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Environmental Politics

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  • Commentary: Fire ring opponents are portrayed unfairly

    It's sad to me that people are painting such an ugly picture of Newport Beach residents who are concerned about the health of their families. This debate about the fire pits is not about wealthy Newport Beach residents trying to keep people from visiting...
  • Catalina Flyer looking for substitute

    Catalina Flyer looking for substitute
    NEWPORT BEACH — The Catalina Flyer, a popular 500-passenger catamaran that makes daily trips to Santa Catalina Island from the Balboa Pavilion, may halt operations for a few months to buy and install a new engine that complies with a state...
  • Catalina Flyer to be replaced Sept. 20

    The Catalina Flyer, which ferries passengers between Newport Beach and Santa Catalina Island, has managed to avoid a long-term service disruption, which grew out of a mandatory state environmental law that required that it replace the engines on its...
  • City study: Particulate at low levels

    City study: Particulate at low levels
    NEWPORT BEACH — Planes flying out of John Wayne Airport emit potentially harmful particles, but at levels lower than federal clean-air standards, according to a study released Monday. Commissioned by the city, the $60,000 study looked at air...
  • Catalina trips still on

    Catalina trips still on
    NEWPORT BEACH — Though confusion surfaced when Catalina Flyer took its main boat out of service for retrofitting, the company is using a backup catamaran to ferry offseason passengers between Newport Beach and Avalon. A tour boat built by Geo...
  • Where to invest green money

    More and more Orange County entrepreneurs are starting clean-tech ventures, and F. Henry Habicht II, or Hank, is the man they all want to meet. Habicht, 57, is a managing partner at Costa Mesa-based Sail, the leading clean-tech investment firm in the...
  • Regional water filtration project in doubt

    Editor's note: This corrects the cost of the regional project to filter selenium. City and county officials have hit some setbacks in an ambitious effort to reduce the amount of selenium, a naturally occurring yet potentially toxic element, that...
  • Verde Laguna: Be aware of your water usage

    As World Water Week winds down, I headed out with my wife for dinner to honor the UNICEF Tap Project as we have for the last three years, only to notice that no restaurants were participating (something I am committed to change next year). So we...
  • Electric car not exactly revving up hopes

    Electric car not exactly revving up hopes
    COSTA MESA – Most car buyers have anxiety before they make a purchase. Is it the best deal? A set of wheels with good resale value? In Costa Mesa this weekend, a group of buyers and a new car dealer have a whole new set of concerns. As they...
  • Community Commentary: There's too much unknown about 'fracking' effects

    An essential element of a viable democracy is that its citizens be accurately informed, and that, once informed, they actively participate in the process of decision making. I fully believe that when the people of this nation have the information they...
  • As more needy sea lions flood in, Marine Mammal Center gets help

    As more needy sea lions flood in, Marine Mammal Center gets help
    The Pacific Marine Mammal Center in Laguna Beach is experiencing a bad case of deja vu, and it's probably not the only rescue facility feeling that way. The center, which rehabilitates ocean-dwelling animals and returns them to their habitat, has seen...
  • Santa Ana to be sprayed with insecticide amid big West Nile outbreak

     Santa Ana to be sprayed with insecticide amid big West Nile outbreak
    Combating the worst outbreak of West Nile virus ever recorded in Orange County, officials Tuesday will begin spraying targeted neighborhoods with insecticide in an attempt to stop the increasing number of residents infected by the disease. From 3 a.m....