Noteworthy News

Berkeley first city in California to ban natural gas in new buildings
The city of Berkeley will no longer allow natural gas pipes in many new buildings starting Jan. 1, 2020. It’s the first city in California to pass such a law, officials said.
Boyle Heights roadside is cleaner after teen adopts a highway
Seventeen-year-old Jimmy Rodriguez wanted to give back to his community. So, he decided to volunteer to clean a freeway roadside near his home-- becoming the youngest person in the Los Angeles area to participate in Caltrans' Adopt-A-Highway program.
Los Angeles is finally ditching coal — and replacing it with another polluting fuel
The smokestack at Intermountain Power Plant looms mightily over rural Utah, belching steam and pollution across a landscape of alfalfa fields and desert shrub near the banks of the Sevier River.
Heat waves likely to become longer, more intense — even in Bay Area, study shows
Summers in San Francisco may soon feel more like the warmer East Bay. The East Bay may soon feel more like Sacramento. And Sacramento — well, it might just be too hot to stick around any longer.
More Than 10,000 Wild Animals Seized In Massive Interpol Anti-Smuggling Operation
More than 10,000 wild animals and their parts were seized in Operation Thunderball, a massive anti-smuggling campaign coordinated by two of the world’s largest enforcement agencies.
There’s An Environmental Disaster Unfolding In The Gulf of Mexico
As fishermen deep in the Louisiana bayou, Kindra Arnesen and her family have faced their share of life-altering challenges in recent years.
DOE Was Shipping Potentially Dangerous Nuclear Waste To Nevada Site For Years
The U.S. Department of Energy shipped potentially dangerous nuclear material incorrectly labeled as low-level radioactive waste into Nevada for several years, the state’s governor announced.
Few of Trump’s environmental claims stand up to scrutiny
President Trump on Monday held himself out as a leader in the fight to protect America’s air and water, despite two years of policies that have weakened environmental regulations.
All Mississippi Beaches Close Due To Toxic Algae Bloom
The blue-green algae, actually a bacteria called cyanobacteria, grows on the surface of water and can cause rashes, stomach cramps, nausea, diarrhea and vomiting in humans. The effects are even more serious for other animals, and infection can turn fatal within hours or days, according to the Centers for Disease Control
Need to report pesticide exposure? There’s an app for that.
There is now a smartphone and tablet app for tracking and reporting pesticide exposure quickly to state authorities.