Environmental Issues and Protection

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2014

    Professor Jere Lipps Speaks on Religious Threat to Climate Change Public Policy SATURDAY

    A geologist, paleontologist, marine biologist and UC Berkeley professor emeritus speaks in Irvine Saturday afternoon about how some would like public policy on climate change based on religious beliefs rather than science.

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2014

    Greenland Ice Sheet to Melt Quicker and Seas to Rise Quicker, Finds UC Irvine/NASA Research

    The Greenland Ice Sheet is expected to erode much quicker--and lead to sea levels rising much higher--based on revelations included in UC Irvine-NASA research published Monday.

  • Calendar

    March 13, 2014
  • Columns

    January 16, 2014

    Scorched-Earth Policy

    [Hey, You!] Say hello to my little friend, napalm . . .

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2013

    Cham Kerem Salutes the People of Cherán, Mexico in New Music Video

    Cham Kerem have always describedthemselves as 'low-budget revolutionary peoples hip-hop' since emerging on scene.The group, comprised of members from Anaheim and SanTana, released Visions of the Sun last year. The rough-edged rebel raps weren't always the most studio polished, but remained unapologe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2012

    Canyonites Keep Their Word, Sue County Over 65-Home Saddle Crest Project

    As promised, a coalition of residents and environmental groups filed suit in Superior Court this week against the County of Orange and the Board of Supervisors over approval of a 65-unit housing project that is to be carved into rural canyons northwest of Cook's Corner."This is a catastrophic failur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2012

    OCTA Thanks Congress for Transportation Bill Language Friendly to Finishing Toll Road

    ​When one author praises another on a book jacket, and the second author then does the same on the first author's tome, that's logrolling. It's a practice that's also common among academics and movie critics. In politics, logrolling happens when political favors are exchanged, even among members o ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 30, 2011

    Tim Minchin

    Grove of Anaheim

  • Calendar

    June 9, 2011
  • Blogs

    May 16, 2011

    Climate Scientists Turn to Making a Rap Video

    ​On the very serious issue of global warming, people in the United States are straight chillin', more so than in previous years. A Gallup poll last month revealed a 10 percent drop in the number of survey respondents in the U.S. who said that global warming was a "somewhat" or "very" serious t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2011

    Entrepreneur Wants to Harness the Power of Waves Near San Onofre to Generate Electricity

    WikipediaSan Onofre Nuclear Generating Station​The waters off the coast of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) are being considered for a massive renewable, green-energy science experiment. The group that was granted permission by the federal energy regulators hopes to one day build ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2010

    Al Gore, Please Pick Up the Newport Beach Courtesy Phone

    ​Those who come down with the sniffles whenever there are wide temperature fluctuations hopefully stayed out of Southern California the past couple weeks. On Sept. 27, a record was set for the hottest recorded day in 133 years. By Oct. 5, chilly rain blanketed the region. No where had a more radi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2009

    Dana Rohrabacher Plays Brilliant Scientist Too!

    Dana wears many hats​"The running debate between faith and science, which has increased steadily in intensity this year, has two detours just as harsh but considerably less visible that demand more attention: That would be scientists against other scientists, and pseudoscientists who presume exp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2009

    Anti-Global Warming Event In OC Will Prevent You From Sleeping In

    Oct. 24 marks the International Day of Climate Action. This is a big deal, at least according to the slickly wordless video below: (Sidenote: Isn't the style of the video eerily similar to the one introducing the brand new and hilarious Something tells me this aesthetic just jumped the sha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2009

    More Federal Brownfields Cleanup Funds Coming Anaheim's Way, Too

    Betsy Ross Park in AnaheimYesterday's release from the Environmental Protection Agency on California projects receiving Recovery Acts funds to clean up contaminated "brownfields" did not mention it, but Anaheim's Betsy Ross Park is also getting in on the action, the Orange County Register rep ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2009

    Chris Matthews: Are You a Troglodyte, Rohrabacher?

    Huntington Beach U.S. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher went on Chris Matthews' Hardball yesterday to "debate" whether man-made global warming is real. Things got pretty heated (sorry).Matthews and Rep. Jim Moran (D-Virgina) set out to make Rohrabacher's ideas look like idiocy. Rohrabacher sets out to make glob ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2009

    Club Pick: Rave the Earth at Heat, Thursday April 23

    As bull shit as it sounds, you've got to give a dance club credit for at least THINKING about the relevance of Earth Day. So much so that they dedicate a full-blown rave to the holiday (er, what ever you would consider it). And tomorrow Heat Ultra Lounge is blazing the trail with it's Rave the Earth ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 16, 2009
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    March 27, 2009

    Segerstrom Towers Achieve LEED-EB Gold Certification

    Plaza TowerSegerstrom Co., the developer of South Coast Plaza and most of the Costa Mesa-Santa Ana-straddling South Coast Metro area, announced this week that its Plaza Tower, Center Tower and Park Tower achieved LEED-EB Gold Certification, the first multi-tenant buildings in California and three of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2009

    Go Get Drunk with Eco-Geeks Tomorrow in Fullerton

    I've cleaned up after meetings of OC Green Drinks, and let me tell you: if you haven't gone, you're missing out on cute girls, nerdy guys, a lot of talk about how to save the planet, and unlimited booze and snacks, usually of the organic kind. They meet monthly, and March's incarnation will happen t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2009

    Toll-Road Dissing NOAA Now Fights to Protect Local Steelhead

    Perhaps environmentally sensitive locals should withhold sending support to the Sierra Club, the Surfrider Foundation and the Natural Resources Defense Council and instead cut checks to the U.S. Department of Commerce's National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. It was, after all, the NOAA tha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2009

    Will an Alternative Fuel Revolution Begin in Santa Ana?

    Santa Ana may find itself at the center of this country's clean-burning alternative fuel future beginning next month, when IMPCO Technologies begins manufacturing "innovative alternative fuel solutions for the North American transportation market," according to a release from IMPCO's holding company ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 31, 2008

    Bike and Hike

    Bike Ride to Shipley Nature Center

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2008

    Daily Pilot - Not So Daily

    Notice anything missing this Monday? Your Daily Pilot, perhaps? That's because Newport Beach and Costa Mesa's daily paper has halted the production of their Monday print edition in order to save money. The financial crunch caused their parent organization, Times Community News, which owns seven ne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2008

    To Do Tonight 4/30

    World-Class Beer Tasting Wednesdays, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Enjoy the frites (we prefer them avec mayonnaise) and learn to love something other than Budweiser. Price: $14 Per Person KIMERA 19530 Jamboree Rd. Irvine, CA 92612 949-261-1222 It’s Too Darn Hot: Climate Change Panel, 7 p.m. Special gues ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2008

    Wanted: Environmental Analyst. Must Love Toll Roads

    In what could be seen by some as an admission of previous mistakes, the Transportation Corridor Agencies recently posted a job listing on the American Planning Association's website, HERE. Rather than go off on a diatribe about the TCA's claims that the Foothill-South (241) toll road extension was ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2008

    The Governor's New Warts

    Did Arnie's lawn suddenly sprout itchy red bumps? No, it's only volunteers from Sierra Club, Friends of the Foothills and Surfrider - all members of the Save San Onofre Coalition. Each red tent on the lawn represents one of the campsites the Transportation Corridor Agencies would destroy by building ... More >>

  • News

    October 19, 2006

    You-know-who's Green Earth

    Ninth-annual Caring for Creation Interfaith Conference

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2006

    NEWSFLASH! Ahnuld Terminates Hummers!

    It says right here that our Governator Arnold Schwarzenegger has sold his eight Hummers after converting to the cause to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. You'll recall that then-action star Schwarzenegger was the one who convinced Hummer's manufacturer to sell the all-terrain military vehicles to ci ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2006

    Dancing around a great problem at The Great Park

    The El Toro Shuffle? The Great Park Gavotte? The Irvine Ranch Water District Toxic Waltz? We should come up a name for the little dance. It's a simple four step dance, and very familiar one. Scientists point out a looming environmental threat and call for government action. The Bush administration, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2006

    Love That Dirty Water

    Troubling news from American Rivers, the 75,000-member strong nonprofit that is trying to save and restore our nation's rivers: The Supreme Court of the United States today handed down a divided decision in the Rapanos and Carabell cases that will lead to confusion on the ground and grave risk for t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2006

    White House Oil Men: OUT! More Taxes on Gas: IN!

    My how times change. The boost that 9/11 gave the oily men in the White House was as short-lived as any post-Seinfeld sitcom starring Jason Alexander. It seems like only yesterday that Dickless Cheney was defending our latest Blood for Oil campaign by suggesting Americans essentially have a God-give ... More >>

  • News

    April 6, 2006

    'Carpetbaggers, Thieves and Land-grabbers'

    Toll road officials raise the dead in their war with local Native Americans

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2006

    New Poll Takes Its Toll

    A public opinion survey released this fine Wednesday morning shows that 73% of Californians are opposed to extending a toll road through San Onofre State Beach. Last September, the Transportation Corridor Agencies commissioned their annual public opinion poll on how much we all love toll roads. The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2006

    The Foothills in your Headlights: The Extension approved

    Yesterday, the board members of the Foothills/Eastern Transportation Corridor Agency voted 12-3 to approve the $875 million Foothills South (241) extension, which will cut through both San Onofre State Beach and the Donna O'Neill Land Conservancy. But that ominous rumbling you hear in the distance i ... More >>

  • News

    May 5, 2005

    Trash Talkin

    How I spent Earth Day

  • News

    May 15, 2003


    Ironite is your silent, potentially dangerous friend in the garden

  • Features

    December 26, 2002

    Toxic Politics

    District Attorney Tony Rackauckas weighed his own political future against the safety of Orange County's drinking water and decided to save his own skin

  • News

    June 6, 2002

    Dont Call Him an Environmentalist

    Assemblyman Ken Maddox just doesnt want his kid swimming in feces

  • News

    February 7, 2002

    240 Million Gallons a Day

    What could be badder and assier than OCs daily sewage stat?

  • News

    January 18, 2001

    Christine Todd Witless

    Bushs EPA pick has much to learn

  • Columns

    October 12, 2000
  • News

    June 8, 2000

    Heal the SUV

    Ford's partnership with Heal the Bay not as weird as it sounds

  • Music

    May 4, 2000
  • Music

    April 20, 2000
  • News

    February 3, 2000
  • News

    November 4, 1999

    Crystal Method

    Irvine Co.s Crystal Cove project raises eco-disaster fears

  • News

    October 14, 1999

    Down the Drain

    Despite activists efforts, county officials ignore urban runoff

  • News

    March 25, 1999

    It's a Gas, Gas, Gas

    City yard petroleum leak spurs finger pointing

  • Columns

    February 18, 1999
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