Environment & Science
Only two lead battery recyclers have been operating west of the Mississippi in recent years. Vernon's Exide Technologies is closed. Quemetco seeks to expand.
NOAA now says there is an 80 percent chance of El Niño conditions by the fall and winter, which means the potential for wetter weather. But there's a caveat.
Friday's news finds people to be mysterious and full of contradictions...but hopefully interested in one last drought news roundup before the weekend!
Farmers, fauna, and flooding — this drought is bringing a lot of F-words to mind.
Gray wolves were hunted to extinction almost 90 years ago. A new litter of pups just over the border in Oregon may one day make California its home.
The famous L.A. mountain lion was diagnosed with mange when scientists captured him in March. The treatment they provided during that capture seems to have helped.
Southwestern states have heated up the most in summer: The average New Mexico summer is 3.4 degrees warmer now than in 1984; in Texas, the dog days are 2.8 degrees hotter.
Today's drought news tells us we're starting our day off wrong. First though, a little song to match today's reading.
By testing for radiation, detectives showed that wine bottles purportedly from Thomas Jefferson's collection were fake. And with wine fraud rising, authentication is getting even more sophisticated.
People are less likely to seek shelter or otherwise prepare for storms given female names, researchers say.
The California pelican — named Pink — was found mutilated April 16 near Long Beach. After two surgeries, recovered quickly and will be released soon.
What's next for plans to reduce carbon emissions from existing power plants by 30 percent of 2005 levels.
Under the EPA proposal, states could have until 2017 to submit a plan to cut power plant pollution, and 2018 if they join with other states to tackle the problem.
Starting in July, the island's 2,200 Southern California Edison ratepayers will have to cut water use by 25 percent or face penalties on their bills.
Women with multiple sclerosis often find that they have fewer problems when they are expecting. That led researchers to develop an experimental drug based on a hormone associated with pregnancy.
Everything old is new again, as drought reactivates dam discussions, drillers worry as they work overtime, and there's still gold in them thar dried-out riverbeds.