December 29, 2012
Re “ Pot farms take dirty toll ,” Dec. 23 Some years back I purchased a copy of biologist George Wuerthner's guide “California's Wilderness Areas: Mountains and coastal ranges.” As a Southern California native, I was not familiar with geographic locales outside my immediate area, so reading the volume and looking at the beautiful color photos instilled an incredible sense of fascination with California's far north and its incredibly rich...
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 29, 1989
I strongly disagree with the Los Angeles Times editorial supporting the trash-burning plant in San Marcos ("Board Should Reopen Talks on Trash Plant," Jan. 22). Your stance ignores the environmental impact caused by incineration. The air quality in San Diego County is continuing to deteriorate. Furthermore, this type of plant will contribute to the greenhouse effect, which is threatening our globe. Also worth consideration is the fact that trash incineration creates highly toxic ash, which is becoming an environmental problem for disposal as well.
October 2, 2013 |
Nick Young is trying to get Lakers teammate Kobe Bryant to return to the court as soon as possible. There's one good way to do that -- put him down. "I've been talking trash to him a little bit to get out there," Young said. "I'm just waiting for him to get out there so I can go at him, you know, stop dodging me. " Young may be motivational, but he's not delusional. "I can talk trash now because he can't do nothing right now," Young said of Bryant, who is recovering for a torn Achilles' tendon.
September 29, 2010 |
Whether it's banana peels or bald tires, frozen-food containers or soda cans, Americans make 250 million tons of garbage each year. What happens to all our castoffs after we haul them out to the curb is the subject of "Trash Inc.: The Secret Life of Garbage," a one-hour documentary airing Wednesday on CNBC. "I can't tell you how many pairs of pants and shoes I've gone through, traipsing through these dumps and landfills," said Carl Quintanilla, the Emmy-winning CNBC reporter who spent his summer wading through refuse from New York and Pennsylvania to Nevada, Hawaii and Beijing to learn where garbage goes, who handles it and what's at stake economically and environmentally.
November 28, 2012
Re "A toxic battleground," Nov. 25 Residents of Kettleman City, Calif., claim that toxic waste dumped into a nearby landfill is responsible for illnesses, birth defects and even some children's deaths. Consider India, where crowding in parts of the country forces some citizens to live in waste dumps. Consider the lights of Las Vegas, other lights and store TVs, which are on all the time as if it were a divine right. Consider the ocean being treated as a sewer. Consider the problem of world population growth: thousands of years to reach 1 billion people (1810)