Over the past several months, climate change has finally inched toward the spotlight. President Obama issued a Climate Action Plan in June and a few months later he directed the EPA to enforce carbon emission limits for power plants. As a recent UN report further solidified that human activity is the cause of climate change, Obama has taken another step toward ensuring that the United States sticks to its … read more.
With all the hoopla about the centenary of the L.A. Aqueduct last week, I looked again at an article on a related piece of … read more.
As every resident of the Southland must know by now, this month marks the centennial of the Los Angeles Aqueduct. When, in 1913, the … read more.
You may have seen Puente Hills while driving the 60 Freeway east of Los Angeles. It looks like a 700-acre, 450-foot-high, tree-covered mountain. However, … read more.
(This article first appeared in the Sierra Club journal Sierra and is republished with permission.) The late-June weekend heat wave comes on as predicted. … read more.
One in four adolescents in California—nearly one million—aren’t getting as much physical activity as they need to maintain a healthy weight. When a young … read more.
Here’s a surprisingly little secret: You know all those dates you see on food products—sell by, use by, best before? Those dates do not indicate … read more.
Many of us try to be diligent about putting our empty bottles and cans in the blue recycling bin, but what do we do … read more.
Rooftop solar has many benefits, like reducing the need for dirty natural gas plants that pollute our air. It is also a great tool … read more.
Big Oil says we ought to be supporting fracking because it causes less air pollution than other forms of energy, such as coal or … read more.