This year we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Clean Air Act, a landmark federal law responsible for dramatic improvements in air quality. Despite this, a new report from the American Lung Association reveals that nearly half of the nation’s population – 150 million people – “lived with and breathed polluted air, placing their health and […]
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The Green New Deal resolution, introduced in Congress by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Ed Markey, offers a vision for simultaneously tackling climate change, environmental injustice, and economic inequality that’s both ambitious and pragmatic. The reaction was mostly positive, but there were naysayers, of course, who questioned whether the kind of progress called for in the Green […]
The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California voted in favor of supporting the CA WaterFix (Delta Tunnels) project today. The vote is an approval by the MWD board to participate in the construction of the tunnels, contribute 26% of funding, and go forth with two joint powers authorities–one for construction, and one for financing. By […]
If you’re wondering why LA mayor Eric Garcetti has refused to speak out against looming water rate and tax hikes on Los Angeles ratepayers, it may have something to do with the fact that he’s receiving donations of hundreds of thousands of dollars from corporate agribusiness, engineering, and financing corporations, including Stewart and Lynda Resnick, […]
Los Angeles is ground zero for car culture in America. Its streets are choked with automobiles at all hours of the day. The freeways that lead to and away from it are more like parking lots than highways. For 50 years or more, the response to Los Angeles’ traffic woes has been to add more […]
Why on earth does the USDA allow “pink slime” – a homogenized mix of the nastiest dregs and runoff of the meat processing industry – to be added into school lunches for America’s children?
That’s the question celebrity chef Jamie Oliver is asking on his show Food Revolution (Tuesday nights from 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET), and hopefully his voice will actually inspire somebody to listen.
Cities around the world should use a mix of energy efficiency measures and affordable renewable energy schemes to reduce their carbon emissions.
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, along with President Bill Clinton, will retrofit LA with 140,000 LED streetlights starting this June. The initiative will save the city $48 million, and reduce carbon emissions by 197,000 tons.
The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) is distributing compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) to its 1.2 million households, citywide. Oh, and for free! What’s next?
Check out some of the things Palin has had to say about the environment.