Environment Forum

Major California port sees greener trucks

January 5, 2010

cleantruckOne of California’s biggest ports has cleaned up its fleet of 8,000 trucks.

Mickey Mouse meets Mr. Polar Bear at green theme park

August 10, 2009

Southern California — home to Disneyland, the mother of all amusement parks — welcomed a new attraction this month. But this theme park has no Mickey Mouse or roller coasters and is housed inside a mall instead of spread out over a swath of space.

For water, it’s still Chinatown, Jake

March 11, 2009

To help prepare myself for the water series we’ve been running, I went to the movies. Or brought home a DVD, anyway. I rented “Chinatown,” the fictional 1974 Roman Polanski movie with Jack Nicholson and Faye Dunaway, which is all about the growth of Los Angeles and the search/theft for water.

Cities in U.S. Southwest face thirsty times

March 11, 2009

The fast-growing U.S. Southwest has a problem: too many people, not enough water.

California ports’ emissions plan: Full steam ahead!

July 23, 2008

Today, Reuters ran a story about the Los Angeles and Long Beach ports’ aggressive plan to slash pollutants — mostly exhaust from diesel engines — that have harmed air quality and contributed to health concerns in the local communities.  In implementing the plan, the ports have butted heads with some of the industries that they do business with, such as shippers, railroads and truckers.

L.A. to be greenest big U.S. city?

April 23, 2008

downtownla.jpgLooking for clean air and lots of greenery? Los Angeles is probably not the first place that comes to mind.