From The Los Angeles Times: A school in the Los Angeles district that is devoted to environmental themes has been named for environmental advocate and former vice-president Al Gore. But critics say the campus' location poses a long-term health risk to students and staff. The $75.5-million Carson-Gore Academy of Environmental Sciences will open Sept. 13 for about 675 students. School district officials insist that the property is clean and safe. And they've pledged to check vapor monitors and groundwater wells to make sure.