sep 17, 2013
| 4:29 PM
Despite changes in state law, the Orange County School Board didn't hold back when the first four charter applicants appeared before them Tuesday night. Board chairman Bill Sublette asked each of the representatives if their school would commit to basic...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 3:28 PM
A federal report looking at trends in population growth, travel patterns and land use and their impact on the environment is predictably sobering.
With the U.S. population expected to grow 42% from 2010 to 2050, the report from the federal Environmental...
| Jul 17, 2013
With a massive freight yard expansion backed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel poised to bulldoze the northeast corner of Englewood, a new analysis suggests the project would substantially increase lung-damaging pollution in a neighborhood already plagued by high...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 3:56 PM
Redemption is in the air, we keep hearing. Americans don't care about a person's sex life because, well, they have one, too, and, hey, we all have weeds in our garden.
Indeed we do, but not all sins are created equal. And though we are quick to...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 6:37 AM
STANFORD — Stanford Fire Department is meeting almost all of the goals it needs to meet in order to maintain the city's ISO rating, Fire Chief Scott Maples told city council members last week.
The Insurance Services Office (ISO) warned the city...
| Sep 14, 2013
| 5:30 AM
It took me a few weeks to catch on, but the Getty's Pacific Standard Time Presents series, whose final shows come to a close Sunday and Monday, wasn't notable just as a wide-ranging reassessment of Southern California's postwar architecture.
It was just...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 12:07 PM
The world's largest cruise ship company will adopt technology from power plants and automobiles to reduce air pollution from the massive diesel engines powering its ships.
In a tentative agreement reached Thursday with the Environmental Protection...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 2:17 PM
Does CBS have a double standard when it comes to potentially offensive jokes and comments about minorities?
It appears so, judging from the network's recent stance in the brewing controversy over racist barbs made by contestants on its reality show "Big...
| Sep 3, 2013
You know something is off base when the regional air district monitors and regulates emissions from fire pits on Southern California's beaches, which affect a handful of homeowners, before it gets around to the 24/7 blasts of pollution along the area's...