Around 20 elephants have died over the last eight years after consuming plastic trash in the dump in Pallakkadu village in Ampara district.
Scientist say the hot year is part of a long-term warming trend that could accelerate.
The increase was approved back in September, but LADWP officials say the wet weather last week hasn't changed how serious drought conditions in the city are.
The action comes as Californians have failed to meet Gov. Gavin Newsom’s call for a voluntary 15% reduction in water use compared to last year. Between July and November, the state’s water usage went down just 6%.
Several beaches in Los Angeles and Orange counties will remain closed to water activities due to a raw sewage spill in the Dominguez Channel estimated at up to 8.5 million gallons.
The National Christmas Tree Association is offering tips on how to get rid of your real Christmas tree without burning it or throwing it in the trash.
California’s mountain snow holds 160% of the water it normally does this time of year, state water officials announced Thursday, marking a strong start to the drought-stricken state’s traditionally wet winter season.
The U.S. Coast Guard Tuesday announced that Southern California shoreline segments affected by an oil spill have been returned to their original condition.
DCOR LLC, an oil and gas producer based in Oxnard, has been identified as the source of an oil sheen spotted off Bolsa Chica State Beach that appeared to be heading north toward the Long Beach area.
Several hundred gallons of gasoline spilled into the Alhambra Wash Sunday evening after a car crashed into a gas pump at the Pasadena 76.
In a major step to fight climate change, the Biden administration is raising vehicle mileage standards to significantly reduce emissions of planet-warming greenhouse gases.
Officials began receiving several reports of oil sheens spotted in the water as well as reports of oil smell. The area is near the site of the Oct. 1 oil spill that dumped about 25,000 gallons of crude oil in the ocean.
Negotiators for California, Arizona and Nevada signed an agreement Wednesday to voluntarily reduce their use of Colorado River water by 500,000 acre-feet in 2022 and 2023 to help stave off another round of mandatory cutbacks.
Banana peels, chicken bones and leftover veggies won’t have a place in California trashcans under the nation’s largest mandatory residential food waste recycling program that’s set to take effect in January.
Starting in January, food waste and other organic materials will have to be separated from regular trash. Cities that refuse to comply could eventually be fined up to $10,000 per day.
Scientists off the coast of Georgia have spotted an endangered right whale that gave birth while entangled in fishing rope.
According to the EPA, the funding will “create jobs while upgrading America’s aging water infrastructure.”
The eruption on the island, which lies on the western end of the Canary Islands archipelago in the Atlantic Ocean, began on Sept. 19.
The Biden administration has recommended an overhaul of the nation’s oil and gas leasing program to focus on areas that are most suitable for energy development and raise costs for energy companies to drill on public lands and water.
U.S. Coast Guard and NTSB investigators have identified a cargo ship named "Beijing" as a vessel involved in an "anchor-dragging incident" in January that may have contributed to the October oil leak off the coast of Huntington Beach.