• EPA weakens protections for streams and wetlands

    The Trump administration is removing some federal water protections, siding with requests from industry and farm groups over the advice of environmental experts and its own scientific advisers. The Environmental Protection Agency says it’s rolling back unnecessary government regulation, but environmental groups, which are expected to challenge the plan in court, fear the changes will […]

  • Riverside County Receives `F’ for Air Quality

    Riverside County was one of a number of counties in California graded “F” for air quality on the American Lung Association’s 2019 “State of the Air” report card, released Wednesday. According to the 20th annual analysis, Riverside County scored failing grades in smog — or ozone — levels and in the average daily presence of […]

  • Dead Gray Whale Washes Ashore in Bay Area

    A dead gray whale has washed ashore in Rodeo, marking the third gray whale death in the Bay Area this year, officials confirmed Wednesday. The whale’s carcass was seen partially submerged in the San Pablo Bay just off the Rodeo shoreline Wednesday morning. Rodeo is located on the eastern side of the San Pablo Bay, which […]

  • Plastic Straws? Cigarette Butts Are Bigger Source of Ocean Trash, Advocates Say

    As coastal cities ban plastic straws and California and Hawaii consider following suit, activists are trying to raise awareness about cigarette butts, a much greater source of ocean pollution, NBC News reported. The filters have been the most-collected item on the world’s beaches for 32 consecutive years of the Ocean Conservancy’s annual beach cleanup, more than […]

  • Illinois AG sues Trump Tower Chicago over water discharge into river

    The Illinois attorney general has filed a lawsuit against Trump Tower in Chicago, alleging that it is taking in and releasing millions of gallons of water into the Chicago River without having conducted required studies on pollution or the impact on fish. Attorney General Lisa Madigan, a Democrat, said she filed the lawsuit in Cook […]

  • SunLine Transit Agency Launching New Zero Emission Bus

    Thousand Palms, CA SunLine Transit Agency launched its new zero emission bus Friday during a ceremony at SunLine headquarters in Thousand Palms. The new battery-powered electric bus, which SunLine officials say emits only water from its hydrogen fuel cell, will be unveiled Friday morning. Sunline says it has the capability to cover a 250 to 300-mile daily route, according […]

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