Noteworthy News

The Storm That Will Unfreeze the North Pole

The sun has not risen above the North Pole since mid-September. The sea ice—flat, landlike, windswept, and stretching as far as the eye can see—has been bathed in darkness for months.

After years of California drought, playing in the snow is a delight

Savannah Mayorga, 5, was born in a dry year.

"We didn't know then how dry it was, that it was the beginning of the drought," said her father, Robert Mayorga.

Supermarkets Are The 'Final Frontier' Of The Cage-Free Egg Movement

The movement by major food companies to end the use of eggs laid by caged hens hit critical mass this year.

SoCal Gas pinpoints the site of a leaking well near Porter Ranch

Southern California Gas Co. officials said Sunday they have pinpointed the location of a leaking natural gas injection well that has displaced thousands of residents in the upscale San Fernando Valley community of Porter Ranch.

In Porter Ranch, ongoing gas leak seeps the joy out of Christmas

Signs of Christmas along Danielle Rabadi's eerily quiet street have made her wistful for noel parties she has enjoyed in the Porter Ranch neighborhood, with families and neighbors sharing dinner tables and gifts.

California's drought plus El Niño increase the threat of a muddy disaster

An intense October rainstorm that pounded the Grapevine's barren hillsides offered a sober preview of what El Niño might unleash in the rest of drought-stricken Southern California.

Climate Change Triggered Another Year of Extremes in the Arctic

Rising global temperatures due to the burning of fossil fuels continue to transform the Arctic faster than any other region on Earth, according to a report released Tuesday by an international team of scientists.

DWP board approves water rate hike to fix aging pipes

The board that oversees the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power on Tuesday approved the utility’s plan to increase water rates about 4.7% each year over the next five years.

State's biggest desal plant to open: What it means

Poseidon Water’s desalination plant in Carlsbad is poised to begin regular operations within days — decades after water officials first considered harvesting drinking water from the sea and 14 years after they formally took the first steps toward its construction.

Los Angeles Mayor Garcetti announces support for higher water rates

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Monday announced his support for a plan that would raise city water rates by about 4.7% each year over the next five years.