Noteworthy News

2 years after the gas leak above Porter Ranch, here’s what’s changed — and what hasn’t
Thousands fled their homes after a massive gas leak sprung at the Southern California Gas Co.’s Aliso Canyon natural gas storage facility, ultimately spewing more than 100,000 metric tons of climate-altering methane into the atmosphere.
One year in, Trump's environmental agenda is already taking a measurable toll
A massive coal ash spill near Knoxville, Tenn., in 2008 forever changed life for Janie Clark’s family and left her husband with crippling health problems. So Clark was astounded late last year when she heard what the Environmental Protection Agency had done.
20 Uses For Old T-Shirts
T-shirts are a rather ubiquitous clothing item. If you’ve ever played sports, attended a concert, joined Greek life in college or participated in a charity walk, you’ve likely racked up a bunch of them.
Earth & Energy Extreme Weather Is the Biggest Risk for Humanity in 2018, Say World Leaders
Extreme weather events are the most likely and most severe threat facing humanity in 2018, according to the new Global Risks Report 2018 of the World Economic Forum (WEF).
Foes of L.A.'s new recycling program are pushing for a repeal at the ballot box
Opponents of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s problem-plagued recycling initiative launched a campaign Thursday to dismantle the program, saying they want voters to replace it with a simpler trash system.
2017 was one of the three hottest years on record, NASA and NOAA scientists say
Even without the help of El Niño, 2017 was a top-three scorcher for planet Earth.
A long-simmering factor in Iran protests: climate change
In the mountains of western Iran, the province of Chaharmahal-Bakhtiari is known for mile-high lagoons, flowing rivers and wetlands that attract thousands of species of migratory birds.
Paint companies could hand taxpayers the bill for hazardous lead paint cleanup under proposed California ballot measure
A proposed November statewide ballot measure could allow three of the nation’s biggest paint companies to hand California taxpayers a bill for the cost of cleaning up health hazards caused by lead paint.
U.K. Lawmakers Want To Battle Waste With A 'Latte Levy' On Disposable Cups
Lawmakers in the United Kingdom are debating a new tax on disposable cups in an effort to cut down on waste.
Before & After: A massive front lawn is transformed into an inviting, low-water landscape
Amber Denker thinks like an artist when it comes to gardening, spending countless hours in her Toluca Lake backyard planting exotics and tropical plants. “It makes me feel like I’m painting my environment,” she explains.