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Environment

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Residents Who Live Near Battery Recycling Plant Urged To Sign-Up For Free Blood Tests

Exide has agreed to pay for 30,000 tests for people who live within a 2-mile radius.

04/03/2014

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City Council Orders Investigation Into Possible Connection Between Fracking, Seismic Activity

City Council members Tuesday called on city staff to investigate whether natural gas and oil drilling methods, such as fracking, helped trigger Monday’s magnitude-4.4 earthquake.

03/18/2014

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Ability To Obtain Clean Drinking Water From Salt Water A Near Reality, Says UCLA Professor

In light of California’s escalating drought emergency, the onetime dream of President John F. Kennedy of obtaining fresh water from salt water may become a reality in the very near future.

02/03/2014

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Claremont Residents Want City To Buy Water Company Accused Of Price Gouging

Claremont residents raised questions tonight about rate hikes implemented by a controversial Golden State Water Company.

CBS2 / KCAL9–11/06/2013

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Antelope Valley Residents Divided On ‘Eco-Friendly’ Solar Farms

First Solar, Inc. is behind an effort to make the region more environmentally friendly, with plans to put in 3.7 million solar modules in the region.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/29/2013

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Los Angeles Labor Force Expanding With Green-Collar Jobs

“Green-related jobs are among the fastest growing sector,” says Geoff Atkins of American Solar Direct.

04/22/2013

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OC’s Best Earth Day 2013 Celebrations

Many people are becoming more environmentally conscious, and Earth Day is a good reminder of just how important nature is.

CBS Los Angeles–04/01/2013

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Californians Offered Chance To Swap Out Fume-Generating Lawn Mowers

For the 10th year, the Southern California smog regulatory agency is accepting applications from lawn mower owners to swap their fume-generating gas machines for subsidized and quiet, clean electrical mowers.

05/06/2012

Earth Day music

5 Songs For Earth Day

Here are 5 songs for Earth Day, to keep you rocking and keep you thinking about the environment.

04/09/2012

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Lawsuit Forces Home Depot To Halt Sales Of Alleged Pollutant Paints

One of the top do-it-yourself outlets in the U.S. faces a lawsuit for selling products that regulators say could damage the environment.

06/03/2011

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Middle School Students Make Styrofoam Tree To Raise Environmental Awareness

It’s a tree that keeps on growing but the kids at Thomas Starr King Middle School don’t have to water it.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/05/2011

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Barbara Boxer Touts Environmental, Economic Record

Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer on Saturday stepped up the rhetoric against her Republican rival as she discounted the possibility that a wave of sentiment against Democrats and incumbents is chipping away at her lead.

10/23/2010

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Mass Die-Off Of Banned Turtles Stumps Officials

They may seem exotic — even adorable to some — but experts warn against buying these red-eared slider turtles after many have been found dead or sick around the Southland.

09/11/2010