Environment / Science

Exide denied more time to reduce arsenic pollution

In January, AQMD adopted a regulation that would require Exide to achieve negative pressure at its facilities by April 10, with the intention of limiting emissions of arsenic and other toxins.

Metropolitan hikes wholesale water rates, San Diego objects

Metropolitan's Board of Directors has approved about a 1.5 percent increase in the price of its water for the next two years. San Diego argues that's an overcharge.

LA saves 87 million gallons of water during storms

City Councilman Mitch O'Farrell says the water saved could supply 500 families for an entire year.

Heartbleed: The security bug that affects most of the Internet, explained

A bug called Heartbleed has been exposing much of the data Google, Yahoo and other major Internet companies protect through OpenSSL. What does that mean for you?

California Drought News: Sled dogs, falcons and bats, oh my

Yard restrictions are being eased, more birds are disintegrating against fighter jets and more dead bats are being found in Sacramento. More in today's drought roundup.

Crimea tensions not expected to affect Mars rover

The rover Curiosity carries an instrument funded by the Russian government and used by Russian scientists. NASA officials say the device will operate as normal.

Wildfires: 8 things you can do today to prepare for the season

CAL FIRE has already responded to nearly 900 wildfires so far this year. Normally, that number would be below 340. Here's how to get ready.

How one app might be a step toward Internet everywhere

FireChat connects users without a cellular network or the Internet. It uses "mesh networking," which could provide Internet access to disaster zones and remote areas.

Debate flares over giving wildlife artificial water sources

A review of water management plans at the Mojave National Preserve has raised questions about whether to maintain 60-year-old concrete "drinkers" for wildlife.

California Drought News: Farm supply, water users in SoCal, question of dams

Farmers seek supply, Southern California considers demand, and the rest of the state debates whether to build more dams or conserve more water.

Want to paddle the LA River this summer? Tell the Army Corps by April 25

From sunrise to sunset, Memorial Day to mid-September, the Army Corps wants to offer guided and unguided access for non-motorized boats at Sepulveda Basin.

California Drought News: Some Clinton, more rain, less room for error

Friday's news reminds us that we're all in this together, with stories about how climate change may worsen drought in the West, and how drought has many parents.

Water rate miscalculations cause money problems in Glendale

In December, Glendale officials discovered problems with their water rates, set up by a Temecula-based consulting firm. Attempts at a fix have grown complicated.

Popular Yosemite spots reopen after Rim Fire closure

Parts of Yosemite opened back up yesterday after they were closed because of the Rim fire that devastated more than 77,000 acres inside the park.

Small quake jiggles shore northwest of Malibu

Wednesday's 3.1-magnitude quake was centered just northwest of Leo Carrillo State Beach.

California Drought News: Cheap greens, expensive beef and priceless lessons

While vegetable prices remain low, beef prices are climbing, partially due to the drought. Meanwhile, the New York Times stresses drought lessons for kids.