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Spotlight: environment

The hidden costs of hamburgers

Americans love hamburgers – we each eat an average of three a week. But there are hidden costs. Livestock threaten to mess up our climate, land and...
Spotlight: environment

It's business vs. wilderness in oyster farm's fight to extend federal lease

Along the Point Reyes National Seashore, California’s last remaining oyster cannery has attracted powerful allies – and scrutiny from...
Spotlight: environment

Calif. cement plant has one of nation’s highest mercury emission levels

Built in the Central Valley town of Tehachapi in 1908, the Lehigh Southwest Cement plant has emitted high levels of mercury compared with other...
March 15, 2013

Stories to make you rethink your relationship to water

We drink it, we bathe with it, we even swim in it – but we may not often think about water....
March 4, 2013

How NASA scientists are turning LA into one big climate change lab

Southern California’s Mount Wilson is a lonesome, hostile peak – prone to sudden rock...
February 4, 2013

National Green Week makes a splash on The I Files

National Green Week is upon us, offering an opportunity to explore the ways we can make our...
December 5, 2012

PetSmart selling unregistered pesticide products despite state order

About two months after the state’s environmental agency ordered a major pet products retailer...
November 9, 2012

Air Force ships Calif. radioactive waste to Idaho landfill

After California regulators refused to allow the U.S. Air Force to label residue from radioactive...
November 8, 2012

Facebook gives cash to N. Calif. town over traffic concerns

Facebook’s move to Menlo Park late last year has created a small windfall for one of the...
Environment headlines from the Daily Report archive.

New environmental curriculum corrects plastic bag information

Matches made in food heaven get scientific explanation

Big earthquakes can trigger temblors across globe, USGS says

Biofuel startups turn to cosmetics, health supplements for profits

Avian malaria marches north as climate warms

Scientists stage earwig battles to see asymmetry's advantage

Bills to limit genetically modified fish struggle

Boom-and-bust salmon catch is booming again

Sitting vs. hunting: Both use same amount of energy, study says

'Green' homes sell for 9 percent more, study says

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