Noteworthy News

Ocean might swallow California sooner than you think

A slow-moving emergency is lapping at California’s shores— climate-driven sea-level rise that experts now predict could elevate the water in coastal areas up to 10 feet in just 70 years, gobbling up beachfront and overwhelming low-lying cities.

Santa Monica's new back-to-nature beach project has drawn the attention of rare birds

On a popular beach that is groomed, sifted and devoid of vegetation, Santa Monica officials and a local environmental group are restoring three acres of sand to a more natural state.

Oh, well. California water info can remain secret, court rules

Crucial details about the location and depth of certain California water wells can be kept secret, and out of the hands of an environmental group, a top federal appeals court ruled Tuesday.

Paul Allen, Peter Kareiva Call on Hollywood to Make More Films About Climate Change

One day roughly 7,600 years ago, with glaciers melting and global sea levels rising, the Mediterranean Sea burst over the last rocky precipice separating it from a shallow lake north of what is today Istanbul. 

Public energy programs save customers money — at least in the beginning

Southern California Edison customers looking to cure their power-bill pain might find some relief in Los Angeles County’s new government-run energy program — but the track records of similar public energy efforts show that the initial cost advantage doesn’t last.

Thousands March In Washington, D.C. Heat To Demand Trump Act On Climate Change

WASHINGTON — As more than 100,000 protesters took to the National Mall Saturday to demand the Trump administration quit cozying up to fossil fuel companies and take action against climate change, D.C. experienced sweltering heat that tied a record for April 29.

Trump's directive on offshore drilling will face solid resistance in California

President Trump painted a golden future of “great wealth” and “great jobs” powered by oil pumped from the ocean floor as he signed an executive order on Friday to consider new offshore drilling around the country.

The fight against climate change in California gains an unlikely ally: Republicans

Srepping further into its role as the nation’s pioneer on climate issues, California might soon clear a hurdle that has long frustrated environmental advocates: Republicans say they’re joining the fight against global warming.

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.

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