L.A. River Revitalization Cost Increase Leaves City Pondering Its Way Forward

Initially estimated to cost at $1.03 billion, Alternative 20 will now reportedly cost a total of $1.36 billion; with the city's cost share to be at most $1.183 billion.

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Prescription Drugs are Polluting Our Waters

Prescription Drugs are Polluting Our Waters

The outdated FDA advice to flush medicines down the toilet does more harm than good to our water system.
Metrolink Health Study Released, But Residents Want More

Metrolink Health Study Released, But Residents Want More

The report found that on the long-term, harmful emissions from idling trains is on a declining trend. But what are the short-term effects that are affecting the resident now?
New Sign Informs and Provokes at L.A. River 'Bowtie Parcel'

New Sign Informs and Provokes at L.A. River 'Bowtie Parcel'

Located on the "Bowtie Parcel" the sign masquerades as California State Parks signage, seeking not just to inform, but also to provoke its readers.
Microbeads: Water's Tiny Trash Problem

Microbeads: Water's Tiny Trash Problem

These pieces of plastic, less than one millimeter in diameter, could eventually release toxins into our food chain system -- and perhaps eventually even in our bodies.
'Missing Link' in San Fernando Valley L.A. River Trail Launches

'Missing Link' in San Fernando Valley L.A. River Trail Launches

The $2-million Zev Yaroslavsky L.A. River Greenway Trail will connect two sections of the river trail, creating a continuous 5-mile pathway in the San Fernando Valley.
A Look Back at a Decade of Proposition O

A Look Back at a Decade of Proposition O

There is little question that Proposition O, which passed in 2004, has gone a long way toward changing a city's perspective on dealing with its water crisis -- but it didn't do so ...
Urban River Parkways are a Cost-Effective Cure for the Public Ill

Urban River Parkways are a Cost-Effective Cure for the Public Ill

A new study reveals the many health benefits associated with urban river parkways, such as what L.A. is trying to realize by the 51-mile Los Angeles River.
Water Bond Draws Many Supporters, But Also Many Doubters

Water Bond Draws Many Supporters, But Also Many Doubters

The proposition seeks to provide $7.545 billion for management of California's water resources for water-related projects, which could include the L.A. River.
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