Noteworthy News

Here’s what Santa Monica Beach will look like after it’s landscaped to resist rising sea levels

Santa Monica Beach is going to look a little different soon, thanks to a beach restoration project that will partially enclose and re-landscape about three acres of sand with native vegetation.

Congress sends major California water policy to President Obama, despite Sen. Barbara Boxer's objections

Over Sen. Barbara Boxer’s objections, the Senate voted 78 to 21 Friday evening to pass sweeping water infrastructure legislation that changes how much water is pumped from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta to San Joaquin Valley farmers and Southern California.

North Dakota’s Oil Spill Record: 85 Pipeline Accidents in 20 Years

Environmentalists who oppose the controversial Dakota Access pipeline have a message for the United States Army Corps of Engineers and the incoming Trump administration: When it comes to pumping oil across North Dakota, past is prologue, and that’s bad news for human health and the environment.

EPA moves fast on mpg regs as inauguration draws near

Despite protests from the auto industry, the Environmental Protection Agency wants to keep strict gas mileage targets in place and is trying to fast-track those standards before President-elect Donald Trump takes office in January.

Oregon Finds Switching From Coal to Renewable Energy Is a Bargain

Oregon may have a reputation for rainy weather, but the outlook for the renewable energy there is definitely sunny.

Health officials order Paramount metal plants to stop emissions or suspend operations

In a rare intervention, county health officials Thursday ordered two Paramount metal-processing plants to stop emissions of hexavalent chromium or shut down operations contributing to high levels of the cancer-causing air pollutant.

The Tide Is Turning for a New Source of Green Energy

Two turbines installed off Scotland’s coast aren’t harnessing the country’s winds to generate power. Instead, these blades are spinning underwater, using an even more predictable renewable power source in the region—tides.

Thanksgiving at Dakota Access pipeline protest: 'It's a beautiful day to protect the water'

It was still dark on Thanksgiving morning as the pickup truck with mounted speakers rode slowly through the dirt lanes of the Oceti Sakowin camp. 

Indoor Farm Boxes Promise Little Work and Lots of Fresh Produce

For many city-dwelling apartment renters, securing a home with a sprig of green space is a tall order, let alone a place that gets enough sunshine or rain to cultivate a fresh vegetable garden. 

A Climate of Change: Have We Become OK With Watching Earth Melt?

The elephant in the room at the presidential debates was climate change.

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