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Local San Francisco pitches plan for future of California rivers

For decades, San Francisco has been blissfully removed from California’s water wars.

After intense public anger, Republicans waver over slashing Obama-era action on methane gas

As Republican lawmakers consider how closely to align with the climate skepticism and fossil fuel fervor radiating from the White House, a nascent clean air initiative that energy firms want scrapped is fast testing their comfort zone.

Bee deaths soar in this year’s pollination season, but why is proving to be a whodunit Read more here:

As a beekeeper, Rafael Reynaga is used to losing a few bees during almond pollination. But he was unprepared for the death of tens of thousands of his bees in what Fresno County agriculture officials are calling a perfect storm of events.

Top California legislator vows court fight if EPA revokes Clean Air waiver

California’s top two legislative leaders, Senate Pro Tem Kevin de León and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, were both in the desert last week, visiting with area Democrats as well as business and education leaders.

The Dangers of Land Subsidence From California’s Groundwater Overdraft

Land subsidence from overpumping groundwater in the San Joaquin Valley has been called the largest human alteration of the Earth’s surface. 

46 killed, dozens missing in Ethiopia garbage dump landslide

A mountain of trash gave way in a massive garbage dump on the outskirts of Ethiopia's capital, killing at least 46 people and leaving several dozen missing, residents said, as officials vowed to relocate those who called the landfill home.

California won't meet its climate change goals without a lot more housing density in its cities

To meet the bold new climate change goals put in place last year, California will work to put millions of electric cars on the road, revolutionize its dairy industry and generate half of all power from solar panels and other renewable sources.

Coronado beaches reopen weeks after Tijuana sewage spill

CORONADO, Calif. – Sunday was the first day in several weeks that surfers, swimmers and kids wanting to play in the the wet sand had a green light to touch the Pacific Ocean in Coronado, but miles of beach south of there remained closed due to the huge sewage spill in Tijuana.

Southern California regulators approve smog plan with tougher refinery rules, voluntary measures for ports

Southern California air quality officials voted Friday to impose tougher rules on oil refineries but rejected a proposal to regulate pollution from ports and warehouses, which are responsible for much of the region’s harmful emissions.

An Up-Close Look At A Delaware-Sized Iceberg About To Break From Antarctica

New video provides an up-close look at a Delaware-sized iceberg on the verge of breaking off Antarctica.