Following California's efforts to manage, recycle, and, ultimately, reduce waste.
Millions Spent to Reverse California's Plastic Bag Ban

Millions Spent to Reverse California's Plastic Bag Ban

Plastics: Plastic bag makers have spent more than $7 million to attempt to overturn California's ban.
Environment Largely Unmentioned in State of the Union

Environment Largely Unmentioned in State of the Union

Commentary: The environment was essentially a no-show in the 2015 State of the Union Speech.
Court Order Final Blow to Landfill Near Joshua Tree National Park

Court Order Final Blow to Landfill Near Joshua Tree National Park

Land Use: A federal judge has reversed a 1999 land swap in Riverside County that would have allowed the Kaiser Eagle Mountain company to build a large landfill adjacent to Joshua Tree National Park.
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New Recycling and Waste Laws Coming Into Effect In 2015

New Recycling and Waste Laws Coming Into Effect In 2015

Legislation: In 2014 the California Legislature passed some far-reaching laws to reduce what goes into our landfills and hazardous waste dumps.
State Bill Would Classify Burning Tires as 'Renewable Energy'

State Bill Would Classify Burning Tires as 'Renewable Energy'

Commentary: You think California passes some wacky laws? The Michigan Senate is now considering a bill that would classify burning tires to generate power as "renewable energy."
Where Does it Go When L.A.... Goes?

Where Does it Go When L.A.... Goes?

Reduce: A breakdown of treated human waste in Los Angeles: Where does it go and how is it used?
Why Sorting Your Trash Into Blue Bins Isn't Recycling

Why Sorting Your Trash Into Blue Bins Isn't Recycling

Recycling: You might be tempted, gazing out on a nation awash in blue bins, to conclude that recycling has won that environmental revolution that started 25 years ago. You'd be wrong.
Rat Poison Company to Discontinue Household Products

Rat Poison Company to Discontinue Household Products

Agencies: A company that sells rodent poisons that have been implicated in the deaths of a wide range of wildlife is agreeing to remove some of those products from the over-the-counter market, the Environmental Protection Agency announced Friday.
Fracking Waste is Being Dumped Into the Ocean Off California's Coast

Fracking Waste is Being Dumped Into the Ocean Off California's Coast

Petroleum: If you have an uneasy feeling about where California's offshore rigs dispose of their fracking wastewater, you may well be correct. About half of the state's offshore rigs pump at least some of their wastewater right into the Santa Barbara Channel.
California Law Would Ban Butts -- From Cigarettes, That Is

California Law Would Ban Butts -- From Cigarettes, That Is

Legislation: Citing the immense damage to wildlife and public health caused by discarded cigarette filters, a California legislator is seeking to ban sales of filter-tipped cigarettes in the state.
When Green Becomes Garbage: State May Declare Used Solar Panels E-Waste

When Green Becomes Garbage: State May Declare Used Solar Panels E-Waste

Photovoltaic (PV): California's toxic substances agency and environmental groups wrangle over how best to dispose of old solar panels.
Brown Signs Bills for San Luis Obispo County Solar, Geothermal Waste

Brown Signs Bills for San Luis Obispo County Solar, Geothermal Waste

Government: Governor Brown signs bills making it easier to build solar on the Central Coast, and mine geothermal brine for valuable minerals.