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Environmental Issues

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  • Caltech bioengineer selected for high honor

    Caltech bioengineer selected for high honor
    La Cañada resident and Caltech bioengineer Frances Arnold has been selected for induction into the National Inventors Hall of Fame for her pioneering work in bioengineering and directed evolution, Caltech announced this week. Arnold, a co-inventor on...
  • Liz Blackwelder, tireless advocate, dies at 93

    Liz Blackwelder, tireless advocate, dies at 93
    Elizabeth Blackwelder, a lifelong equestrian and trails conservationist whose dogged persistence and love of nature led to the creation of a complex and beautiful network of trails throughout the Foothills, passed away in her home in the early morning...
  • Wet weather helps, but not enough to end drought

    Wet weather helps, but not enough to end drought
    While last weekend’s wet weather was a welcome reprieve, it wasn’t enough to wash away a statewide drought that is tracking close to the worst one ever in California’s history, said a representative from Glendale’s water supplier...
  • GWP expands 'smart meter' pilot project

    Glendale Water & Power is expanding its program to help customers better monitor and control their electrical and water use with a new energy-saving tool — a thermostat that can be controlled from a smartphone. In the first phase of the project...
  • Chromium study costs OK'd by Glendale City Council

    The budget for Glendale’s long-running research into a cancer-causing contaminant found in the city’s groundwater is set to jump to roughly $11 million as the City Council this week approved another $1.1 million in grant funding. But after...
  • Early water board election results lean toward incumbents

    It appears the three incumbents on the Crescent Valley Water District board may retain their seats, according to early election results Tuesday night. With two out of seven precincts reporting, James Bodnar had received 512 votes, or about 32% of the...
  • Water plants every other day, CVWD says

    Crescenta Valley Water District customers have been asked to water their lawns and plants every other day following Gov. Jerry Brown’s call to California residents to reduce water consumption by 20% in the wake of a statewide drought warning....
  • Op-Ed: Glendale's growth plans have mobility in mind

    Op-Ed: Glendale's growth plans have mobility in mind
    In response to the Glendale News-Press article "Massive building boom troubles Caltrans" published on Friday, Jan. 10, 2014: The city of Glendale has executed a policy of smart and sustainable development in and around our downtown core. Not only does...
  • GCC lab completion is postponed

    The completion of what will become Glendale Community College’s largest building may be pushed back after crews discovered groundwater while working on the site, delaying construction by more than a month at least, officials said. In October, crews...
  • Bug traps capture ant-decapitating fly, insects

    Bug traps capture ant-decapitating fly, insects
    Lisa Gonzalez ducked under a tent used to catch bugs in a Glendale backyard and reached her arm into a small bottle at the tip of the trap. She pulled out what looked like a clump of dirt. As the insect expert began to unravel the bundle, dozens of bug...
  • Residents protest dirt removal project at Devil's Gate Dam

    Residents protest dirt removal project at Devil's Gate Dam
    A project to remove dirt and debris from the Devil’s Gate Dam led to a public demonstration over the weekend, as the school district and the city look to mitigate impacts. Dozens of residents from La Cañada Flintridge and neighboring cities...
  • 710 freeway extension bill passes Assembly

    710 freeway extension bill passes Assembly
    One battle in the war over the proposed extension of the Long Beach (710) Freeway may soon be over. A bill by Assemblyman Gil Cedillo (D-Los Angeles) to restore South Pasadena’s power to block a surface freeway through town has passed in the...